Sometimes we just need a break!We all have days when we have to drag ourselves towards the finish line, not least during lockdown as time slows to a crawl and dreams of escape fill every corner of our tired minds. At Sass + Co. we recognise this for what it is – your body demanding a reset, and there is no better way than to scrub the day away...
Looking after mind and body
Just like cleansing, toning, and moisturising, scrubbing or “brushing” your skin should occupy a significant place in any self-care regime. Not only does it make you feel incredible inside and out, scrubbing has myriad health benefits.
The benefits of scrubbing your skin
Our skin is our greatest asset, the largest organ in the human body, and we should treat it with the respect it deserves. It is sensitive in its strength and covetous in its closeness to our bloodstream, our lymphatic system, and our nervous system.
Reduce clogged pores
Scrubbing and exfoliating rids the body of dry, dull skin by removing dead cells from the surface of the epidermis. This process agitates clogged pores to remove ingrained oil, dirt, sweat and pollution that body washes, cleansers and toners cannot, and the benefits of this are immeasurable.
Revitalise your skin for a smoother look and feel
The removal of dead skin cells speeds up the skin’s renewal process, allowing smoother, healthier skin cells to take their place. The effects of this revitalisation process include increased blood flow to the skin, an uptake in mineral absorption, the flushing of toxins in the system and an opportunity to fight the signs of ageing.
Reduce sun damage and scars
This “skin polishing” helps reduce fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, skin pigmentation caused by sun damage – even scars – and can help deal with flaky skin, which gives rise to dry patches, eczema and, occasionally, rosacea.
Not only that, but glossy skin is the perfect canvas for a tattoo, new or old!
Reduce blackheads, pimples and ingrowns
Aside from a deep clean, another benefit of scrubbing is a reduction in blackheads and pimples, as well as freeing ingrown hairs – the process removes the dirt build up in pores that cause these issues, and, when pores are blocked they appear larger, so a scrub will make them seem smaller – we’ll take that!
Lock in that moisture
Many natural scrubs also work as humectants, which means they flush the skin with moisture. And, if you think about it, it’s the perfect time to add moisture as it will be readily absorbed into refreshed skin cells, plumping up its tone and texture and nourishing from within.
Boost tired, acne-prone skin
Scrubs can contain natural ingredients that are antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, too, which is a win win if you have skin issues like acne, puffiness or tired skin in need of a boost.
On the grapevine, we’ve even heard of body scrubs that have reduced the pockmarking that cellulite causes, which frankly might be the best news we’ve ever heard!
So, for soft, smooth, glowing skin that radiates with health, get scrubbing queens!
We recommend scrubbing:
✖️Weekly to maintain soft, smooth skin.
✖️Before you wax or shave your legs.
✖️To prep your skin before you get new ink.
✖️To prep skin before a spray tan.
✖️When you have ingrown hairs.
During these strange times, self-love is a prerequisite and what better way to honour your rebel soul than with a DIY spa treatment that will leave you feeling like a goddess.