One of my favorite things to use in the shower, when I have enough time, is a relaxing body scrub. The extra added step in my shower routine is a combination of exfoliation and pampering that is super beneficial to my skin and leaves me feeling refreshed and invigorated once I’m finished.
I’m sure you guys have purchased a body scrub or polish to use in the shower at some point too, but have you ever thought about the benefits before? Do you know how great these scrubs are for your skin? Well, they’re quite loaded with them, and they do a lot more than just leave you with soft skin. Whether you have or haven’t added one of these to your own body skincare routine, ahead, you’ll learn more about the benefits and why you should consider using a body scrub. Now that it’s winter, it’s the perfect time to start.
One of the main benefits of using a body scrub is physical exfoliation. I usually go for scrubs that are sugar-based and will help get rid of dead skin cells without damaging the natural state of my skin. Instead of using anything that’s too abrasive against my skin, I always turn to a gentle exfoliation that will encourage cell turnover and leave my skin feeling smooth.
Boosts Circulation and Lymphatic Drainage
The motion of applying a body scrub is just as beneficial as the ingredients found inside of one. A body scrub encourages the flow of blood circulation and promotes lymphatic drainage. As a result, your body will drain fluid from your lymph nodes and boost your circulation. It’s important for your body to maintain a healthy circulation and get your blood flowing, and using a body scrub is one of the easiest steps you can take to do this.
Prevents Razor Bumps & Ingrown Hairs
Regular exfoliation is important for preventing both razor bumps and ingrown hairs. Using a body scrub at least twice a week can help keep both of these pesky skin concerns at bay. This unclogs your pores and moisturizes your skin enough to prevent any future irritation.
Helps Reduce Scarring, Uneven Skin Tone, Spots, Etc.
The same way we use exfoliants on our face to reduce the appearance of acne scars, we can use a body scrub on the rest of our body to reduce the appearance of other scars. The exfoliating properties of a body scrub will help scars, dark spots, and uneven skin tone fade over time. It’s also important to note that this is also the result of the cell regeneration process.
Allows Your Lotion to Penetrate Deeper
Since you’re opening up your pores with a body scrub, you’re allowing your moisturizer to penetrate deeper. This is especially a huge benefit during the winter and will help you combat dry skin. Rather than just having your body lotion sit as a layer on the surface of your skin, it will reach well beneath that and the ingredients will be even more effective.