The quest for smooth and flawless skin is a concern for many women. This concern goes more than skin deep. Great looking skin boosts women’s self-esteem and gives them the confidence to face colleagues and business associates. There are a number of products out in the market today that promise to help women (and men too) care for their skin. These products include cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and exfoliants among others.
Those who live in highly polluted areas and those with extreme weather would have to use a good body scrub as part of their skin care routine. This will slough off dirt, dead skin cells, and other particles that cause skin irritations and dull the skin’s appearance. Body scrub exfoliants are available from almost all major brands of beauty products. If you have sensitive skin, you might have to consult with your dermatologist for recommendations on the best products for your skin type and condition. Otherwise, you can check out your favorite skin care line and use whatever you are used to. Don’t forget to check the labels to make sure that there are no ingredients that could be harmful. Some of the most common helpful ingredients in body scrubs are apricot, tea tree oil, citrus essences, and sugar and salt beads.
If you do not want to use over-the-counter or commercial preparations, you can make your own body scrub at home. You only need a few simple ingredients namely: sea salt, sugar, honey, and essential oils. Find a recipe that you like, mix it up, and put it in a jar so you can use it as part of your skin care regimen. Remember though that you have to be careful not to over-exfoliate. You might strip your skin of its natural moisture and leave it dry. Exfoliating two times in a week with a good scrub is good enough to keep your skin fresh and glowing.