Give your skin a little boost with this DIY Exfoliate and Smooth Skin Formula. Made with 5 Simple Ingredients you already have in your Kitchen, this Recipe is simple, quick and you can use it every day. Most of us cleanse and treat our face and neck, but we tend to forget about our hands, arms, legs and the rest of our body. As we get older our skin seems to get dryer. It does not feel good, nor does it look good. 5 simple ingredients is all you need to get some youth back into your skin.
Have you ever suffered from extremely dry and itchy skin? As we age we most likely experience dry, flaky and itchy skin. The moisture balance is interrupted, often due to environmental and nutritional influence, as well as age. Allergies can take many forms and your skin will react depending on the severity of the allergen. Genetics plays a role in skin conditions and how well we age as well. We all have one huge goal. We want to preserve the tight, youthful and wrinkle free look.
Be careful to choose the right moisturizer. Expensive Creams and Lotions are not always best. I had dry and itchy skin and tested positive for many of the plants in my area. Using certain lotions made my condition worse. My immunologist suggested Olive Oil and it works like a charm. Water intake is another big factor in dry skin. My mother in law is 74 with beautiful skin and healthy complexion. Her secret: “Drinking Water all day long”! You will never find her without a water bottle.
- 1/2 cups Olive Oil (sometimes I substitute with Organic Coconut Oil – liquefied) as recommended by my immunologist
- 1 1/2 cups of Sugar (excellent exfoliant)
- 3 tablespoons (vitamin C and bleaching effect)
- 2 tablespoons Honey (antiseptic, antibacterial, moisturizing)
- optional 7 drops of essential oil (my favorites are peppermint, citrus and lavender)
Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight Jar. This will last for a few scrubs, depending on how much you use at a time. I don’t like to keep too much of it, since the olive oil seems to take on a smell after a while. Rather make it fresh every few days.
Take your time in the steamy shower and give your skin time to soak up the oil. I only rinse the mixture of with water. I do not use soap to get the oil off. When I get out of the shower I wrap myself into a Turkish Towel Bathrobe and let the oil soak into my skin for a few minutes while I blow dry my hair. If you wash it all off with soap, you will dry out skin again.
Tip: You may want to shave your legs before the scrub. Shaving loosens dead skin cells and the scrub will help to remove them and give you silky smooth legs.
I hope you enjoy this homemade scrub as much as I do.