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SCRUB-A-DUB-DUBFor the ultimate skin glow…

If you exfoliate your face regularly, you’ll get rid of buildup and have a fresh, glowing appearance. The same goes for your body when you exfoliate the rest of your skin.

Read on to get 6 ‘in-spa-rational’ tips about scrubbing, as well as our therapists’ top seasonal pick for spring scrub time. Scrubbing has long been the secret power of our therapists, it’s time to make it yours.

1. Scrub for the ultimate skin glow

WITHOUT MOISTURISING! One of the biggest benefits to salt scrubs is the glow that your body is left with. There are different grades of salt, and sea salt is the best option for a salt glow which is used in many of our scrubs at the Alchemist Spa along with an abundance of other delicious ingredients (but don’t eat them, or use them on your face!) Our scrubs are infused with the finest seasonal fragrances and and an abundance of soothing carrier oils, your skin will be fully quenched so no need for added body moisturising…

2. Scrub to exfoliate the skin

IT’S SCRUB SEASON! It might seem like an obvious benefit to mention, but body scrubs are a great way to exfoliate away tired skin cells. This paves the way for fresh new cells to regenerate and leaves you looking and feeling fabulous. Planning a body scrub for exfoliating benefits is best in the spring and autumn, right before you start to tan and when your tan starts to fade. Of course, exfoliating is great any time. If you have sensitive skin, it’s best to stick with sugar or herbal body scrubs. Otherwise, salt scrubs are great for exfoliation!

3. Scrub to increase the body’s natural flow

IMPROVE CIRCULATION When you receive a salt scrub as part of one of our wraps, in one of our rasul journeys or at home, you are encouraging the natural flow of circulation and bodily fluids within. For the best results, your therapist should recommend and apply the body scrub that is appropriate for you. When you have one of our professional massage therapists apply the salt scrub, a massage can be incorporated. This will increase the correct circulation and flow benefits massage.

4. Scrub to promote healthy ageing

A TREAT FOR ALL THE SENSES There are some claims that certain types of body scrubs can actually improve the look of ageing and dimpled skin from cellulite. There is no miracle cure, but it certainly won’t hurt to try a salt scrub that is enhanced with coffee. Our Columbian Rush Coffee Scrub is the best option for use on cellulite prone areas of the body. These types of salt scrubs are great if you love the smell of coffee, too!

5. Total relaxation

ESSENTIAL THERAPY Treating yourself with a salt scrub, especially when combined with a massage, is just plain relaxing. Plus, when you have a choice of essential oils to add to your salt scrub, the effects are even more potent. Lavender is a great choice because of its known relaxing qualities. There may be other scents that you find relaxing, but be sure to research whether your chosen essential oil can be incorporated.

6. Treat yourself to a new experience!

STEP INTO THE RASUL… Rasul journeys at the Alchemist Spa are certainly unique! Our sk:incredible self-applied treatment dates back hundreds of years and was an ancient Arabic bathing ritual using mineral-rich mud and your chosen scrub along with heat and steam. Head to the scrub bar and choose your favourite scented mud and scrub combo, and then step into the rasul. Our rasul journeys can be enjoyed privately, with friends, or as a couple.

Make at home…

DIY COFFEE SCRUB

Cellulite’s enemy #1 is caffeine – it can tighten and provide antioxidants to the skin when applied topically. Applied regularly, it has been shown to reduce the appearance of cellulite, especially over time. Combine coffee grounds with moisturising, skin-soothing coconut oil and a bit of sea salt for extra exfoliating power. Massage this trifecta into any problem area, and you’ll stimulate blood flow. The result? smoother, firmer skin. Plus, it smells pretty nice too!

MIX TOGETHER:

200g coffee grounds
3 tbsp sea salt or sugar

Then add 6 tbsp coconut oil (melt in the microwave if solid). Mix well, and store in an airtight jar. In the shower, apply your scrub to areas with cellulite. Massage the scrub onto skin in a circular motion before rinsing. Repeat every time you shower for best results.

Therapist’s recommendation…

STRAWBERRY & ELDERFLOWER SALT SCRUB

Pink in tone, this salt scrub is textured with strawberry seeds and scented with an aroma reminiscent of summer fruits. Complimented with the floral, creamy scent of British elderflower for a fresh yet subtle sweet fragrance.

This new edition from Natural Spa Factory is perfect for exfoliating dead skin cells, helping to smooth and stimulate circulation, whilst leaving a light sweet scent on your skin. Our Strawberry & Elderflower Body Salt Scrub may be used dry or paired with a complimentary aromatic finishing oil. We recommend using our Sensitive Oil which is infused with indulging raspberry seed.

VEGAN FRIENDLY: This scrub is a completely natural exfoliator with pure sea salt, no micro-beads and no preservatives.

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