Scrubs are the Skincare trend that is here to stay, as we add into our daily routine specialist products to assist removing dead skin while promoting new fresh layers. Scrubs can be for your body, lip, face, foot – they can be made from coffee, sugar and many other exfoliating ingredients!
Fortunately, at Cosmetic Capital scrubs are available at amazing prices from incredible brands. A Cleansing Essential, you can shop online for scrubs from L’Oreal and Nip + Fab, or for assistance with Tanning you will need to check out the Bondi Sands Coconut & Sea Salt scrub. For a cleansing experience like no other, the highly coveted Vanity Planet skincare cleansing devices are a must-have! These facial cleansing brushes gently exfoliate and clear skin and it is no surprise they have the most 5-star reviews from genuine verified customers.
Don’t forget that affordable beauty is guaranteed at Cosmetic Capital, with fantastic prices on international cult favourites Rimmel and Sally Hansen as well as fast dispatch on all orders and the flexibility to buy now and pay later, interest free.
How to use a body scrub
Body scrubs are exfoliants that slough away dead skin cells. Unlike exfoliant cleansers or serums, body scrubs are physical scrubs, often made of sugar or salt that is suspended in an oil base. These exfoliants polish skin without damaging it.
Body scrubs can be used in the bath or shower. You want to ensure you skin is thoroughly wet and has been softened with warm water. This will avoid damaging the skin. However, be wary of water that is too hot, as that can dehydrate your skin.
Apply the scrub with your hands in a circular motion, massaging into your skin. Make sure you cover your body with enough of the scrub – you don’t want to miss areas.
Rinse off and then follow with a moisturising body lotion.
Can you use a face scrub on your body?
Yes, you can absolutely use a face scrub for your body. As your facial skin is significantly more sensitive than skin on your body, there is no harm in using your facial scrubs for your body.
However, it is advised to use body scrubs as they are purposely made for your body.
But make sure to never use a body scrub on your face.
How often to use a scrub
Body scrubs can be quite an intense process, which requires time for your skin to recover. As a result, you should only apply a body scrub once or twice a week.
If you haven’t ever used a body scrub, you should first do a patch test on a small area of skin. This will show you what kind of response your skin will experience.
How to exfoliate your legs with a sugar scrub
You can exfoliate your legs with a homemade sugar scrub combining honey or an oil like coconut, grapeseed, olive or almond oil.
Here’s how to do it.
Honey sugar scrub
Honey has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties so is a great addition to your skincare routine. It is also naturally moisturising, which is an added bonus.
A honey sugar scrub is a great option to exfoliate your legs. To create this at home, follow these steps:
1. Combine a ½ cup of brown sugar, ¼ cup of coconut oil and two tablespoons of honey.
2. Apply the mixture to your legs in circular motions.
3. Rinse it off thoroughly until you feel no sticky residue left over.
Tip: Apply the mixture in the shower, to avoid getting honey on surfaces.
Brown sugar scrub
Making a scrub with brown sugar is an easy option as it is so readily available. Most people have brown sugar sitting in their pantry, so it’s a quick, simple option if you don’t want to leave the house. To create this scrub, follow these steps:
1. Combine a ½ cup of brown sugar with a ½ cup of oil you have available. Oils can be olive, grapeseed, coconut or almond.
2. Apply the mixture in circular motions to your legs.
3. Rinse off thoroughly.
Shop more Skincare at Cosmetic Capital, such as Day Creams, Night Creams, Moisturisers and Toners. You can also find Hair Care favourites like Olaplex and Fanola, or huge savings in our Makeup Sale. Buy now, pay later with Afterpay.