Scrubs

Rejuvenate and moisturize your skin using any of Nutrify’s natural exfoliating scrubs!  Because these are emulsified scrubs, you won’t have to worry about the sugar and oils separating. These scrubs will leave your skin feeling fresh, renewed and silky smooth without synthetic ingredients or fillers; just pure, natural nutrition for your skin. Don’t leave this important step out of your skincare regimen!

 

Why is using a sugar scrub important for our skin?

Not only is using a sugar scrub fun, but it can drastically improve the health of your skin.  It combines two of the most important components of healthy, glowing skin; exfoliation and moisturization.

Benefits of exfoliation:

The shedding of dead skin cells is a natural process, but unfortunately it slows with age.  If our dead skin cells are not removed on a regular basis, the new skin cells that are generated underneath can be trapped, surrounded by dirt and oil.  This can lead to dull, clogged, and unhealthy skin.  Exfoliating speeds up your skins natural renewal process and helps keeps skin refreshed and clean. The tiny grains of sugar gently resurface your skin by sloughing off dead skin cells and removing excess dirt and oils. Check out some of these other skin loving benefits of exfoliation:

  • Keeps your pores from clogging and reduces acne and breakouts.
  • Routine exfoliation can reduce or slow the process of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth, rejuvenated and youthful.
  • Allows your moisturizer to penetrate deeper into your skin.
  • Improves skin tone, glow, and clarity.
  • Improves blood circulation.

Though sugar isn’t the best thing to ingest in large quantities, it has some luscious benefits to your skin that are worth noting.  Sugar contains glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxyl acid that is crucial for maintaining healthy skin. Glycolic acid helps condition and moisturizes the skin and also protects it from toxins. Sugar is also gentler on the skin than salt, and therefore can be used by most skin types without irritation.  It is a humectant, which means it helps draw moisture to the skin.  So even though it can add unwanted calories and inches to our waistline, at least it can work wonders for our complexion!

I strongly recommend using a dry skin brush as part of your skin exfoliation regimen. Please read about their amazing health benefits here.  You won’t be disappointed!

Moisturization:

After your dead skin cells have been buffed away, your skin works more efficiently to rid itself of toxins and take in nourishment.  This is where all the nutrient and vitamin rich oils come in to the mix. I have combined a blend of oils into the scrubs that are sure to deeply moisturize and nutrify your skin.

Shea Butter (INCI: Butyrospermum parkii): Shea butter is a skin super food. It has been used in Africa for centuries for its moisturizing and healing properties.  It is naturally rich in Vitamins A, E, and F, as well as a number of other vitamins and minerals. Shea butter is an intense moisturizer and promotes skin renewal, improved circulation, and accelerated wound healing.  Beneficial for the treatment of wrinkles, sunburns, stretch marks, dry skin, diaper rash, insect bites, and frost bite. I use unrefined shea butter to ensure that it is as close to its natural, nutrient dense state as possible.

Organic Cocoa Butter (INCI: Theobroma Cacao): The first thing you notice about natural, undeodorized cocoa butter is its heavenly, chocolate-y scent. If you think that is nice, try putting it on your skin.  It has major moisturizing powers and is loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, and E.  It helps keep certain skin conditions at bay (namely eczema and dermatitis), may help prevent skin cancer due to it’s antioxidant power, and it boosts the immune system. It provides a protective, breathable barrier on the skin and locks in moisture. It is the go-to ingredient to prevent stretch marks, especially during pregnancy. Speaking of, be on the look-out for my upcoming product, Belly Balm. Cocoa butter is my favorite butter to work with in my products (probably partly because I love chocolate!).  I use lovely smelling, certified organic cocoa butter in my creations.

Sweet Almond Oil (INCI: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil): Sweet almond oil is extremely versatile in body care formulas.  It is rich in tocopherol, or vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant.  It is an excellent emollient and moisturizer, is easily absorbed into the skin, and will leave your skin feeling smooth and youthful.  It prevents dry and flaking skin without leaving a greasy residue behind. I use food grade sweet almond oil in my creations.

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (INCI: Cocos nucifera): I cannot say enough good things about coconut oil – I use it for so many things, including eating it by the spoonful!  It has far too many amazing benefits to list here. It is loaded with vitamin E and fatty acids (such as lauric acid, myristic acid, capric acid, and many more) which are all anti-fungal, anti-oxidizing, and anti-bacterial. Coconut helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, and other skin infections. It also helps in preventing premature aging. And last but not least, it is an effective, safe moisturizer for the entire body.  I use food grade organic, extra virgin coconut oil (which smells absolutely heavenly by the way) in my creations.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (INCI: Olea Europaea): Olive oil is an amazing deep and emollient moisturizer.  It is high in linoleic acid and is extremely rich in antioxidants (vitamins A and E to name a few), which help prevent skin cancer.  It is easily absorbed into the skin and is one of the best oils to use for dry skin, especially in the dry, winter months.  I use organic, extra virgin olive oil that is cold pressed. Cold pressing is the best method of extraction because it retains all the vitamins and nutrients of the olive.

Sunflower Oil (INCI: Helianthus annuus): Sunflower oil contains vitamins A, C, D and E. It is easily absorbed, suitable for all skin types and is a relatively lightweight oil. It is known to have a calming effect on the body and can be helpful if you suffer from acne, eczema, inflammation, irritation, and general redness of the skin.  I use high-oleic sunflower oil in my creations.

Directions:

With clean, dry hands scoop out a generous amount of scrub. Apply to wet or damp skin, massaging in circular motions. Pay close attention to the rougher areas of the skin like elbows, knees, and feet.  Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. For a real treat to your skin, follow by lathering up with any of Nutrify’s body moisturizers! To preserve the life of the product, take care not to introduce water into the jar and keep the lid closed when not in use.

Cautions:

  • Not for consumption.
  • Be careful after using the scrub in your tub or shower, as the moisturizing ingredients can be slippery.
  • Overzealous exfoliation or overuse of product can lead to over-dryness and irritation.  It is recommended for most skin types to exfoliate no more than twice per week.
  • Please consult your physician before using products containing pure essential oils if you are pregnant or nursing.
  • If you have a nut allergy, please note that this product contains oils derived from nuts and seeds. Please do a patch test before applying to entire body to be sure of any allergic reaction.
  • I recommend using this product within 6 months to ensure the highest level of freshness for your skin. 
  • Use this skin on your facial skin at your own discretion, as facial skin is more sensitive than the rest of your body.

 

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