Exactly Which Body Scrub To Exfoliate With, According To Your Skin Type
By Zinhlezonke Zikalala; image by James Garaghty
We’ve hand-picked the body scrub that’s suited to your exact needs…
The truth is that our skin sheds on a regular basis – and body scrubs are pretty much the only thing that can help with that beauty issue. Another critical thing they do: increase blood circulation. What’s more, body scrubs actually have a moisturising effect as they’re oil infused, which ensures soft, smooth skin. Why wouldn’t you use one?
Well, maybe you’ve had a bad experience because you’ve been using the wrong scrub for your skin type. Which is why we’ve listed the below exfoliators according to your exact needs…
Afriderm Exfoliating Body Scrub, R115
Ashy skin? Breakouts? This scrub whisks away dry skin cells and eliminates that ashy appearance, revealing more evenly toned, polished skin. It unblocks breakout-prone pores by exfoliating gently with sea salts, while drenching dry skin with moisture through natural oils and herbal essences. Available at Afriderm.
Matsimela Baobab Seed Kalahari Sugar Seed, R85
Suffer from dryness that just never seems to ease up? This product is a delicious blend of mineral oil, fragrance and essential oils, so it simultaneously moisturises while exfoliating. Best part? It’s excellent for all-over body exfoliation. Available at Matsimela Online.
Beauty Factory Tissue Oil Sugar and Salt Scrub, R119
Worried about wrinkles? This body scrub is able to slough away the top layer of dead skin cells, leaving you looking smoother, fresher and – yes! – less lined. It also promotes blood circulation in the skin, which increases the turnover of surface cells for a more youthful, glowy appearance. Available at Nova Local.
Matsimela Baobab Seed Exfoliating Mud Scrub, R220.20
This is one for everyone because the effect it has on the skin is exfoliating as well as moisturising. Natural silica (sand) gently exfoliates, leaving you feeling both polished and hydrated. Love! Available at Matsimela Online.