Many times I’ve confessed my eternal love for body scrubs. Now after years of trial and error I feel confidant sharing with you my ultimate guide to body scrubs and their best uses. All body scrubs featured are super affordable and come in variety of scents and consistency type. Some are great for removing dead skin others work wonders taking off fake tan. Keep on reading to find out which one is best for you and your skin concern – exfoliation, toning, moisturizing or nourishing.
- Sugar scrubs are great for deeply but gently exfoliating your skin. Sugar particles normally create a good friction on dampen skin and gently remove dead skin without causing irritation or redness. The small sugar based particles also melt away under hot water. Soap & Glory Sugar Crush body scrub (£8.00) with smashed brown sugar, sweet lime. Almond oil and Macadamia Grains (longest name ever!) is a fantastic zesty body scrub that I thoroughly enjoy during every shower. Consistency is tick and quite runny. The particles are quite small but still very gritty, which makes this product so great for frequent use. Tip for buying sugar scrubs – pick the product not only based on smell but look for the size of the sugar particles. Big (sugar based) scrubby particles can often cause skin redness and irritation.
- Creamy scrubs work great for gently exfoliating and nourishing your skin. Soap & Glory Pulp Friction Foamy Fruity Scrub (£8.00) has milky consistency with tiny gritty particles that melt into the skin. This scrub really manages to clean and nourish the skin at the same time. The tiny gritty particles feel very gentle and leave the skin feeling soft and clean. Tip: creamy scrubs are great two in one products combining body scrub and moisturizer in one. If you are a body scrub nubie this is probably the best product for you.
- I designated separate category to The Body Shop Shea Butter Body Scrub (£13.00) simply because this is a highly recommended product that will do wonders for your dry skin, despite of the fact that this is technically a scrub. Shea Butter as an ingredient has great skin nourishing properties and if often recommended for dry and flaky skins. This body scrub has heavy, grainy and oily type of consistency that melt away on the skin. The gains have a bit of a grip to help remove any dead skin. Under running water this product just dissolves into oil that leaves a slight film on the skin. After use skin feels super moisturized and my body smelled amazing. I normally stock a new jars of this product to use in winter months when I feel my dry skin needs a bit more TLC than usual.
- Scrubs with essential minerals like Sai Sei Mineral Invigorate Body Scrub (£28.00) are your best friend for removing fake tan or really smoothing your skin. The gritty tiny particles does not dissolve under running water which gives the opportunity to continuously scrub away any “skin tone imperfections”. This product is simply amazing since it not only clears the skin from any dry flakes but also brightens and soften the skin. Sadly it is very hard to come by and it used to be very expensive. Never the less I have my stash tucked away and if I find as good alternative I’ll let you know.
There is have it my “quick” guide to body scrubs. Majority of products mentioned are great all-rounders and can help improve blood circulation, reduce freakiness and smoothen the skin. Which is your favorite body scrub?