The skin is the largest part of the body. It protects the muscles, bones and
internal organs. Like the skin on our faces, the skin on the rest of our bodies also needs to
be taken care of, and one way to do this is by scrubbing.
WHAT IS SCRUBBING?
The skin is exposed to many things during the day such as the environment, germs, oils, beauty products and chemicals. These need to be removed from the skin one way or the other.
Scrubs are the fastest way of clearing the skin of any dirt. You can buy a body scrub or make one at home using the ingredients in your kitchen cupboard such as sugar and salt and mix them with some essential oils.
BENEFITS OF SCRUBBING
Scrubbing revives dead skin cells giving way for new cells to grow It leaves the skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Scrubbing improves the skin’s texture and leaves the skin feeling soft.
It improves the skin’s appearance leaving it looking healthy. It also unclogs the pores
and helps to lighten stretch marks. It also stimulates blood flow.
■ Use a scrub in the shower three
times a week to firm the skin.
■ Use a sugar scrub at least once a
week in the bath to remove blotches.
■ If using products is not your thing,
try using scrubbing gloves, but do
not use excessive force as this will
dry out the skin.
■ Always moisturise after scrubbing
as the skin will lose some natural
oils and use tissue oil, petroleum
jelly or body
Do not scrub if you have:
■ Eczema as this will irritate the skin.
■ Extra sensitive skin.
■ Dry skin.