Exfoliating our skin is necessary because during this process we remove the dirt, body secretions and dead cells deposited on our skin. The exfoliating process will make the skin glowing, soft and healthy.
You must be already familiar with the dozens of exfoliating products available on the market. Although they do exfoliate our skin, they also contain many substances that are very harmful, such as chemicals. So what can we do if we do not use these products anymore, but we still want to keep our skin from getting flaky, dry and unhealthy?
Nature has all the answers once again. There is a variety of oils, vegetables, plants and fruits that we can use to exfoliate our skin and nourish it at the same time.
Here are some easy and natural homemade scrub recipes that you can try and see which one works the best for you:
- Sugar Scrub
Yes, you can use sugar to exfoliate your skin. Simply choose the granular form of sugar (about one cup) and mix it with half a cup of almond or olive oil. If you want, you can add 10 to 15 drops of your favorite essential oil for fragrance. Apply the mixture on the wet skin with your hands or using a loofah sponge or bath gloves. Rub gently, in a circular motion, on your face, neck, hands and then all over your body. Rinse with warm water and apply moisturizer.
- Avocado And Cucumber Scrub
This scrub is perfect for dry skin, as it will prevent it from becoming even much drier. Mash half an avocado until you get a smooth paste and mix it with two inches of peeled and grated cucumber. Add one tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of white sugar and 7-10 drops of extra virgin olive oil which will make the paste smooth.
Apply the mixture and exfoliate your body. You should leave the paste for 10-15 minutes on your body and then rinse with warm water. This natural scrub not only exfoliates the skin, but it also moisturizes it.
- Salt Scrub
Instead of sugar, you can also use salt. Mix one cup of salt and half cup of almond or olive oil. You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil. Keep in mind not to use this scrub on your face or on areas with cuts or wounds, as the salt will sting. Use the scrub the same as you would use the sugar based one.
After exfoliating your skin, wash it with warm water, pat dry your skin and apply a moisturizer or toner to close the open pores.
Try these homemade scrubs and see which one fits your skin type. Do not exfoliate your skin too often. Once a week is more than enough. In no time, you will see the amazing results of using natural scrubs on your skin. Stop spending money on chemicals and preservatives that are so harmful to the body. Your skin will be healthy, glowing and soft if you use products that are readily available in your home.