Body scrubs are a wonderful and easy way to exfoliate your skin and leave it feeling softer and looking healthier. As we age, our skin does not naturally turn over as fast. The skin builds up over time and can look dull and rough. This is why we need to use body scrubs to help physically scrape off all the old, dead skin.
They can be used in the shower or applied by a therapist. You can buy them at the store or make them yourself. I recommend making them yourself because you can then specialize the ingredients to your liking and save quite a bit of money.
Easy-to-make DIY body scrub:
Himalayan sea salt
Small amount of vitamin E oil
Small amount of jojoba oil
Organic extra virgin coconut oil
3 drops of favorite essential oil
This is not a strict recipe, as you can choose whatever oils and aromas you like. Some other recommendations include:
Body Scrub Ingredients
Soaked coffee grounds
Body scrubs are recommended at least once a month, but can be done up to a few times a week. You want to make sure you don’t overexfoliate your skin; that can dry it out and aggravate it. A body scrub should never hurt. If it does, you are either pressing too hard or the scrub itself is too abrasive.
Body scrubs should not be done on sunburns, lesions or bad acne. The skin needs to be healthy in order to receive this treatment.
Since everybody’s skin is different, try different recipes to see what your skin likes the best.
If you are interested in buying a pre made body scrub try Hylunia’s Grape Seed Exfoliating Scrub it is a natural exfoliant for the body containing ground grape seeds that leaves the skin smooth and radiant by buffing away dry areas. Minimizes breakouts and in-grown hairs by removing pore-clogging debris.