The skin needs to be exfoliated regularly to maintain its natural glow. However, this is not always easy, especially with how pricey high-end cosmetic products are on the market. Or maybe you’ve even tried so many soaps for oily skin. Fortunately, we can always find an excellent alternative in handmade body scrubs.
Handmade body scrubs are becoming increasingly popular among people looking for budget-friendly skincare regimes. The best part is that it is possible to create unique body scrub concoctions using ingredients sourced straight from your kitchen.
Here are 5 handmade body scrubs to start you off.
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Rosemary Lemon and Salt Scrub
Fresh rosemary with a dash of lemon and salt is good for the skin. Rosemary has antiseptic properties that help disinfect the skin. Rosemary also moisturizes and protects the skin from free radicals. Lemon contains the antioxidant Vitamin C, which also fights free radicals. This is also a great homemade scrub for acne prone skin!
Salt cleanses skin pores, protects your acne prone skin from bacteria and balances oil production on the skin surface.
Mix half-cup lemon juice with two teaspoons of ground fresh rosemary and one cup of kosher salt.
Rub the mixture on skin and let it sit for about 15 minutes before washing it off. Do this once or twice a week for silky soft skin.
Sugar and Coffee Scrub
Coffee packs antioxidants that tone down cellulite and rejuvenates the skin. Sugar is an excellent exfoliator to get rid of dead skin cells on your face or body. Olive oil is added to help the concoction penetrate the skin better.
Combine a quarter cup of ground coffee with a quarter cup of sugar and two tablespoons of Olive Oil.
Scoop the coarse paste with your hands and gently massage the skin in circular motions. Let the scrub sit for 10 minutes before watching it off with warm water. Do this thrice a week for glowing skin.
Banana and Sugar Body Scrub
Banana contains vitamins E and C as well as the mineral potassium, which helps promote a glowing skin. Sugar still acts as an exfoliator in this scrub.
Combine one ripe banana with three tablespoons of granulated sugar in a bowl.
Marsh the mixture gently to avoid crushing the granulated sugar. Remember, you want to achieve a coarse paste you can massage on your body before taking a warm shower.
Your skin is exfoliated and moisturized at the same time.
Sea Salt & Olive Oil Body Scrub
This homemade body scrub is perfect if you want to cleanse and moisturize your skin as well as protect it from bacteria and other pathogens.
Sea salt cleans out skin pores and fights bacteria that cause acne. Olive oil is a natural hydrating agent and packs antioxidants for promoting youthful skin.
Combine one cup of sea salt with a quarter cup of Olive Oil. Gently massage this paste onto skin and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. Do this three times a week for a glowing and well-hydrated skin.
Coconut Oil & Sugar Body Scrub
Coconut oil contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agents. Combined with sugar, a natural exfoliator, it makes the best body scrub for fighting acne breakouts.
Combine one cup of sugar with a quarter cup of coconut oil. Rub the paste on the skin to clean out skin pores, reduce red blotches, and hydrate the skin.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to keep your skin healthy and glowing. Learn how to get rid of oily skin from my article. Or these simple homemade body scrub ideas will help you manage oily skin or acne prone skin and prevent acne breakouts.