Good day to you,
lunatics dear readers.
I am here today to tell you that I am a scrubber. HA-HA, you think. What an excellent pun about exfoliating you are making, I applaud your wit and comedic tendencies. Well, you think wrong. I am just a tramp that lurks about eating Tesco Value food and who enjoys a wardrobe stuffed with Primark.
On a completely unrelated note, I am bringing you a post today about exfoliating. If you ever wondered how I get the scaly remnants of St Moriz off of my skin and keep my freckly
bone coverings human cushion cover erm, skin looking excellent or at least as excellent as it possibly can – here it is.
I’ve been scrubbing my skin for years and have used loads of different scrubs, scrubbing devices and loofah-based instruments. The best combination I’ve found is using a pair of exfoliating gloves and a good micro-bead body scrub. What irritates me about a lot of loofahs and exfoliating brushes is that they can lose their ‘roughness’ over time, meaning they’re ultimately useless when they wear down. With exfoliating gloves this doesn’t happen and they also let you get into the bits where fake tan gathers – like ankles etc. I usually buy my exfoliating gloves from places like BodyCare, Boots or whatever supermarket has them. These ones are from Morrison’s if I recall!
Top Stylingo Tip: If you’re an avid fake tanner, avoid getting white exfoliating gloves. They turn a manky orange colour and people will think you have an unusual skin disease.
Scrubs are another thing I can get a bit picky about. I am not keen on products that have big exfoliating beads, mostly because they don’t give the best coverage and they feel a bit ‘nothingy’ afterwards (great description there, Lauren!). Micro-beads mean that a larger surface area of skin gets the scrubby-scrubby treatment. I quite like scrubs that have a nice moisturising feel to them too, which sort of hits two birds with one stone when you exfoliate. The best one I’ve used in recent years is actually The Beauty Parlour’s Buff It Up Body Scrub – it smells amazing and works brilliantly.
I picked this up for £1.99 in Morrison’s quite recently (I can’t remember if it was on offer or not…useless) but it’s SUPER cheap. It goes without saying that this is definitely a dupe for Soap and Glory and I’d say it’s most similar to The Scrub of Your Life Soap and Glory product. This is not only because of the suuuuuuper adorable packaging, but also the level of exfoliating beads and the ‘smoothing’ promise. For the price, this is an amazing product and I thoroughly recommend buying it if you’re looking for a new body scrub. Saying that, I can’t seem to find anywhere online to buy it, so you might have to stroll to your nearest Mozza’s to find this wonderful tube of joy.
This is my scrubbing routine and I hope you don’t have any weird mental images of me in the shower wearing pink gloves (sorry).
Have any of you hunnays tried this body scrub? Or use exfoliating gloves? TELL ME NOW.