Sugar, one item that we are told to have in moderation… except when it comes to your skin.
Sugar scrubs, are a user-friendly alternative to those oily, sugary jars that we know and love. You know the ones, you scoop a handful out, slop it in your hands and rub all over your body, whilst trying to not get it everywhere. Worse still, under your feet causing a slip hazard (oh wait is that just me).
Not only will sugar scrub bars save you from the embarrassment of a slippery accident, but they are cheap enough for you to have a variety of ‘flavours’, so you are not stuck using the same jar over and over.
What’s more, they fit perfectly in your hand as well as your soap dish!
Why should I use body scrubs?
We all know that our skin is the body’s biggest organ and that we need to look after it, but why use a scrub? Because lets face it, they aren’t the most gentle of items to use are they! I shall enlighten you:
- Sugar contains natural AHA (alpha hydroxy acids) derived from glycolic acid, which work by dissolving the bonds between skin to allow the removal of dead skin cells – which can block pores and cause bacteria to become trapped.
- The oils and butters used in sugar scrubs, to hold it all together, work to hydrate and moisturise your skin.
- The rubbing action boosts circulation and can help drain your lymph nodes, by increasing blood flow to the skin’s surface. This also leads to bright health looking skin.
- Another important benefit of using a scrub is how good it can feel in the moment. The refreshing texture against your skin and amazing scent that fills the shower allows you to enjoy the treatment as it’s happening— this alone can lift your mood and affect your outlook for the rest of the day.
How do I use a scrub and how often?
If you have sensitive skin, then it is best to scrub only once a week. This will ensure that your skin is not over irritated. If you have ‘normal’ skin, then three times a week will be beneficial.
Regardless of what type of scrub you use, always rub it into your hands first, and then onto your skin. Sugar scrubs can feel quite abrasive over the body and the skin is not as hardy as on your face, so you may wish to wet your hands and body first. Rub in circular motions, but be careful not to rub too hard. Once finished, dry and moisturise as usual.
Do not use a scrub if you are suffering from sunburn, irritation or any other skin complaint as you may irritate it further.
What sugar scrubs do we stock?
We stock some pretty awesome sugar scrubs and there is a scent for everyone. Some scrubs are 100% natural, and others are 99% natural, but with added extras; using only the safest most gentle ingredients of course.
All are SLS and Paraban free, never tested on animals and vegan friendly!
You can of course take a look at our whole Sugar scrub range HERE