Body scrubs are physical exfoliants that brush away dead skin cells. The feel of a “scrub” comes from the use of sea salt scrubs suspended in an oil base.
Our high quality Eve Taylor aromatherpy sea salt scrub is mixed with hydrating oils to exfoliate and hydrate your skin without being abrasive.
Our men’s body scrubs can be applied to a targeted area or full body from shoulder to toe with the optional service of steam also to help remove blackheads and unblock pores to reduce breakouts and in-growing hairs on the body and intimate areas such as buttocks and gorin.
What is a body scrub?
A body scrub is where coarse granules of salt, cleansers and oils are used with warm water to soften the skin, exfoliate dead skin cells away to allow new skin cells to develop, leaving your skin soft, glowing and hydrated.
The body scrub includes a body skin cleanse, followed by sea salt and aromatherapy oils skin exfoliation, concluded with oil massaged into the skin to leave you feeling relaxed and your skin hydrated and soft.
A body scrub can be applied to a targeted areas such as back, arms, legs, chest, groin and buttocks to help reduce in-growing hairs, blackheads and breakouts on the skin and reduce the signs of ageing.
Benefits of a body scrub
A body scrub when massaged into the skin will help remove all dead skin off your body and expose a supple layer of younger skin, making you feel fresh and rejuvenated with younger looking skin.
Rough and darkened skin can be treated with a body scrub to remove the rough skin layer leaving you with a soft and supple skin.
The benefits of body scrubs include:
- Promoting efficient circulation and increaser skin cell turnover
- Removing dead cells from the skin’s surface
- Smoothing away dry and rough skin
- Oils massaged into the skin to increase softness and hydration
- Drawing out impurities and clearing congestion
- Freeing ingrown hairs and smoothing razor bumps
How often can I have a body scrub?
Do not use the body scrub too often because frequent scrubbing can damage the surface of the skin and lead to dryness.
You can use a body scrub every other week or once a month to allow time for the new skin cells to grow.
Once a month is recommended in winter months.
Aftercare is required by applying a moisturiser cream on to keep your skin feeling soft and hydrated.
An alternative is to have a body massage if a more frequent treatment is required.
What is included in the body scrub?
The treatment is carried out by a male therapist.
A full body scrub starts with you lying face down so the treatment can start on your back, working over your back and shoulders, down to your buttocks and then down your legs, feet and toes.
Your body is covered with a towel and you may wish to wear shorts during the treatment.
The buttocks and groin area can be excluded, just let us know.
Half way through the treatment you will be asked to turn over onto your back where the treatment will continue from shoulder to toe.
Let the therapist know if there are any areas to focus on or avoid (if required), such as darker skin areas, blackheads, ingrowing hairs, dry skin areas, or areas where you have pain in the body.
Am I too hairy for a men's body scrub?
The body scrub can be used on both hairy and non-hairy men.
If there is a lot of body hair, extra time and steam maybe required to soften the hair and remove the salt scrub from the body hair.
Aftercare following your treatment
After a body scrub your skin may feel slightly sensitive, so it is best to follow the following guidance to avoid irritating the skin any further.
Keep your skin calm following the treatment:
- Avoid steam room and sauna
- Avoid heavy exercising
- Avoid exfoliating the treated area for up to seven days
- Avoid shaving or waxing for three – four days
- Avoid sunbathing for 7 days
- Do keep drinking plenty of water to help the skin recover
- Do keep your skin moisturised
Following your treatment it is very important to keep your skin hydrated as new skin cells grow through. Apply a moisturizing cream daily to the treated areas of the body.