During 2020 the Home Spa boom continued. Already on the rise Pre-covid, lockdowns fuelled a new wave of beauty bloggers, social media and e-commerce self care businesses.
Top lifestyle publications showed us ways to bring the spa experience into our own homes and we found our social media feeds filled with home care, self care products.
One of our favourite home spa guides was in Harpers Bazaar.
With so much choice out there it is difficult to know what is good for our skin, the science behind the advice and knowing whose advice we should believe.
As with all things we do, it is a matter of choice but should start with proper research and a balanced approach.
With Face and Body Scrubs – or polishes as they are sometimes known, there are 2 main types. Those containing Chemical exfoliants or those with Physical Exfoliants added. Here we hope to explain a little about both to you so you can make an informed decision when you are buying your home spa scrubs.
There has always been a debate between the two.
- Chemical exfoliants have come a long way using acids & enzymes. They gently dissolve dead skin by breaking down the bond that keeps the cells together. It avoids any scrubbing & can be better and gentler for many types of skin. However, be careful which brand you choose, research carefully the name behind the brand & read the reviews carefully, never buy a brand that hasn’t been press associated or hasn’t been reviewed by leading skin experts.
- Physical exfoliants use ground granules – from sugar to fruit pits. Being more natural it’s important to choose the right level granules being used. The more course the particle the potential for skin damage can occur. But don’t fear there are many brands that use nonaggressive natural exfoliants. Rice particles, baking soda & Almond powder are just a few to look out for.
With any exfoliating treatment always use caution when applying to your skin. The face & neck area is extremely sensitive so never over apply or use unnecessary pressure. Good products will do the exfoliation for you with little pressure. Always follow the manufactures guidelines, if in doubt ask the brand, as many now have chat available.