An essential for maintaining smooth, healthy skin, body scrub has become a mandatory item on your shower menu.

Exfoliating, cleansing and hydrating all in one, scrubs pack results and relaxation into one attractive product. Deciding which one to use can be tricky. Are you looking for a gentle scrub that can be used every day or one with larger scrubbing particles that get to work ASAP sloughing away dead skin? Most people require a little of both. Below, we’ve compiled a few tips to help you make the most of your shower routine.

Why do I need a body scrub?

Body scrubs are composed of different types of exfoliating particles. These can range from bigger, scrubbier pieces to a fine dusting, best for buffing. Exfoliation is important because it helps remove dead skin cells, releases excess toxins and allows your skin to breathe. Once the exfoliation is complete, your skin will be able to absorb beneficial properties of the body wash quicker, faster and more efficiently.  

Also, perfume tends to have greater longevity if applied on exfoliated and moisturized skin.

Choosing a scrub

Don’t know where to start shopping for body scrubs? Here are some products to help get you started on this pampering journey:

Try SCENTBIRD’s Coconut & Sugar Nourishing Sugar Scrub: Our rich cream is baked with crushed sugar and shell particles that smooth onto skin in and get to work. Grape seed and sunflower oils help to pamper skin.

Try SCENTBIRD’s Yuzu & Ginger Gentle Exfoliating Wash: Made with Yuzu extract, ginger root extract and jojoba peals, the scrubbing particles are small enough to make this a great wash for everyday use.

Try SCENTBIRD’s Rose & Prosecco Airy Body Polish: This buttery-smooth polish is infused with rosewater, grape seed extract as well as a fine red rice powder that gently exfoliates dry skin. Good for dry and sensitive skin, the body polish is a moisture-rich staple especially in extreme climates.

Try SCENTBIRD’s Mango & Kiwi Melting Shower Scrub: Goes on creamy smooth (thanks to mango butter), and provides a gentle exfoliation with Argan scrub particles.

How to Use Body Scrubs Properly

Hold off the running water, rub the body scrub on dry skin, and make sure to dedicate at least three to five minutes for full body coverage.

Start at your feet and move upward. Massage in gentle circular motion all over: use a long wooden brush for that hard-to-reach areas such as your back. Exfoliation should be gentle and should never break the skin.

After you finish your scrubbing and pampering ritual, shower with lukewarm water and apply lotion or body oil on slightly damp skin.

If your skin is normal, use a shower scrub up to three times a week. But if you have sensitive or thin skin, limit its use to once a week.

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