You’ve had a long day at work and want to just go home and soak yourself in the bathtub. You also want to make sure your skin looks and feels good and oh so soft after you get out. Here are a few simple ways to care for your skin and quick body scrub recipes that will firm, soften and moisturize your skin.
First you should start out by skin brushing:I actually have the entire process on my blog. You can click here to learn how. This method is great for removing the dead dry skin off your body before doing a scrub. It’s done with a natural bristle brush and also helps to tighten your skin. Once you’ve done this, which is optional, then you can proceed to scrubs.
Coffee: I have many different recipes for exfoliation, but my favorite one is Coffee. Yep, you heard me coffee. Just grab those coffee grounds, take a cup in the shower with you and just rub it in circular motion all over your body, focus on the thigh areas and really rub it in good. It’s even great for your face. This exfoliates your skin, is great for cellulite, increases circulation and brightens skin. Believe it or not it’s also good for stimulating hair growth and darkening your already dark locks.
I dare not try it on my blonde hair as it’s NOT recommended for blondes.
Sugar: Grab a cup of sugar, mix in some honey, and exfoliate your entire body including your face. Aww, this leaves your skin feeling nice, smooth and soft.
Have no honey in the house, try mixing sugar and coconut oil, talk about wonderful. Leaves your skin so soft and moisturized.
Tangy Orange Coffee body scrub
Body scrubs help remove dead cells from skin and soften your skin. By using coffee in your scrub it also leaves your skin feeling a bit firmer.
6 Tbsp. coffee grounds
3 Tbsp. Epsom Salt
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp. Avocado oil
Zest of ½ an orange
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together well. Transfer it to a glass container, like a mason jar. Be careful with glass in a shower, you might want to have a small plastic cup to scoop some in to take into the shower.
The coffee and sugar will exfoliate your skin. Using Epsom salt has the added benefits of increasing magnesium levels. The oil will leave the skin soft and smooth, and the Tangy orange helps to improve anxiety and boost mood! This is the perfect scrub to pep you up in the morning or unwind at night.
For a quick body moisturizer for your body, hands and feet try the following.
Body moisturizer: Every pantry must haveCoconut oil. This oil is great for so many things, but to keep it simple, just scoop some out of the jar and lather it all over your body. This is one of the best moisturizers and one I can’t be without. I can douse myself in this stuff.
What I like best is being able to cook or bake with it and then rubbing some on my body while I’m in the kitchen, very convenient.
Hands: It’s always nice to keep those hands looking young, how? COCONUT OIL. I keep a small jar of sugar or Himalayan pink salt mixed with coconut oil by my kitchen sink and once I’m done with the dishes, I exfoliate my hands for a soft moisturized feel.
Feet: We can’t forget to pamper our feet, the most used part of our bodies. Grab a tub, fill it with warm water, add Himalayan pink salt or Epsom salt and soak those tired feet. You can use a small brush to exfoliate the dead skin off your feet. When you’re done, pat your feet dry, rub some coconut oil on your feet and put some socks on so you won’t slip. Your feet will feel so soft.
I can go on with so many great body scrubs, but the ones mentioned above are simple and easy to mix. Plus if you travel a lot like I do, the hotels always have a spa in the making with the coffee and sugar they provide in every hotel room. Take advantage of a nice scrub using these free items it’s invigorating.