You've probably heard of 'body scrubs' or body scrubs, a trend that has been consolidated since 2017 in the world of beauty and care. But do you know exactly what they consist of?
What is the body scrub used for?
Body exfoliation serves, mainly, to remove dead cells that accumulate on the skin's surface, preventing the dermis from breathing and regenerating properly. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the scrub accelerates the natural phenomenon by which our skin cells multiply, die, and renew themselves, stimulate their regeneration and the superficial layer's blood microcirculation. Of course, the consequences are positive for the health of the dermis, and its appearance since healthy skin looks polished, shiny, and free of imperfections. In addition, it remains soft and supple to the touch.
Why does this happen? Women's Concepts explains that when the entire layer of dead cells is removed from the epidermis, our skin is more receptive to absorb any active ingredient applied to it. Besides, after using the body scrub, it is the perfect time to take advantage and moisturize it with different treatments: creams, pure oils, multifunctional oils, and other similar products. In short, people who care about caring for and moisturizing their skin will find it healthier, younger, and with less flaccidity!
How often should I exfoliate my skin?
Despite the multiple benefits of exfoliating the skin, we must be careful with the frequency with which we carry out these treatments since the skin is very sensitive, and we do not want to damage its pH.
Brief advice: although it is advisable to exfoliate the face once or twice a week, in spring, this care is a 'must.' At this time, we want our skin to look like new and leave behind the cold and gray winter. But, important: don't overdo it. Every time you exfoliate your skin, a regeneration process is set in motion that fatigues the skin. Healthy skin should not exfoliate more than once a week, and dry skin only once a month. Oily skin can be exfoliated once or twice a week.
The ideal time to carry out your exfoliating body treatment is in the shower, where you can apply the scrub to all parts of the body that require it, massage it in, wait the time indicated in the product instructions, and remove the remains later with lukewarm shower water. The constant and gentle stream of lukewarm water on the skin will leave you with an indescribable feeling of relaxation all over your body. And don't forget: always exfoliate your skin in the evening. This way, your skin will have enough time to recover, and you will start the day with a radiant complexion.
The right body scrub for you
Not all exfoliants are suitable for all skin types. But how do you know which one is right for yours? Broadly speaking, we can distinguish between homemade exfoliants or ready-to-use cosmetics. Which one is best for you depends on your skin type and preferences. You can find different types of body scrubs so that you can feel completely at ease with the scent they give off, choosing the fragrance that suits you best. Among them, we can find the following:
Rosehip body scrub
Due to the incredible characteristics of rosehip oil (it is well known that this oil regenerates and nourishes the skin, thus helping to fade small marks on the skin), it prevents any dryness that may occur on the skin after exfoliation. In addition to its great moisturizing power, it is very rich in unsaturated fatty acids and vitamins. Moreover, the moisturizing power is reinforced by glycerin, the most widely used moisturizing agent in cosmetics. Studies found that rosehip helps the skin maintain its moisture by absorbing water from the environment. For this reason, it is a great treatment for dry skin or dry areas of the body or face because it prevents evaporation and helps to even out moisture.
Glycerin, in addition to moisturizing, forms a protective film for the skin that protects it from agents that can damage it, such as the weather and other environmental issues that can damage or contaminate it. And if we add to all these benefits a carefully selected perfume and natural extracts, we will have a cocktail of benefits for our skin.
The argan body scrub
With a high percentage of essential fatty acids and natural antioxidants, the multiple properties of its ingredients are combined with its soft scent and its light and pleasant touch. It also moisturizes the skin and strengthens the nails, which benefit indirectly during the application of the product. Argan oil is known as the gold of the desert. Among other benefits, it helps promote cell renewal, nourishes and softens the skin. And if we add to the multiple properties of argan oil the moisturizing efficacy of glycerin and ascent with natural extracts, it will be like having the same Orient on your skin. A sensation like no other.
The mandarin body scrub
With its characteristic citric but sweet scent, it will give a different touch to your shower or bath time and leave you in a state of extreme relaxation. And if we also add the moisturizing efficacy of glycerin and a fresh scent with natural extracts, it will be like being surrounded by an effluvium of flowery fields, fertile soil, and Mediterranean sunshine. You'll smell great when you go out!
The coconut body scrub
So exotic that you can close your eyes and imagine you're on a tropical beach enjoying the sound of the waves while your skin is revitalized and renewed, leaving you looking much healthier when you step out of the shower. Enhanced with glycerin and a fragrance with natural extracts, it will be like having the Amazon itself inside you. But that's not all. If we add that our scrubs contain silica as a means of exfoliation, we will have an environmentally friendly and pleasant product for the consumer. What more could you ask for?
Why should we exfoliate our skin?
In general, the body is subjected daily to a multitude of external factors that, little by little, deplete the most superficial layer of the dermis. Pollution, sudden temperature changes, spending a lot of time in dry environments, and exposure to the sun are just some of the conditions that our skin has to endure, but not only that.
Internal factors such as nerves or stress can also cause our body's natural defenses to drop, thus allowing the quality of our skin to be lost since physical energies are focused on other aspects.
In the end, it ends up happening that we have been neglecting our epidermis for a long time, and that is when the visible consequences start to appear: blackheads, dirt, pimples, small accumulations of oil, cracks, and other skin imperfections. If reading all this, you still don't feel like exfoliating the skin on your body, we still urge you to try an exfoliating treatment, just for the sake of trying it! Afterward, let us know how the experience went. We're sure it won't leave you indifferent!
More and more people choose to use a body scrub, not only for the pleasure it gives to feel those little detoxifying massages but also for the revitalizing feeling that we get afterward and, of course, because we choose to care for and pamper our skin. After all, it will accompany us throughout our lives and is our main letter of introduction.
Investing in our skin is investing in our health and a positive appearance that exudes energy, radiance, and vitality. Share this article with your loved ones and join the body scrub revolution!