Homemade Body Scrub - The Best Recipe for Silky Smooth Skin [DIY]

Homemade Body Scrub - The Best Recipe for Silky Smooth Skin [DIY]

You know the best place for starting your total skin makeover? It's your kitchen! Homemade body scrub is the key to enviable silhouette and silky smooth skin. Check what exfoliation means and why a scrub should be one of your beauty product essentials. Discover the best recipes for DIY body scrubs!

What is a scrub?

It is one of the most effective skin-repairing products, removing dead cells through exfoliation. This simply means you exfoliate the epidermis on your face and body. Exfoliation and abrasion are professional names for the treatment. It is meant for enhancing the looks and condition of skin, evening out the skin tone and smoothing fine lines.

Exfoliation is common in anti acne treatment; scrubs are also used before hair removal to prevent in-growns.

You can use a scrub on the whole body, face and even scalp (so-called scalp exfoliation). Regardless of the 'area' of the body, a scrub gives lots of benefits. It should never be skipped by women who think seriously of skin care and do their best to keep it healthy. 

Natural body scrub - why it always makes the best choice?

Regular body skin exfoliation is a treatment which makes skin smooth, supple and stunning again, as well as enhances your figure. In what way? It helps you do away with cellulite and makes stretch marks, pigmentation spots and other skin blemishes less visible.

The best thing about body scrubs is that you can effortlessly make them at home - you're sure about the origin of the ingredients and their best quality. Natural body scrub equals 100% skin benefits and valuable active substances, and 0% synthetics or chemicals which cause allergic reactions or irritate skin.

How to make a DIY body scrub?

It is a child's play and won't be a problem for any of you. Mixing two ingredients (e.g. sugar with a natural beauty oil) is enough to get the simplest yet spectacularly-working body scrub. Check out a recipe for silky smooth skin - choose your best DIY natural body exfoliator. DIY scrub has no flaws as all ingredients are at your fingertips, at your place.

DIY natural body scrub - recipes

Homemade sugar body scrub

  • a cup of white or brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of castor oil
  • 1 tablespoon of avocado oil
  • 2-3 drops of essential oil

Sugar grains are quite large and thus ideal for body skin. Feel free to choose sugar you like - either white or brown; mixing both will work too. Castor oil effectively removes dirt and toxins whereas avocado oil is a vitamin bomb for coarse skin.

Homemade salt body scrub

  • ½ cup of sea salt
  • ¼ cup of jojoba oil
  • ¼ cup of almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon zest

You should avoid salt in your diet but it is brilliant for beauty purposes: effectively exfoliates epidermis, has disinfecting and anti-inflammatory effect. The oil in the scrub protects skin against the toxins and locks moisture in, delivers precious minerals, vitamins, plant sterols and antiaging flavonoids.

Mix all ingredients well. Apply the scrub to damp skin and massage in using gentle circular motions. Ideally, start massaging your feet and move upwards - towards the heart, which increases blood flow and strengthens your body. After that, rinse skin well using lukewarm water and apply favorite lotion or rub natural beauty oil in damp skin.

Homemade anti-cellulite coffee body scrub

  • ½ cup of coffee grounds
  • 2-3 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of almond oil
  • 2-3 drops of essential grapefruit oil

Mix ingredients well to get smooth consistency. Work the scrub over damp skin and massage with circular movements. Rinse body thoroughly with warm water and apply a lotion or natural vegetable oil - gently massage skin with the oil to intensify the effect and, at the same time, let you keep cellulite at bay.

Homemade coffee & oils body scrub

  • ½ cup of coffee grounds
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of argan oil
  • 2-3 drops of vanilla essential oil

Mix all ingredients. Apply the scrub to body skin and massage it in using circular motions for 5-10 minutes; use a massage glove if you like. Finally, rinse the scrub and wash your body with a shower gel. Rub in a lotion or natural beauty oil.

Homemade coffee and salt body scrub featuring shower gel and oils

  • ¼ cup of shower gel
  • 3 teaspoons of ground coffee or grounds
  • 1 teaspoon of salt 
  • 1 tablespoon of avocado oil

Combine the ingredients and mix until creating smooth paste. Make sure your shower gel is natural, composed of high-quality ingredients, free from parabens, silicones and substances such as SLS. It's a good thing if it has tightening and soothing effect. Precisely rinse the scrub and apply your favorite lotion or body care oil.

What's the best time for using a scrub?

Similarly to all skin care products, regularity matters also when we speak of scrubs. To get the best effects, use a scrub at least once a week. You'll surely spot a huge improvement in the skin's appearance and condition.

An evening is a good time for a scrub - skin has the biggest power to repair at night so it will absorb most active ingredients and will make better use of treatments.

Also remember to always moisturize skin after scrubbing - this way you form occlusive layer locking water in skin. Moreover, skin deprived of dead cells is more exposed to UV radiation so apply a sunscreen before going out. A scrub is also a good idea before sunbathing or applying a self-tanner - smooth skin gets nicer tan whereas self-tanning product spreads more easily. 

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