A nourishing body scrub evens out the skin and gives it a radiant shine. When it comes to a good scrub, you really don’t have to invest tons. You can make a great body scrub using kitchen ingredients. For instance, many kithcen ingredients like lemon, honey, coffee, sugar, salt, various oils, and baking soda have a wide range of beauty uses.
Benefits of a Body Scrub
A good srub imparts a host of benefits to the skin including improved blood circulation to it. Here are some of the quick benefits you get with an effective DIY skin scrub:
- A skin scrub removes dead skin cells, skin flakes and enables your skin to abosorb moisture better.
- It leaves your skin feeling refreshed, smooth and radiant.
- A good scrub also unclogs pores and prevents blackhead and acne formation.
- Another great benefit of scrubs is that they help improve circulation and blood flow to the skin.
- A crub is a great way to exfoliate and renew your skin.
Have a Sensitive Skin? Avoid Scrubs
If your skin is too sensitive, you shouldn’t unnecessarily stress with srubs. If there is a possibility of developing redness, tightness and itchiness, it is better not to clean it with coarse-grained scrub. Cleansing milk or gentle face masks are then a better option.
DIY Body dScrubs Using Kitchen Ingredients
While you can grab a scrub from the drugstore, DIY scrubs that you make from natural ingredients come with their own extra beneftis. Besides, such mixtures don’t pose any risks to the skin and are environmentally friendly. Below are 5 simple recipes you can adopt to prepare your mix:
1. DIY Sugar Body Scrub
For a sugar scrub, mix a packet of vanilla sugar with the juice of one organic lemon. Add enough brown sugar to create a homogeneous, viscous mass – the scrub is ready.
Alternative: An alternative is a sugar scrub made from two tablespoons of fine cane sugar, which you mix with a little sunflower oil and a teaspoon of honey.
Variant: Another variant consists of half a cup of organic quark, two to three tablespoons of honey and at least three tablespoons of brown sugar. There should also be a homogeneous mass that can be easily distributed as a peeling.
2. Homemade Coffee Scrub
You can also exfoliate your skin with a coffee and oil mix. For this you need some coffee powder and almond oil, which are mixed together in three tablespoons each.
Simply apply the scrub to your skin and massage in lightly in circular motions. After a few minutes you can wash it off. The peeling supplies the skin with valuable ingredients and removes skin flakes and small impurities with the coffee powder. The caffeine provides an additional kick of freshness.
3. Salt Scrub for Elbows & Knees
A mixture of sea salt with milk or any essential oil is great for rough skin areas such as elbows and knees. Coconut oil, almond or macadamia oil, olive or sunflower oil are suitable.
To make the salt scrub, take a tablespoon of ground sea or rock salt and mix it with 2-3 tablespoons of oil. Make sure that the salt is properly grounded and comes in a fine grain.
After the peeling, the skin becomes sensitive and is ready to absorb moisture and nutrients. You should therefore apply a good body lotion after the srub to provide the skin with the necessary nutrients and sufficient moisture. You will notice that the skin will feel soft and smooth.
So, these were our top 3 skin scrubs that use simple kitchen ingredients. Did you use any of the srubs before? How did you find it’s benefits? We would love to know!