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5 Benefits of Using Body Scrubs

5 Benefits of Body Scrubs | Motherland Essentials | Charleston Soap and Skincare


If you’re anything like me, when you hop in the shower you are accompanied by a row of bath products - each playing an essential part in maintaining the health of your skin. As you look at your personal arsenal of skin care products, ask yourself this question - do I own a body scrub? Body scrubs are one of the key products essential to maintaining healthy skin. Although they may be marketed as a “luxury add-on” service in your upscale spas and nail salons, they have many benefits that may justify what may seem like a splurge. Of course, there are less costly alternatives, such as purchasing one of our Motherland Essential body scrubs, or creating your own.  Here are 5 reasons why a body scrub should be added to your skin care regimen, ASAP!

1. Exfoliation

Did you know that you have about 19 million skin cells per inch of your body? Your body gets rid of about 30,000 to 40,000 old skin cells every day. Dead skin cells makes up the top 18 to 23 layers of your skin and it takes about a month before new skin cells are moved to the top layers. Without using scrubs for exfoliation, you are literally walking around with old, dead skin. Body scrubs, especially salt scrubs, helps to reveal new skin cells that have regenerated - that can give your skin a youthful glow.

2. Detoxification

Rubbing your body with body scrubs encourages natural blood flow and the circulation of bodily fluids. As you massage the scrub to your body, you are releasing toxins and fats that may be held in the skin. After using your body scrub, you’ll definitely feel refreshed. If you really want a good detox, check out the benefits of activated charcoal + bentonite clay as well.

3. Skin Texture

There may not be a magic pill or fountain of youth, but using body scrubs are a sure way for you to achieve that youthful glow. Coffee scrubs specifically are a great option for cellulite and stretch mark prone areas. The caffeine in coffee helps to “wake up” the skin and help with skin regeneration - diminishing stretch marks and cellulite over time. Caffeine is also a vasodilator, which means it constricts blood vessels in the skin. This makes blood vessels tighter and firmer very quickly, which is reflected in your smooth skin texture.

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4. Moisturizing

Most body scrubs you will use contain a moisturizing ingredient. The most common oil you will find in most scrubs is olive oil. When massaging a body scrub in your, you are allowing the moisturizing oil or butter to penetrate the skin - leaving behind smooth, moisturized skin.

5. Relaxation

The most important part of skin care is self care. Allowing yourself the chance to #treatyoself to a relaxing moment relieves stress. Motherland Essentials scrubs are scented with essential oils - the most popular being South African Lavender. Lavender essential oil has a relaxing effect of the body and is highly regarded for the skin. Plus, it smells amazing!

The skin is the largest organ of the body, so taking great care of your skin in vital. Adding body scrubs to your skincare routine is essential to maintaining great health and beautiful skin. We have a great selection of body scrubs to choose from that will help you on your journey to great skincare. Check them out and let us know what you think!


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  • Yes Reginald, so glad the article helped you see the benefits of using body scrubs. Enjoy them!

    Motherland Essentials
  • I dont use that many body scrubs compared to my facial ones, but this opened my eyes to the benefits of putting it on you body.

  • Yes, detoxification is very important when it comes to skincare. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Anna!

    Motherland Essentials
  • I love the detoxification aspect. All great reasons to use these!


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