Hey Honeys 👋🏾! I hope all is well! You want glowing and dewy skin; well let’s talk scrubs! The main benefits of scrubs for the body, the face, the lips, and even tired feet are to exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells, which help regenerate new skin cells to replace the old dead skin.
The other benefits of scrubbing are:
- Increasing blood circulation (bring more oxygen and nutrients to tissues)
- Helps drain the lymph nodes
- Remove dirt and help reduce skin’s blemishes
- Prevents ingrown hair
- Moisturizing the skin (the oil component of the scrub seal in all the moisture!)
- Enhance skin’s natural glow
- Help reduce stress and anxiety by relaxing the body
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THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCRUBS
Here are the differences between salt and sugar for scrubs.
Salt Scrub Benefits
Salt particles are large and make strong scrubs. They are perfect for dry and rough areas, especially the elbows, knees, and calluses. They are wonderful for a pedicure scrub.
Sugar Scrub Benefits
On the other hand, sugar scrubs make gentler scrubs. They are less abrasive than salt scrubs because they have smaller particles. They are perfect for sensitive skin and areas where the skin is thinner, like the face, neck, and lips.
Both salt and sugar scrubs are great for exfoliating the skin by removing dead skin cells. Exfoliation should be done 1-2x a week depending on your skin type.
I like to alternate between water-based and oil-based scrubs.
Other Ingredients for Scrubs
Salts and sugars are not the only ingredients that make good scrubs. Ground coffee, cinnamon and baking soda are great alternatives!
THE BENEFITS OF ROSE PETALS
Roses (and their petals) are not only beautiful and smell good. They possess antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Also, they are packed with phytonutrients, antioxidants, and minerals (flavonoids, beta-carotene, vitamin C, D, K, calcium).
The components of rose petals help protect skin cells, reduce wrinkles, and enhance the natural glow to the skin.
DIY ROSE SCRUB RECIPES
So now that we know the benefits of scrubs, let’s get our hands a bit dirty and make some easy and moisturizing DIY scrubs for the face and body for some much-needed radiant complexion and dewy skin.
If you have time, you can enjoy a 30 minutes bath soak with a DIY Rose Bath Soak, but if you’re short on time, you can still get similar benefits with a body scrub!
How to Make a DIY Rose Body Scrub
Let have that skin glowing, shall we!
- ½ cup of Organic olive oil or Coconut oil
- ½ cup of Rose-infused oil
- ¼ cup of Epson salt
- ¾ cup of Pink Himalayan salt
- 5-7 drops of Geranium essential oil
- Add 3-4 Crushed or dried rose petals
- Add the salts to a bowl
- Then, add the oils and the essential oils
- Add the crushed or dried petals and mix everything together
- You can also blend the mixture for a more creamy pasty texture (optional)
Don’t forget to scrub the soles of your feet and heels. 👀
How to Make a DIY Rose-Infused Face Sugar Scrub
Now here’s how to make a homemade exfoliating face scrub.
- ½ tbsp of organic Jojoba oil or Sweet almond oil
- ½ tbsp of rose-infused oil
- 1 tbsp of Organic brown sugar or Cane sugar
- 3-5 drops of Rosehip oil
- Add 2 crushed or dried rose petals
Rosehip oil has skin regeneration properties, improves skin texture, it’s super moisturizing, and will have your skin looking plump and dewy when you wake up the day after 🥰 (Yassss).
- Add the salt to a bowl
- Next, add the oils, then the rose petals
- Mix, mix, mix!
- And voilà!
Don’t forget to scrub your lips! They need love and attention too!
DIY Facial Scrub for Acne-Prone Skin
If you have acne-prone skin, this is a great and simple alternative for a face scrub.
- 1 tbsp of honey
- 10 ml of cinnamon
- Add 1 crushed or dried rose petals
THE NEXT SKIN CARE STEP?
After your scrub, observe your skin and see how it feels. Since the scrubs contain oils, your skin should feel moisturized, but if it’s not fully moisturized; follow-up with a moisturizer or preferably a face oil.
Reminder: Layering your skin’s products is important! You hydrate with water or a water-based product (i.e. toner, essence, rose water) and seal the hydration with an medium to thick moisturizer or a face oil.
STORAGE & CARING FOR DIY PRODUCTS
Try to keep your DIY beauty concoctions in a dark glass container. The recipes above should give you 1 -2 uses max.
Keep your container sealed in a cool and dry area of the house.
NOW, GO SCRUB AWAY YOUR DEAD SKIN AND ANY NEGATIVE VIBES!
Let me know in the comments what you thought about the DIY scrub recipes above!
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Talk to you later, Honeys!
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