For those who are fond of body scrubs, this article is for you!
I will show you how to create your own home made exfoliating body scrub. It will entail a bit of effort but you will be able to save some money. Also, you will be able to customize the fragrance and the amount of exfoliation to your mood. You can use these home made body scrubs for about a week.
Of course, if you’re too busy and would just like to treat yourself for a relaxing body scrub, you can always visit any reputable day spa. Aside from the professional treatment, the ambiance will help you relax.
As we age, our skin cells slow down in generating new skin so old skin cells pile up unevenly on the skin’s surface. Exfoliating it by scrubbing off the top layer of dead skin cells will make your skin smoother. It will also allow the moisturizer to penetrate easier, and will prevent the growth of ingrown hairs and body breakouts. Rubbing in circular motion during scrubbing towards the heart also increases circulation.
So let’s get on with it! The first thing you’ll need to consider to make your own body scrub is your exfoliant. Here are your Top choices …
Salt: You can use your plain old table salt for this. It’s cheaper and you won’t need to do any additional grinding. Salts have detoxifying and muscle-relaxing properties. But don’t use this if you have any minor cuts or scratches since it will sting. As a rule of thumb, never use salt for body scrubbing after shaving.
Coffee: Coffee helps redistribute fat cells and decrease the formation of cellulite. It acts as a vasorestrictor, tightening and shrinking blood vessels to eliminate varicose veins.
Papaya: Papaya enzymes are known as an effective exfoliant and skin lightener. This makes a great whitening body scrub.
Oatmeal: Oatmeal body scrub is great for dry, itchy skin. It’s very gentle and won’t aggressively exfoliate.
Almonds: Crushed almonds are very exfoliating but may be too much for sensitive skin.
Now that you’ve chosen your exfoliant, it’s time to pick your oil. You can use any kind of oil (olive oil, vegetable oil) except mineral oil. Mineral oil will not penetrate into your skin and may leave your skin looking dryer once it evaporates. Just add enough oil to turn your exfoliant into a slushy mixture. Not too oily, not too dry. Once you massage the mixture into your skin and rinse, the grains will be gone and the oil will make your skin soft and hydrated.
For an added emotional benefit, you can add essential aromatherapy oils or your favorite perfume oil. Perfume oils are too irritating for the face but are fine for the body.
That's it! Simple - Affordable - Effective - Rejuvenating BODY SCRUB!
Give it a try and share your experience to our readers! Have Fun!