Have you ever tried to hold your breath for as long as you can? At the end of your try, no matter how long you’ve hold it in, you feel you are suffocating. You start to feel a little panic and it’s like a torture. If you are under water you can’t immediately draw some air and it‘s agony. This is how your skin feels every time you skip exfoliation. The death cells engorge the pores on your skin and it’s slowly suffocating underneath them. Don’t subject your skin to such brutality. You simply need to scrub the death cells of your body every now and then.
Exfoliators are usually not pricey but where is the fun in buying one, when you can re-purpose something in your kitchen on in your fridge to do this job. As a plus you know exactly what your exfoliator contains and it defiantly is all natural. The best think about homemade beauty products is that they don’t have any side effects. No pharmaceutical company knows better your body than you do, so why you let them decide with what you are going to scrub your body. Don’t worry it’s not hard to make it on your own. Just follow one of these 3 recipes.
Coffee with sugar is not only a morning beverage any more
The smell of coffee in the morning is the best part of waking up. Actually it’s the only upside in getting out of bed. But coffee can be used to make sure your skin has a radiant and healthy look. Take a tablespoon of ground coffee, and the same amount of water (or olive oil). Add a little bit of sugar and just a hint of lavender. The result is one of the best exfoliators you can imagine. If you can even use the coffee grounds from the morning brew and make this “expensive” present to your body even cheaper.
After using the scrub don’t forget to moisturize. If you want to skip this part, just use olive oil instead of water in the mic.
Salty and sour treat for your body
From the sweet, sweet mix I take you to a more salty one… and more sour at the same time. This is the perfect decision for you if you have oily skin. All you need is some lemon and, you guessed it, some salt. Just squeeze a lemon in a bowl, add grape seed oil (it’s not mandatory but it will help you get rid of the oily skin) and some salt in a bowl of salt and scrub your body. The lemon will instantly wipe out all the extra oil of your skin, and the salt will scrub the death cells, leaving your body refreshed and ready for sleep. Note that you shouldn’t do that more than twice a month.
“Honey, honey, how you thrill me, ah-hah”
Do you remember this classical Abba song? I always sing it out loud as I prepare my all-time favorite exfoliator, which consists of honey and baking soda. All you need is a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of baking soda. Mix them well and you are ready to treat your skin as if you were at a SPA.
Try these recipes to say a sincere “thank you” to your body for looking so wonderful.