You know we like a good DIY beauty recipe over here at JMC. So when Teri Cosenzi, the creator of beautifulmakeupsearch.com, shared her must-have body scrub recipes, we were running-not-walking to the kitchen to whip some up. As a busy mom of four, Teri is an expert on makeup and skincare that not only works, but fits into her sometimes-hectic schedule. Teri’s been living, breathing, and blogging beauty for the past 11 years—bringing a whole lot of know-how to her avid readers. Take it away, Teri!
Simple Sweet Sugar Scrubs
There is no denying that fall is coming. Beside the drop in temperature, I notice a big change in my skin around this time of year.
Over the summer, I spent a lot of time outdoors in the sun, in the pool and in the ocean. With the little color I soaked now up fading, and my self tanner routine over; my skin is very dry and uneven. Sure, it has been neglected for the last few weeks, and it needs to get back to it’s better, soft self.
To help my skin along the way, I give my whole body a nourishing scrub at least once a week. My favorite scrub doesn’t come from the store; it comes right from my kitchen shelves.
My DIY Skin Care Scrubs are simple and sweet. Each scrub requires just two ingredients—sugar and oil.
DIY Light Body Scrub
For a light scrub, I mix one cup of granulated white sugar with enough Vitamin E Oil to make a thick paste. I take it with me to the tub and scrub it in circular motions all over my body. The simple-to use scrub helps rid my skin of dead cells, allowing it to take in the nourishment of the Vitamin E Oil. If you have never used a body scrub before, this easy and gentle.
DIY Coarse Body Scrub
For a heavy-duty scrub, I mix one cup of dark brown sugar with olive oil. Again, I use this in the tub and scrub it in circular motions all over my body. This scrub is best for skin that is use to body scrubs, can handle more exfoliation and needs more hydration.
After using each scrub in the tub, I carefully rinse off (careful--it does get very slippery in there when using oil) and just blot my skin with a towel. I do not fully dry. To seal in the moisture, I slather on some of my favorite body moisturizer.
After a few simple sweet sugar scrubs, my skin is already looking better and feeling softer.
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Brown Sugar Image via Family Dinner Book