Have you ever imagined that your kitchen is a potential cosmetic lab, costumed perfectly to your needs? Locate the most humble ingredients and make the following scrub recipes who have unexpectedly good results. Here are the top 5 homemade scrub recipes.
Sensitive skin: Oats and Chamomile
Chamomile and Calendula have soothing properties and are so gentle, that are suitable even for infant care. Oat is hypoallergenic and contains amino acids that helps hydration and skin defense. Finally, yogurt, thanks to lactic acid and a-hydroxy, removes dead cells and unblocks skin pores without disturbing skin pH.
8 tablespoons dried Chamomile
2 tablespoons oats
2 tablespoons oil or Calendula extract
2 tablespoons yogurt
Mix chamomile and oats in a blender until they become a thin powder and then add the remaining ingredients. Apply on your face and leave it for five minutes until it’s dry. Rinse well with lukewarm water and avoid rubbing to avoid causing any irritation. Dead skin cells, dirt and sebum will be gently removed while your skin will be healthy and radiant, without any trace of irritation.
Anti-cellulite: Coarse salt and Grapefruit
Coarse salt makes the skin very soft but also prepares it and makes room for the rest of the ingredients to penetrate your skin, nourishing and smoothing it out. Grapefruit essential oil regulates fluid retention, which is why it is so effective against cellulite and obesity, while sesame oil revitalizes the skin. However, be careful: do not use the mixture on irritated skin, because the iodine which coarse salt contains, can cause irritations.
3 handfuls coarse salt
4 tablespoons sesame oil
10 drops grapefruit essential oil
Mix all the ingredients together and apply the mixture to damp skin. Massage with large, circular movements, starting from the ankles towards the hips and belly. Insist on areas with a lot of cellulite such as thighs and buttocks, though where the skin is thinner, like the belly, your movements should be more gentle. If there is any mixture left, store it in an airtight glass container.
The best time for a scrub is before bedtime.
Always apply on clean skin.
Very dry skin: Olive oil and Sugar
Sugar is a source of glycolic acid, one of the strongest and at the same time smaller in size (molecular weight) AHAs, which penetrates more easily into the skin and stimulates the process of natural, mild exfoliating. Vitamin C, enhances collagen synthesis and makes your skin’s color, brighter and more uniform. As for the rich in vitamins and polyphenols olive oil, it is known that effectively combats oxidation, skin aging, wrinkles, while retaining balance in skin moisture.
1 tablespoon organic sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil (you can replace it with almond oil or jojoba oil)
1 capsule of vitamin C
Break the vitamin C capsule and empty the contents into a bowl. Then mix all the ingredients until you get a uniform mixture. Apply a little amount on your skin and gently massage for about one minute. Then, leave it for 3-4 minutes on your face until it dries. Finally, rinse with lukewarm water. This recipe may just as well applied to the body.
Oily skin: Lavender and Green tea
What oily skin needs above all, is mild ingredients that have the property to thoroughly clean the skin from dust and sebum, which are the main cause of blackheads. Green tea and lavender blossoms are perfect in that case, because as rubbed onto the skin, they gradually release an antiseptic essential oil. Also, the extremely nutritious honey along with apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, is the best antibacterial and antioxidant combination that fights pimples.
1 tablespoon green tea leaves
1 tablespoon lavender blossoms
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon
In order not to injure your skin, mix lavender blossoms and green tea leaves in a blender until they become a thin powder. Then mix with the remaining ingredients. Apply the mixture on your face and neck and gently massage with circular upward movements. Finally, rinse with lukewarm water. Your skin will be clean, smooth and more radiant than ever.
For the rough patches on skin: Brown sugar and Cocoa butter
This recipe is insanely easy to make and does an excellent job in areas with rough patches. The thick grains of brown sugar easily remove dead cells, while the herbal butter softens and nourishes in depth. Apply the mixture to your heels, soles, knees and elbows and you’ll see a big difference.
1 ½ tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons vegetable butter (preferably Shea or cocoa)
3 drops of essential oil with antiseptic properties (e.g. lavender, Rosemary, mint, etc.)
Mix well all the ingredients in a bowl. Apply on areas with rough patches and massage. From the first minute you will feel that your skin begins to soften, but keep on massaging for about 5-7 minutes. Finally, rinse with warm water, which will soften your skin even more.
After the scrub, apply a moisturise cream.
The frequency depends on the skin type. If you have dry or sensitive skin, must not exceed two times a week.