Hello beautiful, you would agree with me that this time when we are forced to stay at home because of the pandemic, is probably the best time to take care of our skin. I’m sure that’s why you’re here.

The skin is very sensitive and requires a lot of your attention for it to look the way you would love it to look. The good thing is that you can achieve this flawless skin with the tools you have in your kitchen. Most of them contain chemicals that are not only good for the internal organs but can also make the surface of your skin healthy and glow.

Why You Need To Exfoliate Your Face and Skin Regularly.

  1. Deep Cleaning: The skin produces new cells every day as the old skin dies off and these dead skin cells remain on the surface of the skin. Bathing regularly would help to remove the dead cells, but not effectively. That is why you need to scrub regularly for deep skin cleansing.
  2. Reduces Oil On The Skin: If you are someone with very oily skin, face scrubs are highly recommended. It helps to reduce the surface oil and tighten the pores, hence controlling the oil o your face.
  3. It softens the skin.
  4. Gives you a glow.

Kitchen Items Mentioned On This Post and Their Effects On The Skin.

  1. Sugar

Sugar contains glycolic acid that breaks down the cell bond and hence causes proper cell regeneration. When the skin can generate cells, it reduces aging and keeps your skin looking young and beautiful.

Sugar is capable of drawing moisture from the environment and lock it up in the skin hence keeping the skin hydrated.

Sugar is used in almost all scrubs because its particles are capable of removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin hence reduce the risk of having acne and breakouts.

2. Coffee

Coffee is known to be highly inflammatory. Its caffeine content also with the antioxidants contained in coffee might be responsible for this property.

Due to its coarse nature, fine ground coffee makes an excellent exfoliator. These granules help to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin.

3. Honey

Honey is naturally antibacterial so it is very effective for treating acne and preventing it.

Honey is rich in antioxidants which helps to slow down aging.

Honey helps to open the skin pores which makes them easy to unclog. This will help to avoid breakouts on the skin surface.

Honey helps to moisturize the skin and gives it a healthy glow.

4. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera moisturizes and heals dry skin. It has hydrating effects and absorbs into the skin so well.

Aloe Vera is good for soothing irritated skin affected by sunburn, itchiness, infection, and rash.

Aloe Vera also helps to reduce aging by improving skin elasticity and deals with wrinkles.

Aloe Vera has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help it fight acne and pimples.

It also fades blemishes and removes dark circles.

5. Olive Oil

Olive oil contains vitamins A, D, E, and K. Some of these vitamins are beneficial to the skin. Vitamin E is known to heal a variety of skin conditions including eczema.

6. Lemon

Lemon provides skin radicals that help to keep the skin even-toned with the help of a free radical oxidant Vitamin C.

Lemon helps to exfoliate dead cells due to its antiseptic qualities.

It has anti-inflammatory qualities that help to soothe swellings caused by pimples.

Lemon has a high pH level that can help to decrease inflammation and oil that usually causes acne.

7. Salt

They have similar benefits as sugar.

8. Yogurt

Yogurt has anti-aging properties as it helps to reduce wrinkles

9. Coconut Oil

In my post, 8 coconut oil uses and how it can be your number 1 skin care product, I mentioned that it can serve as a good skin moisturizer. It helps to repair skin and keeps it glowing all day long.

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FACE SCRUBS

  1. Sugar Lemon Scrub

3 tbs sugar + 1 Lime + 2 tbsp Honey

How to Use

Mix the 3 things mentioned above properly and apply to a clean face. Apply in a circular motion for about 5 to 10 minutes. Leave on the face for another 10 minutes and then wash off with clean water. Do this at most twice a week.

Store the mixture in a closed container and keep in a cool place.

Sugar Lemon face scrub

  1. Sugar Aloe Vera scrub

Aloe Vera gel + 1/2 tbsp Tumeric powder + 2 tbsp Sugar +1 tsp Coconut oil( or any essential oil)

How To Use

Mix the ingredient properly. Wash your face with warm water and apply on the face. Wash off after 10 minutes.

Do this twice a week. Store in a closed container.

  1. Tumeric Face Scrub

1/2 tbsp Tumeric + 2 tsp Honey

How to Use

Apply mixture on a clean face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes and wash off with warm water. Do this twice a week.

Store in a closed container.

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  1. Lemon and Salt Scrub

1 cup sugar + 2 tbsp Coconut oil + Essential Oil

How To Use

Mix properly and apply on a clean face in a circular motion. Wash off after 15 mins with warm water.

Do this twice a week. Store in a closed container.

5. Coffee Face Scrub

3 tbsp coffee + 3 tbsp sugar + 3 tbsp coconut oil + 1 tsp vanilla extract

Wash your face with water. Apply mixture on the face circularly and leave to seat for about 5 to 10 minutes before washing off. You can do this twice a week. Store in a closed container.

 

BODY SCRUB

  1. Brown Sugar Scrub

3/4 Brown Sugar + 1/2 Olive Oil + 1/4 Coconut Oil

How to Use

Apply this mixture on a clean body. Apply circularly. Spend at least 2 minutes in the different parts of the body. Leave on the skin for another 10 minutes then wash off. Do this two or three times a week.

Store in a closed container.

  1. Sea Salt Body Scrub

1 cup sea salt + Olive Oil + Essential Oil

How to Use

Apply mixture on your clean body spending at least 2 minutes in the different parts of the body. Leave for another 5 -10 minutes then wash off. Do this at most 2 – 3 times a week. Store mixture in a closed container.

  1. Yogurt Body Scrub

1 tbsp Yogurt + 1 tsp Olive Oil + 1 tbsp Honey + 3 tbsp sugar

How to Use

Apply this mixture on your clean body. Apply in a circular motion spending at least 2 minutes on each section. Leave for about 5- 10 minutes and wash off. Do this 2 – 3 times a week. Store in a closed container.

Tumeric Face Scrub

  1. Organic Tumeric Body Scrub

1 cup of sugar + 2 tbsp Tumeric Powder + 1 1/2 cup of coconut oil

How to Use

Apply mixture on your clean body spending at least 2 minutes in the different parts of the body. Leave for another 5 -10 minutes then wash off. Do this at most 2 – 3 times a week. Store mixture in a closed container.

  1. Sugar Lemon Body Scrub

2 tbsp sugar + 1 tbsp Honey + 1 whole Lemon

How to Use

Apply the mixture in a circular motion to your clean body. Spend at least 2 minutes on each part. Allow to remain on the skin for 10 minutes then wash off. Do this twice in a week.

Store in a closed container.

  6. Coffee Face Scrub

3 tbsp coffee + 3 tbsp sugar + 3 tbsp coconut oil + 1 tsp vanilla extract

How to Use

Apply mixture in a circular motion on your the clean body. Spend at least 2 minutes in each section.  Leave to seat for about 5 to 10 minutes before washing off. You can do this twice a week. Store mixture in a closed container.

Coffee Face and body scrub

Kindly note that the tips recommended in this post are gotten from research and personal experience. If you have any harsh reactions from following these tips, please discontinue and seek the assistance of a dermatologist.

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