Skip to main content
Want a body glow? Body scrub right.

A body scrub is like a facial to your body.
As you massage the scrub over your body

- the exfoliating granules help to slough off dead skin which robs the skin of its lustre, revealing radiant glow of a softer skin. Now, you know why, another name for body scrub is body polish. 

- it evens your skin tone, if you have skin blemishes or cellulite-looking areas.

- End result of a body polish? Smoother moisturised skin.
 Do you know that flaky dry skin (for example, on your heels) will be prone to breaks in the skin causing open wounds. Thus scrubbing it gently regularly and keeping it moisturised is advised. 

- the rubbing action of body scrubbing boosts blood circulation 

-  helps drain your lymph nodes, by increasing blood flow to the skin's surface. 

Body scrub reveals body glow, radiant and smooth skin.

How to body scrub effectively?
Effectively rub your body scrub in a circular motion on your skin as it helps to free ingrown hairs and is less abrasive than a back and forth movement.

How often? 
Body scrubs can be done twice or thrice per week. If you have sensitive skin, use a gentler scrub product and do it once a month. I will always emphasise on organic skincare products whether you have normal or sensitive skin. 


Body scrubs are not invasive. It is suitable for just about everyone. 
However, you should not have a scrub if you have  a fever, flu or cancer.
If you have fragile, broken or sunburnt skin, it is advised that you skip the treatment as a vigorous rub may hurt more than heal. 

Body Scrub in the Spa & Home Scrub (Homemade scrub recipes below)
I do both. Body Scrub at the Spa at Celebrity Beaute because of the pampering (and because it comes with a Neo Qi Steam Sauna) and regular home body scrubs too. I share here my experience and tips.

Celebrity Beaute Body Scrub (30 min) plus Neo Qi Steam Sauna (20-30min)

The Neo Qi steam sauna opens up pores. Sweating helps to flush out toxins to the surface of the body. Water vapour steam aids to soften the skin. 

Note: Celebrity Beaute took my blood pressure before the steam sauna treatment. This is a good practice. As for anyone who has hypertension, do be careful about the heat level and duration of time you spend inside a sauna. Be sure to inform the Spa and beautician, so they can exercise due dilligence and care. 

It soothes my aching muscles and the quiet time, listening to my breathing and soothing soft music relaxes me further. It is definitely a holistic wellness experience!

Coupled that with a firm yet relaxing scalp massage by Nina, Celebriry Beaute experienced Beautician, i am lulled into a Sleeping Beauty...

Home Body Scrub? 
1. Wet your skin in the shower with warm-to-hot water which is ideal to soften the skin.
2. Allow the shower to run for 5-10 minutes and let the warm water soften the skin and prepare for exfoliation. 
3.  You can exfoliate dry or with water with one of the following homemade body scrubs.

4. Rinse off with warm water.

5. Splash cold water on your body at the end.

Homemade Salt-olive Body Scrub

1/2 cup sea salt/Epsom salts
1/2 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup of dried crushed rose petals
Salt with its anti toxins nature is more abrasive in nature. Sugar scrubs particularly brown sugar,  will be user-friendly if you have sensitive skin.
Homemade Banana-sugar Body Scrub
3 bananas
1 cup of brown sugar

Exfoliating in the shower, however you have to exercise extra care in  stability - to avoid slipping on the layer of oil that many body scrubs leave all over the tub. That's why it is important (for safety, as well) that an excellent scrub must have great balance - the right ratio of skin-"sandpapering" properties to moisturizing elements, and a fragrance (or better still, no fragrance) that is energizing, yet relaxing enough to make you feel like you've stepped into a luxury spa.
And that is precisely why i used the product that Celebrity Beaute used on me during my Body Scrub Spa Treatment. Here it is: 
You can order the products online too. Here is the link:

A good body scrub can form the basis of other body treatments. In the case of a body massage, body scrub opens up the pores for a moisturising body massage. I will tell you about my Zen-relaxing Body Massage at Celebrity Beaute in my next write up. 

Yours always in health, beauty and happiness,
Dee Dee

Celebrity Beaute is at No.81, Jalan Snuker 13/28, Tadisma Business Park, Section 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia  

Tel:        03 - 5518 9388
Fax:       03 - 5510 9388
Mobile:   019 - 318 2920

roducts online order:
Follow their Facebook CelebrityBeaute

Dee Dee Mahmood, multi award winning Celebrity Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist, is the Academic Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University Australia. Her PhD research on obesity was chosen for its impact on obesity in Asia and was accepted and presented at the President's Cup Award, American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Annual Meeting in Tacoma, Washington. Ambassadors to brands like Reebok, Norwegian Seafood Council and Celebrity Beaute, this TEDX  Speaker has several signature community programs to her name, Fat2Fit Asia and Walking Football for Health Asia. She conducts  synergy on community and corporate health and research collaborations internationally.

Read more:

Popular posts from this blog

I Am Dee Dee Mahmood

Profile Updated Apr 2022 Dr Dee Dee Mahmood(PhD) is the Regional Head, Regional Head (RAAN ECU) & A djunct Senior Lecturer (International  Collaborations) at Edith  Cowan University Australia.  An international multi-award-winning Celebrity Exercise Physiologist,  Nutritionist, TEDx Speaker & Talk Show Host. A Golden Key  Honour Society Scholar,  her  research on obesity was chosen for its impact on obesity in Asia and was accepted and presented at the President's Cup Award, American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Annual Meeting.  Ambassadors to brands like Reebok, Norwegian Seafood Council, Dr Dee Dee  has several signature communities-crossing-countries fitness research programmes to her name, Fat2Fit Asia and Walking Football4Health. Her research interests includes high intensity exercise, obesity,  metabolic health & weight management and walking football. This media darling conducts synergy on community/ corporate health and research collabor
What to do when you have MUSCLE CRAMPS or the Simpul Biawak"  Simpul biawak or leg muscle cramps happen when your muscle  contracts on its own involuntarily resulting in a spasm.  Why do I get cramps?  It is because of any of the following reasons:  -  your muscles are tired  - your muscles are overused -  your body is dehydrated - you lost much pottassium and magnesium affecting the way your muscles work - if you are 65 or older - you are at higher risk  to get muscle cramps - you have any of these conditions - diabetes or hypothyroidism - athletes performing in a high intensity, long duration sports What to do? -  Immediately stop the activity that triggers the cramp.  - Dont go against the cramps. - Breathe gently through your nose and exhale through your mouth. - Lightly stretch the muscles following the directions of the cramp and once cramps has subsided, stretch slowly against it.  - Only lightly massage the area while s
Real reasons why you must STRETCH?  When you stretch, your muscle lengthens. Muscle lengthening provides greater range of motion ( ROM), which is important to  individuals who have decreased ROM due to injury, a sedentary lifestyle or aging. Increased flexibility will also decrease our chances of injury and helps to enhance sports performance. A well-stretched muscle helps you in the process of recovery after exercise, ridding you of excessive muscle soreness. It also decreases your risk of injury as your muscle and surrounding areas of the muscles become supple and flexible.  Perform Full Body 12 stretches at least 2 times per day, breathing gently throughout.  Do not hold your breath while stretching.  The 12 Stretches is part of the scientific research  by Dr Dee Dee, as covered in this media coverage MORE Benefits of Stretching   - increases  flexibility ,  - for rehabilitation , - increases circulation - blood flow to the muscle increases after a lon