Body scrubs have been around for a while. But in recent years new types of body scrubs have emerged, including those made out of coffee, sugar, or salt.
Whether you have been using a body scrub for a while, or they are a completely new part of your skincare routine, you still might be wondering how you should pick the right body scrub for your skin type.
1. Body Scrub For Normal or Combination Skin
Normal or combination skin type can be dry in one place but oily in another, such as the T zone on your face (forehead, nose, chin). When buying a body scrub for normal or combination skin types, it is important that you choose a body scrub that won’t affect the natural moisture of your skin. Even though this type of skin can withstand different types and consistencies of body scrubs it is still important to deeply nurture your skin.
Perfect body scrubs that will enhance the beauty and glow of normal to combination skin are enriched with papaya extracts or coffee. They will deeply nourish your skin and remove dirt.
2. Body Scrub for Oily Skin
Oily skin can be rather tricky to manage. It requires constant exfoliation to try and avoid pimples, blackheads, and clogged pores. Although oily skin can require a lot of scrubbing compared to the other skin types, try not to overdo it, since even oily skin can become irritated and red.
When buying a body scrub for oily skin look for ones that are infused with charcoal, or fruit extracts like pineapple or apricot. Apricot body scrubs are one of the best options since they absorb more dirt, but a combination of charcoal and aloe vera also does wonders for oily skin.
3. Body Scrub for Dry Skin
Dry skin definitely requires a lot of attention and exfoliation. Without regular weekly exfoliation, dead skin cells will remain on top of your skin and make it hard for other products to nurture and moisturize it.
Body scrubs that are specially formulated for dry skin should be creamy and enriched with oils that will moisturize and freshen up your skin. Therefore look for body scrubs that are rich in oats and honey, since oats can perfectly clean the dead skin cells and honey will deeply nourish your skin.
4. Body Scrub for Sensitive Skin
Having sensitive skin does not mean that you should avoid scrubbing. Yet that sensitive skin does not need hard and abrasive body scrubs but soft exfoliators that will leave your skin refreshed and light.
Therefore you should go for a non-comedogenic variant that is parabens and sulfates free. Body scrubs that are enriched with green tea, coffee, or oats extracts are a perfect way to liven up your skin and give you a natural glow. Another great option is lactic acid which will not only exfoliate your skin but also give it much-needed hydration at the same time.
You should never exfoliate your face with the same body scrub you use for the rest of your body. The skin on your face is much more gentle and it should be treated accordingly.
While using a body scrub you should always wet your skin before applying it. If you are using a cloth or a sponge make sure they are dry before using them since they need to properly dry to avoid bacteria growing on them.