This might sound weird, but friends of mine constantly comment on how soft my arms are. I always give credit to my trusty sugar scrub. Summer is almost here, and if you plan to spend more time outdoors (safely, I hope), you’re going to want to treat your skin with some exfoliation to get rid of dull skin from winter! It is so easy to make your own sugar scrub. I stopped buying body scrub from stores a few years ago once I realized I could create my own custom scrub with minimal effort. And now, so can you!
While my Sunday Skincare routine is still one of my favorite pamper-myself times of the week, exfoliating my skin comes as a close second. Not only does exfoliating help your skin’s cell turnover and aid in keeping an even skin tone, but it also increases circulation and your skin’s ability to absorb moisture.
When I started making my own scrub, I went in my memory bank to choose a carrier oil that my skin loved. For me, that’s Sweet Almond Oil. Other oils that can be used for scrubs are coconut, jojoba, argan, and olive.
The natural scent of the oil is enough of a scent for some (especially the sensitive skin crowd), but if you want to add your favorite essential oils, you absolutely can.
Some of my favorite blends include:
Use 1 tablespoon as needed in the shower. Scrub skin with the mixture and rinse well. It will leave your skin feeling like silk. Goodbye dry skin!