Soft and smooth skin is the first step to natural beauty. However, sometimes we forget that face is not the only area that needs our attention. As long as you remember about body care, you will be the queen of beauty.
The best way to make your skin as soft as silk is to use a body scrub. Today we have the ultimate scrub formula for you so that your skin will always be thoroughly exfoliated and hydrated.
There is a basic equation which you can use to create your unique scrub. All you need is:
- 1 cup of exfoliant;
- 1/2 cup of liquid;
- 2-3 tbsp of optional ingredients.
Put your exfoliating ingredient in a bowl and mix it up with liquid. You need a consistency of a paste, so make sure you add the liquid little by little, stirring all the time. Add your optional ingredients and mix once again. If you want to make a bigger portion, you can easily multiply the amount of components. Don’t forget to store your scrub in a container with a tight lid.
Choose The Exfoliant
Salt & Sugar
Salt is the number one choice for thorough exfoliation, which will easily remove dead skin cells. Epsom salt, sea salt and even kosher salt are all suitable. Sugar is gentler, so it is more recommended for sensitive skin.
It is the eco-friendly option as far as you may use not only fresh beans, but also used coffee grounds.
This one is probably the most multifunctional ingredient you may find in your kitchen. Keep in mind that soda works especially well for oily skin.
Oatmeal & Ground Rice
Both oatmeal and ground rice are perfect for sensitive skin. You can choose either of the two for creating super-gentle face & body scrub.
Vary The Liquid
Honey is famous for its healing qualities. Raw honey will help you to sooth red and irritated skin.
If you want to use milk as a liquid for your scrub, take the full fat one. Milk contains lactic acid which is a natural moisturizer for your skin. If fat cow milk or cream is too greasy for you, go for coconut milk which feels lighter.
Another natural moisturizer is coconut oil which also has healing effect. Lauric acid will protect your skin and make it softer.
Olive oil is another multipurpose ingredient from your kitchen, used in dozens of homemade cosmetic products. Oil will soften your skin even if the exfoliant was a bit aggressive.
Add More Fun
Putting some optional ingredients will add aroma to your scrub and make it even more beneficial for your skin.
Lemon, grapefruit and other citrus fruits will boost the effect of your exfoliant. What is more, the acid from citruses is helpful for reducing dark spots on the skin, but be careful with it. You can use both fresh juice and zest.
Herbs & Spices
Check out your spice rack and you will get even more options for the scrub. Turmeric, chamomile and fresh mint are used for soothing skin and reducing inflammation. Other useful options are dried roses, peppermint, clove and ginger.
Except for being your favorite dessert ingredient, mango, pineapple and papaya can also give additional portion of vitamins to your skin.
Adding some melted chocolate or cocoa powder will enrich your scrub with flavonoids and polyphenols. These elements will reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Body scrub is beneficial for your skin for a number of reasons, including:
- exfoliating dead skin cells;
- opening pores;
- detoxicating skin;
- enhancing creation of new cells;
- boosting collagen production;
- improving blood circulation;
- relaxing your body and mind.
It is great if you can prepare your own scrub at home, but sometimes you may be too tired to do it. We have an amazing alternative for you! Come to VKSkin SPA and our specialists will do their best to provide you with the most relaxing body scrub experience of your life!