Body scrubs – body scrubs for velvety soft skin
An intense body scrub contains fine particles such as sea salt, sugar or coffee to help remove dead skin cells, sebum and dirt. It promotes circulation and cell renewal. Soothing active ingredients nourish the skin with moisture, trace elements, minerals and vitamins, and prevent it from drying out. A body peel or body scrub cleanses the skin right down to the pores and occasionally contains anti-inflammatory ingredients, which can prevent blemishes when used regularly. It frees in-grown hairs and leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft to the touch.
What types of body scrub are there?
A good body scrub is tailored to the needs of your skin. At parfumdreams you will find a wide selection of products that are suitable for different skin types. Classic scrubs include:
- Sea salt scrub: The natural particles in the scrub release dead skin cells and make rough areas smooth again. The coarse grains open pores, remove sebum deposits, thereby improving your complexion. Using the scrub increases circulation and encourages the body to produce new skin cells. The sea salt scrub also supplies the skin with trace elements and minerals such as magnesium, potassium and calcium. They soothe the skin, reduce inflammation and relieve itchiness. Your skin is left feeling fresher, softer and healthier.
- Sugar scrub: A body scrub with sugar is recommended for sensitive, dry or atopic skin as the grains in this scrub are finer than sea salt. Most manufacturers combine the natural grains with essential oils or shea butter. This means that the body scrubs are very soft and won't irritate the skin. Using them will boost circulation and smooth the surface of the skin. The sugar contained in the glycolic acid keeps the skin smooth, eliminates the build-up of dead skin cells and prevents your skin from drying out.
- Coffee scrub: The fine grains of coffee gently scrub the skin, increase circulation and stimulate cell renewal. The coffee particles contain antioxidants and caffeine. They have an anti-inflammatory effect and improve your complexion.
Nowadays, the ground particles found in body scrubs are mostly natural. Aside from coffee, salt and sugar, many manufacturers use crushed fruit kernels or nut shells. They are a good alternative to the microplastic beads that were often used in the past.
A lot of producers also enrich their body scrubs with healing clay, which binds toxins and excess oil. It has a gentle peeling effect and is particularly suitable for oily skin. Green tea reduces redness and irritation. Essential oils give products a subtle fragrance that has a soothing effect on the senses.
How to use a body scrub
To allow your skin to breathe again, treat yourself to a body scrub once or twice a week. Don't use it too often as frequent use can damage the natural protective barrier of your skin. Apply it in the shower while your skin is still damp and clean. Massage it into your skin using circular motions. The skin on the elbows and knees is particularly rough so you can take a larger amount and massage it in for a little longer to rid the skin of cornification.
You can then leave the body scrub to take effect for a couple of minutes so that your skin can absorb the nutrients before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. The best time to use a body scrub is in the evening so that the subsequent care products can be well absorbed. The intense cleansing leaves your skin more receptive to a moisturising body lotion or body oil.
Buy body scrubs for wonderfully soft skin at parfumdreams
At parfumdreams, you will find various body scrubs that will leave your skin radiant. Whether you prefer to use a salt, sugar or coffee-based scrub, your skin will ultimately thank you for it.