Why make scrubs at home? Isn’t it easier to buy?
Actually, what do you need scrubs for anyway?
For the face, that’s understandable – but for the body?
Here are Some Reasons Why
- Moisturizes the skin
A lot of people think scrubs dry the skin, but actually, the opposite is true. The scrub itself doesn’t dry the skin, it just removes dead skin cells. Also, most scrub mixtures contain substances that add moisture to restore the moisture the skin loses in the shower.
- Removes dead skin cells
In order for the skin not to look old and lifeless, it’s recommended to remove the top layer of dead skin with exfoliation. If you don’t exfoliate regularly, the dead skin starts to build up and makes the skin look like it has scales on it, making it darker and uneven-looking.
If you use scrubs regularly, you reveal new and healthy cells and as a result, the skin looks much better. In addition, the scrub also cleans pores clogged with dirt, which can cause acne.
- Helps reduce cellulite
If you exfoliate in circular motions the areas where there is a cellulite buildup, you can reduce the phenomenon of “orange peel skin” in those areas. Vigorous rubbing also stimulates circulation and improves the skin’s elasticity and firmness.
- Aromatherapy treatment
If you add essential oils to the scrubs, especially oils that are known to be suitable for a specific problem, then the vigorous rubbing and also the fact that the essential oil reaches the entire area of the skin actually does a thorough and extensive aromatherapy treatment.
- Helps skin absorb moisture & nutrients
The old dead skin prevents the new healthy skin from absorbing nutrients. After you remove the old dead skin, the newly exposed skin can absorb nutrients from body lotions all over.
- Exfoliation helps fight skin aging
Free-radicals from sun exposure, the food we eat and the environment cause the skin to lose its elasticity and increase the appearance of wrinkles and signs of aging. Exfoliation actually strengthens the skin and makes it more durable.
- Knowledge is power
In each store-bought scrub, if you’ll go through the ingredients list you’ll see all kinds of things that you recognize and all kinds of unidentified names. You can do an in-depth research online to find out what you’re spreading on your skin, but it’s much simpler to prepare a scrub at home – so you know for sure what it’s made of.
- Natural ingredients only
Commercial scrubs contain different substances to prolong their shelf life. If you Google some of those ingredients, you’ll discover that they are chemicals that aren’t good for the body. The usual argument is that those substances are harmful to digest, but ok for external use. The problem with this argument is that some of those substances are absorbed through the skin and reach the blood stream. Suddenly, they are not really external.
- Full control of the ingredients
After you’ll make some examples, you’ll find out what you like and what you don’t like. What does your skin good and what doesn’t. So you can start playing with the ingredients.
As long as you add a grainy substance that actually does the exfoliation and removes the dead cells, you can play with the rest of the ingredients and match them to what suits your personal skin. For instance, many types of industrial scrubs are bases on oil. Not everyone likes the feeling of oil on the skin after the shower. So you can play with it and add other nourishing materials.
- Much cheaper
Most types of scrubs prepared from products available at home at a total cost of about a quarter, if not less, of the cost of an average commercial scrub.