This week the Lipstick League gets into the nitty-gritty of your shower habits...
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This week the Lipstick League gets into the nitty-gritty of your shower habits...
Granulated sugar: an easy, wallet-friendly body scrub

Granulated sugar: an easy, wallet-friendly body scrub

The Lipstick League now wants to know whether you use body scrubs. If you do, how often? And what are some of your faves?

I love body scrubs, but I never remember to use them. *sigh* That's what happens when you have no bathroom storage or display space.

Still, I do have a few that I really enjoy. The Body Shop Spa of the World Dead Sea Salt Scrub is pretty great. In the winter, I sometimes fight the chill with this divine Bliss Hot Salt Scrub. And the Live Clean Spa Therapy Dead Sea Salts scrub is delightful, also a longtime favourite – my wallet's favourite, too, at less than $10 CAD. (Sadly the scrub doesn't seem to be available in the US, but the Live Clean Spa Therapy body wash, lotion and body butter are on, and they're amazing.)

Sometimes when I'm in a rush (like always because I've left my shower until minutes before I'm supposed to leave the house – I'm flawed), I'll skip the scrub and reach instead for my Dermalogica The Ultimate Buffing Cloth, a bracing and thoroughly effective alternative to a smoothing scrub.

I'm away from home right now, but when I get back, I'm going to dig out my scrubs and use. them. up.

Oh, and there's this classic tip from makeup artist Carmindy: in a pinch, a big ol' handful of granulated sugar is a great and inexpensive body exfoliant.

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So, back to body scrubs. You use 'em? What's your favourite – or favourites?

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