Lucy's Bath Must Haves (Guest Post)

Thursday 20 February 2014

Hi CourtzMelz readers, Lucy here. I run the beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog Louminous and the lovely Courtney has asked me to do a guest post for her. I hope you enjoy!

I'll be talking about my favourite body scrubs, when I use them and what for. I think scrubs are a super important step in maintaining beautifully glowing and healthy skin. The action of using a scrub gets the circulation going which is great in these cold winter months and this increased blood flow also plumps up the skin, making it look better all round! So here are my top 4 picks for beautiful skin...

Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Sugar Scrub AKA 'The Moisturising One'
Now I got my hands on this at a fete/festival as a women was selling it off new for only £3, bargain. It smells absolutely delicious - like chocolate and vanilla - but the scent isn't too sickly. I find this to be a really effective scrub and it really gets rid of any dry areas or flaky skin. The main feature of this product for me though is the rich and creamy balm that surrounds the scrub. It is incredibly nourishing on dry skin and leaves a coat of moisturiser that can be worked further into the skin after your bath or shower. However, due to the film it leaves on the skin, it isn't brilliant pre-shave. That leads me onto my next scrub...

H2O+ Black Sand Body Scrub AKA 'The Tough One'
Don't be put off my its tough exterior, this is a fantastic pre-shave body buffing wonder. It has some serious clout when it comes to getting rid of any dry skin and ingrown hairs which makes it fabulous for achieving super smooth pins. Even on my sensitive skin this is fantastic, although I would restrict its use to the legs and behind, possibly backs of arms. But not any of the more sensitive areas like underarms or bikini line as it may be a little harsh. Now if you need a bit of an underarm scrub why not try...

Soap & Glory Scrub Actually AKA 'The All Rounder'
You can't talk about scrubs without including a little of the ol' S&G (in this case two of their lovely products.) Scrub Actually is a great all over scrub for when you haven't got time to do a full on routine with lots of different products. It is from their deliciously scented pink range and has Kukui oil, mango butter and vitamin E to nourish the skin. It also doesn't leave a layer on the skin so you don't have to work any excess in like the Boots one.

and last but not least...

Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Scrub AKA 'The Traveler'
A little something to finish off with in case any of you are planning a trip away for Christmas. (Side Note: Its only a month away!) With the same scent as above, this miniature version of their body scrub is fantastic for travel. Scrubby, moisturising and no shaving gel required. It leaves you feeling super clean, soft and smelling lovely.

So there you have it. A round up of all the best body scrubs and when is best to use them. Thank you for reading and thank you to Courtney for the opportunity!

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1 comment:

Kirstie said...

The Boots cocoa butter scrub smells so incredible, I have the wash, scrub and body butter and love them!
Kirstie xx

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