FACE AND BODY SCRUBS

SCRUBS

               Scrub your way to an ultra smooth skin this summer!
Cornmeal and honey face scrub
Lime and coconut body scrub
Mint foot and hand scrub

 

Exfoliation is one of the most effective ways of producing  smooth glowing skin. Black skin has a tendency not to shed easily due to the dense nature of its structure. As a result pores and hair follicles become clogged, resulting in a bumpy uneven texture. Exfoliation is the key to maintaining  healthy skin it encourages desquamation (the natural shedding of dead skin cells), poor desquamation  can be the cause of many problems associated with black skin.

Scrubbing your skin regularly will stimulate healthy cells renewal and alleviate that ashen appearance that black skin can often have, exfoliation leaves your skin looking fresh and smooth to touch.

Just a few of the benefits to be gained by scrubbing regularly:

  • Promotes cell renewal

  • Has anti-ageing benefits

  • Allows deeper penetration of moisturisers

  • Evens out skin tone

  • Promotes deeper hydration

  • Keeps your skin bright and healthy 

  • Reduces the appearance of bumps and blemishes

                                         

                                       Have a go and try them

 3 super natural homemade scrubs for you to make and use

and they are bio degradable!

 

Lime & Coconut Salt

Scrub 

1/2 a cup of salt

1/4 cup of coconut oil

grated rind of a lime

2 tsp glycerine

25 drops essential lime oil

1 tbsp lime juice (optional)

An Invigorating all Over Body Scrub

  1. melt coconut oil over a low heat until it is completely melted.

  2. mix the melted coconut oil with the sugar and put aside for 10 minutes.

  3. grate the lime rind on a fine grater.

  4. add glycerine to the mixture and mix well.

  5. add 25 drops of lime essential oil, grated lime rind and lime juice to mixture.

  6. store the scrub in an airtight glass container at room temperature

Use 2-3 times a week depending on skin type.

Wash skin first, place a ball of scrub in the palm of your hand and rub over the skin in a circular motion. Rinse off if skin is dry, but wash off if your skin is  oily.

Be careful  do not over scrub!

 

 A Mild Scrub for Face and Sensitive Skins

1/2 cup cornmeal, medium-course grain

1/2 cup natural Greek Yogurt

2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp glycerine

3-5 drops natural Almond essence (optional)

  1. mix cornmeal and yogurt together thoroughly.

  2. add honey to mixture, if it's a little thick and add more yogurt.

  3. add almond essence

  4. add glycerine and mix well.

  5. store the scrub in an airtight glass container in the fridge.

Be careful not to over scrub especially on the face !

Use 2-3 times a week depending on skin type.

Cleanse skin first, place a tsp of scrub in the your hands and rub over the skin in a circular motion with finger tips.

Rinse scrub from the  skin, pat dry. Always use a moisturise after.

 

A Course Scrub For Feet and Rough Skin

10 grams of fresh chopped mint leaves

1 cup of Demerara sugar

1/2 a cup of olive oil

1 tbsp. Glycerine

25 drops mint essential oil

1. blend the  olive oil and sugar together and leave to stand for 15 minutes

2. chop mint finely, add to the olive oil mixture and mix thoroughly.

3. add Glycerine to the mixture and blend.

4. store in an airtight jar at room temperature.

Do not use on delicate or sensitive skin !

Can be used every other day if skin is hard or 3 times a week depending on skin texture.

Wash skin first, place a ball of scrub in the palm of your hand and rub over the skin in a circular motion.

Rinse off only, leaving a film of oil and  add more moisturiser as needed.

 

Scrubbing should be a gentle and gradual process, sloughing off dead skin cells allowing new health cells to replace  the old ones removed.

If your skin is sensitive please do a patch test on you upper arm first to confirm suitability. Reduce the frequency and length of time used to suit your skin type. Scrubs are beneficial for all skins if used appropriately.

If you suffer from allergies to any of the ingredients listed.

Please do not use.