Today I just wanna make a simple post about body care. I don't have complicated body care and like the face, I do all the important steps , cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing. I love to go to spa and get my self pampered with a good massage, scrub and milk bath but my last few spa visits were terrible and I just decided that rather than spend a lot of money at the spa, I just have to be more discipline with my body care routine.
I'm not too crazy about body wash but I can't use regular soap because it dries my skin out like crazy. I used liquid or gel body foam usually. Recently I started using a body wash from The Body Shop called the Shea Shower Cream and I quite like it. It doesn't foam very well but it leave my skin feeling moisturized and smell quite nice too.
Actually I'm a big fan of body scrubbing. I love and love scrub. I scrub almost everyday and I've a few scrubs to choose from. My favourite non-expensive scrub is from Putri Binari Susu Beras scrub because the scrub is not too harsh for my skin and quite moisturizing too. The consistency of the scrub is not too grainy and some people may not enjoy it but I think its just enough to exfoliate the outer layer of the skin and the milky flowery smell of the scrub is quite nice too. You can get this easily at any store and cost about RM13 I think.
My other favourite scrub is from Body Shop as well called the Cocoa Butter body scrub. Its a little a bit more expensive but its actually nicer than the scrub from Putri Binari. The grainy scrub is actually much more coarser and when you start rubbing it on your skin, it doesn't disappear and it leave your skin smell so nice with the sweetness of the cocoa butter. Yummylicious!
The other scrub from Body Shop that I owned is from the Spa Wisdom Range, from Ximenia salt. The Body Shop SA persuade me to buy this as they said it will help to brighten my skin especially the folded skin area. I actually not a big fan of this scrub because its too 'soft' for my skin. Once I rubbed this on my skin, the scrub seemed to melt away and despite it make my skin soft, I don't feel that it exfoliate enough. If you are use to quite grainy scrub, this is probably not for you (and me!). I'm not sure about the brightening effect, maybe because I'm using a few different scrub at the same time but I would probably would not be buying this one again. Not to mention the glass container and it just so much hassle to open it. I just hope that it doesn't broke before I finish it ;)
The cheapest but quite as good scrub is from Bunga Tanjung. The good thing about it is that its so dirt cheap but I didn't quite like it because the smell of the scrub is not too nice. Like some thick bittery 'jamu'. Everytime I used this my husband will definitely notice it and the smell linger in the bathroom and on my skin too. Sometimes I mixed the scrub powder with a little bit of milk and honey to 'dampen' the smell but not too much success.haha!
Okay, this the last product that is probably the most cheapest of all the other exfoliant that I've just mentioned. In my previous post, I mentioned about physical exfoliation and I've been using this 'special' brush especially on the thick skin areas such as the knee, foot and elbow. When I was a little girl, my father love to brush our foot with a wooden brush that my mum also used to wash our clothes. And somehow I quite enjoy it.hehe. I've tried to use that wooden brush again but the quality of the brush is too bad and the bristle fell off like instantly. And since then I've been searching for many other body brush/sponge/loofah and the list goes on but nothing beat this brush. Its a 'kiwi' brush, the one you used to 'kiwi' your shoes. I bought this for like RM 4+ and its the best. The bristle is so dense and its not too harsh and trust me it will get rid every single layer of your dead skin cells and it lasts a long time too!
I'm not too fussy about body moisturizers as I tend to buy cheap moisturizers. I use body moisturizers quite often and layer it thick. I usually just buy any of the Nivea body cream which is quite moisturizing but doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky and oily. I also have the one from Body Shop which I just use it on my hands at night because its too sticky and every time I put it on my body at night, I struggle to sleep cause its just uncomfortable but I think people with very dry to mature skin will love this.
That's all about my care. Do you have any favourite body care products?