Salvaging that scaly, dry winter skin just in time to break out those shorts.
Happy Tuesday! I am excited to chat about three different body scrubs that I have been loving lately. I know that doing a full scrub in the shower can seem like a bit of a waste as far as time and clean up – but I promise it is so worth it. If you are using the right products you will actually notice and enjoy the results. Not to mention, you might even begin to relish the relaxing process of applying a body scrub as it can be a nice luxury on a lazy Sunday.
I tend to get pretty dry, scaly, itchy skin on my legs (lovely I know). It is something that has always plagued me and therefore I have been religious about applying lotions/oils every time I get out of the shower for years. However, I have come to the realization that this moisturizing routine simply is not cutting it anymore and in order to truly banish the dry skin, I need to take things a step further. Enter dry brushing and body scrubs – these two steps have saved me and although they may add a little extra time to the old shower routine, I think it is worth it for the smooth, soft skin that follows. Dry brushing is something that I do pre-shower and is great for circulation and getting rid of excess dead skin (ew!). You can read more about the benefits here – I also may do a separate post on it at some point. Body scrubs are what I apply in shower as a final step. Simply grab a handful, massage in circular motions for a few minutes and rinse off. I find that when I use a scrub my skin is softer and more moisturized even before putting on a lotion. Win win! Read on below for my top 3 picks and also for a fun giveaway at the bottom!
Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Body Polish – I love this product for its light rose and coconut scent as well as its gentle formula. The smell is not overpowering at all, but ever so slightly floral, which I find instantly soothing. I also appreciate how the sugar exfoliants are quite small, leading to a less abrasive but nonetheless effective exfoliation. Containing coconut oil, rose clay, rose flower – the ingredients are simple yet stellar. This is the one that I reach for when my skin is truly parched, as the high amounts of coconut oil act as a perfect form of moisture repair.
Frank Body Scrub – An Australian brand that gained popularity through Instagram and excellent marketing. I do find that the product actually stands up to the buzz. It is the most energizing of the three body scrubs on this list, maybe due to the coffee granules?? Nonetheless I like to use it in the morning for a burst of energy. It is highly effective but also slightly more rough than the others. However, it does come in multiple formulations from tough to gentle, so I imagine there is one suitable for everyone. The ingredients are simple including components such as coffee (obviously), almond oil, and brown sugar. The only con I foresee here is that the coffee particles can get a bit messy – but maybe that’s part of the fun.
Lili Aromatherapy – This is a relatively new to me company that was kind enough to reach out and let me know about their line of body scrubs. They sent me a few to try and I instantly fell in love. Originally it was the intoxicating scents that won me over i.e. jasmine and lavender essential oils. I mean these smell truly beautiful and almost instantly make you feel more relaxed in the way that only a nice candle does. They are perfect for creating the at home Spa experience when you have nowhere else to be. However, it is not to be overlooked that they lead to excellent results – exfoliating the outer layer of dull, dry skin, these will get you all set to don that bikini. I also appreciate the inspiring mission of the company – all components are sourced from Sri Lanka and packed by women from impoverished areas on the island to provide a source of jobs and income. The ingredients are top notch, simple, and of course entirely vegan/cruelty free. Below I have highlighted a few of the specific benefits for each of the three scrubs.
- An Affair Amongst Jasmines: Perfect for glowing skin, helps reduce blemishes and scars, and soothes troubled skin.
- Meditation Amongst Lotuses: Chock full of anti-aging benefits – this one helps reduce anxiety and stress, tones and tightens skin, while minimizing fine lines.
- Serenity Amongst Lavender Fields: Helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, relieves aches and muscle pains, and has a strong calming effect. A solid pick for post workout.
As I said earlier, these really do smell incredible due to the fact that they are infused with essential oils. I also find that they leave my skin super moisturized post shower. Less body lotion is always a win in my book!
Now I am so excited to offer an opportunity for one of you to win all three scents from the Lili Aromatherapy line. (These would make for the perfect at home Spa day or you can share them with friends as a lovely gift). To be eligible to win the giveaway simply follow the steps below:
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That’s it! I will pick a winner Sunday, April 23, at 10pm EST. Good luck!