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How To Exfoliate Your Body Properly For Smooth Skin

In Brazil, we love our showers. It’s our time to unwind, relax and get in touch with our bodies. All showers are a blissful, benefit-rich experience, but add in a good body scrub, and you have yourself a true treat. Exfoliating your body is not a daily ritual, which makes it something to look forward to – especially if you’re using our Bum Bum Body Scrub. The luxurious, soft-as-sand blend gently exfoliates without stripping, so your skin feels silky-smooth and renewed after one use. Not to mention, its Cheirosa 62 scent is an instant mood booster.

Exfoliating is so good for the body and mind. The right blend sloughs away dead skin cells that can cause a dull complexion and even acne or Keratosis Pilaris. If you’re prone to the latter, try our new Bom Dia Body Scrub. Like a facial for your body, its 10% AHA & BHA resurfacing complex targets rough, bumpy patches to instantly retexturize and deliver soft, radiant skin.

Once you’ve learned how to use a body scrub (and discovered which one is right for you), it will feel amazing to step out of the shower only to see and feel a brighter, smoother you.

What Is Body Scrub?

So, what is a body scrub exactly? To get down to the nitty gritty (literally), it’s a physical exfoliant made from a blend of salt or sugar crystals – and sometimes even seeds. Actually, Bom Dia Body Scrub is made of crushed maracujá seeds, which are passionfruit seeds; while, Bum Bum Body Scrub uses crushed cupuaçu seeds in addition to fine, sand-like sugar crystals. The ingredients’ grit-like texture removes old skin cells and rough patches, while also supporting cell turnover which makes for that smooth appearance we’re always “glowing for.”

Another thing we love about body scrubs? The products you use post-shower absorb so well into clean, renewed skin. Debris and dead cells sit on the skin’s surface, preventing body creams from properly soaking in and doing their thing. Exfoliating makes for your most soft, hydrated skin – which is always the goal!

When Should You Use Body Scrub?

You may be wondering when to use a body scrub in your shower routine. First, make sure skin is completely prepped and clean by using body wash beforehand and rinsing with warm water. If you’re looking for next-level exfoliation, we suggest using our Bom Dia Bright(™) Clarifying AHA BHA Body Wash as a first step. It’s infused with fruit-derived AHAS which gently exfoliate by helping promote cell turnover.

How Often Should You Use A Body Scrub?

No matter what, exfoliation should be a regular fixture in your body car routine. But just how frequently you do it depends on your skin type. Typically, once a week is enough to maintain smooth, glowing skin. However, if you have certain skin issues like a bout of acne or dry skin, it might help to use a body scrub like Bom Dia twice a week to help alleviate skin congestion. Typical exfoliants might damage skin cells if you are incorporating them into your routine too often. If this worries you, then try using Bum Bum Body Scrub. It oh-so-gently buffs away dead skin without stripping.

How To Use Your Body Scrub

  1. Indulge In A Good Soak
    Whether you’re showering or bathing, make sure you’ve used your favorite body wash and rinsed with pore-opening warm water before diving into your body scrub. A good rule of thumb is that skin should be damp and soft for at least ten minutes before exfoliation.
  2. Scoop And Smooth All Over
    Scoop a generous amount of scrub and warm it up between your hands to release nourishing oils perfect for spreadability.
  3. Try An Exfoliation Tool
    Wondering how to use a body scrub to its fullest potential? A brush or mitt can actually help to improve your scrub’s efficacy. We especially like to use one when sloughing off self tanner.
  4. Scrub All Over

    Apply your body scrub all over, massaging in a circular motion for 60 seconds to boost circulation and intensify skin-smoothing benefits. SOL Babe Tip: We like to massage Bum Bum Body Scrub right in between toes while soaking in the bath for an extra treat and spa-like results at home.

    If you’re using Bom Dia Body Scrub, then you can enjoy an even deeper exfoliating treatment by leaving it on for 1-2 minutes before rinsing. This gives the 10% AHA BHA complex more time to smooth skin texture and help unclog pores.

  5. Rinse Thoroughly
    Rinsing with warm water is the final important step in removing all of those dead skin cells. Wash off the scrub and debris in a massaging motion to remove any excess.
  6. You Can Shave, Too!
    Shaving itself is a form of exfoliation. Go for extra smooth skin by squeezing it into your exfoliation routine. You can even treat Bum Bum Body Scrub as a shave gel.
  7. Towel Off
    Gently pat to soothe the renewed (and even new) skin you’ve just revealed.
  8. Top Off With A Body Cream

    If you exfoliated with Bum Bum Body Scrub, then follow it up with our famous Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. Your skin will be primed to drink in its amazing, visibly firming benefits. Plus, our matching moisturizer heightens the scrub’s delicious Cheirosa 62 scent.

    Or maybe you went with Bom Dia Body Scrub this time? Hydrate skin with Bom Dia Bright(™) Body Cream, infused with Fruit AHAs and Vitamin C – both of which make for fresh, retexturized and radiant skin.