Hello, friends! It’s been awhile. Quite honestly, life has gotten crazyyy, and I’m just way behind on my blogging. However, I absolutely HAD to make time to share with you my latest pampering experience because…y’all, it is life-changing.
I know, I know. You think I’m being dramatic. Just wait though! I’m breaking it all down and challenging you to give it a try at home…Then come back and let me know what you think!
Have you ever heard of “dry scrubbing” to pamper and exfoliate your body? Yeahhh, I hadn’t either…until one of our awesome Perfectly Posh leaders challenged us to try it. See, I often care for my face but kind of ignore the rest of my body.
Not the best self care tactic. But, I agreed to give this a try, mainly out of pure curiosity.
So…here we go. I’m about to share my exact experience with you, thoughts/tips/things to avoid and all. Let’s get started!
After reading all the benefits of doing a dry scrub on your body from time to time (if you want all the details/benefits, keep reading), I was intrigued. I decided to take 45 minutes to an hour to try it for myself tonight. I gathered up my supplies (I used all Perfectly Posh products, but you could totally do this with any body scrub/pumice stone/bath bomb/bubbles) and got right to work.
Step 1: Choose a body scrub or polish.
As a Perfectly Posh consultant, I seriously have so many fun products to play with. For this little experiment, I decided to use one of my favorite scrubs: Of Quartz, Girl! You can choose any body scrub or polish; I just loveee this one. The rose quartz helps balance my mood as the scrub exfoliates and moisturizes my skin. When you use this on a normal basis, I’d consider the scrubby level medium. However, it was SUPER scrubby as a dry scrub. If you’re leaning towards a little less exfoliation, I’d definitely go with a body polish to be more gentle!
Step 2: Apply the scrub BEFORE showering/getting wet.
After I chose my scrub, I popped it open and immediately began to try and apply it on my skin. Um, that was a huge no. Learn from my mistake: make sure your body is actually inside the bath/shower as you do this unless you’d like to be scrubbing the floor after.
Round two: I hopped in the shower and started again. Honestly, I was kind of at a loss. I had never even thought about applying a scrub to my dry skin. I scooped some up with my fingers and immediately began rubbing it on my chest. Y’all, it freakin’ hurt. I’m not going to even lie. I was scrubbing wayyyy too hard at first. If you’re going to try this, take it from me…be EASY when you scrub.
Once I figured that out, I kept applying until my whole body (neck down) was covered. By the time I reached my legs, I had gotten the hang of the dry scrub thing. My thoughts at this point? 1.) It feels okay, pretty good on my dry skin but nothing spectacular. 2.) I’m using a LOT of product doing this, so my results better be good. 3.) I can tell already that my skin probably needed this.
Step 2a: Use a pumice stone or a Snarky Bar to scrub tough areas. I used a Snarky Bar on my knees, elbows, and feet!
Step 3: Rinse off in the shower.
At this point, I was intrigued but not expecting anything glamorous. I turned on the shower…and decided I had never been more wrong the second the water started to hit my body.
Holy freakin’ moly it felt amazing on my skin! The contrast was immediately noticeable. I just kept thinking, “Oh my gosh. Has my skin ever felt this good in my entire life?! Why haven’t I been doing this for years? My skin feels better now than it has…ever.” I get it. I sound dramatic, but I am-not-kidding. Even now, typing this a few hours later, my skin still feels RIDICULOUSLY soft and refreshed!
Step 4: Soak in a hot bath.
Yes, technically you could skip this step. Trust me, though, you don’t want to. After I rinsed all the scrub off and had my skin feeling super soft, I ran some hot water to relax in a bath. Remember, this is a pampering experience for you. Take this time for yourself! I used a Fall bath bomb and some Bubble Up to make my bath extra relaxing without any of the sulfates/bad chemicals/junk that comes in a lot of bath products. I just laid back and allowed myself time to think and take some deep breaths.
Step 5: Moisturize.
Finally, I hopped out of the bathtub and chose a moisturizer to use. Honestly, I am NOT a lotion girl. But, I do love to use Honey, Honey Body Creme in the winter. I decided to go with that one to keep my skin super soft without having to wait forever for it to dry! Choose whatever lotion/body butter you like here.
Andddd, there you have it. You’ve just provided yourself with an incredible pampering, spa-like experience right in your own bathroom. I plan to do this once a month from now on! Let me challenge you: Give this dry scrub challenge a try. Afterwards, come back and let me know your honest opinion. What did you think? Did you like it, love it, or hate it? What products did you use? Until then, happy pampering!