How to use body scrubs
Our bodies are incredible, but when old skin cells build up, the result can be dry, dull skin. For skin that feels smooth and refined, exfoliating does the trick, revealing softer-feeling, healthier-looking skin.
Find out how to use scrubs and why these body rituals are the little bit of extra effort that goes a long way as we get ready to shed those layers and jump into summer.
WHICH SCRUB IS BEST FOR ME?
Whatever your skin type, we have just the thing to help you scrub up for summer.
Dry, sensitive skin
If your skin tends to need that little bit extra TLC, meet our Almond Milk & Honey Gently Exfoliating Cream Scrub. It helps to smooth skin as it exfoliates and is oh-so gentle – plus it smells dreamy.
Very dry skin
Our Coconut Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub is enriched with Community Fair Trade cold-pressed virgin coconut oil. It helps to slough away dead skin cells to reveal softer-feeling skin and smells like a tropical paradise.
If you like a little touch of luxury, we recommend our Shea Exfoliating Sugar Body Scrub. It helps to smooth and refine skin, and with a sugary texture and sophisticated, nutty smell, it’s a proper pamper session in a tub.
Get ready to shimmy into your shorts with this summery little pot. Our Mango Exfoliating Sugar Body scrub smells sweet enough to eat (but don’t) and leaves skin feeling smoother and more refined. Yum.
HOW TO USE BODY SCRUBS
Step one: Prep your skin
Perfectly prepped skin will enable your chosen scrub to work its magic. First up, you need to soak – either under the shower or in the bath. Skin should be damp to get the full benefit of exfoliation, plus a warm temperature will help to open your pores and soften the surface of your skin. This is the perfect opportunity to relax your body and mind and conjure up that feeling of a special self-care ritual.
Step two: Apply scrub to damp skin
You will need to stand up in the bath or turn off your shower for this part. Dollop a generous amount of your scrub of choice onto your damp skin. Massaging in circular motions as you go, work the body scrub across your chest, tum, back, bum and all limbs. If you start at the top and work down then the exfoliating particles will have time to work before you get to the last step. Don’t forget, the bathroom can be a slippery place, so take care when exfoliating the soles of your feet.
Step three: Work scrub into skin
If you want to step the exfoliation up a notch, using a bath and shower accessory like our Round Body Brush or our Hemp Body Mitt will help to increase the exfoliating and cleansing impact of the body scrub. When using these, be sure to work the product around in gentle movements so as not to be too harsh on your skin. You might even want to finish this ritual by drawing on the principles of dry brushing and use long strokes towards the heart, a technique thought to help boost circulation.
Step four: Rinse off remaining scrub
Scrub sorted, it’s time to hop back into the bath or under the showerhead for a warm soak and to rinse off the body scrub. Repeat the massaging motions around your body, brushing off any excess exfoliating particles as you go. That’s it – you’re now an expert in how to use a body scrub. Pat dry and behold – skin feels softer, cleaner and smoother. Now’s the perfect time to smooth on a well-matched moisturiser. Smooth vibes incoming.