Hey, you smell that? Spring is in the air our friends. Gone are the driving chills of winter and that relentless rain – at least for now.
But with the delightful change of season, one essential thing is often overlooked.
That thing is our skin.
Our barrier against the world can struggle when the temperature flips, and the season change can bring about rashes, redness, dryness – you name it. It’s an adventure.
So, you need to take extra care and look after your skin.
In this blog post, we will cover the essential elements of a skincare routine, and answer the ultimate question: what’s the best body scrub at Raw Beauty Box?
If you’ve been wanting, yet struggling, to build the ultimate body skincare routine, please listen up, for we believe we have cracked the formula.
When your skin gets dry or feels a little lacklustre, just follow the steps below and you will be restored to your beautiful glow.
- Dry brush: This unclogs pores and stimulates cells
- Full body cleanse: To wash that dirt away
- Exfoliate: Use a body scrub to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores
- Moisturise: To keep your skin nice, supple, and nourished
- Sunscreen: Protects against UV if heading outdoors
If you need help remembering this, just think of the acronym – DFEMS. It almost rhymes with friends.
So, if you paid close attention to the steps above you may have noticed we paid reference to body scrubs.
This much-touted, must-use, beauty product is essentially a mechanical exfoliant. It’s designed to buff away dead cells while nourishing skin with essential oils.
This helps to stimulate the cells and will leave you with smoother and brighter skin.
Fun fact: While there are many, many interpretations of bath scrubs on the market today, they’re actually an ancient product. The Ancient Egyptians are believed to be the first civilisation to have used them to help promote healthy skin in the harsh desert environment.
Ok, so we’re going to get biological here and break things down to a cellular level. When you exfoliate you remove dead skin cells and unclog pores.
This has a myriad of benefits. Let’s cover some quickly:
- Prevents acne
- Evens skin tone
- Boosts circulation,
- Increases cell turnover
- Stimulates collagen
- Stimulates blood flow
- Helps skincare products (like moisturisers) absorb deeper
Oh, and before we forget … have you been wondering, “does a body scrub help cellulite?”
Hold on to your dry brushes, we have good news. The process of exfoliating and moisturising does indeed help to minimise those pesky lumps and bumps. These bumps affect more than 80 per cent of women, so it’s not just you!
How you ask?
Well by using these two types of products you are essentially scrubbing and rubbing your skin which promotes a smoother tone. This means you can wave bye-bye to cellulite.
Also, certain natural ingredients help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Some of these include:
- Shea butter
- Coconut oil
- Black pepper
- Horse chestnut
Now you must be careful when shopping for a body scrub because not all are made equal.
Some will make use of harsh exfoliants, which will irritate the skin, and this eventually leads to breakouts – we definitely don’t love that.
But we have some tricks up our sleeves to help you buy the best product for your skin type.
We’d hate for you to be left with buyer’s remorse after check-out. That, in our eyes, is an absolute nightmare scenario.
First up, look for a product that’s full of essential oils as this will reduce irritation and aggravation and leave you soft and moisturised. Think baby seal vibes – not scaly lizard.
Secondly, you need to know there are two main types of body scrubs: sugar and salt.
Sugar scrubs are much gentler on the skin as they have smaller granules, while salt scrubs have more abrasive edges – so they can help to even out dead patches of skin.
If you’ve been searching for the best body scrub for dry skin, then you’ll want a product with salt in it. On the opposite side of the coin, if you have sensitive skin, then you will want to go for a sugar scrub.
BUT wait, at Raw Beauty Box we’ve combined the best of both worlds.
We’ve created a range of whipped sugar salt scrubs that are packed with essential oils. Our scents include:
Now, it’s come to confession time.
Asking us to pick a favourite is kind of like picking between our children. Each is handmade with love and packed with the best ingredients. Not to mention they include whimsical scents that remind us of holidays spent relaxing by the beach. We really miss summer; can you tell?
… With that said, we’re totally digging Cucumber and Watermelon at the moment. This is closely followed by Pineapple and Papaya.
Both scents are delightfully refreshing, and their beautiful peach and buttercup hues are reminiscent of sunrise and sunset.
Now that’s some invigorating stuff.
If you’ve found this blog post useful, please check out our previous article: “how to use bath scrubs”. It means you can sit back and relax with the knowledge you’re using our products to their maximum potential.
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