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                 Coming home at the end of the day and taking a nice long, hot shower is a daily indulgence that anyone can appreciate. Nothing feels better than getting rid of the stress of the day and allowing the soothing feel of water to wash away your stresses and frustration. Before reaching for your favorite bar of soap however, have you considered the soothing effects of a high quality body scrub to do more than just cleanse your skin? Leave your shower feeling more than refreshed, leave it feeling revitalized and ready to go!

            A body scrub is one of those wonderful products that offer many benefits to the body, mind and soul. Although most people will use a standard bar soap for cleansing purposes and call it a day, they are not left with a truly satisfying experience. Remember that a shower or bath is a time to relax, allow the tension of the day to drift out of your muscles and ease your mind of stress.


            In the simplest form a body scrub uses a gentle abrasive texture to assist in the cleansing and exfoliation of the skin. Over time dead skin cells accumulate on the surface and leave the skin looking tired, uneven and sometimes dry or flaky. The texture will become rougher over time and eventually standard soap and water will no longer work their charm in making you feel truly clean when you emerge to face the world. Indeed, most bar soaps cannot truly penetrate the skin and offer deep clean and hydrating benefits that a simple body scrub can provide in one simple step.


            There are many types of body scrubs available that consist of varying textures and ingredients. Many day spas will include a body scrub with their services because the soothing scent and benefits to the skin will enhance the pampering experience they can offer to their clientele. Bringing that experience home can be a truly wonderful way to have a small luxury to look forward to after a long day and work, school or strenuous physical activity.

            Popular ingredients and bases for scrubs include salt, oil, sugar, herbal remedies and fruit blends. A good body scrub with have a slightly grainy texture and fragrance that is pleasant and soothing to the consumer. Remember that body scrubs are a total sensory experience and should be tailored to fit your individual needs and preferences.

            Body scrubs are not recommended for use if you have skin conditions such as sun damage (like burning) or sensitivity to topical products as the body scrub may worsen these conditions. Consult with a doctor and/or trained esthetician if you have any concerns regarding certain ingredients or health issues. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reactions such as itchiness, redness, rashes or discomfort during or after use.

            Take advantage of the simple pleasures in life and try incorporating a body scrub into your routine. Not only will your skin feel smooth and refreshed but hydrated and nourished to the deepest level. Create your own soothing spa experience at home and keep the “back from the spa” refreshed feeling all week long.

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With all the bath and beauty products available today it can be tough to know what is “essential” for your bathroom cabinet and what products can be avoided. The truth of the matter is that proper skin care is a commitment to oneself to take care of your body and go the extra mile in making your skin look beautiful. Remember that old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? This is especially true when it comes to maintaining healthy skin and preventing future problems.

A great body scrub will do several things to help the skin all over your body look its best at all times. Exfoliation is one of the best characteristics of any body scrub because this will remove the layers of dead skins cells that have accumulated over time. Not only will dead skin make your skin appear lackluster, it will also lead to the formation of wrinkles as they accumulate over time. A simple scrub will help to remove these problematic cells in one simple step.

Now you may be wondering if a body cleanser is the same as a body scrub. They are often sold next to each other in the store and can be deceptively similar to the average consumer. The truth is that a cleanser can add many undesirable things to skin while a scrub will work to remove debris, skin cells and grime. Cleansing the skin is important but using products will excess oils without scrubbing the skin first can lead to more problems in the long run. Clogged pores will lead to acne, cell accumulation can leave the skin feeling dry and over time your skin will look and feel unattractive.

It is important to remember that body scrubs and facial scrubs are not the same and should not be used interchangably. A facial scrub will have a finer texture and is intended for the more delicate facial tissue. A body scrub is meant to exfoliate thicker layers of skin that require a more aggressive treatment. The use of both a facial and body scrub is essential to any skin care routine however because this will leave your entire body feeling refreshed and revived!

Body scrubs can be used in the shower or may be used during a spa treatment. Body scrubs are available with a variety of ingredients that can be used to promote healthy circulation, combat cellulite, extra exfoliation (depending on texture), cleansing the pores and the removal of debris and dead skin cells. If you have any pre-existing skin conditions or concerns, check with an esthetician or dermatologist. With any skin product, if you develop any sort of negative reaction such as redness, itchiness or swelling discontinue use immediately.

Simple tips to Benefit:

1) Use a body scrub once a week – over exfoliation can have negative effects on the skin.

2) Choose a scrub with a grainy texture to ensure proper exfoliation. Scrubs can vary from sand like particles to larger crystals for more aggressive exfoliation.

3) Enjoy the experience by choosing a scrub with a fragrance that appeals to you. Selecting skin care products that you find soothing will encourage long term use.

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