It's important to regularly exfoliate your skin, especially in the colder months when skin tends to become dry and flaky. I've been trying a couple of different scrubs the last few months, and will probably continue to do more so in the coming winter months. The air up north is much drier than in the Cape, so it's even more important to regularly exfoliate. I normally don't have problem-skin, but my skin gets extremely dry, flaky, and itchy in the winter.
My current favourite scrub isn't the most abrasive scrub I've ever used, but oh boy, it's a goodie. The Body Shop's limited edition blueberry body scrub geleé looks and smells exactly like blueberry jam. My mouth waters every time I open the jar, and I'm considering buying about three more tubs since I'll be gutted when this limited edition is finished.
The texture is different to the normal Body Shop body scrubs in that it is more of a jam consistency than a thick scrub. It contains blueberries (so not just a blueberry fragranced scrub) and you can see the little pips in the scrub. Each tub also contains Community Fair Trade honey from Ethiopia. Honey and blueberry...now how can this ever be a bad combination?
As I've mentioned already, this is not the most abrasive scrub I've ever used, it is quite gentle. I probably won't use this on lizard legs or the like, but if you're someone who regularly exfoliates, say, three times a week, then this will be the scrub for you.
You can buy this from The Body Shop for R90. Sale alert for LYB members: when you buy R350 worth of products between now and 20 April, you get R100 off. I say it's time to stock up on scrubs and butters!
Have you used this scrub? Do you have any other scrub recommendations? I'd love to hear from you.
Until next time!