Our body needs care as much as our face, one should never neglect the skin which one wears. Like every skin surface, your body skin surface also needs exfoliation. Scrubbing your entire body by a body scrub provides the following advantages:
• Dead skin cells are removed. Thus, leaving a fresh and softer layer of skin behind.
• It prevents ingrown hair layer formation. Thus, makes the hair removal process much smoother.
• With all these factors it goes without saying that if mixed with right ingredients like scented body oils or herbs, it provides a very relaxing feeling. Moreover, a new outlook in the confines of your bathroom.
Which is better a body scrub or a body polish?
It totally depends on the requirement of the user as both body scrub and body polish have their own utility. A body scrub is done when we need to remove dead and flaky cells from the skin layer whereas a body polish is done for preparing the new cells for processes like tanning. A body scrub not only brings up a fresh layer of skin but also cleans the old dead cells from the surface of the skin.
A good body scrub increases the blood circulation while opening the pores of the skin. In simple words, it can be said that a body scrub is done to prevent the tanning while body polish is done for preserving the tanning. A body polish is a foam-based treatment whereas body scrub is an oil-based treatment and the oil helps to retain the moisture of the skin by forming a layer over it, using essential oils with a good combination of herbs can result in an enticing experience as well. So any day a body scrub is a way better option than a body polish. Prevention or shielding can never top rejuvenation and nourishment.
Based on user liking and skin type requirement some scrubs are :
1. Sugar Body Scrubs
As the name suggests these body scrubs are sugar-based scrubs. Generally, brown sugar is used for scrubbing but regardless of the type of sugar, the purpose remains the same. For getting pasty consistency scented oils or glycerine-based products are used. This type of mixture is a less abrasive scrub and goes soft on the skin.
2. Salt Body Scrubs
Salts have always been used to get rid of toxicity or to prevent the growth of unwanted microorganisms like germs and bacterias. Depending on skin tolerance one can always use a variety of sea salts as a base in a body scrub with various oils like sesame or almond. Salt-based body scrubs not only sanitizes the new layer of skin but it has healing properties as well which makes it an ideal base for some users.
3. Herbal Body Scrubs
What is better than a combination of herbs and oils to welcome your new skin layer. We can have hundreds of combinations based on preferences and properties like the scent, healing, relaxation, etc. Herbal ingredients like Sandal, Lavender, Mint, Lemon, Orange, etc can give such relaxing experiences that anyone will become an addict of exfoliation.
4. Coffee Body Scrubs
Speaking of addiction almost nothing on planet earth can top coffee. Coffee is a natural stimulant and healer as well. Its properties are so intense that coffee is being used as a very crucial ingredient/component in therapeutic and stimulating mixtures by Spas. The subtle and smooth experience of exfoliating can be optimized with ingredients like chocolates, blueberries, or vanilla.
5. Moisturizing Body Scrubs
Oatmeal and ground almonds along with yogurt, aloe vera, or milk can prove to be very nutritious for the fresh layer of skin which comes after exfoliating. Dry skin issue is one of the worst problems we can face in this ever-changing climate. Our skin needs to hydrate as it loses all its turbidity to the air, here comes the role of a good moisturizing skin scrub which forms a layer on the skin surface by keeping and maintaining the moisture content intact inside our body.
There are many products in the market which are based on the above ingredients. We are going to name a few products below which stands out very well in the market.
Best Body Scrubs in the market
1) The Beauty Co. Anti-Aging and Brightening Coffee Face & Body Scrub with Argan Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Himalayan Pink Rock Salt, Sugar
This product has the smoothness of sugar-based scrub, the robustness of salt-based scrub, and the healing properties of coffee seeds. Moisturisation and nourishment of cells are taken care of by Argan oil and Almond oil.
A balanced product which is gentle on the skin and an ideal scrub for exfoliation. Ingredients like the super extract of amla and tamarind clean the pores by clearing out the excess oil and dirt. Lemon oil provides radiance and clarity to the skin.
3) mCaffeine Naked & Raw Coffee Body Scrub, 100 g | Coconut | Tan Removal | Oily/Normal Skin | Paraben & SLS Free
Unisexual body scrub which works on every type of skin. Pure Arabica coffee stimulates collagen production which induces the vitality and glow of the skin. Coconut helps in hydrating the cells and also fights the stubborn cellulite and fatty cells. Of course, the addictive aroma of coffee invites you to indulge yourself multiple times by using the product.
4) FABEYA Arabica Coffee Body Scrub and Polish, 340 ml
A pure product simply made considering the well being of the user. This product is totally Paraben and Sulphate free which is usually not the case with products available in the market. The Arabica coffee body scrub is a no-nonsense product that removes the dead skin and wrinkles from the face and body providing glow in the process.
5) BioCare Charcoal Scrub,500 Ml
A charcoal-based product which not only removes the dead cells but also eradicates blackheads from the skin. This is one of the safest products in the market with no side-effects like skin irritation or rashes and so can be used by both men and women.
Megha Sriamb is an aspiring blogger and writes about different fashion n beauty trends in general. She hails from Aurangabad, Bihar, and currently lives in Gurgaon. She has a Bachelor’s degree in computer science. She is an ardent follower of Ayurveda and natural beauty products motivated her to write on it. She is positive, chirpy, and full of life.
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