A body scrub is essential for achieving that dreamy smooth and healthy skin. Exfoliating body scrubs provide a range of benefits to your skin. The best part about body scrubs is that you can even make them at home. Who doesn’t love DIY beauty products?
Had enough of dry elbows and knees? Want to prevent ingrown hairs and smooth your razor bumps? The answer is right here in this article. Use a body scrub! I’ve rounded up two of my favourite shop-bought body scrubs and two DIY ones you need to try.
Coconut Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub
This body scrub has a gorgeous creamy texture and is my favourite scrub from The Body Shop! I love its sweet coconut scent; it transports me to a tropical island paradise every time I use it. The smell is so refreshing! This particular scrub is fab for those with very dry and sensitive skin as its formula is enriched with cold-pressed virgin coconut oil. This key ingredient is known for instantly hydrating and protecting your skin. Coconut oil is also great for soothing irritated skin and helping your skin feel smooth and soft. Over time, it can even improve the texture of your skin. If you are looking for a product packed with great ingredients and a reasonable price point, this is for you. Plus, it is vegan!
DIY Honey Sugar Scrub
This DIY honey sugar scrub is so easy to make. It consists of only 3 ingredients!
Honey, brown sugar and coconut oil. The chances are you already have most of these items at home. Honey has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, so it’ll help remove any dirt and bacteria on your body. It can also repair skin tissue and brighten your complexion. It’s also super soothing and moisturising on the skin. Pretty handy for sunburn!
Using sugar as a scrub is a marvellous option if you have sensitive skin as it’s less harsh than salt. Here is how you can make this honey sugar scrub!
● 2 Tbsp. honey
● ½ cup of brown sugar
● ¼ cup of coconut oil (melted)
- Place all of your ingredients into a mixing bowl.
- Thoroughly mix your ingredients. If the mixture seems too crumbly, you can
add more coconut oil. Continue until you are happy with the consistency.
Rituals’ The Ritual of Hammam Sea Salt Hot Scrub
If you have rough skin, salt scrubs are often better as you’ll be able to get a deep exfoliation from it. Sea salt has a load of delightful minerals and detoxifying benefits that our skin loves. It can even help blood circulation to your skin. Say goodbye to dead skin cells and hello to improved circulation!
The Rituals Hammam Sea Salt Scrub has a very relaxing scent of ginger and eucalyptus. It’s just like being at a spa! When massaging the sea salt into your skin, it gives a warm and tingly sensation whilst detoxifying and cleansing your skin. It polishes your skin, making you look healthier and luminous.
Once you rinse the scrub off, your skin will feel deeply moisturised and refreshed. The Rituals website recommends you use it once or twice a week for silky skin!
Green Tea Sugar Scrub
Here is another sugar scrub you can make at home. This DIY Green Tea Sugar Scrub may only have 4 ingredients but, there are several benefits for your skin. Green tea is rich in anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It can help to revitalise cells and repair damaged skin.
Did you know green tea is full of vitamin B2 and E? Vitamin B2 works to keep your skin firm whilst vitamin E helps with cell growth. Better yet, green tea can soothe sunburns so, keep that in mind this summer!
Here is how you can make your own green tea sugar scrub:
● 2 green tea bags
● 1 cup of brown sugar
● ¼ cup of coconut oil (melted)
● ½ cup of hot water
- Put the tea bags in hot water and steep the tea until it cools.
- Whilst the tea is cooling, add brown sugar and coconut oil to a bowl and
- When the tea has cooled, add it to your mixture. Make sure that the tea is
cool or the sugar will dissolve.
- If you find that your mixture is too crumbly, add some more coconut oil. If
you think it’s too soggy, add in more brown sugar.
- Once you’re happy with your consistency, transfer your scrub into an airtight
Integrating a body scrub into your routine is super beneficial for removing dead skin cells and stimulating blood flow. Did you know that this will help improve your skin’s
elasticity? Removing layers of dead skin cells will also allow your moisturiser to
absorb easier into the skin. Making your skin extra radiant!
TOP TIP: When exfoliating your body, try using small and circular motions. I’d recommend exfoliating the area you want for about 20-30 seconds before rinsing it off with warm water.