by NativeRemedies on November 10th, 2010 at 7:00 am
These days it’s hard to find skin products without all the harsh chemicals, but luckily ingredients as close as your kitchen cupboard can act as natural skin care treatments to help keep your skin feeling and looking its best!
Honey & Lemon Sugar Scrub
Honey naturally retains moisture in the skin, keeping it soft and smooth, even in the upcoming winter months. Honey is also considered an anti-irritant, and can be used for even the most sensitive skin. Lemon, on the other hand, is an acid and will gently exfoliate dead skin cells, lighten age spots and keep your skin looking young and fresh.
Mix 2 tbsp of honey with 1 tbsp of lemon juice and add 1 ½ tbsp of sugar in a large bowl; the sugar will add texture to the mix and act as an exfoliator, helping to slough off dry skin. This mixture can be used on the face, elbows, knees or any other dry spots you may have.
Epsom Salt Scrub
Many of us know that soaking in an Epsom salt bath helps relieve tired, sore muscles and ease stress, but Epsom salt can also be used in the crystal form to make a scrub for your whole body. This mineral compound in granular form exfoliates rough patches on the skin.
Mix 2 tbsp of Epsom salt granules with 2 tbsp of olive oil and rub on dry patches of the skin, like knees and elbows. You can also add your favorite scented oil to this scrub for an aromatherapy effect. Lavender oil is a great scent to use and it helps to relieve stress and anxiety.
Baking Soda Scrub
Baking soda is one of the easiest to use exfoliators out there. Baking soda is just coarse enough to be able to remove the dead cells on the top layer of the skin without causing irritation. Individuals with acne have found that due to its properties as an exfoliant, baking soda helps alleviate their facial redness.
Mix 1 tsp of baking soda with 1 tsp of water and apply to face; gently massage into skin for 1 minute and wash off.
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