Wednesday, April 9, 2014

EXFOLIATING & BRIGHTENING BODY SCRUB :)

Hi everyone,

Last weekend I made this amazing body scrub and filmed a VIDEO for it, too! As summer is approaching, we'll probably be wearing more shorts, and skirts. It's important to take care of our skin by exfoliating and moisturizing weekly. I was so excited about how it turned out that I wanted to share it!!

This all natural body scrub features four simple ingredients, that can easily be found in anyone's kitchen!

 It's very effective and super affordable! It beats buying a body scrub filled with harmful preservatives at your local beauty store.

The ingredients:

Lemon: Exfoliates & Heals Acne
Use 1/2 of the lemon

  • Lemon juice is a natural exfoliant since the citric acid acts as a gentle "skin peel" that removes the top layer of dead skin cells. It also tightens the pores. This will result in a smooth complexion when used regularly.
  • Lemon juice has natural antibacterial properties that make it a good choice to help cure acne and prevent further breakouts.  C/O: New Health Guide


Turbinado Brown Sugar: Exfoliates
Use 2-4 cups


Turbinado Sugar sloughs away dead skin cells & retains the mineral and vitamins present in sugarcane juice, and also includes phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron.


Raw Honey: Moisture & Acne Treatment
Use 2-4 tablespoons


Honey is a humectant. Humectants draw moisture from the air into your skin and are great at retaining moisture. Honey also had amazing antibacterial properties, acting to draw out any bacteria causing breakouts, and also to preserve your mixture from spoiling. 


Organic Coconut Oil : Deep Moisture
Use 1-2 tablespoons


Unrefined coconut oil has amazing moisture benefits! It is a light oil that hydrates your skin deeply. It too, has some antibacterial properties.


WATCH THE VIDEO I JUST UPLOADED FOR A STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL ON HOW TO MAKE THIS AMAZING SCRUB!!! 



I scooped the scrub into these cute little glass jars, purchased at Dollar Tree for $1.00!! You don't want to make too much of this due to it's natural state. The ingredients can go bad, so I would recommend making 3-5 day's worth of it at a time.



This scrub is also an amazing brightener for the skin, making it ideal to apply to the face. I use this scrub on my face once a week, at week's end.

Use gentle, circular motions to work the scrub into your skin, applying more pressure on tougher areas like your legs and feet, and less pressure on your arms.


DISCLAIMER: If you plan on using it on your face, substitute the Turbinado Sugar for finer brown sugar crystals. The turbinado is way too abrasive for your face! 




XOXO,

Ker-Leen
Col. 3:14


P.S. If you  are using this in the shower, be careful!! It will make your shower really slippery, due to the oil & honey! It's best to purchase a shower mat with a grip. :)