The benefits of body scrubbing

A good body scrub is something I love.

Now of course in a perfect world you might be lying on a massage table somewhere tropical with a professional performing this for you – the reality might be a little different, but a good body scrub at home can still do wonders.

  1. Brightens up dull skin
  2. Exfoliates and gets rid of any flaky, dry skin
  3. Gives the circulatory system a boost
  4. Makes you feel clean and refreshed
  5. Tones the skin

Now I have to say, I do love a good homemade body scrub, I know there are loads of lovely recipes out there but I like just mixing some salt and almond oil, or sometimes Epsom salts and baby oil also does the job.

I do love really gritty scrubs, otherwise I personally feel that they aren’t doing anything, but I know some people don’t like the feeling that you are ripping your skin away.

IMG_20150829_195211_resizedAt the moment I am loving this toning body scrub from Balance Me . This is really nice and a good ‘balance’ pardon the pun between gritty and smooth – it’s not abrasive yet feels like it is still doing the job.

This is really effective on dry shins and bumpy arms in particular. It says to use on wet skin but I had better results when I applied it to dry skin and rinsed off.

What do you look for in a body scrub?


  1. This sounds lovely. I do prefer scrubs that are somewhere between gritty and smooth (although the smoother the better)

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