4 Reasons to use a body salt scrub

Here at ishga we are big fans of exfoliation as it’s one of the easiest ways to achieve glowing, radiant skin! Salt scrubs are commonly used as natural body exfoliators, and can be the first step for healthy, nourished skin. 

Why exfoliate? 

Exfoliating removes dead skin cells from the surface which also helps to unclog pores and prevent breakouts, whilst aiding in lymphatic flow and drainage. It’s important to keep in mind that the skin on the face is thinner than the skin on the body, so we would recommend using exfoliators that are specifically designed for each area to keep the skin barrier protected.  

What is a salt scrub? 

Salt granules are naturally abrasive in texture, so they make an ideal ingredient to be used in body scrubs as they help to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. Skin can become dry after removing skin cells, making it important to use a salt scrub that also contains moisturising oils to keep skin hydrated and smooth.  

Our Hebridean Sea Salt Scrub contains a luxurious blend of jojoba oil and almond oil which work together to moisturise and soften the skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth and renewed.  

  1. Skin will be silky smooth

Lack of exfoliation can lead to the skin becoming coarse in texture. The salt granules in a sea salt scrub will help to improve your skin texture, removing the dead skin cells that have accumulated on the surface and make it even, smooth and soft. 

2.Helps improve the absorption of products 

Lack of exfoliation can lead to clogged pores which then inhibits the skins' ability to absorb products properly. A salt scrub used once a week will help to keep the skin in good health while also achieving better results from your body products. 

3.Skin gets a circulation boost 

As you rub your salt scrub in circular motions on your skin, the motion stimulates blood flow. Improved blood circulation can help to improve skin elasticity and give your skin a lovely glow! 

4.Skin will get a deep clean 

Salt is a very good cleanser and can help to balance sebum (skin’s natural oil) production. Acne breakouts are reduced as bacteria is prevented from getting into the pores. Skin will feel refreshed and renewed after use, ready for you to apply your body lotion or body oils. Exfoliating also clears out the dirt and oils from pores, allowing them to be reduced in appearance.  

Application tips for using ishga Hebridean Sea Salt Scrub 

  • Apply the Salt Scrub to wet skin and massage in gentle, circular motions. 
  • Don't be too rough on the skin as this may damage the skin barrier. 
  • Exfoliating once a week is enough for dry/normal skin, twice a week if your skin is oily. 
  • After exfoliating don’t forget to apply your body lotion or body oil to keep hydration locked in and skin supple.