How to Choose the Best Body Scrub - Skin Types and Classification - Healing Touch
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Approaching a correct skincare regimen is essential for longevity, particularly for those women who want a flawless skin with perfect texture, firmness and elasticity. Treating yourself with body scrubs on a regular basis will enable you not only to get rid of dead skin cells, but also to moisturize the skin, contribute to eliminating blackheads and acne, allow creams and serums to be properly absorbed within the skin, and clean the pores of any dirt. Choosing the right scrub for your skin type is essential for obtaining maximum results, so be sure to check out the following classifications before proceeding to buy or making your own.

1. Sugar Body Scrubs

Sugar body scrubs are popular amongst women from all over the world, especially among those who like making their own scrubs. These scrubs make use of sugar as the main ingredient among other ingredients, giving you a choice of white or brown, granulated, or powder. Typically, sugar scrubs are good if you are looking for less abrasive scrubs, allowing you to gently exfoliate your skin, getting rid of dead skin cells and dirt. Sugar can be mixed with anything from honey to oils and glycerin to make scrubs, and they can be used for any part of the body, but especially for lips and face.

2. Salt Body Scrubs

Salt body scrubs are sometimes referred to as salt glows. Unlike sugar scrubs, salt scrubs can offer a more vigorous exfoliation. In most cases, salt body scrubs are made from differing grades of sea salt, based on how abrasive you want them to be, and the level of exfoliant your skin tolerates. The best part about salt scrubs is their ability to bring toxins and dirt to the surface of the skin, having a powerful healing effect on wounds or scars. To make salt body scrubs, you only need sea salt and oils, which can either be vegetable-based (olive oil, coconut oil), or essential (lavender oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, etc).

3. Herbal Body Scrubs

As the name suggests, herbal body scrubs are based on a variety of herbs as primary ingredients, carrying a great number of possibilities in terms of combinations and recipes. Some good examples are orange peels and lavender flowers, which can help make an excellent herbal body scrub with powerful healing and moisturizing properties. Each herb has a unique scent and characteristics that clean skin and get rid of potential harmful toxins, and mixing them with the right oil can provide an unforgettable body scrub experience.

4. Coffee Body Scrubs

Coffee has been recognized as an excellent ingredient for those women with cellulite, helping them get rid of the unpleasant aspect of their skin. As a natural stimulant, coffee can improve blood circulation when applied to the skin, and many spa/beauty centers use it in conjunction with other ingredients that have therapeutic purposes. When combined with vanilla or other essential oils, coffee-based body scrubs can become even more enjoyable.

5. Moisturizing Body Scrubs

Wrapping up the list of body scrub types, moisturizing scrubs are ideal for women with dry skin who want to moisturize deeply and enhance its appearance. There are several ingredients, which can be used when attempting to exfoliate your skin with a moisturizing scrub; ranging from aloe vera to yogurt, oils, oatmeal, ground almonds, and so on. As long as you choose the right ingredient with abrasive texture, you can create a wonderful and all-powerful scrub for your skin.

Three Great Body Scrub Recipes

If you are into homemade scrubs, you have countless options from which to choose. Check out these three great recipes!

Recipe #1 – Citrus Scrub

To make this scrub, you need a cup of course sea salt, 5 drops lemon essential oil, 1/2 cup raw sugar, 1/2 cup coconut oil, 10 drops sweet orange essential oil and 10 drops grapefruit essential oil. Combine the sea salt and sugar in an empty jar, and heat the coconut oil separately until it becomes liquid. Remove coconut oil from heat source and add all essential oils. Pour this mixture in the jar with sea salt and sugar, but do not mix. Apply to the body and massage the skin for a few minutes, then rinse.

Recipe #2 – Sage Sea Salt Scrub

For this particular recipe, you need a grapefruit (it can be red or white), a cup of olive oil, 4-6 fresh sage leaves, 2 cups fine sea salt and 1/2 cup date sugar. Mix the sage leaves and olive oil with your electric blender until you get a homogenous paste, and then pour it over sea salt and date sugar and mix. Zest rind off grapefruit and add it to the mixture. Apply the scrub to the skin; let it sit for several minutes, then rinse.

Recipe #3 – Irish Coffee Scrub

To make this unique body scrub, you need 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup coffee, 1/2 cup organic nut oil and a couple drops of mint oil. Mix coffee and sugar in a bowl, combining nut oil and mint oil in a separate one. Join the two mixtures, then apply the scrub to the body, massage your skin gently and rinse.

You can enjoy a wide variety of body scrubs by getting a professional treatment at your favorite spa, combined with a massage. Choose among several available scrub options, including some exotic flavors and original recipes. Then just lie back and relax your way to better-looking and healthier skin.