Exfoliating and scrubbing your skin is an essential part of your skincare routine. Of course, as with almost everything, natural and organic products are far better for your skin and the environment. But not all scrubs are created equally so you should know what are the best kind of ingredients to look out for and what benefits they have for your skin. Here are some of our suggestions.
You will often see different types of clays as an ingredient in a number of skincare products, particularly masks and scrubs. One of the most popular and effective clays is called bentonite clay and it works by drawing toxins out of the skin whilst exfoliating and softening skin, as well as reducing the signs of wrinkles. Kaolin is another popular type of clay that is used and it also works by gently exfoliating the surface of the skin whilst calming and detoxing.
Salt grains are a wonderful and completely natural exfoliator that are highly effective at sloughing off dead skin cells and restoring hydration. If you have very sensitive skin or an existing skin condition, be careful when you use salt scrubs as they can be a bit abrasive, especially if you apply a lot of pressure when you use them. In cases such as these, salt-based scrubs or salt scrubs with coarse grains are great for exfoliating elbows, feet, and other areas of tough skin.
We are sure you are aware of the oat-so-wonderful benefits of oats on your skin. Calming, moisturising, and soothing, oats are great for even the most sensitive skin and when used as an exfoliant they are gentle, being careful not to leave your skin raw. Wonderful little packets of goodness, they are also good for eczema or psoriasis-prone skin.
Oils are great additions to facial scrubs, starting with coconut oil. Incredibly moisturising and suitable for all skin types it is a good all-round ingredient with a variety of purposes. Other oils that are beneficial in scrubs include organic essential oils such as rose and lavender. Both are known for their skin healing properties as well as for calming and soothing troublesome skin.