While lying in bed with your hubby, you roll over put your arm around him and caress his leg with your foot to get a mid-night rendezvous, but instead you get a “Damnit Janet! You keep scratching me with those damn feet! Go put on some socks!”
Don’t let this happen to you!! Keep reading to find out how to avoid being in a situation like Janet's...
Us busy moms don’t always have time to get a pedicure and get pampered the way we deserve, so sometimes we can get a little scruffy around the edges, but that’s okay, it happens to the best of us. I mean, who really wants to lug 3 kids to the salon and have to keep yelling at them to sit down and be quiet? No one, right? I know I definitely don’t…and I only have one (but his energy level is equivalent to that of at least 6 kids, that counts right?). And when is there time between soccer games, ballet practice, tutoring, cooking, cleaning etc, etc.
So let’s get down to the nitty gritty…literally! Get it..nitty…gritty, and we’re talking about scrubs. Okay, okay. Lame, I know. So what is a body scrub? For those of you who are unfamiliar with scrubs, it’s a product with a base that is mainly sugar, salt, or something gritty combined with various oils and is used to exfoliate dead skin from your body. I personally prefer sugar based scrubs, because salt can sting if you have a small cut or broken skin. I’ll pass on that, thank you.
6 Reasons to Use Body Scrubs
- They help to reveal your glowing skin that you’ve been hiding under those pesky dead cells.
Snakes and other reptiles can shed their skin naturally. If only it was that easy for us (imagine if we could shed pounds by just wiggling it off. AWESOMESAUCE! But I digress). We humans have to put in a little extra work.
- Scrubs hydrate and moisturize the fresh layer of skin
The oils in scrubs help to replenish the moisture in your skin so that it won’t be dried out. Scrubs can be sugar or salt in a pool of oils or they can be emulsified to give a more “lotion-esque” type feel to it. Our scrubs are emulsified, so no need to mix or dip your hand into a puddle of oil. Our scrubs don’t leave your skin with an icky greasy feeling either. We chose a combination of oils and butters that soak right into your skin.
- Use a scrub right before you shave to make your legs (or other parts) extra smooth
Remember scrubs exfoliate dead skin right? So if you remove that extra layer of gunk, you get a much, much closer shave. Oo00o0o0 la la!
- Use a scrub the next few days AFTER you shave to help eliminate ingrown hairs
Don’t walk around looking like you have crabs those next few days (was that too dramatic? You get my point though, right?). Using a scrub on those sensitive areas for a few days after you shave can help prevent ingrown hairs by removing the skin that those pesky hairs like to curl into.
- Massaging the scrub onto your skin in circular motions boosts blood circulation
Scrubbing your skin in a circular motion can increase blood flow throughout your body and help to drain lymph nodes.
- Last but most important of all…Scrubs make you feel GOOOOOOD!
Pampering yourself is always a treat! Don't you agree?
Once you feel how smooth your skin is and see people putting on sunglasses because of that bright glow from your skin you’ll be hooked and scrubs will become part of your weekly regimen. And hopefully after using your delectable body scrub, your next attempt for a late night romp won’t end with Damnit Janet! You scratched up my leg again! And it’ll be filled with lots of Oo0o’s and Ahhhhh’s…get your mind out of the gutter…He’ll be saying “Oo0o and ahhh your skin is soooooo soft. It’s smoother than a baby’s bottom.”
Have you ever tried body scrubs? If so, share your experience in the comments below
Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Tarrin. Soapmaking has been my passion since 2008. I'm also a member of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics Guild as well as a Certified Soapmaker. Here you can follow me on my journey of my handcrafted soap and body product business. Hope you enjoy this blog as much as I enjoy writing it!