Spa is home (body scrub)

body scrub 
An exfoliating cosmetic preparation applied to the body to cleanse the skin.

a type of beauty treatment in which the skin is cleansed and exfoliated.

Benefits of body scrub / body exfoliating 

Besides feeling wonderful, body scrubs have several rejuvenating benefits for the skin. Body scrubs gently remove dead skin cells, dirt and oil from the outer layer of skin. This helps to unclog pores and expose your skin’s underlying healthier layers.

1. Skin Glow
One of the biggest benefits to body scrubs, particularly the salt scrub, is the glow that your skin is left with.

2. Exfoliating: It might seem like an obvious benefit to mention, but body scrubs are a great way to exfoliate dead skin cells. This paves the way for fresh new cells to regenerate and leaves you looking and feeling fabulous. Planning a body scrub for exfoliating benefits is best in the fall and spring, right before you start to tan and when your tan starts to fade. Of course, exfoliating is great any time.

3. Increasing Flow: When you get a body scrub or give one to yourself, you are encouraging the natural flow of circulation and bodily fluids within. For the best results a professional should recommend and apply the body scrub that is appropriate for you. When you have a professional massage therapist apply the body scrub, a massage can be incorporated. This will increase the correct circulation and flow benefits.

4. Improve Cellulite and Aging: There are some claims that certain types of body scrubs can actually improve the look of aging and dimpled skin from cellulite. There is no miracle cure, but it certainly won’t hurt to try a body scrub that is enhanced with coffee. The coffee grounds are the best option for use on cellulite prone areas of the body. These types of body scrubs are great if you love the smell of coffee, too.

5. Relaxation
Treating yourself to a body scrub, especially when combined with a massage, is just plain relaxing. Having a body scrub done by a professional allows you to incur the benefit without the mess or stress. Plus, when you have a choice of essential oils to add.
Getting a body scrub done at a spa regularly can be expensive, but there are many options to making your own scrubs at home

Home made body scrub mixture 

What you need: I will be mentioning different types of mixture but i would stay all the essentials together. 

  • Clean beach sand 
  • Fruit bath 
  • Massage oil
  • Honey
  • Oat
  • Glycerin 
  • Cofee
  • Brown sugar 

Oat scrub

Yes the normal oat we eat everyday. In a clean bowl add the right amount of oat, add your fruit bath or liquid bathing soap like the goat milk bath soap, add a little glycerin and small amount of massage oil and few drops of glycerin. And add one handful of fine beach sand. Mix together and scrub mildly. 

Cofee scrub

The caffeine in coffee helps to eliminate unwanted oils, making your skin look flawless. The rough texture of the coffee grounds will slough away dead skin, leaving you with amazing, smooth skin. In a bowl, add 1/2 cup ground coffee, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, massage oils, fruits bath and few drops of glycerin. No beach sand in this please. 

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined and scrub. 
Honey scrub

Right amount of honey enough for your body in a bowl, add small amount of any essentials oil/massage oil like jojoba oil, add one handful of beach sand and enough amount of fruit bath and few drops of glycerin . 

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined and scrub. 

Note: I want to point out that you do a patch test first when using this one because some skin are allergic to honey and you might not know this. Rub a small amount of honey on ur palm over night and see what happens. If you have reaction please don’t continue with this and if you Have none you can go ahead. 

Why beach sand? 

it gives the body a little bit of sharp feel which allows it stay, rather than falling off. And sand from the beach is natural with rejuvenating qualities 

Why oat? Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties and is perfect for most skin types, even the most sensitive skin.

Oatmeal contains saponins, a cleansing agent, and can therefore be used as a mild soap.

Oatmeal is moisturizing and helps remove dead skin cells.

Oatmeal can help treat acne, eczema, rosacea and rashes.

What is glycerin for?

It’s a thick (viscous), colorless and odorless liquid. It’s water-soluble, sweet to taste and is non-toxic too. Its products vary from soaps to anti-ageing gels. It has sweet smell when it is ready for use in this purpose. 

Why brown sugar? Sugar is also full of glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that is crucial for maintaining healthy skin and is usually a key ingredient in pricey products. The natural glycolic acid in sugar not only helps condition and moisturize skin, but protect it from toxins.

Brown sugar can also be used as an exfoliator on your face or for sensitive skin because it is softer than regular sugars. However, it is also strong enough to scrub away dead skin cells and make way for the healthier, glowing skin to show through.

How often you should exfoliate: Health experts say that you can exfoliate your body at least twice a week. If you have sensitive skin, you can do it less often. While scrubbing your body, remember not to scrub too hard. For good safety twice in a month is perfect. 

Is it safe during pregnancy? Most experts believe that body scrubs are safe for use during pregnancy. You can use salt or sugar-based body scrubs during your pregnancy period without any risk to your baby. Your skin does not deeply absorb salt and sugar, which is why it is quite safe to use them. Avoid salt based body scrubs, if your skin is sensitive and stressed, since it tends to break the smaller blood Vessels

Tips during pregnancy 

If your scrub contains harmful chemicals, your skin may absorb it and lead to fetal complications. Check the label before you pick up a scrub from the supermarket.

So go natural and organic to pamper your skin! You can also try homemade scrubs that won’t harm your baby and leave your skin glowing too! Sugar and salt-based scrubs that have some emollients work wonders for your skin!

Gently massage the body scrub, particularly during pregnancy. It is important to keep in mind that body scrubs contain granules, and rubbing it too harshly on your delicate skin could injure it. After all you are looking to add some glow to your skin and not bruises!

Avoid the use of Aloe Vera lotions, scrubs, and products as it may lead to birth defects. According to momjunction 

Lastly if you want to have that feel of bringing the spa to your home, you can get a large towel, wrap yourself with it and stay for 30mins before bathing.   

Share your experience in the comment box about your spa/efoliating experience during pregnancy. 

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