Exfoliation is key to healthy, hydrated skin. Without regular exfoliation, any moisture you put on your body is basically for naught, not to mention that dry lends itself to accelerated signs of aging. Dead skin cells sit on the surface of the skin, blocking any moisture from penetrating into your living cells and causing itchy, unsightly, flaky skin. Exfoliation will remove these dead cells, revealing healthy skin that is ready to absorb moisture.
Exfoliating with a body scrub will also increase blood circulation. Our exfoliating salt and sugar scrubs are to be used in the shower after soap and then gently rinsed off. By moisturizing as you exfoliate, your skin can absorb this beneficial hydration even more efficiently. You lose the most moisture in the first 5 minutes after your shower, so by moisturizing in the shower you experience no moisture loss. Your body needs thicker, richer moisture than your face, making the butters and oils in our scrubs extremely beneficial. Additionally, aromatherapy has been proven to relieve tension and stress, relax, soothe, and calm.
Sugar is a natural glycolic acid, which means that it will digest skin cells off the surface of your body. Salt will slough any dead skin cells off the surface of your skin. Both will allow moisture to be absorbed, help prevent wrinkles, and enable your pores to function properly. Salt also draws toxins out of the body and has natural antibacterial properties. Once the steam from the shower has opened your pores, your body will be primed to absorb the moisturizers in our scrubs most deeply. Cocoa and Shea butters provide long-lasting, deeply penetrating hydration, while pistachio and safflower oils leave a protective barrier to stop the steam evaporating off your skin from drying you out.