How do I Choose the Best Chocolate Body Scrub?

Autumn Rivers

If you want skin that glows, it might be time for an invigorating body scrub that you can apply at home. This product is meant to exfoliate the skin, sloughing off dead skin cells, and encouraging fresh cells to grow and replace the old ones. This might not sound like a fun process, so for an enjoyable twist on exfoliation, a chocolate body scrub is recommended. Not only will you likely end up with refreshed, exfoliated skin, but you will probably also enjoy the process if you like the smell of sweets. Before you choose a chocolate body scrub, you should pay attention to the scent, granule size, and your skin type in order to buy the best product for you.

Chocolate body scrubs contain artificial scents, in most cases, and no real chocolate.
Chocolate body scrubs contain artificial scents, in most cases, and no real chocolate.

You might assume that all chocolate products smell the same, but there are many variations. For example, some types on the market are white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate, all of which have a distinct smell. You should give each product a sniff before buying, since taste is usually different from scent. For example, you might like the taste of white chocolate best, but prefer the smell of dark chocolate infused with an aroma of coffee to wake up your senses in the morning.

Almond oil is a soothing ingredient for dry skin.
Almond oil is a soothing ingredient for dry skin.

Most scrubs only exfoliate skin due to the granules in them, which can slough off dead skin cells much better than smooth lotions can. Granule sizes and types differ in each chocolate body scrub. Fine granules that are rather small and rounded are often great for sensitive skin, as they do not usually cause rashes. If you want to exfoliate skin that is thick and hardened, such as on your elbows, large granules might do the job best. If possible, feel each product before you buy it so that you can judge the granule size and shape.

Different skin types need varying products. Most people can benefit from chocolate body scrub, but the best kind varies depending on their skin type. For example, soothing ingredients are best for dry skin, and include honey, milk, and almond oil, to name a few. If you have oily skin, lemon and apricot are both good at drawing out excess moisture, and tightening the skin while exfoliating. If your skin cannot stand many products, and is rather sensitive, choosing a chocolate body scrub with small granules and gentle products like aloe vera is often advised.

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