Summer is coming fast and, with the coming of summer means the showing of more skin. There are a variety of reasons that can cause a person to feel less than confident when it comes to their skin. Issues like dryness, dullness, redness and blotches can make us uncomfortable in shorts and bathing suits. You don’t have to purchase expensive body scrubs to achieve great summer-ready skin. In fact, you may already have some of the ingredients in your kitchen. Here are some of my favorite homemade body scrubs that will combat the most common skin issues:
FAVORITE SEA SALT SCRUB:
This is great for exfoliating the skin to reveal, vibrant, beautiful skin. All you’ll need is sea salt, sugar, coconut oil and sweet orange essential oil. In place of the sweet orange essential oil, you could substitute lavender essential oil or simply your favorite essential oil. Mix all of the ingredients together to make a thick paste and use as an all-over body scrub, This is one of my favorite homemade body scrubs and I have no doubt that you’ll love it too.
This one can be great for evening out skin tone and it’s one of the simplest to make. You just need 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of coconut oil and 1 lemon. Squeeze all the juice you can from the lemon and mix with the other ingredients. Not only can be this scrub even out the skin tone, it smells great and it’s fantastic for exfoliating the skin.
BROWN SUGAR SCRUB:
For this homemade scrub, you’ll need 2 cups of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of olive oil (or extra virgin olive oil) and 1/4 cup of honey. This scrub is great for the entire body and some of my friends say they also use it on their face. It smells amazing and combats many of the skin issues we’ve all faced at one time or another.
FAVORITE COFFEE SCRUB:
Coffee isn’t just great for waking us up, it can be used to temporarily eliminate cellulite and it’s also great for days when you need an extra pick-me-up. All you need is equal parts of ground coffee and raw sugar, 1 tbsp of olive oil, 2 tbsp of coconut oil and 1 tbsp of sea salt. This is one of my favorite homemade body scrubs, also perfect for a mother’s day gift. Mix all of the ingredients together and enjoy and invigorating scrub, perfect for those slow mornings.
PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB:
This homemade scrub smells incredible and makes skin look nearly flawless. You simply need 2 cups of sugar, 1/4 cup of almond oil or coconut oil, peppermint essential oil and raspberry juice. Combine the ingredients and enjoy a scrub that is amazing!
There they are, some of my favorite DIY body scrubs. All of them will help you achieve glowing, summer-ready skin that you won’t be afraid to show off. Enjoy and never be afraid to pamper yourself. You deserve it!