To get the most out of laser hair removal, it’s a good idea to invest in a body scrub to buff away dead hair that is still clinging to your skin. About 10-14 days following a laser treatment, you will start to notice some hair falling out–however, not all the dead hair is going to voluntarily make its exit from your body. Help it along with an effective body scrub that will not only get rid of such hairs, but also buff away dead skin and make it smoother, glowing, and healthier.
If you have sensitive skin, you will want to avoid some of the more intense sugar and salt scrubs on the market. The best options available for your temperamental skin include Lush’s Buffy soap, which is a solid bar soap that contains Aduki beans and shea and cocoa butter that eradicate dead skin without drying it out. The conditioning properties of this soap will ensure that your skin is supple following exfoliation, and not stripped of moisture and natural oils. An added bonus: All of Lush’s products are fair trade and organic, so you won’t be putting any harmful chemicals into your body. Another great option is the C.O. Bigelow Clementine Body Scrub, which has almond and jojoba oils to maintain skin’s moisture and give a light yet effective exfoliation.
If you crave polish skin and a heavenly aroma, go with either the Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub or the Body Shop Sugar Scrubs, which come in a variety of scents. The Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub contains lime, lemon, vanilla musk, sea salt, and brown sugar for a to die for scent, while it moisturizes with macadamia and almond oils. It will leave your skin smooth and hairless, in addition to smelling zesty and sweet. The Body Shop Body Scrubs are effective too and smell divine. You can choose from a ton of different flavors, including Mango, Shea Butter, Coconut, Honey, and Olive for the smooth and delicious-smelling skin.
If your skin is especially dry and flakey, or you’re eager to get rid of all that dead hair still clinging to life, these body scrubs offer serious exfoliation without drying it out: Both Lush’s Rub Rub Rub and Ocean Salt are made with large sea salt granules that will buff away even the most stubborn hairs. Rub Rub Rub has a mimosa-blossom scent and can be used as a shampoo in addition to a body exfoliator, making it an amazing multi-tasking product. Ocean Salt is a similar product to Rub Rub Rub, however, it is gentle enough to also use on the face and contains avocado, coconut oil, lime, and vodka to ensure beautiful, glowing skin. If the skin on your face is sensitive, opt to only use Ocean Salt on the body, as it is intense–but very effective. Another great non-Lush recommendation would be the Fresh Brown Sugar Body Scrub, which is equally moisturizing as it is effective.
Whatever body exfoliant you chose, make sure it suits your skin’s needs. Picking a product that is too abrasive for your skin can cause redness, itchiness, and dryness. With that in mind, make sure it’s powerful enough to uproot the hairs targeted in your laser hair removal sessions. Most body scrubs on the market do include moisturizing ingredients to ensure you are getting the best of both worlds, just make sure you check the label and read reviews before purchasing. Either way, exfoliation paired with laser treatments is the best way to attain Satori smooth skin.