Beginner’s guide to the body scrub

Your skin needs exfoliation every now and then to feel fresh and rejuvenated. Hence scrubbing is a very essential part of your daily regime when it comes to cleansing your body.

 

I am embarrassed to admit, I am a beauty treatment addict. You can find extremely affordable spa services in NYC (where I used to live), so after 20 some years of foregoing any sort of spa experience (even a basic manicure), I found myself suddenly getting bi-weekly manis and pedis, threading my eyebrows, and delving into the glorious world of massages and facials every few months. One of the few treatments I never tried though, was a body scrub.

So why now? While body scrubs are beneficial year-round, they are especially great to get during the winter when people suffer from dry and itchy skin. A body scrub should leave your skin feeling healthy, refreshed, and baby soft.

According to Jamie Underwood, Director of Spa Services at Ladywell’s Vitality Spa and Sauna in Greenwood, exfoliating treatments do more than keep your skin feeling great on the outside. “On a deeper level, circulation of blood and lymph increases, helping the process of detoxing and moving stagnant fluid,” Underwood said.

I was lucky enough to receive a classic bergamot body scrub at Ladywell’s after spending the recommended hour soaking and steaming in the spa’s pools and steam room. Ladywell’s offers three pools: a hot whirlpool, a warm soaking pool and a cold plunge pool, as well as two saunas and a steam bath infused with essential oils.

When it was time for my scrub, I was sent to lie down on a cushioned table in a section of the spa separated by a divider. My therapist began the scrub by rinsing my body with warm water (which felt wonderful), and then rubbing in the body scrub all over, excluding my face. You are able to choose between two different scrubs, the …

 

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