We all long for soft, rosy and glowing skin, don’t we? No matter how regularly we use cleansers and soaps, our skin starts becoming dull, dry and lusterless over a period of time. To get that glowing dewy appearance, our skin needs something more.
Regular skin exfoliation in our skincare routine, if done with the right ingredients, can do wonders to our skin. It can help to not only remove the deep seated dirt and dead skin cells, but also improve blood circulation, enhance skin tone and rejuvenate our skin.
We bring to you 5 amazing natural scrubs to get that softer, smoother and glowing skin. The good news is that these natural scrubs are easily available, pocket-friendly, non-toxic and chemical-free. You can simply mix them with a few ingredients from your kitchen shelves to make your own homemade scrub for glowing skin. Let’s take a quick look at them.
1. Walnut shell
Next time you break open a walnut for healthy snacking, do not throw the nutshell away. Finely powdered walnut shell along with some honey and olive oil or sesame oil can be used as a natural scrub at home. This walnut shell scrub helps to gently remove the outer layers of dead skin cells. This also allows better absorption of oils into the deep layers of skin, leaving it soft and smooth.
2. Orange peel
Orange peel or zest can be dried, powdered and used as a refreshing and nurturing scrub for your tired skin. This citrusy peel packed with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, naturally exfoliates, heals and nourishes the skin as well as helps in lightening dark spots. Gently massage this fresh smelling scrub along with some honey and coconut milk for that extra softness and sheen.
3. Rose petals
Indulge in the royal scrub made from dried rose petals to exfoliate, soothe and hydrate your dull and tired skin. Rose petals can be shade-dried, powdered and used along with milk or fresh cream as a face and body scrub. This fragrant rose petal body scrub, rich in antioxidants, also tightens your skin and gives it an instant rosy and refreshing glow.
If you want to get rid of itchy skin, boils and skin infections, neem scrub made from dried neem leaves is a perfect scrub for you. Mix it well with some turmeric powder, honey, rose water or sesame oil and your effective anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory scrub is ready. It will cleanse, moisturize, tone and protect your skin. It will also help in lightening dark spots and scars.
5. Sesame seeds
Powdered sesame seeds when mixed with milk, make an excellent exfoliating and moisturizing scrub, especially for dry skin. It contains omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins that deeply nourish your skin, improve skin tone and maintain skin elasticity. Regular use of this homemade exfoliator also protects your skin from sun damage.
To get the best benefits of these scrubs, gently massage the scrub, once or twice a week before bath and moisturize your skin with a good moisturizer. So exfoliate, moisturize, eat healthy, stay hydrated, sleep well, smile and you are ready to glow!