Monday, November 23, 2009


MYTH: A natural scrub is more effective than a synthetic scrub.

BUSTED! False--We tend to think all things natural are better. Not so in this case. Natural scrubs are usually made from ground plant seeds or fruit pits, such as almonds or peach pits. Ground seed and pits have jagged and uneven edges that can cause microscpoic tears in the skins surface and cause irritation. I've used a few body scrubs that actually hurt! Synthetic scrubs that contain uniform, spherical beads exfoliate without scratching. Many of these beads dissolve or burst so as not to cause irritation.