If you love going to the spa, showering, taking baths, and baby-smooth skin (we’re guessing you enjoy at least one of those things), then you need to use a body scrub at home. It’s the best way to exfoliate your entire body, from your neck down to your toes. You can use it morning or night, depending on your preference. But either way, you will feel like you’ve had a day at the spa after using it.
When we don’t exfoliate our skin, dead skin starts to build a layer over our healthy, new skin. Even though your body naturally sheds dead skin on its own, sometimes it needs a little extra boost. If your skin gets clogged or if you have too much dead skin build-up, then your body might not be able to shed the skin fast enough. This leads to clogged pores, acne (yes, even on your body), and rough and flaky skin.
When you exfoliate your skin, it helps to remove all of that dead skin. The end result is skin that’s fresh, healthy, and oh-so-soft. You don’t have to use a body scrub daily to see results. In fact, it’s probably better that you don’t exfoliate every single day because over-exfoliation is totally a thing. Clearly, we’re big fans of body scrub here at Bubbly Belle. Check out our step-by-step guide to using it so you can be obsessed, too!
First things first, you need your skin to be wet. You don’t really want to use a body scrub on dry skin because it won’t have the same effect. If your skin is wet, it’s easier for the scrub to stick to the skin as you use it. Plus, it feels way nicer if your skin is wet. When it’s dry, it just feels like you're rubbing sand or gravel on your skin, which is not fun.
Hop into the shower or bath and let your skin soak in the warm water for a couple of minutes. The steam from the water will help to open up your pores and loosen the dead skin. This will make it easier for the scrub to work, and it will be much more effective. Once your entire body is covered in water and you let the steam open up your pores, it’s time to move on to the next step.
Now that your skin is prepped and primed, it’s time to get to work. Take your body scrub and start applying it to the skin. It’s easier to work in sections, so start with your neck and chest area. Don’t forget your shoulders as well.
For your back, it might be hard to reach the whole thing. You can always use a loofah or sponge that’s attached to a long handle so that you get every nook and cranny on your back.
Take some more and work your way down your body. Get your stomach and sides and hips. And don’t forget to put body scrub on your butt! That’s one of the most overlooked places for things like scrubs and lotions. Then, get your thighs, calves, and feet.
When you get to your feet, you might want to spend a little extra time scrubbing. Our feet typically have excess dry and cracked skin. Try and work the scrub onto your feet and consider using a foot scrubber as well.
Now that your body is covered in the scrub, you need to really work it into your skin. Use your hands to gently (but firmly) work the scrub all over your skin. Use circular motions and go over each spot a couple of times to make sure you don’t miss any areas. If you have any spots that are extra dry or rough, spend a little more time rubbing the scrub in. You don’t want to rub your skin to the point that it stings or hurts in any way, but apply a little pressure to make sure you are getting all of the dead skin off.
Now that you are all scrubbed, it’s time to rinse it all off. Use warm water to rinse off all the areas you used the scrub. You can also use your hands to help rinse the scrub off as well. If you want, you can take a wet washcloth and go back over the skin to make sure all the scrub granules are gone. You want to make sure the scrub is completely rinsed off so that you aren’t picking off granules when you get out of the shower!
Why Should I Exfoliate My Skin?
We’ve already touched base on a couple of reasons why it’s important to exfoliate your skin. Your skin sheds dead skin on a cycle of roughly every 30 days. Sometimes your body isn’t able to fully shed all of the dead skin, resulting in the clogged pores and dry skin we talked about.
Exfoliating can help boost collagen production, improve blood flow, and help your skin to glow. Your skin will also appear brighter and smoother after just one use of an exfoliant. You will have to choose the type of exfoliant that will work best for you.
There are different kinds of exfoliants, including physical and chemical. A body scrub is a physical exfoliant due to the granules it contains. Chemical exfoliants use things such as acid to dissolve the dead skin layer. Many people prefer physical exfoliants because chemicals can be too harsh on sensitive skin.
Where Do I Get Body Scrub?
The best place to get body scrub is right here at Bubbly Belle! Seriously, you won’t want to get your body scrub anywhere else. Our scrubs are all made with natural ingredients, and they also contain essential oils! That means all of the scrubs will benefit you in more ways than just exfoliating your skin. You will also receive the amazing benefits of essential oils (cool, right?).
If you are new to body scrubs or just looking for a great body scrub option, start with our morning and night bundle. It contains one of our energizing coffee coconut scrubs and one of our relaxing lavender scrubs. Use the coffee coconut scrub in the morning to wake up and start your day. Use the lavender scrub in a hot bath before you go to bed to help you relax. You might even consider using a bath bomb as well!
Looking for something different and unique? Our disco scrub is what you need. This is our coolest scrub; it’s purple and sparkly. Basically, it’s like a disco club in a scrub. It has a really delicious, sweet, and floral scent to it. This scent comes from an amazing blend of essential oils, including lavender, jojoba, and grape seed. Turn your next bath into a party with this scrub!
Another option you have is our regular coffee scrub. If you are a coffee-lover, then this scent is 100% made for you. You might even say it’s a match made in coffee heaven. This is our most energizing scrub. It smells exactly like a freshly brewed cup of coffee, making it the perfect scrub to use in your morning shower. Plus, it contains vitamin E and essential oils, which is just an added bonus.
Your Home: The New Spa
If you want silky-smooth skin (let’s be honest, who doesn’t want that?), a body scrub is about to become your new BFF. It’s better for your skin than regularly using a loofah or sponge. It’s also more sanitary because loofahs can easily grow bacteria. Yuck! It’s so important to exfoliate your body in order to keep your skin healthy and happy.
Our body scrubs are the best of the best because they are made with all-natural ingredients, and they also contain essential oils. Essential oils have so many fantastic benefits. They can help give you energy, they can help you de-stress and relax, and they can help with anxiety. There are a ton of other benefits, too, depending on the type of essential oil you use.
If you want the best of both worlds, then Bubbly Belle body scrubs are for you. You’ll get exfoliating and smoothing benefits combined with the seemingly endless benefits of essential oils. That’s what we call a win-win for your skin! Get ready for the smoothest and healthiest skin of your life. And when it comes to body scrub, trust us; you’re going to be obsessed.