If you are a fan of using body scrubs in the shower but tend to avoid them because they are traditionally made from salt, which can sting if you have just shaved your legs or have a small cut, then you may want to consider a scrub made from sugar. Sugar scrubs are a wonderful option to moisturize your dry skin, especially in the winter. The warm heat of the shower mixes with the oil in the scrub and really penetrates those open pores. There are several sugar scrubs on the market, ranging in price up from $10 up to $100 (which seems pretty ridiculous). What should you look for and do you need to spend the big bucks?
In a word, no. There are several available at your local grocery store, drugstore, etc. but you may want to go a different route if you're looking for a product made from natural ingredients free of preservatives or parabens. In fact, here's a company that has products that do not contain any sodium laureth sulfate, lead, parabens, alcohol, petroleum-based ingredients or phthalates. And their packaging labels are made from recycled corn starch and their containers and boxes are recyclable and reusable.
This company is called Lemongrass Spa Products. Their Lemon Sorbet Body Polish smells divine, and is made from simple, all natural ingredients: a blend of sugar, mango butter*, aloe vera and lemongrass essential oil blend. That's it. You can even use it when you shave your legs--take that salty scrubs! The product retails for just $14 and if you buy three jars at one time, you save $2/jar (3/$36). Deal city.
*Lemongrass says on their website that they use mango butter in many of their fabulous products (including the body polish). Mango butter is made from the kernels of the mango tree and is high in stearic acid, which is similar in moisturizing properties to cocoa butter. It's quite emollient and also offers protection from the sun. Aids in elasticity, improves skin tone, and prevents dry skin. Just know that after using it, you can literally skip your moisturizer. It's THAT good.
Lemongrass has tons of great products: body lotions, massage oils, lips balms and glosses, soaps and shampoos, face products, and products for men and baby.
Purchase Lemongrass Spa Products either online directly from their website or find a local spa consultant in your area. You can have a spa party in your own home and get products that way. Or become a consultant yourself--click here to find out more.
Show your dry winter skin the door and give this sugar polish a try--you'll be glad you did.