Exfoliating keratinized skin particles is one of the cosmetic procedures that helps women prolong their youth and avoid premature skin aging. For this, various means are used that contain abrasive particles, including scrub soap.
This cosmetic product has a number of useful properties:
- It removes dead cells, deeply cleanses the skin of the face and body, promotes the renewal of the epidermis;
- With its regular use, due to the massage effect, the microcirculation of blood in the superficial vessels improves;
- It helps to smooth out wrinkles, remove excess fluid and toxins, and improve skin color.
Base and additional elements
The composition of any scrub soap includes, firstly, the ingredients that provide its main effect - exfoliation; secondly, caring components that provide hydration, nutrition, skin tonicity; thirdly, additional components are aromatic additives.
To ensure the effect of peeling, charcoal, sea salt, ground coffee, loofah, poppy seeds are added to the soap.
So, black soap-scrub based on charcoal is effective, but very delicately cleanses the skin from any impurities. Charcoal absorbs dirt well, including the remains of cosmetics and sebum, has a detoxifying effect.
Salt soap is an excellent care product for the face and body. Salt polishes the skin well and gives it a healthy look. Such a scrub soap is also suitable for solving problems with cellulite.
In addition to charcoal, coffee, sea salt, fruit acids can be present in the soap, which help weaken the bonds between the dead particles of the epidermis, thereby improving exfoliation and accelerating the process of skin regeneration.
Soap scrub can be prepared on herbs, for example, it may include: red ginseng, chestnut, cereal extracts, which also have a scrubbing effect. Ginger soap, which not only polishes, moisturizes and nourishes the skin, but also enriches it with vitamins, is also very beneficial for face and body.
Various plant-based oils and extracts that soften, tone, cleanse and nourish the skin with antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging effects (almond oil, cocoa butter, sesame oil, grape seed oil, marigold extract) act as caring components of soap scrub. , shea butter, green tea extract).
Also, honey and seaweed extracts are added to the soap scrub. Honey soap is rich in vitamins, essential oils, organic acids, enzymes and trace elements. This tool eliminates pore contamination, relieves inflammation, improves the structure of dry skin, enhances blood circulation and rejuvenates the skin. Scrub soap, enriched with extracts of fucus and kelp, containing a huge amount of minerals and vitamins, has a pronounced tonic and anti-aging effect.
Typically, a scrub for a pleasant aroma is enriched with all kinds of essential oils. Their choice is very rich and depends only on the preferences of the soap maker. This is oil of rose, and rosemary, and orange, and grapefruit.
Soap scrub can be prepared independently. For a creative person, this process is not difficult. To do this, it is enough to stock up with baby soap and decide what exactly to use as an exfoliating component, and the addition of the remaining ingredients depends only on the breadth of the flight of fantasy.
For this, the following ingredients should be at hand:
- baby soap without aromatic additives;
- any vegetable-based oil (olive, sunflower, peach, etc.);
- exfoliating filler, which can be used: sea salt, ground coffee, oatmeal, corn grits, almond shavings, crushed rose petals, chamomile, jasmine, ground ginger, calcium chloride, poppy seeds, etc .;
- essential oil: peppermint, rosemary, bergamot, patchouli, etc.
If you wish, you can make soap with the addition of cocoa, milk, honey, blue clay, cream, sour cream.
The scrub preparation process is as follows: first, the baby soap is melted in a water bath, and then all the necessary ingredients are gradually introduced into it. The resulting thick mass is poured into molds and left to solidify. After 12 hours, the pieces are removed from the molds and laid out for aging in a ventilated area.
How to use
This cosmetic product is used 2 times a week or more often depending on the type of skin. To do this, it is applied to the skin with gentle massage movements, and then washed off with warm water.
Currently, you can find scrub soap from manufacturers such as Mylovarov, Dove, Spivak, Viteks (Black Clean “Coal Line”), LemonGrass, EcoLab, The Camel Soap Factory. Widespread Korean scrub soap (Mukunghwa, DongBang).
Most women who use scrub soap note that it copes with its functions - cleansing and peeling. The skin after its application becomes soft and silky. Negative reviews also occur, but they are more associated with improper selection of cosmetic products by skin type.