DIY Face and Body Scrubs (straight from your fridge!)
Does your skin need a treat?
Then it's time for your own DIY face and body scrubs with 100% edible and organic ingredients straight from your fridge!
Forget unhealthy chemicals and preservatives, what could be better than a delicious recipe with BANANAS, CUCUMBER or STRAWBERRIES.
Most of these ingredients are probably sitting in your kitchen at the moment, so why not give one of them a try?
Fresh, clean, healthy, edible and delicious!
These easy home-made recipes are kindly shared with us by Simply Scrub, who have developed a small commercial range of scrubs with similarly pure ingredients. There are more DIY face and body scrub recipes on their website.
I'm a fan of oatmeal and it seems the perfect ingredient for a scrub so I made and tried the first strawberry recipe using a stick blender. Oh my, what a delicious smell and it left my skin soft and refreshed. If it generates new cell growth it's a bonus!
Strawberry face and body scrubs
Strawberries contain salicylic acid, which is a beta hydroxy acid useful for problem skin - particularly acne and blemishes.
Strawberries are high in vitamin-C and highly moisturizing. The powerful antioxidants promote new cell production keeping skin healthy and radiant, particularly good for ageing skin.
Blend the ingredients 'til creamy with no big chunks of strawberry. Apply to wet skin in a circular massaging motion particularly to any dry areas. Rinse with warm water. Great for smoothing your complexion and adding a radiant glow!
Blend all ingredients 'til smooth. Lightly massage into wet skin then rinse off with warm water. The cream nourishes and gives your skin softness and shine while the honey provides antiseptic, helping to cleanse the skin of microbes and dirt.
Banana face and body scrubs
Bananas are excellent to maintain the freshness and softness of the skin on
your face and body.
Banana scrubs contain vitamin E, ascorbic acid and antioxidants, all great for normal, dry and even sensitive skin. These ingredients will help to restore cellular exchange and contribute to the regeneration of new cells. Hence small wrinkles appear less noticeable.
Mix ingredients in a blender or food processer until smooth and massage lightly on wet skin for 2 to 3 minutes,
then rinse with warm water.
Blend everything in a blender or food processor until smooth. Massage lightly onto wet skin, and then rinse with
NB Banana scrubs are not recommended for storage in the fridge, they are best if used fresh, right after all
ingredients are blended together.
Cucumber DIY face and body scrubs
A wonder in the beauty world. Who hasn't put a slice of cucumber on their eyes to refresh and revive?
Cucumber has a similar ph balance to human skin making it a gentle and natural safe ingredient. It brightens skin as it tones and moisturises; helping to reduce blemishes and keeping the skin youthful, fresh and elastic.
Mix ingredients thoroughly then let it stand for 15 minutes. Massage into wet skin then rinse with warm water.
This scrub reduces skin irritation, removes oil, and refreshes the skin.
Mix ingredients and apply to wet face, carefully avoiding the eyes.
Leave it on for 15 mins then rinse with warm water. This mask aims to improve the appearance of wrinkles.
Simply Scrub say: "DIY Face and Body Scrubs containing banana can tighten the skin and promote moisture retention in the deep layers of the dermis.
Using banana in your scrubs can help your complexion improve considerably, giving you a healthy glow and promoting
circulation in the skin. You may notice your cheeks becoming rosier, and calming of inflammatory areas, leaving
skin smooth, tender, and velvety. These scrubs can also help reduce the visibility of marks and scars on the skin."
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