Astro-Beauty; Are You A Scrubber?

That thing above is $5 from America, hand-made, super-natural organic and she apparently blesses it with some Reiki or whatevs. I am literally typing this post and then going to get one as i am such a scrubber. Always have been & unlike many an addiction this is only getting more pleasant with time.

Exfoliating the body with a proper glove, loofah and or scrubs has an insane amount of benefits from boosting the lymph, fuqing over cellulite right thru to hyped Qi & mood. The benefits of skin-brushing are all over the net – it’s like the most ludicrously cheap (cost of one hemp glove a la the above and/or a brush) but beneficial thing ever for health, mood and skin beauty…I have so been reading the same thing on and off since i was about 12. And as i have Moon in libra i read a LOT of this stuff – I stand in bookstores, speed-reading (Mercury in Aries – remember) for sex and complexion tips.

BUT who actually does the incredible and always recommended by supermods, renowned beauties, cool types, alien naturopaths etc skin brushing?  I think Libra & Pisces DO collect exfoliants – i KNOW the Fire signs (Aries, Leo & Sagg) don’t think about exfoliating nor even understand it. Maybe i have gone too far with this but i use gloves, loofah, scrubs and a brush. I alternate the scrubs depending on mood…I used to think scrubs didn’t matter -technically  you could just grab some brown sugar or celtic salt and do it – but i was given some L’Occitane scrub gunk & it was fuqing unreal – grotty elbows & knees looking like  heaven, general glow and the gritty sense of  a good scrub.

Are you a Scrubber and if so, which sign are you?  Which Venus sign? Which product recommendations or – my suspicion – is the truth that simple hardcore glove scrub things a la the above work best – no product needed, just ye olde style elbow grease?  I do think – and this sounds thunderingly Virgo but it’s true – that a lot of people over-moisturise really dry skin with chemically laden products that make the situation worse. When what’s required is more like more oils in their diet, proper exfoliating so the dead cells don’t clog the complexion and then some organic oils…Slathering your body in chemical shit should not be the answer to anything, let alone skincare.

Image: Wise Woman Exfoliating

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something fishy
something fishy

give me a dry brush anyday – made of natural stuff. Don’t the plastic ones scratch your skin and produce a chemical heat on the skin?

sara
sara

I’m Taurus whit venus in Aries….and I’m a real scrubber:-p

Gemini rising Gemini
Gemini rising Gemini

Gemini with Venus in Gemini. My beautician introduced me to Riffi loofah mitts about 10 years ago and I dont feel like i’ve properly washed unless all of me has been scrubbed by this wonderful thing. It’s not like ordinary loofahs… its made from plasticy material, so really scratchy but in a good way – if you’re a scrubbing fiend, this thing is for you!! This is it – – unlike the natural fibre ones they dont get moldy and start to smell so last for AGES. I’ve had 2 in all that time and the only reason i got… Read more »

Gemini rising Gemini
Gemini rising Gemini

lol – just read thru all the comments and several others are also fans of the Riffi mitt 😀

k8
k8

Cap/Aqua cusp with Aqua in Venus.

Love a scrub – but do it in fits and starts.

Currently using hand mitts and a coffee scrub (fresh coffee grounds and castor sugar mixed with a wee bit of oil) or a mixed spice scrub (swap the coffee for cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg etc).

Inspired to go and do it now!

upbeat scorp
upbeat scorp

Oh, update: Its been a while since I lived in Fremantle. They now have a website you can buy through. I’ve pasted a link, hope that is ok.
http://www.soaps.net.au/scrubs.asp
I don’t work for them or anything, honest. Just love their stuff.

upbeat scorp
upbeat scorp

Scorp with venus in Scorp, and I looooove my loofah. I use it everyday in the shower, but just with whatever soap is on hand.. I do buy good quality locally made soaps, but not any other specific scrubbing products. I really notice if I go without. Corrynne’s Soap (from Fremantle, WA) used to do these AMAAAZING foot rock scrub things, made from pumice and peppermint oil etc, and they last for ever, but last I knew they weren’t making them anymore as they took too long, or were too difficult to produce or something. When I heard they were… Read more »

V Venusian
V Venusian

Yeah am beauty therapist and RIFFI mitts are good value. I am thinking there is a suspicious lack of Capricorn scrubbers on this post … and can back that up I hate scrubbing, it hurts scaley skin but when my Libra rising can stand it no more I riffi, then glycolic body cream over the top. and then go back to not scrubbing till the scales get unbearable again… I never have enough time to do all that stuff to myself!

virgo cat
virgo cat

Goodness it’s fun to read these. Lots of great ideas.

melissa
melissa

Yes mine riffi too…just saw others’ comment on it..it is the best

melissa
melissa

Yes!!! Scrub every day with a fantastic mitt – best thing i’ve found and I’ve gone through years of brushes, loofahs, gloves etc – have been using it for years, lasts forever it seems (washed regularly of course!) and is super quick. I use it with a gorgeous natural A’Kin body wash in a big pump pack (sandalwood, but other flavours out there), don’t even need to use a scrub, but ones with aha in them are v effective for face and bod. Often get comments on how soft my skin is too and I know mostly due to this..… Read more »

green machine
green machine

I know a pisces who is a scrubber,
Unfortunately he does not polish up well when confronted with his own sexual attraction of another women, and could not confront this Moddy Aqua when faced with the reality of there flirtatious discussions. Or the fact they find her love a laughable matter.
So bring out the corse sea salt and get scrubbing!
Scrubber where I come from has a different connotation!
A aqua on a rant on fish’s and there dark undercurrent swimming patterns.

taurean alchemist
taurean alchemist

ps. Mystic I was trying to speed-read ‘Ageless Face, Ageless Mind’ (Dr Perricone) in Mecca Cosmetica today but ended up having to buy it as it has all these anti-aging foods listed as well as supplements. Did you know that cinnamon speeds your metabolism??? amazing.

little fish
little fish

I’m a scrubber, since 12 yrs old when 16 y.o. neighbour told me all the beauty tricks. Use oatmeal a lot and loofah etc I love my daily bath and always get my feet done by an obsessive podiatrist, who removes every itsy bit of dead skin. Pisces sun and heaps of pisces elsewhere. (in venus esp. and mars and jupiter) leo rising.

FlamencoFish
FlamencoFish

And another pisces who loves to scrub! Venus in pisces too! Yah for the good old glove – I do it daily with some organic soap! I had a hemp one but now the supremely unattractive riffi mit too, which is hideously nylon but fabulously scratchy! (unfortunately it hasn’t made my cellulite disappear!) I also have some pastes which I sometimes use, but the glove is the best! I’m totally down with the hot shower post exercise avec the scrub!! And of course by candlelight with the window open onto the trees (bugger the neighbours), and I imagine I am… Read more »

Lesly
Lesly

Virgo with venus in virgo, I was turned onto the loofah several months ago and haven’t looked back since.

Aquamaide
Aquamaide

aqua sun, sag moon, venus in pisces

Sporadic bursts of interest in scrubbing, followed by getting grossed out by loofahs/glove/whatever after it’s been hanging in the shower for a couple of weeks. Also, it seems to add 5 minutes to my default 15 minute beauty routine.

Have been using natural oils and scrubs (brown sugar, oats) for yonks over synthetic products. Coconut nut oil/butter is a weekly fave

Bullish Cassie
Bullish Cassie

Taurus with Venus in Aries. I scrub, but with a stiff natural brush. A lazy ass bull like me appreciates how a few minutes of dry skin brushing can wildly approve the appearance of my skin.

Leo X too
Leo X too

Yes I thought they’d be a few of us Leos………the best way to get that glow is to scrub…scrub…scrub….
I’m a mad scrubber face & body near every day……..
I’m loving all the recipes, products and remedies…one can never know enough !!!!!!
Me…leo sun…kataka venus….& I swear my virgo moon influences my scrubbing obsession…she’d in the 1st house !!!!

nancyx
nancyx

(another) pisces with venus in pisces.
I love the scrub! also a big fan of blasts of cold water.
super scrub followed by almond oil as a moisutiser = blissful skin.
I prefer natural products but sometimes my face is just ASKING for some bad-ass chemicals to sort it out.

leo leo
leo leo

I’m a Leo with Libran Moon and Venus in Cancer and I scrub for Australia. The best scrubber in the universe is a riffi mitt. It’s a German product and it has kept me cellulite free with the smoothest knees and elbows not to mention skin in the universe for nigh on fifteen years. Can be found in beauticians or through online beauty stores. Fuqing brilliant!!!!! I use it with Dr Bronner’s soap. Divine.

Champagne Bearing Aquarian
Champagne Bearing Aquarian

On and off scrubber. Olive oil and brown sugar is my scrub of choice, but it makes the bath very slippery 🙂 The best exfoliation I’ve ever had was in hammams in Morocco and Paris. The amount of gunk that comes off you is incredible – I bought one of the scrubbing mitts they used, but you really need to be steamed for the real effect. I would secretly love to open a hamman – but more like the Moroccan one full of lovely women who didn’t speak English and smiled and were totally comfortable with their bodies than the… Read more »

Aquarpio
Aquarpio

I’m with you. I haven’t so much been a scrubber of the body, except feet -always with a brush. But I’m definitely for exfoliating the face and am all about using natural oils for moisturizing. Very sensitive skin and I’m not into the chemicals either.

The Leo Socialite
The Leo Socialite

Aesop is divine…smells amazing but very good product and no petro-chems. I have venus in virgo i think and i have an exfoliation fetish. I once spent an hour discussing exfoliating with a woman in a corner at a party so intensely that people thought we were bisexual and falling in love. She was a model and had a whole cupboard devoted to just her exfoliating products. I would have a ROOM specifically for exfoliating if it were possible.

year of the fox
year of the fox

Oh holy crap you’ve found my stash Mystic! Libra Sun: Venus in Virgo in the 9th house I have an exfoliant for like everyday of the week and even more. The best are home made of course. For an acidic one: Save the skins of pineapples after you have cut the delicious fruit bits off and rub the fruit side onto your face and body and let dry for 5-15 min. Wash off in shower. The bromelain will eat off dead skin. Make sure you are not allergic or sensitive to acid or pineapples. For a super scrubby fun one:… Read more »

Savannah
Savannah

Aqua sun, Aqua Venus, Aqua Merc. Yuh airhead. I live in, like, a giant air-dryer, not unlike those things you dry your own fruit in. So, skin flakes easily causing itchiness especially in winter. I did the chemical/natural slather and nothing really worked for long & I’d still audibly crackle on movement. I’m new to scrubbing and had an OMG moment when I read this post, ever since I’ve been scrubbing there’s has been less itching. I hadn’t spent much time monitoring it at all. I’ve never been a beauty enthusiast only recently started going to a beautician mainly because… Read more »

Leonine Librarian
Leonine Librarian

I too scrub. I scrub daily with a brush in the shower. I scrub with the glove of loof when I feel like it needs to be done. Sometimes after a long hot soak…sometimes after exercise to slough off properly. I like my salt bath. I use the purest soap I can find. Sometimes I use this soap from Addiction Naturale… ‘Peppermint Foot and Body Scrub Ground loofah or cornmeal gives you a good strong scrub, along with cooling peppermint essential oil, this soap is perfect after a day in the garden on a hot summer’s day. Not for use… Read more »

Leonine Librarian
Leonine Librarian

However I don’t scrub my face…facial skin too sensitive.

FishMa
FishMa

Pisces with venus in Aquarius.
I have a lovely very scratchy plastic scrubbing mitt that I use everyday with shower gel.
I own a drawer full of scrubs, exfoliators, body lotions which have been given to me by my Leo husband and Gem mum, but which I just cannot be bothered using. I have incredibly dry elbows and hands.
I do exfoliate face twice a week with Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser. I love the orange smell.

starstrokes
starstrokes

Leo with Venus in Virgo here too…those nylon glove things are the go I reckon, followed up with almond oil onto wet skin to help absorb moisture. Have seriously been considering planting gourds in my backyard so I can grow my own loofahs…

pisceaness
pisceaness

oh and venus in pisces

pisceaness
pisceaness

love love love the scrub- preferably dry bodty brushing, if not exfoliating golves. all my libra friends worship it too, my scorp mother cant stand it. it wakes me up like nothing else

fish out of water
fish out of water

pisces with venus in pisces. Love to scrub in a hot shower, especially after exercising, with the scratchiest, most invigorating glove possible then turn the cold water on till i cant breathe!! i think its something about the cold water on your back that stimulates an adrenalin release, anyway, its awesome. unfortunately doesnt get done nearly enough.
I also love rubbing my hands and feet with sea salt and olive oil…..aaaah!

lilacmess
lilacmess

Leo here with Venus in Virgo, I am INDEED a HUGE HUGE HUGE scrubber/exfoliator. Allow me to list out what I use to get all that icky, dirty, bad Qi off of me.

I do use a:
1. lovely honey almond scrub
2. pomegranate cranapple scrub
3. a seaweed mint scrub

I totally “GET” a good exfoliation, it makes me feel like sh*t has been wiped off of me, nice clean slate.

aqua aqua
aqua aqua

I’m Aqua with Venus in Pisces and ever since i read the post a while back about the silk face cloth and the subsequent discussion re body brushing i’ve been resolute in making my skincare routine as natural as poss.

I do an all over body brush every morning before showering and am loving it! V invigorating, and not as hurty as i thought it would be. Then follow it up with an all over moisturise using a mix of body butter and a simple aloe cream. Feeling smoother than ever, i highly recommend becoming a scrubber 😛

hazelblackberry
hazelblackberry

Oops. Didn’t mean to hit post. In addition, I am so slack about taking care of everything. It’s always last minute hair removal, only moisturise once skin has started to pucker, ect etc. It’s just that I always seem to be running late and never have the time. Nah, even if i did have the time i wouldn’t tend to it until it was a crisis. But that’s a meta-statement for my life.

hazelblackberry
hazelblackberry

Sagg Sun & Venus. I am NOT a scrubber. It’s all too much to be bothered with remembering.

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

i am a year round scrubber but in moderation (weekly ish) . also follow up with lovely moisturiser or body oils to maintain sheen-y skin but i’m not toooo religious about it. i just get put off by that really awful looking skin (pale, dry, rough) that some people have who don’t care about the surface of their bod.
plus i live in a place that due to climate has a lot of skin exposure – warm, humid, ahhhh
venus in aries

taurean alchemist
taurean alchemist

I’m only a scrubber in the summer

taurean alchemist
taurean alchemist

oh yeah, I never EVER exfoliate my face with those scrub things – I use Hauschka and its very VERY gentle – a daily cleansing cream with tiny little grains of almond meal in it that removes dead cells with a very subtle pressing motion of the fingers on the skin – no swishing or scrubbing at all.

taurean alchemist
taurean alchemist

oops, my Venus is in Aries in the tenth house… but like Mystic, a Libran moon.

fallen angel
fallen angel

TA, ME TOO! Hauschka rocks, and that press and roll technique is enough to cleanse facial skin. Anything more is just too much tugging! Otherwise, yes, I body scrub in the shower and the bath, occasionally go for a salt rub though it feels like someone is peeling me but draw the line at dry brushing myself. I was raised in Asia and that’s too much like having a broom sweep over me. I am anal about keeping my heels, elbows and knees moisturized and smooth, and I hate having skin look chalky. I have Venus in Leo so I… Read more »

taurean alchemist
taurean alchemist

oh yeah FA – feet that are cracked and icky are just bleugh. I don’t have showers any more (since I moved house and teh hot water system just dribbles it out) so I have opportunity in the tub to take care of cuticles and heels… I have some new Hauschka Blackthorn Bodywash and I’m thinking some exfoliating gloves might be called for – I am on a pre-spring cellulite banishing campaign. do you find, FA that since learning the Hauschka technique you are loathe to do anything that is less than completely loving and gentle for beauty? I feel… Read more »

fallen angel
fallen angel

Oh hauschka-lutely TA. Where before I used apply concentration camp firmness to “out out damn spot” all over, I am now far more into stimulating my skin whilst cleansing it.

The Divine M turned me on to it, golden goddess she is. I also love how witchy it makes me feel being an alchemical brand!

Aries_FTL
Aries_FTL

Aries too of course and love to SCRUB! I visited a Chinese TCM doctor once who said that I have the kind of fire-element constitution that really benefits from having my skin vigorously scrubbed! And I’d always been a vigorous scrubber, so now there was a good reason for it. I love Aesop’s scrubbing grains mixed up with one of their masks for the face (twice a week).. and for the body I use one of those Japanese scrubbing towels. These towels are great for a thorough back-scrub… But get an authentic Japanese one (the ones at The Body Shop… Read more »

Scorpinthesky
Scorpinthesky

My name’s Scorpinthesky and I’m a scrubber:) My Venus is in Libra. I guess I fit the bill cause I love skin products. One of the best products I ever used was mdformulations illumination serum. It gets rid of pigment and old cells. People always commented on my skin when I could afford it. I love scrubs but don’t own any loofahs/fancy exfoliators. I just use face washers and go to town. Also love Saunas/steam baths for the same reason. Getting rid of dead skin cells makes my skin feel like it can breathe. According to my endocrinologist you are… Read more »

Baristagem
Baristagem

I am a scrubber.

I don’t use any miracle product only a bit of elbow grease & it works as my skin is really soft & smooth!

Gem/Venus in Gem

fluid feline
fluid feline

I’m a no product body scrubber. Not obsessive – only if i notice skin needing a buff. Hate the dry skin brushing though. Leo Sun/Gem Venus. True about gunky moisturiser – I eat lots of avocado, flaxseed and olive oil and nuts. Makes your hair shinier and nails beautiful too. Only use body lotion occasionally on legs/elbows/hands etc. Do use facial scrubs/mask (clinique atm) occasionally as overuse leads to breakouts in me anyway. Good old fashioned clean face washer everytime i cleanse face works for me. This reminds me that after i finish the cleaning today i am going to… Read more »

Garland
Garland

I’m an Aries with Venus in Taurus and I scrub. The best scrubs in my opinion are 1. A old fashioned skin brush 2. handmade scrub made from essential oils, olive and vitamin E oil, and sea salt.

virgo cat
virgo cat

Virgo with Venus in Leo. Own a scrubby glove and a couple of brushes.
Use them when I remember (Mars in Gem). Wish I could concentrate, but don’t do routine very well.
Do the occasional face scrub (homemade concoctions) or Pineapple thing from Kiehl’s from time to time.
A good Turkish bath and gommage is amazing (but such a luxury)
Diet with lots of olive oil (homemade salad dressing)
Sugar scrubs are also great.
Salt baths.
Not a big product person.

I agree that the scrubbers are Librans and Pisceans. Oh ya.

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