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How to Make a Homemade Body Scrub

I know that there are times when I just feel like I need to exfoliate, but I don’t want to go out and spend upwards of $50 on a brand name body scrub. I learned how to make my own body scrub so that I can do a quick exfoliation with what I have in my kitchen. Below are three common household ingredients that are great to use in a body scrub.

(Remember, if you are allergic to any of the products below do not rub them on your body.)

1. Sugar

 

According to blog.hothousebotanicals.com, sugar is often found in skincare because it “acts as a natural exfoliator, does not clog pores, helps eliminate blemishes, [and] restores balance to skin’s oils.” The site also says, “when you regularly exfoliate your skin with a sugar scrub, it becomes healthier in appearance and function.” Sugar is a great, natural way to help rejuvenate your skin, and you won’t have to spend a fortune to get soft skin.
To learn how to use sugar as a body scrub, click here

2. Coffee Grounds

 

Using coffee as a body scrub has many benefits. According to howtodothings.com the caffeine in coffee allows it to be such a beneficial scrub, since the caffeine helps get rid of unwanted cellulite. “When coffee is applied to the surface of your skin, it helps redistribute fat cells and decrease the formation of cellulite.” Another way coffee can help is by helping to reduce the appearance of varicose (spider) veins. “The caffeine in a coffee scrub acts as a vascular restrictor, shrinking and reducing varicose veins.” I also like to use it on my face as a scrub in the morning because the caffeine helps to wake up my skin.

To learn how to use coffee as a body scrub, click here

 

3. Sea Salt

Like sugar, sea salt is good because it helps exfoliation by removing dead skin and adding moisture to dull skin. According to ehow.com, “sea salt dissolves in water to remove dead skin cells without over exfoliation.” The website also suggests adding baking soda to the scrub because it will add an “energizing fizz.” Using salt as an exfoliant makes sense- think of how great your skin feels in the summertime after a day in the ocean.

To learn how to use salt as a body scrub, click here

 

Feel free to leave questions or comments, I would love to help with your DIY beauty needs!

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