Dear Dry Skin Types,
We know you've been burned by body scrubs before. Irritating more than soothing, and leaving you feeling used and abused. Don't give up hope yet!
Everybody experiences dry skin occasionally (especially in winter), but for those with dry skin year round, finding the perfect beauty routine can be tough. While friends may think you're lucky, since you've literally never had a breakout, you know how tough it is to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized.
Besides genetics, dry skin can be caused by a number of external and internal factors including: medication, cosmetics, soap, UV light, heating, and hormonal changes. Many everyday cleansers, makeup, and scrubs dry skin out further, and can be damaging.
While everyone's skin is different, there are a few ways to help alleviate dry skin, even if your skin is normally dry: never use harsh soaps with deodorants, use hydrating moisturizer daily, try using humidifiers around the house, and avoid long hot showers.
We feel your pain! Many body and facial scrubs are too harsh, irritating, and painful for dry skin types. But, dry skin needs a little bit of scrubbin lovin too, as a dull build up of dead skin enhances the look of wrinkles, scars, and keeps skin from looking healthy.
To find the perfect body scrub, dry skin types should avoid body scrubs with harsh ingredients, fragrances, alcohol, and abrasive exfoliants. Hydrating and exfoliating ingredients like sea salt and sugar, along with rich moisturizing oils like coconut oil, work well to both gently remove dead skin and black heads without over-drying.
Before you write off scrubbing forever, dry skin types, give us a try. Pura Vida Body's all natural organic coconut coffee scrub gently rejuvenates dry skin. Our ingredients are all natural, moisturizing, and work to gently remove grease, dirt, and dead skin, so it's a great body scrub for dry skin.
Don't take our word for it, check out a fellow PVB scrubber, and dry skin type, @ajyracheatham's take on how her skin got along with our scrub (and check out her artsy pic - loving the succulent!):
"I just tried Pura Vida Body's coffee scrub and I have to admit I was pretty nervous. I have dry skin and so I've always thought that scrub and my skin don't mix. But I couldn't have been more wrong. I used the coffee scrub EVERYWHERE and my skin feels softer than it has in a long time. Totally love the product!"
So don't be afraid, dry skin types! Go forth and scrub! Don't you deserve to have the softest, smoothest, most youthful skin you can have?