Need-to-know tips for full body exfoliation, featuring the best body scrubs!Posted on September 16, 2022 Written by: 100% PURE®
The seasons are changing: the sun’s working shorter shifts, and the temperature is steadily dropping. You might notice your skin going through some changes, too: dryness and itching creeping in, and skin losing its brightness and luster. But have no fear – that’s totally normal and treatable.
If you don’t already have a body scrub in your body care arsenal, this is the perfect time of the year to start scrub-a-dub-dubbing in the tub. Check down below for the benefits of using a scrub on your skin, and details on the best body scrubs to get your skin back to its happy place.
With the boot-and-scarf season upon us, and, well, everything pumpkin spice, the not-so-nice downfall to fall is dry, dull, and itchy skin. Skin that’s rough around the edges – and cracks and crevices – can all be improved by a full body exfoliation routine. Using a body scrub is one of the best tools for getting you there!
Body exfoliating rejuvenates your skin by buffing away bumps, flakes, and annoying dry skin – that means more radiant skin, and smoother texture overall. Check out some of the top benefits of using a body scrub:
#1. Boosts Circulation
Not only does exfoliating put a little more pep into our body’s circulation step, but a body scrub also improves the flow of nutrients in our skin’s tissue, which results in brighter, healthier-looking skin.
#2. Removes Dead Skin
Nobody wants clingers, including ones that aren’t alive and being literally stuck on our skin. A body scrub is great for removing the rather unhealthy relationship of flakey skin cells, and sending them packing.
#3. Full of Antioxidants and Anti-Inflammatory Properties
If you’re using a quality, natural body scrub, those tiny exfoliants are going to pack a mighty dose of does-the-body-good benefits. Our collection features ingredients that can nourish skin, reduce inflammation, and help return skin to optimal health.
#4. Helps Reduce Cellulite
Who invited this annoying skin culprit to the party? A body scrub can help keep those pesky little dimples from showing up here, there, and everywhere we don’t want them. While it won’t completely eliminate cellulite, you can use a body scrub to help lessen their unevening effects and send most of them packing, too.
#5. Allows Better Absorption
Have you ever near lost your mind wondering how you can lather your body in creams or oils, and your skin is still dry or patchy? Using a body scrub allows our skin to better absorb moisture from body creams and body oils along with providing you the full skin-efits of your products.
Exfoliation is something that every skin type needs. Those with sensitive or dry skin may prefer a gentler option, while those with body acne may be better suited to clarifying scrubs. No matter your skin type, body scrubs are a key player for more radiant skin, and smoother texture overall – but first, you’ll need to learn how to use them properly.
Check out these quick and easy steps for applying a body scrub:
Make sure your skin is thoroughly wet and softened with warm water – overly hot water can dry out and sensitize your skin.
Massage body scrub in towards your heart for the best circulation. Start at your feet and work your way up using circular motions. Pay extra attention to dry, rough areas like the legs, elbows, knees, and arms. Avoid areas of broken or freshly shaved skin, and avoid scrubbing too hard or for too long. Even dry, rough skin is delicate, and will only need about 10 seconds for a thorough exfoliation.
PRO TIP: If you have extra sensitive skin, you can try a dry scrub on clean, dry skin. Coined more as body polishes, these gentle formulas contain nourishing ingredients like oils and clays that help to exfoliate the skin.
Rinse thoroughly with clean, cool water and pat dry with a towel. Re-moisturize your skin, especially any extra dry areas, like knees or elbows.
It can be hard to find a quality body scrub: made without synthetic dyes, plastic beads, or toxic perfumes. But if you’re reading this, you’re in luck! Shop some of the best body scrubs below, including some from our award-winning collection!
Our body scrubs feature 3 delectable scents, derived from essential oils and natural food-grade flavors. These therapeutic scrubs are designed to calm the mind and lighten the soul, while providing skin with some much-needed TLC.
Detoxifying sea salt crystals are the star in this collection, joined by a supporting cast of nourishing plant and seed oils for super soft skin. We not only love them, but they also all 3 won Allure Best of Beauty 2020!
Each of these top body scrubs are special in its own right. Check out the details of each, and good luck choosing your favorite!
Made with energizing and uplifting citrus oils
Deeply moisturizes skin with silky sunflower and apricot oils
Apricot oil is a non-greasy, moisturizing oil that enhances skin suppleness and elasticity
Orange, pink grapefruit, and lemon essential oils offer antibacterial benefits for acne-prone skin
Citrus oils promote skin luminosity and glow
The perfect pick-me-up for sunny summer mornings
Naturally pigmented by a trio of nutrient-rich citrus oils
Infused with the warm, tropical scent of coconut
Makes you want to sing “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” in your shower (which, by the way, is encouraged)
Deeply moisturizes skin with silky sunflower, apricot, and jojoba oils
Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory and emollient properties that can soothe dryness and chafing for smooth, comfortable skin
The combo of sea salt and coconut transport your skin and senses to a tropical island paradise
Lavender essential oil provides purifying properties to banish acne-causing bacteria
Lavender promotes deep relaxation with aromatherapeutic properties
Sunflower, apricot, and jojoba oils balance the skin’s delicate moisture barrier
Vitamin E and lavender essential oil work to lighten the appearance of scarring
Are you ready to transform your daily shower into a self-care ritual? This plant-based super scrub is infused with the unique elements of the ocean meets earth. And just like the delicate salts of the ocean, this salts-of-the-earth scrub features a skin-softening formula that transforms into a gentle exfoliator as you work it into the skin. Key benefits include:
Two-in-one, head-to-toe body scrub that doubles as a primer before shaving
Washes away roughness, thanks to a blend of Dead Sea, Bolivian Rose and Himalayan pink salts
Shea butter leaves skin hydrated and silky smooth, while babassu and avocado oils work to firm skin
Wild gigartina seaweed nourishes for silky-smooth and glowing skin; a sensory experience that leaves you feeling brand new
A natural, vegan exfoliator made with top-quality Arabica coffee grounds sourced from artisan coffee shops? Yes, please! You know this scrub is great when the UpCircle team uses fresh coffee grounds to go into making one of their body scrubs. Key benefits include:
Infused with lemongrass to effectively exfoliate and cleanse skin
Arabica coffee grounds gently buff away dry skin revealing brighter, rejuvenated skin
Buffs away dry, dead cells to leave you feeling soft, smooth and refreshed
Blended with shea butter to moisturize the skin post-scrub
Features lime and coconut essential oils to transport you to tropical paradise
You didn’t think the pampering ended at the scrub, did you?! Right after applying your fave body scrub from above, it’s important to lotion up! All that freshly exposed baby skin will need some moisture to keep it soft, smooth, and protected.
Use a cream that’s gentle and soothing, rather than stimulating or extra strong, as freshly exfoliated skin can be a bit sensitive. Our Honey Almond Whipped Body Butter, is a great place to start! And it’s easy to pair with coconut or almond scrubs.
Using a body scrub is a super important part of your skin care routine, regardless of your skin type or the season! Pairing the right natural exfoliating ingredients with your skin needs will lead to healthier skin. So tis’ the boot-and-scarf season with the best body scrubs for rejuvenated, brighter, and happier skin – and happy scrubbing!
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The information in this article is for educational use, and not intended to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should not be used as such.