Fun fact, 90% of dust in your home is dead skin cells!
Another fun fact, excluding the face, the areas of the body that show the earliest signs of aging are the hands, neck & decollatage! (the decollatage is the chest area)
A lot of us tend to neglect our body and just focus our skincare on the face. Whilst there are so many lotions and serums and treatments for the face, it is actually a lot simpler to keep your body looking radiant and youthful. A good scrub and moisturizer/body oil is all you really need.
So why should you use a body scrub? Body scrubs help to remove dead skin cells, which therefore helps your moisturizing products absorb better into the skin and leaves your skin looking refreshed and glowing. It is also essential to scrub prior to applying fake tan, so that the tan doesn't grab to the dead skin cells on the surface leaving you with a patchy and uneven tan.
For great looking skin you only need to exfoliate once a week, twice at the most and then moisturize daily (we like to use Gypsy Oil to keep our skin hydrated). You will notice fine lines on the hands and decollatege will reduce and your skin will look youthful and radiant, which is ultimately what we all want. As with everything it is easier to prevent then to treat later on, so the earlier you start looking after your skin the better!
Introducing Buddy Scrub.....
Our range of Buddy Scrubs are great, not only are you exfoliating, but as they contain oils they will also moisturise the skin, leaving your skin smooth, supple and youthful.
Lets have a closer look at each one and the benefits of using it.
Green Tea Buddy Scrub
Green tea is high in antioxidants and antibacterial properties, making it great for if you have breakouts or congestion, as it will help to clear them and to soothe and replenish the skin. The polyphenols in green tea also work to neutralise free radicals (free radicals damage the skin and accelerate ageing). This scrub also contains coconut, jojoba and grape seed oils, to hydrate the skin and leave your body silky smooth.
Raw Cacoa Buddy Scrub
This scrub was the original Buddy Scrub and if you love chocolate (who doesn't!) this one is for you! This scrub again is high in antioxidants, which are great for fighting those pesky free radicals. It is also enriched with minerals and vitamins, which help repair skin cells. This scrub is great for sufferers of psoriasis, exzema and stretch marks, as it helps to repair the skin and provide nourishment with sweet almond oil, jojoba oil and coconut oil.
Activated Charcoal Buddy Scrub
Activated Charcoal draws bacteria and dirt out of the skin, purifying the skin and unclogging pores. Activated charcoal is especially great for oily skin, as it pulls the excess oil from the skin. With the added benefit of peppermint, this scrub will leave your skin feeling refreshed!
Bamboo Buddy Scrub
Bamboo is becoming a big thing in skincare, it makes a gentle exfoliant and is rich in silica, which helps the body to absorb key minerals and supports collagen production. It also has anti inflammatory properties to help soothe the skin. This scrub also contains Lemon Peel Oil, which is great for improving the appearance of dull skin and rejuvenating the skin.
Coffee Buddy Scrub
Coffee has been used in scrubs for years! Coffee helps to stimulate blood circulation, therefore reducing the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and scarring. Coffee also has anti inflammatory properties, helping to calm the skin and reduce redness.
There is a Buddy Scrub for everyone! If you are using Buddy Scrub on your face, we recommend only using it once a week and if you have oily skin, cleansing off the excess oils afterwards. If you are using prior to applying fake tan, we also recommend cleansing off the excess oils on the skin.
Use all over the body, but concentrate on your decollatage, hands, elbows and knees, as these are the areas that usually need the most help. After a few weeks of using Buddy Scrub, you will notice a huge improvement in your skin, so why not give it a try!