One of the biggest nightmares we face during wintertime: ashy skin. Nothing is more horrifying when this scaly disaster still persists even with the globs of moisturizers we pile on top of our skin in hopes of getting rid of this sad, flaky mess.
This is why exfoliating the body is equally as important as exfoliating the face. Showering every day or using a loofah alone isn’t effective enough to get rid of this buildup that accumulates the body, which is why finding a gentle everyday exfoliator is key.
That’s why the Natural Body Glow Nutshell Scrub was created. Fortified with finely ground, round-cut 100% walnut shells and a unique blend of 10 natural essential oils, the nutshell scrub is great for all skin types. Just like its name, this scrub gives a natural glow to the body.
Read below for Jungle Botanics’ top 5 tips to make the most out of your nutshell scrub.
1. Preparation is key.
One rule with scrubs: never use it on dry skin!
Not only will the scrub be less effective, it can also cause unwanted irritation that could have easily been avoided with proper preparation.
Hop in the shower, turn on the water to a nice warm temperature, and proceed with shampoo, conditioner, etc. Allowing warm water to hit the body for the 5-10 minutes it takes to complete these tasks will have softened the skin for exfoliation.
2. Always, always be gentle.
No matter how ridiculous we know it is, there’s always a part of us that expect that the harder we scrub down on our bodies, the softer our skin will get.
With any physical exfoliator it’s crucial to be gentle and take it easy on the skin.
While the nutshell scrub contains fine particles, using it on dry skin or with excess pressure can be too much for the sensitive outer layer of the skin.
Use circular motions to gently massage the scrub into the skin. The porous nature of the nutshell particles will help to draw dead skin away from the body rather than forcibly pull away skin that isn’t ready to be removed.
3. Target areas in need of care.
Usually when we think body scrub, we see its uses as being limited to, well, the body. This usually means our torso, arms and legs.
However, the nutshell scrub is a great multitasking product that works well for softening harder, calloused skin.
Fortified with a nourishing blend of oils, the nutshell scrub is luxuriously moisturizing, leaving the skin softer and more supple. Using the scrub on calloused skin on areas such as the elbows, knees and feet can be a great help in not only removing buildup, but also keeping areas easier to work with.
4. We’re human – make use of tools.
Unsurprisingly, the human hand has an incredible inability to create an effective lather. To make up for the many insufficiencies of the human body, what have we innovated? Tools.
Don’t be afraid to make use of loofahs.
While the nutshell scrub works well on its own, it also creates a mild lather upon contact with warm water. Using it with a loofah will increase the creation of the bubbles, which work to create a softer exfoliating experience and help give that traditional soaped up clean feeling.
5. Stick to one task.
This might seem confusing as showering usually consists of tasks such as: shampooing, conditioning, washing the face, shaving, etc.
When it comes down to the body, especially the skin, we have to think about using scrubs as a part of any skincare routine. Just as we don’t use a facial scrub in conjunction with a peel or other active, body scrubs shouldn’t be used before or after shaving.
No matter how gentle the scrub may be, it still will cause a sensitive palette for a razor to work on, resulting in not-so-fun stinging sensations.
Perfect 365 days of the year, start your pampering session with the nutshell scrub. The Jungle Botanics Natural Body Glow Nutshell Scrub is available for international purchase online at Wishtrend.com.