Around this time of year, wherever you are, your skin might be feeling a bit dry.
Some causes: Sun, Wind, Cold, Artificial & Natural Heat, Stress, not enough water consumption, low humidity, hot showers…The list goes on
I’ve found my skin in the last few weeks dry. It’s summer here in Australia and between the sun screen, ocean, air, water, dry air, etc… moisturizer doesn’t always cut it- I need a little exfoliation and deep hydration.
Its soooooooooooo easy to make a quick sugar scrub, even minutes before you take a shower or bath. I find myself thinking, why don’t I do this more often???
Give yourself a quick treat for the shower or bath tonight!
SUGAR SCRUB TONIGHT:
1 cup of Sugar(white or brown)
Coconut oil, grape seed oil, olive oil(I prefer the first two)
Scent: Essential oils are great: Lavendar, peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus, citrus
Find something in your cupboard or frig or garden: Green Tea, Chamomile, Coffee grinds, cinnamon, ginger, lemon, vanilla extract, banana, strawberry, blueberry, mint, sage, fresh herbs, orange
Place sugar in a small bowl and add enough oil to coat while stirring- add scent- Consider if you want an uplifting scent like Peppermint or Coffee or Citrus or a calming scent like lavender or Chamomile or Tea Tree.
AND THATS IT! Mix and enjoy- exfoliate your arms and legs, in-between your toes and fingers, shoulders, etc…
Rinse when done and towel dry. Your skin will feel smooth and moisturized. Try to do this once a week, change the combination of scents.
My favorite combos:
Chai Tea: I add 1 bag of English tea loose, ginger powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a little vanilla for a uplifting warm morning scrub.
Theres nothing like good old beautiful Lavender and sage together to relax at night with.