You can’t beat a good old scrub. And the best thing about them is, there are absolutely loads of different beauty scrubs out there for you to choose from.
Lip scrubs, body scrub, face scrubs, foot scrubs, scalp scrubs; they can all be used to help us all scrub up well – literally!
Why should you use beauty scrubs?
Scrubs are sooo good for the skin because they effectively enable us to slough away at dead skin cells. This helps make skin clearer and also softer because it’s not getting clogged up with old skin cells.1
Our skin naturally tends to shed old skin cells and replaces them with fresher and younger cells around the 30-day mark. But not all of the dead cells drop off, and it’s this that can create dry, flaky patches and blocked pores.2 What’s more, the natural skin renewal cycle tends to slow down as we get older, usually in our 40s, 50s, 60s and onwards.3
As well as helping with the natural skin renewal process, exfoliating scrubs are a quick and easy way to give yourself a quick pamper every now and then in the comfort of your own home – bliss.4
How often should you use beauty scrubs?
We know how easy it can be to get carried away with wanting to use a new product, especially a pamper product, all of the time. But make sure you don’t do this with scrubs, as over-exfoliating can cause long-lasting damage.
Over scrubbing or over using scrubs can damage your skin, which can make it dehydrated, sore (if you’ve scrubbed too hard). It can also damage the capillaries.5
Always err on the side of caution when applying and using scrubs; ideally, you don’t want to be using them more than three times a week. For some people, once a week is enough. Always read the label and follow the directions for using them.6
6 of the best beauty scrubs
Face scrub – Dr Organic Manuka Honey Face Scrub
Apply the face scrub across the whole face and work it into the skin with circular motions before removing with warm water or a damp flannel. For maximum effect, moisturise skin immediately afterwards.
Exfoliating polisher – Only Good the Polisher Exfoliator
Use this natural exfoliator once or twice a week as part of your usual cleansing routine. Its gentle formulation, blended with invigorating lime and cherry extract, cleans your skin without stripping away your natural oils.
For maximum results, massage a handful of this exfoliating body scrub into wet or dry skin using a circular motion. Pay special attention to rough and dry areas. Rinse thoroughly.
Body & feet exfoliator – Holland & Barrett Exfoliating Mitt
Lather up your favourite shower gel and soap and then use this reusable handy mitt to buff off any dead skin from your body and feet in circular motions.
Lip scrub – Burt’s Bees Conditioning Lip Scrub
Apply a generous amount of conditioning lip scrub and scrub in a circular motion to exfoliate and gently buff away rough, dry lips before rinsing it off for a natural healthy glow. For a real at-home spa experience, follow with Burt’s Bees Overnight Intensive Lip Treatment.
Neck scrub – Kilig Face Mask-Scrub
Exfoliating your neck is just as important as exfoliating your face. There are certain products that you can apply to both, like this one, that happens to act as an all-in-one mask and scrub.
Apply the product to clean, dry skin. Cover your face and neck. Let it rest for ten minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.
Coffee body scrub – UpCircle Coffee Body Scrub with Lemongrass
Blended with shea butter to moisturise the skin post-scrub, this product is infused with lemongrass, lime and coconut essential oils and made from top quality Arabica coffee grounds sourced from artisan coffee shops. It’s natural, sustainable, vegan and cruelty-free.
Looking forward to getting all scrubbed up? For more on the importance of exfoliating read, ‘How to exfoliate properly.’
Last updated: 9 September 2020