By Mary N. DiZazzo

Scrub It Away!

Ciao bella,

I have always been a true believer of “Skin Scrubs.” Especially in my industry, it helps to slough and soften skin, eliminating dead skin cells. Used mostly in pedicures, I always include a sugar scrub with all of my manicures. There are so many different scents to choose from: chocolate, mango, ginger tea, grapefruit, etc. while stimulating the senses!

I recently used a personalized New product from Voesh: pedi in a box! The four steps (or a deluxe six-step process) are all included; the soak, the scrub, the masque and the massage lotion. It’s an environmentally safe product; 100 percent fresh for each client, free of parabens and other harmful chemicals, and no cross contamination since each “box” carries enough product for each step. Their mani in a box, a three-step waterless mani, is heavenly! You can use some of the scrub on your lips to exfoliate! Want New hands? Try their Collagen gloves. Voesh is the newest spa rage in the industry! Check out for the latest technology in spa care.

Back to just Scrubs! The salt and sugar blended Scrubs can be applied in a gentle, circular motion leaving the skin with a supple feel. Dead Sea Salts and Epsom salts are also used for their high mineral content because of their anti-fungal properties, etc. I prefer using a fine Sugar Scrub during manicures since the sugar is less abrasive. The Salt Scrubs are great for pedicures.

The oil in a Scrub acts as a moisturizer promoting heathy skin. The oils used are usually Essential Oils with soothing aromas. I have always used aromatherapy in my shop. The different scents are mood enhancing, promoting calmness, memories from childhood, and just an over-all euphoria. Carrier oils used in most Scrubs are almond, grapeseed, fl ax seed, coconut, and jojoba.

Make your own Lip Scrub by adding several drops of Olive Oil to a few teaspoons of sugar until it’s a paste. Gently apply to your lips in a circular motion and rinse. Then you’ll have kissable lips!

So go out today and get Scrubbed!

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or