An exfoliating body scrub is a great way to boost circulation and buff away dead cells while treating yourself to some skin-nourishing TLC. But how often should you use body scrub, and how do you choose the best body scrub for you? We answer these questions and more in our comprehensive guide on how to use body scrub for rejuvenated and glowing skin…
What Is Body Scrub?
A body scrub’s primary function is to exfoliate the skin while gently cleansing and nourishing. Although the formula of a body scrub will vary between any two products, typically they are made up of abrasive particles suspended in a hydrating emollient, like Sweet Almond Oil. Common body scrub ingredients include Sugars, Sea Salt, Jojoba Beads, Pumice, and Essential Oils.
What Does Body Scrub Do?
Massaging a body scrub over damp skin gently sloughs away dead cells and smooths any rough patches of skin. The reason that body scrubs are so effective is down to their combination of exfoliating particles and hydrating, oil-based ingredients. This allows body scrubs to banish dull skin without causing dryness or irritation.
How To Use Body Scrub
Incorporating an exfoliating body scrub into your body care routine is easy. All it takes is an extra minute or two in the bath or shower. Follow these simple steps and discover soft, rejuvenated skin.
Step 1. Prep the skin
Whether you swear by an early morning shower or consider yourself a bubble bath superfan, the first step to using a body scrub is to give yourself a good cleanse with your favourite body wash or shower cream. This will ensure that your skin is prepped and primed for your exfoliating body scrub routine.
Step 2. Massage with your favourite body scrub
Once your skin is damp and cleansed, you can reach for your favourite exfoliating body scrub. If you’re struggling to choose, our Salt Scrub is a great place to start.
Standing up in the bath or shower, dollop a generous amount of scrub onto your skin. Using a circular motion, massage the product all over your body. It’s a good idea to start from the top, massaging your chest and shoulders, and work your way down. Applying body scrub with a massaging technique is a great way to boost circulation while you exfoliate.
Step 3. Rinse
After your body scrub massage, rinse away any residue to reveal your newly refreshed skin.
Step 4. Moisturise
After your bath or shower, it’s important to moisturise to make sure that the hydrating benefits of your body scrub are locked into the skin’s surface layers.
Our Ultra Rich Body Butter contains a nourishing blend of Shea and Cocoa Butter, making it a great option for keeping freshly exfoliated skin hydrated and healthy-looking.
How Often Should You Use Body Scrub?
For smooth and supple skin, we recommend carrying out your exfoliating body scrub routine 2 to 3 times a week. Alternatively, any time you begin to notice dullness in your skin, give yourself a quick body scrub massage.
The Best Body Scrub For Every Need
From salt scrub bars to an indulgent hot sugar body scrub, we’ve got you covered when it comes to finding the best body scrub for you.
1. Skin Softening Salt Scrub
Perfect for using in the bath when you’ve got a little extra time to soak, our Sanctuary Spa Salt Scrub offers intense skin-softening properties. An indulgent blend of Dead Sea Salts and nourishing Oils melts into the skin, leaving limbs perfectly polished and moisturised.
2. The Classic Sanctuary Body Scrub
Our classic gel-scrub is infused with naturally exfoliating Pumice and skin-nourishing Essential Oils that work together to smooth and refine skin. Its gentle formula makes it suitable for use as often as required, leaving you with beautifully radiant skin every time.
3. Our Classic Body Scrub With a Luxurious Twist
Our classic formula is also available in 3 wonderful fragrances for an extra hint of indulgence. Choose between White Lily & Damask Rose, refreshing Watermelon and uplifting Green Lemon & Orange Blossom. Alternatively, try all 3 and discover your favourite scent for yourself!
4. Decadent Hot Sugar Body Scrub
Our thermal Sugar Body Scrub is famous for its deeply cleansing and refining properties. Thermal Zeolite relaxes tired muscles and opens pores, while Kaolin Clay draws out impurities and detoxifies skin, leaving skin feeling velvet-soft.
Therapist’s Tip: Our sugar body scrub is the perfect treatment for soothing tired, aching muscles after a long day or a tough exercise session.
5. Smoothing Salt Scrub Bar
Our gentle Salt Scrub Bar is brilliant for when you’re a little short on time but still want all the nourishing benefits of an exfoliating body scrub. Harnessing the power of Natural Sea Salt, Loofah, Sweet Almond and Evening Primrose Oil, this scrub bar cleanses, polishes and smooths for beautifully buffed skin.
6. A Mini Body Scrub For On-The-Go
Just because you’re on the move doesn’t mean that you have to skip your body scrub routine! Our classic Body Scrub and Salt Scrub are both available in a handy travel size, so you can enjoy a little Sanctuary Spa indulgence wherever you may be.