It's Like Velvet

How does JLo do it?  Every time I see her on tv, I need sunglasses to shield my eyes for the amazing JLo Glo!  I mean, her skin looks like the most sumptuous velvet, ever!  She LEGIT has a serious case of Benjamin Button Disease because she’s aging in reverse.  

It’s like that old myth is really true.  The one that says says that every seven years your body will replace itself because cells die off and are replaced with new cells.  LOL - I want to believe this, but am suspect as to the science behind the myth, but I can tell you one thing:  if you want to fresh, glowing, beautiful skin like JLo you can get it.  It’s easy - you just scrub away the old to make way for the new!  

Want velvety soft skin?  Exfoliate - here’s why!  

3 Benefits Of Body Exfoliation

Glowing Skin

Dead skin cells on the surface dull the skin by not allowing the skin to reflect light. Living cells are full of moisture, which causes light to bounce off of them giving them great luminosity (that’s why JLo’s skin glows so much!)

Even Toned Skin

Dark spots on the skin’s surface can be diminished by scrubbing them away. When skin cells that are “hyper-pigmented” or darker, die and fall off, new non-pigmented cells replace them.  This evens out the tone of the skin.  

Younger Looking Skin

If you exfoliate the body on a regular basis, you will bring new skin cells to the surface.  These new, living cells have greater moisture content so they function more optimally.  Your skin will have a healthy glow and you can minimize dark spots which are a sign of aging due to over-exposure to elements.

5 Shower Friendly Body Scrubs

Scrub A Dub Dub!  It’s not that complicated or hard to do.  Just keep your favorite body scrub in the shower and a few times a week, give yourself a quick once over before you shower.  It may add a solid 3 minutes to your shower.  Let’s face it if you want to look like JLo - 9 minutes a week is do-able!  

Here’s 5 of the most delicious body scrubs that you’ll come across.  It’s like a Starbucks menu - there’s  cinnamon coffee, a vanilla honey yummy, a blueberry refresher and a few other treats for your body!  

Blue Bamboo Body Scrub by Circadia

This exotic body scrub lathers into a creamy luxurious foam containing natural blueberry seeds and bamboo to gently exfoliate, remove impurities and cleanse. Great for all skin types especially dry patches.  Gently exfoliates while cleansing the body, leaving the skin silky smooth.  Fragrant and sulfate-free with natural exfoliators.   Blueberry seeds & bamboo act as physical exfoliators, while Bamboo extract is a natural source of silica.

Sperience Body Exfoliator by Germaine de Capuccini

This luxurious body exfoliator, rich in marine elements, has an oily texture that allows the application to be smooth; making the body feels well-scrubbed and buffed!  Thanks to the algae, sea salts, bees wax and egg yolk, this superb scrub rich in vitamins C and E will deeply moisturize the skin for a healthy glow. Use it once a week in the shower.

Get Roasted Cinnamon Coffee Body Scrub by Hip & Chick Organiks

Let the scent of our Cinnamon + Coffee Scrub rouse and revitalize you! This extra exfoliating scrub will awaken your senses and leave skin extra smooth. We have added cinnamon because it’s anti-inflammatory and promotes clear skin by being antibacterial and antiseptic. Not to mention, this decadent exfoliant contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and trace amounts of caffeine which are known to reduce swelling and even the look of cellulite.

Liquid Luffa Scrub by PFB Vanish

An exfoliating Face & Body Scrub with Glycolic Acid, & Papaya Fruit Extract. It’s a finely abrasive biodegradable scrub to remove dead skin cells on the face, hands or body consisting of Palm, Crushed Walnut Powder along with 6% glycolic acid.   Use 3 times a week in the shower.  Liquid Luffa is Eco-friendly and does NOT contain any plastic particles.

 Honey Vanilla Scrub by SAIAN Skincare

Honey Vanilla Scrub by SAIAN Skincare

Honey Vanilla Scrub by SAIAN Skincare

A light and natural exfoliator which refreshes and renews the skin with the power of amber! Honey Vanilla Scrub comes in a large 8oz container, and is perfect for the body. This product does not contain parabens, heavy oils or fragrance, and has tiny grains of natural amber, which gently slough away dead skin cells, decongest, and brighten the complexion.


Thank you to Circadia, Saian Skincare, Hip & Chicks, Saian and PFB Vanish for sponsoring this post!