The first commandment of any beauty bible is thou shalt exfoliate. You know the part of every 80s movie where a group of rag-tag kids come together to clean up an old building, and discover a shining, well-maintained facade underneath all the grime? Think of it this way: Exfoliation is like an 80s movie clean-up montage, but for your skin.
In the summer, everyone aims for dewy, glowing skin. So if that’s your goal, you need a one-way ticket to exfoliation town. Exfoliation is important because it removes dead skin cells from the outermost layer of the skin. Without removing these dead cells, skin appears dull and dry – an issue no amount of bronzer can hide.
So if you’re in serious need of a skin revival, save yourself a trip to the spa and test out these quick and easy at-home exfoliants. Although these recipes reference facial application, these DIY scrubs can be used on the body as well.
Olive Oil Sea Salt Scrub
Sea salt is the perfect natural abrasive to slough off dead skin. It works as a great alternative to the synthetic scrubbing beads present in many over-the-counter products.
– 2 tablespoons Sea Salt
– 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Mix ingredients together in a small bowl. Apply to the face gently, using circular motions.
Brown Sugar Banana Scrub
You will likely crave banana bread after slathering yourself in this naturally sweetened scrub. Bananas are naturally soothing and moisturizing to the skin, ensuring your face will look beautiful and bright after an application.
– 1 Ripe Banana
– 1 tablespoon Brown sugar
– ½ teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
Mash banana into a bowl with a fork until it forms a paste, before incorporating brown sugar and vitamin E. Apply to face in small circular motions before rinsing with warm water.
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