Exfoliation can work wonders on skin that’s a little rough around the edges. Bumps, peeling, dry patches? They will be history once you implement a full body exfoliation routine.
The key to exfoliation is to use natural, eco-friendly exfoliants and nourishing oils. Otherwise, you could fall prey to overly dry skin or be guilty of polluting the environment with toxic byproducts.
It can be difficult to find a quality body scrub: made without synthetic dyes, plastic beads or toxic fragrances. But at 100% PURE, you can buy clean beauty with confidence, because all of our products are vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated with effective plant-derived ingredients. And when you’re looking for natural body exfoliation, our body scrubs are the perfect choice!
Stick around for the benefits and uses of a body scrub, and how to use them for softer, healthier skin.
Health and Beauty Benefits of Full Body Exfoliation
Dryness, flaking, dullness and gray spots on the skin can all be improved with regular exfoliation. Temperature swings can have a severe impact on our skin, causing it to lose its usual glow and radiance. From environmental factors to free radical damage, your skin goes through a lot on a daily basis.
Using a body scrub is one of the best tools for restoring skin to optimal health. Body exfoliation rejuvenates your skin by removing bumps, scales and dry skin, which means more radiant skin and smoother texture overall.
Exfoliation is great for stimulating healthy circulation, removing the buildup of dead skin cells, and allowing our skin to better absorb moisture from body creams and body oils.
How to properly use a body scrub
Exfoliation is something every skin type needs. Those with sensitive or dry skin may prefer a milder option, while those with body acne may be better suited to clarifying scrubs. Whatever your skin type, scrubs are a key component to healthy skin, but first you need to learn how to use them correctly.
Check out these quick and easy steps to applying a body scrub:
Before scrub-a-dub-dubbing, you’ll want to remove surface impurities and excess oil from your skin. Use a moisturizing shower gel or moisturizing bar soap, lathered with a soft bath sponge.
Make sure your skin is thoroughly wet and softened with lukewarm water – too hot water can dry out and sensitize your skin.
Massage the body scrub onto clean, damp skin in the shower or bath. Pay particular attention to dry, rough areas like legs, elbows, knees and arms. Avoid areas of broken or freshly shaved skin and avoid scrubbing too hard or for too long. Even dry, rough skin is delicate and will only need about 10 seconds for complete exfoliation.
PRO TIP: The salt crystals in this natural formula will settle to the bottom of the jar between uses. Use clean, dry fingers to stir your body scrub before each use to ensure the oils and salts are evenly distributed and easily spreadable.
Rinse thoroughly with clear, cold water and pat dry with a towel. Rehydrate any very dry areas, such as knees or elbows, with body butter or body cream. The rest of your skin will be perfectly hydrated and silky thanks to the body scrub oils.
The 100% PURE™ body scrub collection
Our new collection of body scrubs includes 4 delicious scents, derived from essential oils and natural food grade aromas.
These therapeutic scrubs are designed to calm the mind and lighten the soul, while providing the skin with much-needed TLC. Detoxifying sea salt crystals are the star of this collection, joined by a supporting cast of nourishing plant and seed oils for super soft skin.
Each is special on its own, so good luck picking your favorite!
Blood Orange Body Scrub
Made with energizing and uplifting citrus oils
Deeply hydrates skin with silky sunflower and apricot oils
Apricot oil is a non-greasy, moisturizing oil that improves skin suppleness and elasticity
Orange, Pink Grapefruit and Lemon essential oils provide antibacterial benefits for acne-prone skin
Citrus oils promote skin luminosity and radiance
The perfect pick-me-up for sunny summer mornings
Naturally pigmented with a trio of nutrient-rich citrus oils
Coconut Body Scrub
Infused with the warm, tropical scent of coconut
Makes you want to sing “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” in the shower (which, by the way, is encouraged)
Deeply hydrates skin with silky sunflower, apricot and jojoba oils
Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory and emollient properties that can soothe dryness and irritation for smooth, comfortable skin
The combination of sea salt and coconut transports your skin and your senses to a tropical island paradise
Lavender Body Scrub
Lavender essential oil offers purifying properties to banish acne-causing bacteria
Lavender promotes deep relaxation with aromatherapeutic properties
Sunflower, apricot and jojoba oils balance the skin’s delicate moisture barrier
Vitamin E and lavender essential oil work to lighten the appearance of scars
Almond Honey Body Scrub
Infused with the tantalizing scent of honeyed almonds (but it’s totally vegan!)
Leaves skin silky soft to the touch after exfoliation with a blend of sunflower, apricot and jojoba oils
Sunflower oil is an emollient rich in vitamin E and other antioxidants, essential for nourishing the skin
Lightly pigmented with natural almond flavor, no synthetic dyes
Smells like a rich, decadent dessert – but with a bonus of body-healthy polish!
No matter the season or skin type, body exfoliation is an essential step in your self-care routine. What better way to restore that youthful glow and glow than with a luxurious body scrub?
Want to de-stress and de-stress, but need help planning your DIY spa day? Check out our tips for making your own body scrub and other nourishing body primers.