Homemade body scrubs are all the rage these days, but this approach to skincare does come with a drawback. While purchased body scrubs are professionally formulated and come with specific instructions for use, you’re sort of “flying blind” when you make and use your own homemade body scrubs. So we’re here to help with some simple-to-follow tips.
Fortunately, it’s not too difficult to optimize your homemade body scrubs for best results. These simple strategies from the skincare and beauty researchers at Callyssee Cosmetics will help you take your body scrubs from good to great.
After all, if you’re taking the time and effort to craft a homemade body scrub, you may as well milk it for the benefits it can bring, such as improved circulation and diminished cellulite (ahem, put coffee in your scrub, ahem). Onward!
Tips for Better Homemade Body Scrubs
#1 Choose the Best Ingredients
It’s always tempting to cut corners with the salt, sugar, honey and other ingredients you purchase to save your hard-earned money. But when it comes to what you put on your face, only the best will do. So choose well-made, quality and organic ingredients whenever possible to ensure that everything that comes into contact with your face is pure and fresh.
Besides, the best ingredients will get you the highest levels of antioxidants so your scrub will actually benefit your skin. Check out our best ingredients for face scrubs (yes, including coffee, of course!) to get ideas for your homemade body scrubs (pssst… it’s best to go organic!).
#2 Measure Carefully
Just as when baking, the ratio of ingredients can often be of critical important for body scrubs. If you get too much of one ingredient or another, you can throw the whole balance off and even potentially do more harm to your skin than good. A good set of measuring spoons and cups can help here.
#3 Mix Thoroughly
Another issue is not taking the time to mix everything properly. And when you’re working with dry or thick ingredients, this can be a challenge. But it’s worth taking the time and effort to ensure that you have a smooth, well-mixed scrub to apply to your body. This way, you won’t end up with dry chunks and wasted bits of ingredients 😉
#4 Apply Them Properly
The term “scrub” can actually be a bit of a misnomer, as it brings to mind aggressive back and forth scrubbing on your skin. But aggressive scrubbing can be harmful, so it’s better to work in a soft, circular motion to get the best impact for your skin from the scrub.
Follow with a thorough rinse with lukewarm water (because hot water dries the skin) and a skin-loving moisturizer everywhere you scrubbed to finish off the routine and you’re golden!
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