Fall will be here before you know it. Many of us think of fall as a fresh start – a time to establish new routines—beauty and otherwise. Perhaps that back to school feeling has become something of an evolutionary trait for us, modern humans.
You may get the urge to start scrubbing down come fall because summer’s dirt, grime, and residual sun damage took its toll.
Like the face, the body needs to be exfoliated every now and again, and not to be a real killjoy or anything, but it’s likely that your favorite body scrub is a hazard to old Mother Earth.
Many scrubs come with harmful plastic-based (gross.) exfoliators that tear skin and don’t biodegrade when washed down the drain. Instead, you’ll want to look toward natural exfoliants like coffee grounds, sugar or salt.
Whether your skin is dry, sensitive, normal or something else entirely, we’ve got The Scrub you need to smooth it all out–sans plastics, parabens or other unsavory filler ingredients.
Here’s a quick look :
The Coffee Scrub
A real wakeup call for your skin, our coffee body scrub energizes your body much as your early morning cup of joe stimulates your mind. The caffeine content amps up its exfoliating power and may even help boost collagen production.
Collagen provides your skin with structure, firmness, and elasticity. Long story short, collagen makes your skin look younger.
Some people believe that coffee may even minimize the appearance of cellulite—at least temporarily. Hey, we’ll take it.
Passionfruit + Pineapple
Already sick of the pumpkin spice onslaught? Yeah, us too.
Dream about the dog days of summer with our passion fruit and pineapple body scrub. It’ll remind you of poolside cocktails, frozen treats and bright sunny days.
Sometimes you just need a pick me up, right?
Cucumber + Melon
If you’re in the mood for something more gentle after a long day, try washing away your worries with cucumber and melon. These known soothers contain anti-inflammatory properties and help the skin retain moisture.
Oh yeah, they also smell amazing.
Tangerine + Coconut Body Scrub
Loaded with antioxidants, this fruity combo is like orange juice for the outside of your body—the perfect dose of vitamin C you need to start the day off right.
Both vitamins C and E are potent antioxidants that work to keep your skin in tip top shape. Vitamin C works to eliminate oxidative stress—aka damage from sun, pollutants and just being alive and getting older. Vitamin E, on the other hand, helps soften skin, too.
How Often Do You Need to Use a Body Scrub?
With vitamin E and coconut oil, our body scrubs work to moisturize and repair dry or damaged skin, release ingrown hairs and more.
In most cases, body scrubs should be used about 2-3 times a week—used to eliminate dead skin cells and keep your body feeling soft and silky smooth.
So, incorporate scrubs into your routine—say on that Sunday night you decide to do a face masque—and start reaping the benefits of an established self-care routine.