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Body Scrubs for Healthy Skin this Season

Body Scrubs for Healthy Skin this Season

Natural beauty has come a long way since tipping raw eggs on your hair and squashed bananas on your face. Not that I am saying they are bad, I’m just not into that kind of thing. I prefer to open a jar or squeeze a bottle to get the benefits.

I just love that clean, fresh feeling you get when your skin has been gently exfoliated and beneath that tired, dull, sallow complexion there’s a new you looking back in the mirror. I have tried many body scrubs (and facial) in the past. Some have left my skin feeling that the exfoliation has come from me being dragged behind a pick-up down a dirt track at 40MPH.  Others were sharp and way too tingly. When I did come across that perfect scrub, it found it cost a mountain of gold to achieve that smooth, rosy glow.

SheaMoisture Body Scrubs

For the Not So Mixtress

If you just don’t have it in you to make your own products, like me –You’ve got to check out the SheaMoisture Body Scrubs!

I haven’t tried them all, but I’ve fallen in love with both the Olive Oil & Green Tea body scrub and the Lavender & Wild Orchid Hand & Body Scrub.

SheaMoisture’s Olive Oil & Green Tea body scrub is an ultra-moisturizing sugar scrub that exfoliates and nourishes while leaving skin smooth and youthful.  The Lemongrass & Ginger Hand & Body Scrub is an invigorating sugar scrub that exfoliates and purifies while leaving skin energized and refreshed.  The Coconut & Hibiscus Hand & Body Scrub is a moisturizing sugar scrub that exfoliates and nourishes while leaving skin firm and toned. The Argan Oil & Raw Shea Hand & Body Scrub is a reparative sugar scrub that exfoliates and repairs while leaving skin soft and youthful. And finally, the Lavender & Wild Orchid Hand & Body Scrub is a calming sugar scrub that exfoliates and nourishes while leaving skin hydrated and healed.

For the Mixtress

If you enjoy making your own beauty products, you will love this recipe!

Vanilla Coconut Brown Sugar Scrub

Coconut oil is subtly fragrant and slightly miraculous. This one is a super moisturizer, and can practically double as dessert.

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix ingredients together. Rub on skin while in the shower, massage, and rinse.

My Suggestions

If you have dry skin like me then you can definitely benefit from using a scrub every week. I like to scrub after I’ve washed my skin with soap, because these scrubs have oils in them, which leaves my skin moisturized and hydrated after rinsing. After drying off my wet skin I follow up with a thick creamy moisturizer.

Do you Scrub? What do you use?

About Jenell B Stewart

Jenell Stewart MS, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates most of her free time educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2012 she was named one of Essences top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.
  • Nicole Williams

    I scrub all of the time. I haven’t tried the Shea Moisture line but I will as soon as I run out of and have to reorder my Dorian Gray black raspberry vanilla scrub. I love this scrub so much. It smells really good and leaves my skin feeling really smooth and soft. I know it’s corny to say “touchably soft,” but it is!

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell Stewart

      Oooh where do you get that?
      You will love the SheaMoisture scrubs!

      • Nicole Williams

        I order it from Doriangrayskincare.com. I think they have 10% off, all of the time. Check it out. It’s amazing and it smells super good. Love it, love it.

  • Dahlia Lewis

    I scrub when i feel my skin needs it. I make my own, either brown sugar or sea salt scrub with coconut oil, vanilla essential oil along with olive oil or grapeseed oil, my skin breathe better and feels amazingly soft….

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell Stewart

      Oooh share your recipe here!

  • http://www.relaxedthairapy.com/ Divachyk // Relaxed Thairapy

    I simply cannot wait to try this. My skin gets really dry in the winter.

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell Stewart

      Get a head start now! No need to wait!

  • Adeola @ *The Mane Captain*

    funny enough, I just released a basic recipe on brown sugar scrubs on my blog. I LOVE how smooth and velvety my skin feels after a scrub. Brown sugar scrubs gives you a baby smooth skin even if you’re very old :) There are soooo many recipes. I just released a simple one for readers to try :)

  • melissa28

    random question, when you use the shea moisture scrub, how do you use it? i tried something once, not sure who made it… but you just rubbed it in your hands and rinsed it off, is it similar? because my body is so dry i would love to do something other than lotion

  • Miss-Linda Liwan Wanjiru

    Vanilla essence right?