Natural beauty has come a long way since tipping raw eggs on your hair and squashed bananas on your face. Not that I am saying they are bad, I’m just not into that kind of thing. I prefer to open a jar or squeeze a bottle to get the benefits.
I just love that clean, fresh feeling you get when your skin has been gently exfoliated and beneath that tired, dull, sallow complexion there’s a new you looking back in the mirror. I have tried many body scrubs (and facial) in the past. Some have left my skin feeling that the exfoliation has come from me being dragged behind a pick-up down a dirt track at 40MPH. Others were sharp and way too tingly. When I did come across that perfect scrub, it found it cost a mountain of gold to achieve that smooth, rosy glow.
For the Not So Mixtress
If you just don’t have it in you to make your own products, like me –You’ve got to check out the SheaMoisture Body Scrubs!
I haven’t tried them all, but I’ve fallen in love with both the Olive Oil & Green Tea body scrub and the Lavender & Wild Orchid Hand & Body Scrub.
SheaMoisture’s Olive Oil & Green Tea body scrub is an ultra-moisturizing sugar scrub that exfoliates and nourishes while leaving skin smooth and youthful. The Lemongrass & Ginger Hand & Body Scrub is an invigorating sugar scrub that exfoliates and purifies while leaving skin energized and refreshed. The Coconut & Hibiscus Hand & Body Scrub is a moisturizing sugar scrub that exfoliates and nourishes while leaving skin firm and toned. The Argan Oil & Raw Shea Hand & Body Scrub is a reparative sugar scrub that exfoliates and repairs while leaving skin soft and youthful. And finally, the Lavender & Wild Orchid Hand & Body Scrub is a calming sugar scrub that exfoliates and nourishes while leaving skin hydrated and healed.
For the Mixtress
If you enjoy making your own beauty products, you will love this recipe!
Vanilla Coconut Brown Sugar Scrub
Coconut oil is subtly fragrant and slightly miraculous. This one is a super moisturizer, and can practically double as dessert.
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Mix ingredients together. Rub on skin while in the shower, massage, and rinse.
If you have dry skin like me then you can definitely benefit from using a scrub every week. I like to scrub after I’ve washed my skin with soap, because these scrubs have oils in them, which leaves my skin moisturized and hydrated after rinsing. After drying off my wet skin I follow up with a thick creamy moisturizer.