Everything you need to know about Body Scrubs

Ancient Living Almond Body Polishing Scrub for healthy, glowing skin!


One way to elevate your luxurious bathing experience is with a simple but highly beneficial skin care product – Body Scrubs. Just like your face, your body also needs some gentle exfoliation to stay soft, smooth, and healthy. It’s time to ditch your conventional loofah and shower gel and switch to organic body scrub. A good body scrub goes a long way to restore and maintain your skin’s natural luster. Here’s everything and more you need to know about adding a body scrub to your self-care bathing routine.

What are body scrubs?

Body Scrubs (also known as Body Polish) are physical exfoliants that mechanically remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. The feel of a “scrub” typically comes from a combination of exfoliants that are suspended in an oil base. While some scrubs contain coarse exfoliating ingredients like salt and sugar particles, higher-quality varieties are formulated with fine, premium organic ingredient particles that polish skin gently without being abrasive. The act of exfoliation stimulates skin cell turnover, resulting in smoother, brighter skin and possibly preventing future acne breakouts.

What is exfoliation?

Exfoliating is defined as the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using a chemical, granular substance, or even an exfoliation tool. Exfoliating also helps cleanse the skin and increases blood circulation in the body. Not only will your skin feel clean, but the removal of dead skin cells will allow better absorption of other skin care products like moisturizers.

Did you know that your skin naturally sheds dead skin cells to regenerate new skin cells every 30 days? Sometimes these dead skin cells do not shed completely which results in dry, flaky patches and clogged pores. Exfoliating prevents this from happening and improves the overall health of your skin.

A Brief History of Body Scrubs

The Ancient Egyptians along with Indians are revered as the proponents of time-tested and effective beauty rituals. They were said to have originated the dry body brushing technique (dry exfoliation) using pumice stones. The discovery of lactic acid as an exfoliant can be attributed to them as they were the ones who first observed that the lactic acids found in sour milk and wine were great for skin renewal.

India’s holistic healthcare system and science of life – Ayurveda dates back as far as 5,000 years. Ayurveda introduced a unique way of exfoliation known as Garshana which is a Sanskrit word that translates to ‘friction by rubbing.’ This Ayurvedic practice involves a stimulating lymphatic massage to detoxify the lymphatic system which refreshes one’s skin and revives your mind. It is believed that the effects of exfoliation not only benefit the body and skin but also has a deep cleansing effect on the mind and soul.

Ancient Living Almond Body Polishing Scrub

Give your skin new life and a healthy glow with Ancient Living Almond Body Polishing Scrub. Loaded with the goodness of ayurvedic roots & herbs and blended with fruit and nut extracts – this exceptional herbal formulation can remove the dead skin cells gently while balancing hydration and moisture levels of the skin efficiently. Almond Powder is known for its regenerative properties that can heal damaged skin tissues, rebalance sebum or oil secretions, and revitalize the skin texture due to the presence of Vitamin E. Orange Peel Powder & Orange Oil are packed with Vitamin C and collagen properties that unclog skin pores, improve skin elasticity and stop aging by reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes. Gandha Karchuralu (Ginger lily or Curcuma Zedoaria) & Kasturi Turmeric reduce dark spots, and acne, and protect the skin because of their antiseptic properties. The aroma of Ginger Lily in the scrub gives you a refreshing bathing experience. Navara Rice is another ancient exfoliating ingredient that leaves the skin supple and soft. Use Ancient Living Organic Body scrub to feel refreshed and rejuvenated! This body scrub comes in two variant packaging – a jar and a pouch to suit your convenience.

How To Use Ancient Living Body Scrub

It’s best to use this body scrub two to three times per week to keep your skin soft and smooth from head to toe. Here’s a step-by-step guide to using our body polish:

  1. Use lukewarm water and gently wash for about 5-10 minutes to soften the skin
  2. Apply the scrub in clockwise circular motions, starting at your feet and moving upwards towards your heart to enhance circulation
  3. Maintain gentle pressure and ensure not to scrub too hard
  4. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Don’t forget to top it off with a moisturizer post-bath.
  5. Apply your favorite moisturizer while your skin is still slightly damp. We recommend our Neroli & Olive Moisturizer or if you would like something more fragrant try our Lavendar and Almond Moisturizer.

Benefits of Organic Body scrub

  • Skin Rejuvenation

Body scrubs remove dead skin and impurities from the skin and the act of exfoliation leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

  • Prevents Ingrown Hair

The exfoliating action of the scrub helps prevent ingrown hair and makes hair removal easier and hassle-free.

  • Makes Skin Look Young & Youthful

Exfoliating dead skin cells remove dullness from the skin and increase blood circulation. This improves complexion and adds a natural glow to the face. So using a body scrub consistently will help make your skin look more vibrant and youthful.

  • Moisturizes Your Skin

Exfoliation opens up your pores which allow easy absorption of moisture. When you apply moisturizer post scrubbing, it penetrates into your skin deeper. This gives you a better moisturizing experience and this boosts the effects of your moisturizer and leads to more intense hydration of your skin.

  • Smoother Skin

Body scrubs slough away the dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin. It scrubs away dirt and dust from your skin pores. Exfoliating your body makes your skin feel fresh, brightened, and smoother. Go for natural ingredient-based body scrubs for best results.

  • Stress Relief

The natural herbal fragrance present in the body scrubs helps lift your mood and refreshes your senses. Even the act of scrubbing has a relaxing feeling which helps relieve stress.


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