There are many products from various cosmetic companies in the world for you to choose from that are widely available in stores and online. This means you can afford to be picky when it comes to buying products that you’re going to use on your skin. Everyone’s skin is different and requires different care, but one thing is certain: exfoliation is a key component to beautiful glowing skin.
The market is flooded with skin products loaded with unhealthy chemicals, so it can be tricky to find products for the healthy-conscious consumer. Skin care manufacturers are forced to add artificial flavors, dyes, chemicals, and preservatives to prolong shelf life of their products. Many of these ingredients may cause irritation, inflammation, and allergic reactions. So, should reading labels and selecting the right skincare products require a masters degree in biology? Thankfully, the negative effects of additives and preservative chemicals in store-bought scrubs can all be avoided! In this article, you won’t be making commercial-grade scrubs found in stores or the ones you have tried in the past, such as coffee, oatmeal, sugar, etc. Instead, you will learn about lesser-known scrub recipes with organic ingredients that you already have in your fridge. Each ingredient has four recipes you can try that will do absolute wonders for your skin. Always perform a patch test before you use any skincare, including the ones you make at home. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the fruits, vegetables, or herbs that are used in these recipes before you apply or rub them on your skin.
Strawberries contain salicylic acid, which is a beta hydroxy acid useful for problematic skin. This makes it a wonderful ingredient for people who are battling with acne and blemishes. These berries are also high in vitamin-C which can aid in restoring dry skin, helping make it soft smooth. The powerful antioxidants in strawberries help skin stay healthy and radiant, especially improving the texture and appearance of aging skin by promoting the production of new cells. Not only are these strawberry recipes great for exfoliating skin, but they also have a pleasant aromatic property that will make your skin routine more enjoyable. This scrub is worthy of you! Recipe: 1 Strawberries 6 pcs Sweet almond oil 3 tablespoon Brown sugar* 3 tablespoons Using a blender or food processor, blend the ingredients until the consistency is creamy and contains no big chunks of strawberry. Apply to wet skin in a circular massaging motion making sure to apply to areas that feel rough and dry. Rinse with warm water. This scrub is great for smoothing your complexion and adding a radiant glow to your skin. Recipe: 2 Strawberries 10 pcs Lemon 1 pc (juice) Honey 2 tablespoons Yogurt 4 tablespoons Use a blender or food processor to whip all these ingredients together into a foamy cream texture. Massage onto wet skin, focusing on problem areas and rinse with warm water. Pat skin to dry. This scrub is helpful for lightening discolored areas of skin, exfoliating dead cells, and has important antibacterial properties for blemishes or acne. Recipe: 3 Strawberries 7 pcs
Fried oatmeal 2 tablespoon Honey 2 tablespoons Yogurt 2 tablespoons
Blend of food process these ingredients together into a mousse and lightly massage onto your wet skin, rinsing with warm water after application. This scrub is very calming and healing for the skin, helping rejuvenate irritated skin from acne or other conditions. Recipe: 4 Strawberries 3 pcs Heavy cream 1 tablespoon Honey 2 tablespoons Mix all ingredients and blend until smooth. Apply to wet skin, lighting massaging the scrub into your skin and then rinse off with warm water. The cream in this scrub nourishes and gives your skin softness and shine. The honey provides a natural antiseptic, helping cleanse the skin of microbes and dirt.
Bananas Bananas are an excellent natural ingredient you can use to maintain the freshness and softness of your skin on your face and body. The properties in bananas are an alternative to harmful chemicals found in many skin care products on the market. Banana scrubs are useful for people with normal to dry skin, as well as for sensitive skin. Bananas contain a considerable amount of vitamin E, ascorbic acid, and antioxidants, which all provide rejuvenating effects, and help stop the inflammatory processes in the body. They can also help restore the cellular exchange, which can make small wrinkles appear less noticeable. Bananas can also help contribute to the regeneration of new cells, and restore the skin after exposure to sunlight. Recipe: 1 Pureed Banana 2 teaspoons Fried oatmeal 2 tablespoon Honey 1 tablespoons Milk 1 tablespoons Blend everything in a blender or food processor until smooth. Massage lightly onto wet skin, and then rinse with warm water. Recipe: 2 Pureed Banana 1 pc Plain yogurt 3 tablespoons Honey 2 tablespoons Mix ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth and massage lightly on wet skin for 2 to 3 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Recipe: 3 Pureed Banana 1 pc Cream 2 tablespoon Honey 2 tablespoons Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth and lightly massage the scrub on wet skin for 2 to 3 minutes, rinse with warm water. Recipe: 4 Pureed Banana 1 pc Lemon 1 pc (juice) Honey 2 tablespoons Plain yogurt 1 tablespoons
Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth and lightly massage the scrub wet skin for 2 to 3 minutes, rinse with warm water. Scrubbing with lemon juice can lighten dark spots.
Scrubs containing banana can tighten the skin and promote moisture retention in the deep layers of the dermis. Using banana in your scrubs can help your complexion improve considerably, giving you a healthy glow and promoting circulation in the skin. You may notice your cheeks becoming rosier, and calming of inflammatory areas, leaving skin smooth, tender, and velvety. These scrubs can also help reduce the visibility of marks and scars on the skin.
Blog contributed by Simply Scrub
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