Body scrubs are a bath-time essential if you want to have great skin. Any rough spots on your body can truly benefit from the regular use of a great exfoliant. All of the flakes that dry skin brings will be sloughed away. They are great for use on those problem spots, like feet, elbows, and knees. Avoid using body scrub on your face, however. Since the face is more sensitive, you will want to get a more mild facial scrub .
Choosing a Scrub
- Don't think about price tags. It shouldn't really matter whether you spend $6 or $60 on a scrub. What matters most is what ingredients the scrub is made out of. For most people, a basic cleansing scrub is perfect for everyday use. If you do make the decision to spend a lot on a scrub, then make sure it's worth it. Go for one with a great scent or amazing exfoliants.
- Choose your grain. There are all different types of scrubs out there ranging from mild to intensely invigorating. Choose a grain that you feel comfortable with. Some have tiny symmetrical beads while others are coarse and mimic the feel of a pumice stone. The tougher your skin, the tougher the scrub you choose should be. For those with acne-prone skin, you should opt for a medium scrub. If it is too harsh, it may inflame the skin and cause irritation.
- Consider the scent. What kind of smells do you like? Earthy, fruity, nutty, or flowery? Make sure that you are happy with the smell of the scrub you choose, since chances are the smell will stick with you all day.
Scrubs can either be just the grains of exfoliant or can also contain cleansing agents. If you are using a scrub in addition to your daily cleansing routine, then you do not need to look for a scrub with any additional cleansing ingredients. If you are using body scrub as a replacement for your body wash, then you should look for one that will both exfoliate and cleanse.
- Sugars and Salt.
- This type of scrub has an oily base and coats the skin with an emollient similar to baby oil.
- Since this scrub does leave a thin film on the body, if you are the type who likes to leave the shower as clean as possible, then this is not the scrub for you.
- Salt is usually more abrasive than sugar and makes for more intense exfoliation.
- Nutshells and Pumice.
- These coarse grains are great for getting rid of dead skin in tougher areas, like calluses on your feet.
- These scrubs are usually the roughest kind, so they are best for those suffering from very dry and tough skin. If you are more sensitive, or your skin is just not that dry, don't use these since they might cause more damage than improvement.
- Salicylic Acid.
- Salicylic Acid is a chemical exfoliator and is safe for use on all parts of the body. It is especially good at fighting acne.
- Since these scrubs are usually milder, there is no guarantee that feet or other rough spots will see much improvement.
- Good to use after shaving to remove bumps and for before sunless tanner for an even and streak free glow.
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