You probably exfoliate your face on the regular to get rid of buildup and dead skin cells right? But do you take the same time to exfoliate your body?
Just like your face your body needs exfoliating. Without regular exfoliation, you can end up with clogged pores, which block moisture from getting into the deeper layers, and create dull dry looking skin.
Exfoliating dead skin and rough patches away will not only give oh so glowy skin, but also allow products such as moisturizers, tanning lotions and fragrances to absorb better and give a longer lasting effect.
Did you know that by exfoliating your body you can enjoy smoother skin, help reduce the appearance of dark spots or age spots, minimize the appearance of large pores, get smoother elbows and knees, help prevent ingrown hairs, make hair removal easier, smooth razor bumps AND reduce stress!
My exfoliation method of choice is a Sugar Scrub or Body Polish. The best body scrubs have great balance. Just the right ratio of skin-sloughing properties to moisturizing elements, and an delish fragrance that is energizing, yet relaxing enough to make you feel like you’ve stepped into a luxury spa. I prefer sugar scrubs to salt ones, mainly because sugar scrubs are less abrasive than salt (sugar granules are rounder than those from salt, so they are gentler on your skin. You can use them all over your body, even if you have sensitive skin) AND you don’t get that “after-burn” if the scrub accidentally hits an abrasion or freshly shaven leg.
My FAVORITE body scrubs/body polishes are brewed up in my pal Heather Marianna’s Beauty Kitchen. Her products are all-natural and contain a short list of simple powerful ingredients that you can actually pronounce!
Her Sugar Scrubs and Skin Polishes are sheer perfection! Made with Organic fine sugar, they gives just the right amount of scrub before dissolving and leaving your skin uber soft PLUS they smell amazing!
Right now I am OBSESSED with four of her delish scrubs:
- Butterfly Kisses Sugar Scrub- a yummy floral bouquet organic sugar scrub with French mimosa, cyclamen and jasmine blended with tea,tangerine, lemon leaf, coconut and a hint of musk. Is it weird to call this scent “pretty”? That’s what comes to mind when I smell it. It’s clean, fresh and puts you in that “pretty” mood.
- Cashmere Glow Skin Polish– a sexy scented organic sugar polish with vanilla, french pear and cashmere. I seriously want to dip my entire body in this scent daily. Sexy, earthy, warm and inviting.
- Tropical Smoothie Skin Polish– This one is like a tropical vacation. Delicious hints of mandarin, sugar cane, honeydew, coconut, hibiscus and vanilla will have you more relaxed than three Pina Coladas on the beach.
- Southern Belle Magnolia Sugar Scrub- Organic sugar blends with Golden Magnolia and sweet jasmine, garden rose. There’s nothing like the scent of sweet magnolias, this scent is packed full of Southern Charm Ya’ll.
How to Use a Sugar Scrub/Skin Polish:
Begin with wet skin in the shower. Scoop out a handful of a delish Beauty Kitchen scrub from the releasable bag. Apply to skin in circular motions. Maintain gentle pressure and scrub your whole body from the shoulders down. Rinse off with water. For best results pat dry with a towel, don’t rub.
Check out Heather Mariana’s products for yourself at HeatherMarianna.tv PLUS she has a ton of fun easy tutorials on how you can make organic beauty products right in YOUR own kitchen!