Exfoliating is one of the most important parts of your at home skincare regime, as it helps to remove dead skin cells and keeps skin looking bright and feeling smooth.
Exfoliation not only improves skin texture and appearance, it also makes sure that your favourite skincare products are absorbed properly by your skin to ensure you get the maximum benefits.
The best part is, you can achieve silky smooth skin by making a body scrub at home using ingredients that you can find in your kitchen cupboard such as salt, sugar and coffee.
DIY Body Scrub
You will need:
– 6 tablespoons of coconut oil
– 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
– 1 tablespoon of honey
(You may need to adjust the amount you make depending on how much of your body you would like to exfoliate.)
Mix the ingredients together really well. Use before having a bath or shower on damp skin. Apply with circular motions all over your body. Rinse well and apply moisturiser after drying to hydrate your skin.
The scrub will last up to 6 months in an airtight container. You may need to stir the mixture occasionally if there is any separation. The coconut oil may solidify; if it is too hard to use you need to heat the scrub in the microwave for a few seconds.