Looking and feeling good is important for our confidence and self-esteem.
Now that you are well into My Daily Sugar Allowance, I thought you might like some ideas on what to do with the left over sugar that is lurking in your pantry. Your kitchen contains some of Mother Nature’s best products!
I have put together some of my favorite DIY skin care products, these are all-natural and all deliver benefits to the skin without added chemicals that harm more than they help. What’s great about the products on this list is that they’re inexpensive and easy to incorporate into your skincare routine.
So, here are my favorite DIY products that you should be using on a regular basis to help improve your skin.
1. Smooth skin with this brown sugar vanilla scrub.
Brown sugar and vanilla are a winning combination. A sugar scrub improves the skin appearance and texture by exfoliating it and moisturizing it. Sugar produces several compounds such as glycolic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid that works hard to loosen dirt and dead skin cells and easily removes them from the skin.
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
3 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup almond oil
Mix all ingredients together. Find a pretty jar to put the scrub in. Indulge your body with this scrub in the shower. Rub a small amount of sugar scrub gently on your body and wash off with cold water. Viola! Enjoy soft, clean and glowing skin all day long.
2. Banish streaks from self-tanner.
Went a little overboard with the self-tanner? No problem! Streaks can be banished before your weekend plans with this all-natural body scrub.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp honey
Mix all ingredients together and you are good to go! Store in a jar. Do not use this on your face, and no not be afraid so scrub hard!
3. Coconut Sugar Lip exfoliate.
A delicious and effective natural exfoliate gentle enough to use on lips. Just use about ¼ teaspoon of this delicious scrub and apply to dry lips, using a gentle circular motion, massage into lips and around mouth. Do not use much pressure; just gentle circles to exfoliate this delicate area.
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 tablespoon honey
Simply combine in a small mixing bowl all the ingredients until mixed. The scrub will be thick and grainy- just what you're after. Store in the fridge for up to 2-3 weeks.
4. Sugar Hand and Foot Exfoliator
Coconut oil is subtly fragrant and slightly delicious. This one is a super moisturizing scrub perfect after a day in the garden, excellent scrub for hardworking hands, use this twice weekly.
1/2 cup coconut oil
½ cup castor sugar
1 teaspoon salt.
Mix ingredients together. Store in a plastic or glass container. Rub on, massage, and rinse.
Let me know if these DIY ideas leave your skin refreshed, vibrant, and soft perhaps you have some of your own recipes, feel free to share with our readers below.
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