Your skin can feel dry during winters and need a little TLC when you sit inside all day.
It’s a great time to try experimenting with a homemade body scrub when you have a little extra time on your hands.
Hydrating Oat & Coconut Oil Scrub
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons honey.
- To break them down, grind the oats in the food processor.
- Stir in the coconut oil and honey in a small bowl.
- Let it sit, allowing some of the oil and honey to be absorbed by the oats.
- Check the consistency after five minutes, adding more oil or honey as needed to make this scrub easy to smooth over the skin.
- Finally, gently massage this mixture onto your face and neck with circular movements and rinse.
For sensitive or dry skin, this scrub works wonders.
Honey acts from head to toe as an emollient, softening skin.
Brightening Rose Petal Scrub
- 1 cup almond flour or chickpea flour, or rice flour
- 1 tablespoon dried rose petals
- rose tea or hibiscus tea.
This dry Ayurvedic scrub helps to refine your skin.
- To make the mixture into a thick paste, add just enough water.
- Clean and remove with a damp cloth on dry skin.
A flaky, dry, and itchy scalp is not something that will encourage your desire to be satisfied.
In this situation, give yourself a ‘rose therapy’ to your skin.
Not only will it increase the supply of blood to your skin surface, but it will also increase the pinkish glow on your skin.
Cleansing Green Tea Scrub
- 2 tablespoon matcha green tea
- 1/4 baking soda
- 1/4 sesame oil
- For a strong cleanse, baking soda penetrates deep into the skin, while the antioxidant properties of green tea repair the skin barrier.
- Mix the ingredients and apply to wet skin, gently clean and rinse in the shower for 3-5 minutes.
Matcha powder is also an excellent ingredient for the skin.
Matcha powder is anti-bacterial and contains incredibly high levels of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which helps to reduce inflammation and tone of the skin.
Antioxidants are also known to reduce acne and increase skin elasticity.
Exfoliating Papaya & Pineapple Scrub
- 1/3 cup poppy seeds or chia/basil seeds
- 1/3 cup fresh pineapple
- 1/3 cup papaya
- To produce a thick pulp, grind the ingredients in the food processor.
- Massage into dry skin and leave for a few minutes.
- Then remove the scrub while massaging.
- Lastly, wash it off with normal water.
To promote exfoliation, this mask utilizes the natural enzymes, and AHAs found in papayas and pineapples.
To get the most out of it, this scrub should be left on to absorb it into your skin like a mask.
Papaya not only has various health advantages, but it also has skin advantages.
Papaya has phytochemicals and strong enzymes that slow down the process of aging and fight against free radicals.
It has skin lightening properties that make scars and blemishes less noticeable.