It is a standard procedure that before applying the tanning lotion; skin must be exfoliated, removal of dead skin cells from the skin.
There are many exfoliators, and each has its benefits and works differently on your skin. Lets us focus on Thermalabs’ Body Scrub Vanilla Patchouli.
What is a Patchouli?
A Patchouli is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, commonly called the mint or deadnettle family. This plant is native to Southeast Asia; Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Malay Peninsula, New Guinea, and the Philippines.
This plant is prized for its fragrant essential oil. Studies also show that this plant is an effective insect repellant. Patchouli leaves are made as herbal tea. The leaves are eaten as a vegetable or used as a seasoning.
For its effect on the skin, it is used to treat skin conditions such as dermatitis, acne, or dry, cracked skin. In a 2014 study; mice treated with patchouli oil shows fewer wrinkles with an increase in collagen content. Another study shows that patchouli oil disrupts biofilms and some virulence factors of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
More on Vanilla
Vanilla is derived from vainilla, the diminutive of the Spanish word vaina; a sheath or a pod.
Vanilla is a spice from orchids of the genus Vanilla, primarily obtained from pods of the flat-leaved vanilla (V. planifolia).
The vanillin extract is known to have antibacterial and antioxidant properties that prevent the breakout of acne. It has free radicals that reverse skin damage and helps to slow down signs of aging; fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. It leaves your skin feeling rejuvenated and smells good.
Patchouli + Vanilla = double the effects
Thermalabs fused together the ingredients into one product; Vanilla Patchouli Body Scrub. If you will notice the common effects; anti-aging and anti-bacterial. Imagine a product that removes dead skin cells, and at the same time rejuvenates and protects your skin.
The patchouli and vanilla are already fragrant. Thermalabs added sweet almond oil, wheat germ oil, and calendula oil combined with phenomenal Dead Sea salts and minerals. That is now a heavenly scent.
The scent is one thing, but the effect of the scent is another. The patchouli oil has that relaxing effect that eases stress or anxiety. So every time you apply the Thermalabs Vanilla Patchouli Body Scrub, it is not just your skin that gets cleansed but also your mind.
Applying the Vanilla Patchouli Body Scrub 24 hours before applying the tanning lotion helps prevent uneven tanning. The Patchouli oil has a protective effect on your skin from ultra-violet rays. This helps the effect the tanning lotion last longer.
Getting your money’s worth
Buying the Vanilla Patchouli Body Scrub is one thing, applying it correct is another. To get the most out of your purchase, Thermalabs included their finger exfoliator for free. This is very useful for that small, hard to squeeze through areas of your face that the hand size mitts could not reach.
You can get the Vanilla Patchouli Body Scrub from http://thermalabs.com/shop/trml-scrb-vp/