The official start to Summer might be in June, but we all typically kick it into high gear around July. With the 4th of July holiday on the horizon, the best time to start prepping to show off your best self is now. One of the quickest ways to get your skin into shape from head to toe, is with a good scrubbing. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, preps the skin receive the maximum benefit from serums, moisturizers and other skin treatments, and sets you up to glow from top to tail.
You-Be Foaming Skin Polish
This might be one of the most versatile scrubs on the market. You-Be Foaming Skin Polish can be used from head to toe. It uses rice bran and walnut shell powder slough away debris and dead skin cells, and is full of glycerin and camphor to soothe and moisturize. The formula lathers on contact, and rinses away clean. There are no moisturizing properties to this polish; we recommend a healthy dose of moisturizer upon immediate exit from the shower. We got the best and most lasting results by applying moisturizer directly to damp skin.
Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish
For a sweeter experience, nothing beats Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish. The refreshing lemon scent is Fresh’s signature (the company has since built ‘variations’ on the lemon base). That lemon fragrance comes from actual essential oils, which help to clarify and brighten the skin.
Origins uses the power of Ginger to fuel their version of the body scrub. The analgesic and anti-inflammatory property of ginger root helps reduce pain and swelling in muscles and joints. It’s also full of lemon oil (brightening), Bergamont (soothing), and Lime.
Habibi Body Scrub takes the place of both a scrub and a moisturizer. The formula is full of actual oils (Argan & Shea) and essential oils (Organic Lavender & Chamomile) to moisturize, and uses raw sugar to do the scrubbing portion. The real boost is in the honey, which has been shown to be both highly moisturizing and healing for dry, irritated and generally problematic skin. All we know is, it works. The combination left our skin smooth and lightly moisturized, and we didn’t need to use lotion or cream after the shower. Bonus!