The quest for super soft, super smooth skin all year round has one very simple and easy but effective solution- exfoliating! Our skin breathes, sweats, absorbs, excretes and is faced with a number of external stresses such as free radicals, pollutants and UV rays. And while focus is often put on exfoliating and keeping the facial skin clean and clear- what about the rest of our bodies? Here are our favourite body scrubs and exfoliants to keep your skin silky smooooth all year round.
- Improves circulation and blood flow to the skin
- Buffs away dead skin cells, dirt and grime
- Allows moisturising products to penetrate deeper into the skin by removing congestion
- Promotes regeneration of skin cells
- Improves the appearance and tone of skin
- As we age our skin is less efficient in shedding dead skin cells so exfoliation can help this process
- Promotes detoxification by removing toxins that have come to the skin surface
- Can help clear skin of rashes, impurities and breakouts
HOW TO EXFOLIATE?
It is so important to remember that, while trying to rid skin of dirt and grime, our skin is delicate and we want to always treat it with care so that we aren’t completely stripping the skin of it’s natural oils. The first step is using organic, natural products that don’t use any chemical strippers. The next step is to use your exfoliator in gentle circular motions across the entire body until the product washes away.
SCRUBS WE LOVE...
Buddy Scrub- Bamboo
This scrub uses sea salt and sugar to buff away dead skins while also using Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil and Grape Seed Oil to leave skin moisturised and soft post scrub! Coconut Oil will deeply moisturise the skin while also being anti-bacterial and anti-fungal to support protection of the fresh layer of skin cells revealed following exfoliation.
Weleda Birch Body Scrub
This scrub uses Silver Birch Extract to help to remove toxins from the skin’s surface and natural beeswax pearls to gently buff and rebalance the skin. This scrub will stimulate circulation and has been developed to improve skin tone and appearance.
Caim & Able NURTURE Magnesium Body Scrub – Rose and Frankinsense
Frankinsense is a big favourite here at Depths and works wonders for clear skin. This scrub uses Magnesium Chloride and Epsom salts, alongside Frankinsense essential oil to promote detoxification, relaxation, circulation and to smooth skin texture.
The Divine Company Exfoliating Body Scrub
Using Pumice and Walnut granules with Aloe Vera and Shea butter, this scrub gently exfoliates the skin while using Aloe Vera to calm inflammation and Shea Butter to re-moisturise freshly exfoliated skin to leave it smooth and replenished.