Salt scrubs are a formulation of salt and other ingredients which is used to exfoliate dead skin from the body, leaving fresh skin behind and nourishing that skin with herbal ingredients.
Various salts have differing amounts of trace minerals which can help to nourish the skin while it is scrubbed, and Dead Sea salts in particular are prized for their cosmetic and skin soothing value. The salts are then combined with herbal ingredients to create a desired scent or to promote healthy skin. These ingredients can include things like lavender, rosemary, orange peels, figs, lemons, lemongrass, herb blends, spices, and seaweed, though not all together. The benefits of a salt scrub are plentiful. Besides baby smooth skin, you will also absorb nutrients from the oils and salt that the scrub is composed of.
The biggest benefits to body scrubs, particularly the salt scrub, is the glow that your skin is left with. There are different grades of salt, and sea salt is the best option for a salt glow. The body scrubs are a great way to exfoliate dead skin cells. This paves the way for fresh new cells to regenerate and leaves you looking and feeling fabulous. Treating yourself to a body scrub, especially when combined with a massage, is just plain relaxing.
Having a body scrub done by a professional allows you to incur the benefit without the mess or stress. Plus, when you have a choice of essential oils to add to your body scrub, the effects are even more potent.
A salt scrub can be applied mixed with a small amount of oil to create a paste which is rubbed onto the skin. The trick with a salt scrub is only applying a small amount of salt at a time, ensuring the skin is thoroughly scraped. A thick handful of salt can be less effective. The oil and herbal ingredients in the salt scrub help to polish the skin while it is being exfoliated.