We think exfoliation should be a part of every skin regimen. If you’ve never done it or always used the wrong exfoliate, that only has a few seeds or synthetic molecules thrown in to the mix, you will be amazed at how effective our sugar and salt scrub from Rituals are. They are unclogging pores, balancing oil production and promoting healthy and speedy turnover of skin cells. These are only a few reasons why everyone should use body scrubs once in a while. 


 1. What is a scrub?

A scrub or body polish is a spa treatment which exfoliates the skin on your body leaving it feeling fresh, smooth, moisturized and soft. An abrasive product is rubbed vigorously, and massaged across and into your skin, and is then rinsed away to reveal a moisturized layer of fresh, clean and smooth skin.


2. What is a scrub good for?

There are many benefits of body scrubs. Mainly a scrub will exfoliate your skin, but will also purify the pores of toxins and dirt, improve the skin tone, help to fight cellulite and create a radiant, fresh overall look and feel. It is advisable to use scrubs in particular before spray tanning to ensure an even tan.


3. What types of body scrubs can you buy at the Makeup Boutique?

We offer numerous scrubs from Rituals for the body and an Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub from my own Carmina Cristina skincare line specially designed for the face. Generally spoken there are two main forms of scrubs on the market: Sugar and Salt Scrubs. Both are different types of exfoliation. Combined with pure natural ingredients like almonds, indian rose, orange peels, bergamot, warming ginger and fresh eucalyptus, these scrubs are invigorating and spirit-lifting experiences.

While the natural granules of both sugar and salt make excellent body scrubs, the 2 have special properties. We’ll give you a quick rundown of the differences and which body scrub is the right one for you.


Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs go back to the ancient Romans, who washed with a combination of sugar, honey and milk. Sugar scrubs are a little bit more gentle because the particles are smaller and less abrasive than sugar granules. That being said, they are recommended for sensitive skin, if you want a softer scrub and the only choice for the face.

Our three sugar scrubs from Rituals contain organic ingredients like sweet orange and cedar wood (Happy Buddha), organic sugar and cherry blossom (Sakura) and holy lotus and bergamot (Karma).

All of them eliminate impurities, gently slough away dead skin cells and the glycol acid content helps to protect the skin against harmful toxins. Sugar particles dissolve easily in hot water and will leave your skin super smooth. The combination of sugar, softening oils and beautiful scents will transform your dull skin into glowing loveliness, will improve your circulation and you’ll find yourself with more energy.


Salt Scrub

Salt scrubs are found in the ancient Egyptians beauty routines. Understanding the importance of natural salt in their washing regimen, they used olive oil or vitamin E-rich almond oil with salt’s exfoliating properties to rejuvenate their skin. Salt has healing and antiseptic properties which is ideal to smooth away bumps which occur when dead skin cells block hair follicles.

We offer two salt scrubs from Rituals and they are excellent for dry skin. Salt is coarser and generally more abrasive. As a result they are just the thing for dry skin and drier areas of the body. A combination of purifying sea salt, warming ginger and fresh eucalyptus (Hammam Hot Scrub) and crystal salts from the Himalayas, mint and almond oil (Himalaya Scrub) leave your skin incredibly soft, refreshed, soft and energized. They are mood lifter and also muscle relaxants.



 Whether you choose a sugar scrub or a salt scrub, it is recommended to enjoy a good scrub once or twice a week to purify your body and stimulate your energy flow effectively. Apply scrub to damp skin, massage in a circular motion gently and rinse off with warm water.


Would you like to find out more about scrubs and learn a few additional DIY scrub recipes? Reserve your seat at one of our upcoming scrub seminars now!

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