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Since summer is officially here, I thought I should share with you all my 5 favorite body scrubs I love using! I am all about healthy, fresh and clean skin in the summer time for bikini season! Not only are body scrubs amazing for a perfect at home spa day, but they also help in exfoliating all the dead skin cell off your body!
But before I go on and tell you my fav body scrubs, let me tell you guys the importance of exfoliating! Skin cells have a shelf life of just a few days, and this can vary depending on sun exposure, the temperature and humidity of the air; and the nutrients you are eating. By exfoliating and clearing off dead skin cells, you reduce the risk of irritating the skin and developing cellulite. Exfoliating also leaves your skin looking more radiant and healthy, and it enables moisturizers and other skin treatments to penetrate and affect the skin.
So now that we know what exfoliating does, lets get into some of the products I love and always find myself going back to!
If you know me at all, you already know that anything for Trader Joe's is my weakness! So don't need to remind you guys about that! This lavender body scrub has been a fav of mine for almost a year! It is the one product that I gone through tubs and tubs off! It is so moisturizing that I usually don't tend to moisturize after the shower sometimes! Even in their directions, they advise you to wash off your bathtub, because you might slip! I mean SO much moisture, it's absolutely heavenly! It smells amazing, and oh so very relaxing! It's a sugar scrubs, so the tiny beads are super bleandable into your skin and they lather up well to moisturize, exfoliate and cleanse your skin instantly! Buy it next time you are at Trader Joe's!! I promise you, you will not regret it!!
THE SEA SALT BODY SCRUB: It's made with Real Dead Sea Salt - 100% Pure and Genuine for an infusion of 21 Minerals Essential to Proper Skin Function. Great Exfoliator and Moisturizer. Um luxurious much? I think so! The smell is soo relaxing and calming! A little goes a long way! I think it's a good in shower exfoliator and moisturizer! It leaves my skin super soft and supple after I use it and the smooth feeling last for a few hours! I have been using this lately on the weekend in the morning time! It's scent is invigorating to wake up to and start the day off with!
THE BENEFITS: Fine grain dead sea salts exfoliate the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal a new younger looking layer of radiant skin. deeply moisturizing oils infuse skin with luxurious hydration that lasts all day!
OZ Natural's Facial Scrub uses bamboo to gently exfoliate skin and unclog my pores without irritation, drying or stripping away skin cells. It contains lactic acid and alpha lipoic acid to further help the exfoliation process by breaking down and removing dead skin cells, revealing the glow of healthy skin beneath, and assists in reducing fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of premature aging from sun damage. Other than that it's key ingredient is green tea extract, is rich in antioxidants and helps to prevent collagen breakdown as well as tone and protect my skin from the damaging effect of free radicals.
The Pro vitamin B5 scrub is easily absorbed into my skin and penetrates deep down, retaining moisture and relieving dry, irritated skin, and the Alpha Lipoic Acid provides anti-inflammatory effects reducing redness, shrinking pore size and overall leaves a healthy radiance to the skin
I usually just add maybe a teaspoon of of this rice scrub and and a few drop of water to create a paste, and apply it all over my face. It does an amazing job of scrubbing away all the dead skin and any dirt that may be left over after my cleanser! I use this once in about two to three weeks to give my skin that extra jolt of energy and power! I always find my skin to be clear without any redness and irritation!
Other than all the lovely things I already have stated, it is a 100% vegan, which means it has no unnecessary chemicals! And it is also not tested on animals which is always a plus!
I have been using Bath and Body Works products since high school, and all though some of the scents I feel I have just grown out of, there are a few that I always keep coming back to. The Paris Amour Golden Sugar Scrubs are the perfect moisturizing sugar scrubs! It smells great and lathers up well. I always find that I don't need to apply a thick moisturizer after using this scrub. Absolutely perfect for a spa night ladies!
The Victoria Secret So Buff body scrub is my favourtite go to body scrub! I always go for this scrub on special occasions, mainly because I love the way it makes me feel, like the bottle says, just like a supermodel! The scent, texture of the scrub and the consistency is perfect for getting you feel all sexy and special for your night out! It lathers up well and light enough to feel refreshed be able to take on the day/night!
What are your favorite scrubs?
East coast based. Dentist by day. Lifestyle blogger by choice.