Homemade Body Scrub: 8 DIY Recipes to Exfoliate Your Skin |  the shopping

Homemade Body Scrub: 8 DIY Recipes to Exfoliate Your Skin | the shopping

We’ve already sanded the dirt on the do’s and don’ts of exfoliation, so why not take a look at the best homemade body scrubs? Let’s be honest, it’s a part of the cosmetic process that often comes with a lot of heavy baggage.

Tbh, we all know that pampering yourself comes at a hefty price too.

So, in order to cut costs (especially in this climate), and take care of yourself (again, in this climate) — we’ve put together a list of eight body scrub recipes that you can easily make at home, and you just can’t. You don’t need to venture further than your kitchen pantry.

Just call us Nigella Lawson, but for skincare.

What is exfoliation and how often should I do it?

Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells from the outer layers of skin on your face and body, resulting in brighter, more radiant skin.

Body exfoliation is recommended up to two or three times a week, depending on how well your skin can handle it. It’s best to start less frequently and increase use, as using harsh products or exfoliating regularly can cause irritation or even damage.

People often wonder if you should exfoliate your body before or after shaving, exfoliating first, and then shaving second (exfoliation removes dead skin, making the shave cleaner).

Exfoliating the body has many benefits, as removing a layer of dead skin can give you a glow, but it also treats acne and can stimulate collagen production, which helps the skin stay tight and radiant. Even better, it can improve the efficiency of other products, because moisturizing creams hydrate more deeply on regularly exfoliated skin.

Finally, as the body scrub is applied during bath time, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a moment to de-stress after a long day or long week.

1. Coffee scrap

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New research in – Coffee is good for you. Say that to your friends after you’ve finished your seventh coffee. Well, maybe not that much.

But for the truth, coffee as an ingredient in skin products has many benefits, as it can reduce cellulite, treat dark circles and have anti-aging properties. After consuming caffeine in the morning, reserve the peels to make an exfoliator.

Recipe:

  1. Measure out 3-4 tablespoons of brewed coffee, depending on the desired strength.

  2. Mix with 5 tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil.

  3. Once blended and thickened, apply to damp skin, massaging gently in circles.

  4. Leave it for a minute and then wash it off with warm water.

2. rose scrub

Homemade rose body scrub

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Besides coffee, another delicious-smelling beauty-enhancing ingredient found in nature is rose petals, and the fruit of the rose bush, the rose, which is converted into an oil.

Rosehip oil is rich in Vitamin C which has antioxidant properties and supports collagen production, as well as Vitamin A which is known to reduce wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and sun damage.

Who knew that the shrub in the back of your nantic garden could hold so many beauty secrets? Grab your garden trimmers for this heavenly rose body scrub.

Recipe

  1. Mash a tablespoon of rosehip oil and rose petals in a pestle and mortar.

  2. Add to 200g of superfine sugar

  3. Add 60 ml of olive oil or jojoba oil.

  4. Once blended and thickened, apply to damp skin, massaging gently in circles.

  5. Leave it for a minute and then wash it off with warm water.

3. radiance scrub

Homemade body scrub

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If you struggle with dull skin, this brightening body scrub is one way to treat it, and it has a secret, stinging ingredient.

Mandarin oranges are full of Vitamin C, which we learned above has amazing benefits. Tangerine has brightening properties, and promoting blood circulation can lead to a plumper and brighter complexion. Enter, the at-home body scrub…

Recipe

  1. Measure out 200 grams of extra fine sugar

  2. Add 120 ml of olive oil.

  3. Add two tablespoons of honey.

  4. Add tangerine flavor.

  5. Cut the tangerines in half and squeeze the juice into the mixture.

  6. Mix together.

  7. Let’s rest for five minutes

  8. Apply to damp skin and massage gently in circular motions.

  9. Leave it for a minute and then wash it off with warm water.

4. soothing scrub

Homemade soothing body scrub

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Is there anything more comforting than a bowl of porridge on a cold morning? Yes, yes there is … a bowl of porridge in the bathroom, on a cold evening. Well, not quite…but almost.

Oats have soothing properties—moisturizing and nourishing dry skin in particular—and can help maintain the skin’s pH balance. Healthy skin has a pH of about 5.0, is slightly acidic and, if altered, may increase its susceptibility to dryness. Oats help maintain an ideal pH, so it’s a great ingredient for those with sensitive skin.

Recipe

  1. Measure out 80 grams of oats, then blend until smooth.

  2. Add 100 grams of caster sugar.

  3. Add 120 ml of olive oil.

  4. Once blended and thickened, apply to damp skin, massaging gently in circles.

  5. Leave it on for three minutes, then wash it off with warm water.

5. Sensitive skin scrub

Homemade scrub for sensitive skin

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To keep things very simple, we’ll go back to the birds and the bees. Well, just bees…Honey is the perfect ingredient for a body scrub for sensitive skin. It can help treat acne, eczema and psoriasis.

This magical drink also repairs skin tissue and prevents UV damage. We love to hear it. Honey, oh honey, how do you make me happy, oh honey, oh honey!

Recipe

  1. Measure out 100 grams of fine brown sugar.

  2. Add 60 grams of sea salt.

  3. Add 120 ml of olive oil.

  4. Add two tablespoons of honey.

  5. Once blended and thickened, apply to damp skin, massaging gently in circles.

  6. Leave it on for three minutes, then wash it off with warm water.

6. nourishing scrub

Homemade nourishing body scrub

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We all know that green things are good for you. It turns out that the green stuff is good for your skin, too. Avocado oil is full Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins A, D, and E.

As we learned above, vitamin A can reduce wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage. Vitamin D is often thought of as the sunshine vitamin, as the body makes it when it is outside in the sunlight. In winter, we all lack this, but you can get things done by other means, as they help protect and rejuvenate the skin, contributing to the growth and repair of skin cells. Finally, if you’re not feeling well nourished enough, Vitamin E is an antioxidant, which prevents the skin from losing moisture. Everything seems very nutritious.

Recipe

  1. Mash half an avocado.

  2. Add a tablespoon of honey

  3. Add two tablespoons of polenta.

  4. Once blended and thickened, apply to damp skin, massaging gently in circles.

  5. Leave it on for three minutes, then wash it off with warm water.

7. glow exfoliator

Homemade glowing body scrub

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We all know, nowadays, it’s all about glow, and a glowing body scrub is one way to secure it.

We’ve already experienced the soothing power of oats, and how honey can treat skin conditions, and now it’s time to add some yogurt, a source of B vitamins — B2, B5, and B12 — that hydrate dry skin.

  1. In a bowl, add three tablespoons of oats.

  2. Add two tablespoons of yogurt.

  3. Add a tablespoon of honey.

  4. Once blended and thickened, apply to damp skin, massaging gently in circles.

  5. Leave to dry on the skin and leave for 15 minutes, then wash with warm water.

8. Anti-inflammatory scrub

Homemade anti-inflammatory body scrub

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In one of the world’s oldest systems of holistic medicine, Ayurveda, which began in India over 3,000 years ago, turmeric is hailed for its ability to treat many ailments.

From improving digestion and regulating menstruation to relieving arthritis, Ayurveda praises the power of this orange spice. And when it comes to skin care, turmeric possesses anti-inflammatory properties as well.

Recipe

  1. Measure out 200 grams of sugar.

  2. Add 60 ml of coconut oil.

  3. Add two tablespoons of ground turmeric.

  4. Once mixed, apply to damp skin, massaging gently in circles.

  5. Leave it on for three minutes, then wash it off with warm water.

Anyway, we hope it gave you the tools to create some new concoctions in the kitchen without spending a lot of money. Sundays for self-care will never be the same again.

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