The body scrub has been a part of beauty and skin care for many years. A well-scrubbed face shows cleanliness and youthfulness. The body scrub also helps to improve your blood circulation, thus decreasing your chance of developing blood clots or deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Here are some benefits of using a body scrub regularly.
Body scrubs have traditionally been a very basic, mechanical exfoliation, meaning that they simply remove dead skin cells on your skin’s outer layer with rough ingredients, such as salt or sugar. However, with growing scientific knowledge, researchers have learned that sugar scrubs actually stimulate skin cell turnover, causing smoother, brighter, healthier skin and possibly even preventing future acne breakouts or other skin problems. Sugar scrub ingredients include glycerin, cocoa butter, palm oil, and various essential oils.
To begin your circular motions of the scrub, mix one-half teaspoon of glycerin, one tablespoon of cocoa butter, and approximately two tablespoons of palm oil. Scrub your body only in circular motions with the rough ingredients, not the sweet or soothing ingredients. If you have any concerns that you might be applying too much pressure while scrubbing, you can add a little bit of rubbing alcohol to the mixture, which can help cut down on the amount of pressure you apply to your body scrub. After you’ve finished your circular movements, rinse your face to reduce any surface contamination.