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Beauty Buzz on Exfoliating Body Scrubs

Body Exfoliation is the Key to Rejuvenating Skin Cells

Through the process of exfoliation, dead skin cells are removed from the surface of the epidermis, helping to keep pores from becoming clogged and leaving skin feeling clean and refreshed. Clogged pores not only appear larger, but can cause blackheads and acne. In addition to the visual effects of smoother skin and smaller pores, removing dead skin cells speeds up the skin renewal process, allowing healthier skin cells to take the place of the dead skin cells.

Just as there are masks, scrubs and other exfoliating products for the face, there are specific products formulated to exfoliate the body. Body scrubs are a great way to obtain healthy, beautiful, glowing skin. In addition to exfoliating, most scrubs will also nourish the skin, leaving it feeling hydrated and healthy. Scrubs contain an abrasive material such as salt or sugar, an oil such a macadamia or almond oil to hold the mixture together, and they may contain a chemical exfoliate such as salicylic acid.

LaLicious, popular with celebrities, offers a line of scrubs made only with natural ingredients, leaving skin so soft after use that there is no need for lotion. Free of paraben preservatives and sulfate detergents, these products use cane sugar to exfoliate, with coconut oil and soybean oil to moisturize and condition skin.

Some exfoliating body scrubs may include chemical exfoliates to aid in the removal of dead skin cells. They work by essentially dissolving the "glue" that is binding the dead skin cells to the other skin cells. Some acids are mild, such as salicylic acid, while stronger alpha hydroxyl acid may irritate sensitive skin. Glycolic acid and lactic acid are added to scrubs for their moisturizing benefits. Bliss Body Scrub is a spa-strength scrub using perfectly round scrubbing beads to lift away dead skin, and leave skin feeling smooth and supple. The Hot Salt Scrub from Bliss stimulates the senses with rosemary and eucalyptus, while hydrating with algae and glycerin.

Mild scrubs are recommended for weekly use, while more intensive scrubs should be used less frequently.

recent face scrub product reviews

GREAT Micro-Abrasion Smooth cream
GREAT Micro-Abrasion Smooth cream By PerfectSkin from Midwest on 02/24/2013
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
What I Like:Normal
What I Like:Balances Skin, Effective, Great Value, Improves Skin Texture, Moisturizes Skin, Not Greasy
Recommended Uses:All Skin Types, Casual Use
Comments about Lierac Micro-Abrasion Exfoliating Smoothing Cream for Face, 50ml/2.25oz:
GREAT FOR MEN: Micro-Abrasion Smooth cream

facial at home
facial at home By Colleen from burlington on 02/24/2013
Comments about Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Retexturizer Exfoliating Scrub, 60ml/2oz:
my mom has been using this for about a year now and people have actually asked her if she has had work done! her skin looks so refreshed and younger

travel for men
travel for men By Colleen from burlington on 02/24/2013
Comments about Clinique Skin Supplies for Men Face Scrub, 30ml/1oz - Travel Size:
i bought this for my husband for our last trip, since I enjoy taking clinique out on the road with me, he liked it so much he got rid of other face products he had, and is now buying this instead

a present
a present By Colleen from burlington on 02/24/2013
Comments about Jack Black Face Buff Energizing Scrub with Vitamin C & Menthol, 88ml/3oz:
I did some beauty products in a basket for my dad, and was suprised at how much he liked this product, he said the citrus smell helped energize him in the morning

mint julep fan
mint julep fan By makeuplisa from hartford on 02/18/2013
Comments about Queen Helene Refreshing Mint Julep Natural Facial Scrub, 170g/6oz:
I use tons of products from this line because its a brand that can be trusted and is always a great value. I wash my face with this mint julep scrub and use the masque once a week. get so many compliments on my face

great scrub
great scrub By makeuplisa from hartford on 02/17/2013
Comments about Garnier Nutritioniste Nutri-Pure Microbead Cream Scrub Oil-Free, 150ml/5oz:
with sensitive skin I am often hesitant to try skin products on my face, this is great for my morning routine to get my face scrubbed and clean. does not have drying effect

trusted brand for my face
trusted brand for my face By makeuplisa from hartford on 02/17/2013
 Review of Clinique Exfoliating Scrub (2 Reviews)
Comments about Clinique Exfoliating Scrub, 100ml/3.4oz:
after years of using drugstore products, I decided to go for a higher end brand, and am so happy I did- clinique is perfect for your face. I don't break out like I did as a teenager but this defintely has prevented breakouts.

face refreshed
face refreshed By scarlet from houston on 02/02/2013
Comments about Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Natural Facial Scrub, 170g/6oz:
this is a very cost effective brand, that always delivers results. this scrub leaves the skin looking clean and refreshed and has done wonders for my pores

murad is the best
murad is the best By scarlet from houston on 01/21/2013
 Review of Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser (1 Review)
What I Like:Effective, Improves Skin Texture, Moisturizes Skin
What I Don't Like:Baths, Daily Use, Dry Skin, Normal Skin
Comments about Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, 200ml/6.75oz:
Definitely one of the best products on the market, a great brand.

Love this scrub!
Love this scrub! By OCJen from Orange, CA on 09/21/2012
 Review of Clinique Exfoliating Scrub (2 Reviews)
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
What I Like:Combination
What I Like:Effective
Recommended Uses:All Skin Types
Comments about Clinique Exfoliating Scrub, 100ml/3.4oz:
This scrub works really well. Love the way it leaves my face!

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