In order to have smooth, soft skin, you should never skip exfoliation. Through this process, you are able to get rid of dead skin and reveal the bright, new skin underneath. You can use it on your hands, feet and all over the rest of your body. There are various types of body scrubs, with the most popular being the ones based on sugar and sea salt. You don’t have to pay lots of money for special products intended for this purpose, when you can easily make it right in your own home!
Sea salt is one of the best ingredients you can use, because it has a high content of minerals, stimulates the regrowth of cells and opens up and cleanses your pores, allowing the toxins to be flushed right out. In addition, it stimulates circulation, which improves the look of your skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite. For this purpose, here are two recipes for highly effective sea salt body scrubs.
Besides sea salt, coconut milk, olive oil, citrus zest and coconut oil are also added to the mix, because of their unique and beneficial properties when it comes to the health and appearance of your skin.
Oils, for example, are included for moisturizing purposes. Both coconut oil and olive oil will leave your skin feeling soft, plump and radiant. What is more, olive oil contributes to the faster fading of blemishes and the prevention of premature wrinkles. The skin also benefits from hydration from the coconut milk, which can also clear your pores and regulate sebum production. Citrus zest is known to have lightening effects and will help fade dark spots and discoloration.
♣ Home-made sea salt scrub #1
What you need:
- EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
- Sea salt
- Citrus fruit (orange, lemon, grapefruit)
What to do:
Take a bowl and first pour ½ cup of olive oil together with ½ cup of sea salt. Then, be sure to zest whatever fruit you have on hand and put 1 teaspoon’s worth in the bowl, with the other ingredients. All you have to do now is mix them a little and pour them into a different container.
How to use it:
Use the body scrub before you hop into the shower, in order to properly exfoliate your skin, and prepare it for the shaving process. Don’t apply too much pressure, because otherwise you might create small lesions on your skin. Rub in circular motions, take a shower and then finish off with a thick moisturizer or body butter.
♣ Home-made sea salt scrub #2
What you need:
- Coconut milk
- Coconut oil
- Sea salt
All you have to do for this quick recipe is to mix 4 tablespoons of coconut milk, 1 cup of sea salt and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a bowl. You can then pour the concoction into a different container.
- Remember to never over-use a body scrub. You should do it once or twice a week, at most.
- In order to exfoliate your skin, use an especially targeted face scrub, as the body one is much too coarse.
- Opt for finer sea salt, because a tougher one will scratch and damage your skin.
Voila! Your own, DIY body scrub. You’ll never need to spend money on body exfoliation again, because these recipes are cheap, easy and all-natural.