Updated: Sep 10, 2019
As the temperature begins to soar, there is more sweating and the skin starts building dead cells and excess oil which binds with the dirt and pollution on its surface. Body scrub or body polishing is a treatment which removes dead, keratinized skin cells and thus prevents congestion and also exfoliates and hydrates your skin, leaving it smooth and soft. Otherwise the skin starts building dead cells and excess oil and dirt that can make the skin look dull and lifeless. There are a number of body scrubs with different ingredients and essential oils that have various benefits to the skin and body.
Polishing treatment for the skin is like a facial for the body, which rejuvenates the skin and detoxifies it. A body scrub is different from a massage which targets the muscles. Exfoliation is an important part of both professional facials and body treatments. But it might be bad if it is over-done, especially at home with cheap products.
Why is body scrubbing important?
Our skin keeps producing new cells at the lower layer and these cells rise to the top layer of the skin and make our skin look dull and rough. But as we get older this cell rejuvenation becomes slower, so exfoliation is needed to remove the older flaky skin and to reveal the fresher and younger cells below. And summer is the time to flaunt your skin at vacations.
Benefits of a body scrub or body polishing: It detoxifies the skin.It removes the dead skin cells from the top layer of the skinIt prevents bacterias from building up on the skin’s surface and poresIt makes the skin clear of excess sebum, dirt and the other elements that have blocked the pores.Makes the skin soft, clear and supple. For double benefits follow it up with a body massage
Going for a body scrub treatment, makes it easier for the nourishing serums and other treatment products to penetrate the skin’s surface. So a body scrub followed by a body massage gives double benefits for the body and skin and lets you confidently don your beach wear.
Body scrub for sensitive and acne prone skin:
People with sensitive skin stay away from scrubs because they don’t want to increase or trigger the redness. Especially acne-prone skin people stay away from exfoliation and scrubbing. Because they think it might aggravate their skin condition. But in reality, exfoliation can benefit every skin type. Some ingredients in the scrubs fight the bacteria and reduce the acne to a great extent, while revealing the younger looking layer of the newly developed cells underneath.
Note: over-exfoliating may also be bad. Expert Tips Exfoliating and following it up with a toner, moisturizer and sunscreen and then applying makeup, makes the makeup last longer.It is important to hydrate your skin with a moisturizer to seal the moisture in, also use an SPF on freshly exfoliated skin.Drink at least 10-12 glasses of water every day to maintain your skin and body health.
Depending on the requirement of the guest the aesthetician can choose the scrub for different concerns. Book your appointment for body scrubs at the nearest O2 Spa and get the best of deals and treatments.