As much as we treasure our skin, our daily working life, pollution, and other environmental hazards plug the skin pores and steal away the natural radiance of the skin. Exfoliation is perhaps the best way to deal with blocked pores, remove dead skin cells and get a rejuvenated look. Although we take care of our face, religiously practice CTM or Cleansing, Toning, and Moisturising, but most of the time we forget that we also need to exfoliate the other body parts to remove dirt and dead cells from our arms, legs, and back. While some may even exfoliate the face, the skin overall remains deprived of this beauty practice. Also Read: Homemade Face Scrubs To Revamp Your Skin
Most beauty experts strongly suggest that exfoliation must be included in the beauty regime to take care of the skin which is exposed to the harsh environment, pollution, suntan, etc. The abrasive and exfoliative nature of the scrub when used or massaged gently on the skin helps to get rid of grime particles blocking the skin pores, leaving a soft, smooth younger-looking skin.
If you are one, in short of time and want some easy to do homemade scrub, this article brings you three DIY body scrubs made from easily available natural ingredients:
DIY Body Scrubs
3-4 tbsp ground coffee
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp honey
3 vitamin E capsules
Mix all the ingredients in a coarse mixture.
Cut open the vitamin E capsule and squeeze the oil in the mixture.
Apply the mixture all over your skin and gently massage in circular motions.
Gently massage and exfoliate every part for 2-3 minutes.
Wash the scrub off your body with lukewarm water and apply some moisturiser afterward.
How It Works:
Enriched with antioxidants, coffee helps reducing cellulite, whereas sugar granules remove dead skin cells. The addition of honey moisturises and lightens the skin and vitamin E oil treats fine lines, wrinkles and minimizes scars. Use this scrub twice a week, to reduce sun tanning and get smooth, supple skin. Also Read: The Astonishing Benefits of Honey on Your Skin
2-3 tbsp of oatmeal
2 tsp honey
1 -2 tbsp yogurt
Pour all the ingredients in a blender and blend them into a homogenous mixture
Apply it all over your hands, legs neck and shoulder.
Massage every part for 5-10 minutes minutes in a circular motion.
Wash off with cool water and apply some moisturiser.
How It Works:
Imbued with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, the oatmeal scrub treats dry skin, unclogs the pores, removes dead skin cells and clears dirt and oil. Yoghurt and honey moisturise the skin, makes them soft and also reduces suntan. Use it on every alternate day to get best results.
Sea Salt-Coconut Oil Scrub
1 cup of sea salt or bath salt
5-6 tbsp coconut oil
Few drops of mint essential oil
Mix all the ingredients into a coarse paste.
Apply this paste onto your skin.
Gently massage every part for 2-3 minutes in a circular motion.
Wash off with lukewarm water and body wash.
Apply some body lotion afterward.
How It Works:
Laden with exfoliating agents and minerals, sea salt or bath salt removes dead skin cells, improves blood circulation and helps restore a rejuvenated skin. Coconut oil moisturises and smoothens the skin. The use of mint essential oil not only soothes irritated and inflamed skin but also bestows a refreshing fragrance to the body. Using this scrub once or twice a week can be very beneficial in aiming towards beautiful younger-looking skin.