The benefits of a scrub
A body scrub should only be applied to your body and should never be used on your face. Although these two treatments have similar effects, they are designed for different areas. Make sure not to confuse the two!
How does a scrub work?
A body scrub removes dead cells from the skin’s surface. It’s an excellent exfoliant for clear and radiant skin. There are two types:
- Chemical exfoliants: enzymes react with the skin, so there’s no need to rub. These gentle exfoliants are perfect for sensitive or delicate skin.
- Mechanical exfoliants: small grains exfoliate the skin as they rub against it. They can be applied by hand or with an exfoliating glove.
To avoid irritating the skin, it’s best to use a scrub no more than once or twice a week. Apply your scrub to wet skin (when showering or bathing, for example), gently massaging it in using circular motions, moving upwards. Focus on dry areas, such as the elbows, heels and knees. The results will soon be visible: your skin will be clearer and softer!
What effects does it have on the skin?
This exfoliation process encourages better oxygenation: after a body scrub, the skin better absorbs other products. The skin tissue also regenerates more efficiently. This type of treatment stimulates the microcirculation, boosts cell renewal and softens the skin, leaving it visibly smoother and more radiant. Say goodbye to dry, rough skin and hello to soft, soothed skin!
A scrub is also a great treatment to try before waxing! An exfoliating scrub prepares the skin and reduces ingrown hairs.
Did you know? Before going out in the sun, you should use a body scrub!
Contrary to popular belief, a body scrub won’t prevent you from getting a tan: on the contrary, a scrub helps to prolongs that golden colour! It encourages cell renewal and prevents the skin from “peeling”. Boost your tan by using an effective scrub to prepare your skin before exposing it to the sun’s rays.
How to get the best out of a body scrub?
For smooth and soft skin, it’s vital to use a body scrub regularly. But for optimal results, you need to follow several steps!
Gentle cleansing to prepare the skin
Before using a body scrub, it’s vital to cleanse your skin. When your skin is free of impurities, it’s more receptive to active ingredients.
Exfoliation for super soft skin
A body scrub tackles dead skin, impurities and roughness. The skin’s texture is refined for incredibly soft and radiant results. Every time you use a scrub, your skin becomes more responsive to skincare. For healthy-looking skin, choose natural and organic products to avoid ingredients which can harm your skin!
Apply the Revitalising Body Scrub with Marine Crystals to clean, wet skin. The scrub is better tolerated by damp skin. Use gentle circular motions all over the body to exfoliate gently and tackle cellulite effectively! Start with your feet, gradually working your way up. This will boost your circulation.
Focus on the rougher areas of your body, without rubbing too hard. To leave your skin even softer, you can use a Kessa glove; these gloves are commonly used in hammams. Once you’ve finished applying the scrub, rinse your body thoroughly, once with warm water and then with cold water to tone your skin. This gentle exfoliating routine will leave your skin clearer and more luminous: you’ll look brand new!
Enriched with aloe vera, its formula regenerates the skin’s tissue and provides the vitamins and trace elements it needs. The epidermis is stimulated and the skin’s texture is refined. Poppy seeds thoroughly exfoliate the skin: they boost cell renewal and stimulate the circulation. Reveal the natural beauty of your skin by using this scrub regularly.
Body scrubs: how often?
For best results, body scrubs must be used regularly and included in your beauty routine. But it’s not always easy to work out how often they should be used. The skin on the body regenerates very quickly, so to get rid of any impurities, you should use a body scrub at least twice a month to guarantee better results.
Our moisturising tips for glowing skin
After using a scrub, it’s vital to moisturise your skin. When the skin is better oxygenated, it better absorbs skincare: it feels soft and looks radiant.
After gently drying your skin, apply a generous amount of the Almond Blossom Moisturising Body Milk, focusing on dry areas. Its melting, non-sticky texture penetrates instantly, leaving the skin soft and deliciously scented. The ultimate moisturiser: apply liberally after a scrub!
Its formula has a long-lasting moisturising action. It prevents dehydration and stabilises the skin’s shedding process. Aloe vera restores and revitalises the skin for softer, nourished results which last.
If you’re off somewhere sunny, it’s vital to use a scrub to prepare your skin before you start to tan. Use a scrub a few days before going on holiday to prolong your tan. Don’t forget to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays by regularly applying SPF50+ Body Sunscreen Spray or SPF30 Body Sunscreen Spray for radiant, healthy-looking skin.
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