A Heated Body Scrub That Soothes Muscles and Clears Skin
By Carolyn Hsu |
The other day I was bent over backward on my chair at work trying to stretch out a particularly stiff part of my upper back. “Slept wrong last night,” I offered to anyone who walked past my desk. The truth is, as I’ve gotten older, it seems like more and more things—whether an odd sleeping position or even an average day at the gym—tends to leave me sore or stiff and require a longer rebound time.
If you can relate to that, then you’ll feel as excited as I did when I tried Origin’s new Warming Lava Scrub ($35). The exfoliator contains water-activated heating volcanic ash and Epsom salts that warm up within seconds of contact with skin and feels like hot stone massage as you work it over your muscles. Massaging the product in circulation motions has multiple benefits: In addition to just feeling really good and helping to relieve tension, the finely pulverized ash acts as a physical exfoliator, helping to resurface skin as it opens pores that might be clogged with sweat and bacteria. To finish it off, the scrub also contains a blend of mint and vanilla essential oils so your mind can feel as relaxed as your muscles and as clear as your skin after use.