Why is a body scrub so important in daily body care?
The skin is our largest excretory organ, and sweat, toxins, slag, and other metabolic end products exit on the surface of the skin through the pores, so it is important to cleanse the body’s skin regularly. The scrub will help get rid of dead or horn layer cells, which in turn will allow better absorption of other skin care products – body butter, oil, lotion, or cream. It is also recommended to use the scrub to reduce the problem of ingrown hairs – in the summer, millions of women have a typical issue after body hair removal. No matter what epilation method is chosen, it is recommended to exfoliate the skin with a scrub beforehand.
Cosmetologists recommend cleaning the skin once a week to make it breathe, to make the skin feel better, to improve its protective functions and elasticity. Body scrub is especially relevant in summer, but it is necessary to use it in the cold season.
Which scrub to choose?
The offer is so broad that it is easy to get confused. The main thing to remember is that the body scrub is not used for the face and neck area – these areas have different products. But keep in mind that body scrubs can also be softer and coarser. For example, the salt-based scrub is coarser, stronger (ideal for feet, elbows, and knees) and has excellent skin detoxifying properties. The salt scrub will be more suitable for normal and oily skin, and after its use, be sure to use a moisturizer. The sugar-based scrub is softer, with a lighter texture. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and very dry skin.
Salt – in the SPA, salt scrubs are used often because they are the most effective. Salt is so useful for cleansing the skin of the body because it creates osmotic pressure, pulling out excess fluid and toxins that have accumulated in the intercellular space of the skin’s top layer and stimulating lymph flow. Salt rubs off dead cells, cleans pores, improves microcirculation in the skin, has a beneficial effect on skin elasticity, tone, and reduces cellulite.
Sugar has a special place in SPA culture because sugar not only cleanses the skin, but also nourishes and saturates it with useful substances. The sugar scrub forms a layer on the skin that does not allow moisture to evaporate from the surface, so all the active substances contained in the scrub are quickly absorbed. Sugar creates an exfoliating effect; it abrades dead cells and at the same time activates regeneration processes in the skin.
How to use it properly?
By scrubbing the skin and then applying the cream, you will get a better effect when massaging in the right direction – all movements should be made in the direction of the heart. Do it without rushing, so that not only to peel the top layer of skin, but also get a deeper effect. The scrubs are massaged into the skin in a circular motion towards the heart, from the ankles upwards and from the palms towards the shoulders. Massage movements will stimulate blood circulation (microcirculation in the skin) and lymph flow.
When massaging make light pressing moves on the skin – it does not matter to press and rub strongly, since the treatment should be pleasant, without injuring or irritating the skin.
Scrubs should preferably be used no more than once or twice a week. Scrubs should not be used on inflamed, red, freshly waxed, or epilated skin! Additional skin irritation may cause inflammation.
There are two main methods of using the scrub – wet and dry. The dry method means that the scrub is applied before taking a shower, on dry skin. The wet method means that the scrub is used in the shower. It should be massaged into the skin until most of the abrasive particles dissolve. In both methods, allow the product to soak for a few minutes before rinsing. After rinsing, dry the skin with a towel and apply body butter, oil, cream or lotion, because the scrub literally opens the skin, so it is necessary to use a moisturizing or nourishing product that closes the skin – helps restore the skin’s natural protective barrier, an invisible layer of hydrolipids.
For beautiful and radiant skin!