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Guide to Body Scrubs

If you have noticed your skin looking a little dull, rough and bumpy lately, or if you have been struggling with ingrown hairs, it may be time to invest in a new body scrub or exfoliating tool.

Although your skin has its own system of getting rid of old skin and replacing it with a smooth new layer (desquamation), it sometimes needs a little helping hand to speed up the process. This is where a brilliant body exfoliator can come in!

Body scrubs are designed to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin by removing dead skin, dirt, and impurities from the surface. They typically consist of granular particles (such as seeds or grains) suspended in a base, which can be a gel, cream, or oil. These particles physically slough away dead cells , revealing fresh, smooth skin underneath.

If you've got limited space and would rather not add another bottle or tub to your shower shelf, exfoliating gloves or mitts are another great way to achieve similar results.

By incorporating regular exfoliation into your skincare routine, you can help to reveal smoother, healthier-looking skin and improve its overall texture and appearance.

Guide to Body ScrubsIf you have noticed your skin looking a little dull, rough and bumpy lately, or if you have been struggling with ingrown hairs, it may be time to invest in a new body scrub or exfoliating tool.Although your skin has its own system of getting rid of old skin and replacing it with...Show more
FAQs
What does a body scrub do?

Body scrubs and other exfoliating tools work by physically sloughing away dead skin, dirt, and oil. Introducing a body scrub into your skincare routine can have many benefits for the skin.

When dead skin accumulates on the surface, they can make the skin appear dull and lacklustre. By removing this dead skin, a body scrub can reveal the smoother, more radiant skin underneath. 

From exfoliating and rejuvenating the skin to improving circulation and preparing the skin for better absorption of other products, a body scrub can help to achieve a more even, healthier-looking complexion.  

Is a body scrub good for your skin?

There are many benefits to incorporating regular exfoliation into your skincare routine. Firstly, it can help to unclog pores and prevent breakouts. When dead skin accumulates on the surface of your skin, they can mix with oil and dirt, leading to clogged pores and sometimes even blemishes. 

By regularly exfoliating, you can remove these dead skin and prevent the build-up of impurities, reducing the likelihood of breakouts.

Exfoliation can also help to improve the effectiveness of other skincare products. When you remove the layer of dead skin, it allows your moisturisers, serums, and other treatments to absorb into the skin. 

This means that they can work more effectively and give better results. So, if you're investing in expensive skincare products, exfoliating regularly can help you get the most out of them.That said, while regular exfoliation with a body scrub can help to improve circulation, even-out skin tone, remove dead skin cells and provide some much-needed stress relief, over-exfoliation can lead to sensitivity, redness and damage to the skin. 

It's recommended to use a body scrub no more than a couple of times per week, depending on your skin type and sensitivity.

Which is better: body scrub or body wash?

We would say it depends - but, in most cases, you would want both a body scrub and a wash in your personal hygiene arsenal as they serve different purposes and should be used in combination for a well-rounded skincare routine.

A body wash is used to gently cleanse the skin, removing dirt, sweat, and any other surface pollutants that may settle on your skin throughout the day. Look for a body wash that addresses your specific skin concerns, such as moisturizing ingredients for dry skin or oil-controlling ingredients for oily skin. A good body wash will leave you feeling fresh, smelling clean and can be used each time you shower or take a bath.

On the other hand, body scrubs are primarily designed for exfoliation, helping to remove dead skin and promote smoother, brighter skin. They can help with issues like roughness, uneven texture, and dry patches. Although they are suitable for most skin types, you should limit your use of physical body scrubs to a couple of times a week to avoid over-exfoliation.  

How can body scrubs help to reduce ingrown hairs?

Ingrown hairs occur when a hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin, causing sensitivity and irritation.

By exfoliating regularly, you can help to prevent the build-up of dead skin around the hair follicles, reducing the likelihood of ingrown hairs.

This is particularly beneficial for those who shave or wax regularly, as these hair removal methods can often lead to ingrown hairs. 

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