From time to time, we all yearn for a deep cleanse. Congestion, flaky skin and uneven texture require a more serious approach, and your regular shower gel cannot provide it. That is when you need to resort to physical exfoliants, AKA scrubs.
With endless available options, it can be hard to choose the right scrub. If you are a fan of deep exfoliation, you might be drawn to harsher, walnut-containing products. But are they safe to use? Let's talk about some physical exfoliators that you can add to your weekly beauty routine without being afraid of damaging your skin.
Is Walnut Scrub Bad for Your Skin?
According to leading dermatologists, you should never use walnut-containing scrubs in your skincare routine. Why? The certified dermatologist Shasa Hu claims that walnut is too harsh. Its granules are not round enough, which may cause microscopic abrasion to your epidermis.
In other words, walnut scrubs might cut up your face with micro-injuries, making you more sensitive to environmental pollutants. In case you do not want to have micro-tears irritating your skin, you need to consider safer, gentler alternatives.
Sugar, Ah Honey Honey
Unlike ground apricot or walnut shells, the sugar naturally dissolves during use, meaning it transforms from scrub into a gentle polish that perfects your skin. Its rounder granules are less abrasive, which is perfect for sensitive skin.
Other benefits of sugar-based body scrubs include:
- It gently exfoliates your skin, even if it is extremely sensitive;
- Sugar scrubs fight signs of aging;
- Sugar brightens tired, dull-looking skin.
Apart from its excellent exfoliating properties, sugar cane contains minerals that are good for your skin. The glycolic acid and minerals found in natural sugars can protect your skin by keeping toxins out. To discover limitless skin benefits of sugar scrubs, try out my range of natural, vegan sugar scrubs. All of my body scrubs feature sugar as the main exfoliant to promote radiant, glowing skin.
Other Scrubs for the Ultimate Cleanse
If you crave for a really deep exfoliation, you can try sugar scrubs mixed with other plant-derived ingredients:
Coffee Body Scrub
If you want to be squeaky clean and smell like your favourite morning beverage, choose a sugar scrub that contains grounded coffee. Apart from removing dead skin, coffee has other benefits:
- Exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties;
- Reduction of cellulite and stretch marks;
- Improved circulation.
If you have always wanted to add a powerful body exfoliator to your weekly routine, take a look at my Coffee Body Scrub. To maximise sugar and coffee benefits, I'm enriched with Vitamin E, nourishing Coconut Oil & Grapeseed Oil, plus I smell like fresh Mandarin. Yum! This impressive blend will clean your skin and make it glow.
Green Tea Body Scrub
Green tea has powerful detoxifying properties. So if you want to wash away toxic pollutants, there is nothing better than my Green Tea Body Scrub. This mix of Green Tea Matcha Leaf Powder, Sugar and Jojoba Oil will purify your skin and mind. Plus it smells like coconut & lime, heaven!
Raw Cacao Body Scrub
Do you love chocolate as much as I do? Then my Raw Cacao Body Scrub is an absolute must-have. Raw Cacao Powder and Almond Oil will make you smell like a (vegan) chocolate bar while taking good care of your skin.
Activated Charcoal Body Scrub
Struggle from blemishes and spots? Help your skin fight skin conditions with my Activated Charcoal Body Scrub. A power couple of Charcoal and Peppermint oil will help to reduce inflammation and boost the healing process.
Bamboo & Lemon Body Scrub
Next time you take a shower to wake up in the morning, try my Bamboo and Lemon Scrub for an instant, refreshing energy boost. Its zesty fragrance will wake up your senses while sugar and salt are cleansing your skin.
Keep Your Skin Nourished and Healthy
To achieve better results, use only natural, safe ingredients on your skin once or twice every weak. Our all-natural, vegan products will help you nourish your skin without causing allergies and irritations.