The skin cells of the face and body, regularly shed to reveal new, healthier skin underneath. This turnover process tends to slow down with age; to give your skin a boost, reach out for a body scrub with products available in your kitchen.
A scrub when massaged in slow circular motion helps to slough off dead skin, and the rubbing action itself boosts circulation and helps drain the lymph nodes, by increasing blood flow to the skin’s surface. Also, the post-wash moisturizer will be better able to soothe and hydrate your skin.
Honey Sugar Body Scrub
Together the combination of these ingredients exfoliates, moisturizes and clarifies skin, leaving healthy, glowing skin.
The recipe is remarkably simple and requires just three ingredients that are in everyone’s kitchen:
- 1/4 Honey
- 2 tablespoon Oil
- 1/2 cup Sugar
Whisk up the ingredients in a bowl and step into the shower. Warm 1/4 cup of honey in the microwave for a few seconds until it becomes runny but not too hot to the touch. Stir in 2 tablespoons of your favorite oil. You can use coconut oil, sweet almond oil, or even baby oil. In a pinch, you could even use olive oil, which is also great for the skin.
Add sugar. (Brown sugar is great, but a basic white sugar works as well.) Mix well. After getting soaked, place the mixture in your palms and massage it in a circular motion all over your body. Rinse off in the shower.
Rice & Egg White Exfoliating Face Scrub
Egg whites have astringent properties that assist in tightening of skin, while rice is rich in vitamin B which helps with cell regeneration and slows aging.
- 2 tablespoons brown rice
- Egg white
Use a coffee grinder, grind brown rice grains until fine. Add egg white to create a paste, and gently massage in circular motions to exfoliate dead skin. Rinse with warm water to remove.
Banana Sugar Scrub
Bananas are lightly moisturizing while also helping to control oil. This makes them great for you if you have areas of your body that are prone to oily skin, such as your chest or back. Those of you with sensitive skin can swap oatmeal for the sugar.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla (optional).
Mix ingredients to combine but avoid mixing too much, as it will thin out the recipe. Apply in the shower and allow to sit about a minute, then gently massage over skin in circular motions. Rinse.
Coffee & Sugar Body Scrub
The aroma of coffee with vanilla or any other scented oil creates a very relaxed and a soothing experience and exfoliates the skin. Antioxidants in coffee can help in preventing premature ageing and are believed to fight cellulite.
- 1 cup ground coffee
- 1 cup raw sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 5-6 drops of essential any essential oil (optional)
Mix all ingredients together and apply all over your skin. Rub in a circular motion for deep absorption of the nutrients and cleansing. Wash with lukewarm water.
Tomato Sugar Body Scrub
Tomatoes are rich in Vitamins A and C. This homemade scrub can help in preventing acne, it lightens your complexion, removes tan, and makes your skin look fresh and smooth.
- 3 tomatoes
- 1 cup sugar
Puree the tomatoes in a blender and then in a bowl mix it with sugar. Massage this mixture on your skin properly or use an exfoliating brush and move in circular motions. Wash with lukewarm water.
An important benefit of using a scrub is it gives a refreshing texture against the skin and with a captivating scent that fills the shower allows one to enjoy the treatment.