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What is a body scrub?

What is a Body Scrub?

A body scrub is a facial for the body! A good body scrub can leave you vibrant, refreshed, and super soft! A body scrub exfoliates and hydrate, leaving your skin silky smooth! Scrubs are formulated in various ways and help with a variety of skin conditions.  Some can help reduce blackheads, while others can help with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Every scrub is different, so be sure to purchase the right one!

What is Exfoliation?

When you exfoliate your skin, you remove the dead skin cells on the outer layer, which reveals the healthy soft skin under it. Using a mechanical exfoliate such as sugar, dead sea salt, or brushes/sponges will leave your skin as smooth as a baby’s bottom!  Every hour your skin sheds up to 40,000 skin cells, so it’s crucial to exfoliate to improve your skin’s appearance.

Diagram showing cellulite being removed by using a body scrub.

What is Hydration?

When your skin is dry and dehydrated, the skin is lacking oil, water in the top layer of the skin. Hydration is extremely crucial for healthy smooth skin. Without exfoliating your skin, you can end up with clogged pores from toxins and dead cells!  Clogged dead skin cells can make the skin look and feel dry, removing them can help brighten your skin, giving you the glow! HYDRATE your skin! 

Dry/Dehydrated Skin looks like...

  • Appears dry and dull
  • Can feel rough 
  • Possibly flakey
  • Sensitive
3 of Amire Cosmetics body scrubs accompanied by the dead sea mud mask. Link goes to shopamire.com
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How to Use a Body Scrub?

The best time to use a body scrub is when you’re in the shower or bath. After you finish your normal body wash routine, follow up with a scrub.  To avoid damaging and over drying the skin, be sure to use warm water.  Apply the scrub to the area and then gently massage in circular motions. Take a good amount of the scrub into your hands and begin massaging it into your skin in circular motions. Besure not to scrub too hard because you can damage your skin.  Be gentle! The exfoliants can do their magic.

How Often Should I Use a Body Scrub?

A body scrub can be used up to FIVE times a week depending on the ingredients and your skin type. Having delicate skin, the scrub is recommended to be used ONCE a week. If you are new to the scrub scene, go ahead and test out the product on a small portion of your skin (inside of the elbow area is best) to test for skin sensitivities! 

If your skin is not sensitive, you can experiment to see how many times a week works best for you.  Usually, every other day is perfect for most people.

Tea Tree Oil Scrub by Amire Cosmetics
Girl wearing a robe applying a body scrub to her shoulder to exfoliate.
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How Do Body Scrubs Soften Your Skin?

Body scrubs have mechanical exfoliants, like dead sea salt, used remove dead skin cells to reveal the healthier layer under all the gunk! Which means your skin’s complexion will look healthier and brighter. 

Amire Cosmetics body scrubs are also infused with all natural ingredients that help not only exfoliate, but also hydrate, soften and repair your skin. Our favorite ingredients to add as you can tell are argan oil and shea butter.  These super ingredients work like magic to help keep your skin hydrated and soften after your healthier skin layers is revealed.

My Favorite Time to Use Body Scrubs

I use the Arabica coffee body scrub before and after shaving. Using this scrub helps avoid the stingy sensation and dry skin that normally happens. And as always, be sure to further lock in moisture by following up with moisturizing lotion after getting out of the shower. 

Post-workout, a coffee scrub can help reduce inflammation! The circular massaging motion and additional blood circulation can help release the tension in your muscles, reducing the muscles aches and sore pains.

Model holding Amire Cosmetics Tea Tree Oil Body scrub.
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Model holding Amire Cosmetics Arabica Coffee Scrub in her left hand and applying the scrub with her right hand on her leg.
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When I first started caring for my skin, I started with scrubs. Getting older I noticed how easily it is to get the most finest of wrinkles or blackheads. Now every time I shower, I use a scrub!

From the skin of your face to your toes, the skin cells on your body, shed daily! Most lotions no matter how much you use, doesn’t give that soft skin you want… Using a body scrub makes your skin feel different instantly!


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