Although the entire world is locked down currently, it’s that time of the year again where we want to apply self scrubs and do some skincare. The scrub does wonders for your skin when it comes to exfoliating and removing dead cells. It leaves your whole body silky soft and lets your skin glow.
“Scrub all worries away!”
There’s no denial in the fact that the secret for smooth and radiant skin lies in all-natural ingredients. It’s the best time to try out all-natural ingredients scrub as we can’t go out to parlors for skincare, so say goodbye to dead cells with the finest blend of all-natural beauty ingredients. Are you in the mood for a skin makeover? Read on further to know how scrubbing is essential and how it leaves your skin soft and glowing. Try these under mentioned DIY’s and witness how after every application your skin will be revived, with more glow and a vital youthful appearance.
Introduction And Specifications Of Scrubs!
The history of the beauty industry is as colorful as the lipsticks and nail polishes on display at our local make-up counter. The global cosmetics market dedicate themselves to creating scrubs that remove dead skin cells using a chemical, a granular substance, or an exfoliation tool. Scrubbing over the years has become an essential part of the skincare regime. Depending on the chosen ingredients of scrub, it is a good idea to exfoliate 2-3 times a week in order to lift any dead skin cells, clean out pores, and help the skin glow. There are two ways to exfoliate the skin, first through scrubs, and second is physical exfoliation, which utilizes a hard substance to manually remove the dead skin cells. One can certainly use both physical and scrubbing exfoliation in conjunction with one another and benefit greatly from both. But no matter what, natural scrubs are the best source of providing a safe and gentle exfoliating process.
Why Are Scrubs Important?
Exfoliation has always been a key step in the skincare routine. Today when we hop in the shower, we spot numerous hair and skin care products lined up, everything from moisturizing shampoos to soothing shaving creams. Among all those variety one such essential is a body scrub, it maintains healthy, smooth skin, store-bought or homemade body scrubs are a must-have on your shower menu. They are the perfect combination of cleansing, exfoliation, and massage, and provides benefits that go beyond what a bar of soap or face wash can do. Following are some of the major reasons why scrubbing is important and how it can improve your skin’s health and become a satisfying, spa-like shower ritual-
- Properly using a scrub can give your skin the invigorating rubdown it craves.
- As you massage scrub over your face, body, or lips, the exfoliating granules help to slough off dead skin, and the rubbing action itself boosts circulation and helps drain your lymph nodes, by increasing blood flow to the skin’s surface.
- After all that scrubbing in the shower, your post-wash moisturizer will be better able to soothe and hydrate the skin.
- Scrubs remove harmful toxins that are among the root causes of breakouts.
- It’s a wonderful anti-aging skin care treatment and a must as we age steadily.
How Has COVID-19 Changed The World Of “Beauty”?
The beauty industry is shocked by the COVID-19 crisis. The first-quarter sales have been drastically weakened, and there have been widespread store closures due to the lockdown. The beauty industry although has positively responded to the pandemic, with brands switching their manufacturing to produce hand sanitizers. The Indian beauty market, which was valued at around $6.5 billion by the year 2017, accounts for millions of jobs, directly and indirectly.
The lockdown has led to another notable trend which is the rise of do-it-yourself (DIY) beauty care. Almost all salons are closed, and in the places they aren’t closed, consumers are forgoing services because of concerns about close physical contact. As an outcome, DIY hair coloring, nail care, skincare, and care in other beauty categories are finding new customers. 2020 is one of the worst years the beauty industry has ever endured, the consumers across the country are showing by their actions that they still find comfort in the simple pleasures of a “self-care Sunday” or a swipe of lipstick before an online meeting. The COVID-19 crisis is likely to change these chemical products trends and shift consumers to DIY natural beauty ingredients.
DIY Scrubs At Home Using Kitchen Ingredients
Why buy a scrub, when you can just wander over your kitchen or pantry, and with only some limited natural ingredients, you can make a wide range of scrubs from exfoliating face scrubs to homemade face masks to combat different beauty concerns.
- Honey Brown Sugar Scrub
Scrub your skin with rich brown sugar, mix the brown sugar with honey, and look how honey replenishes and rehydrates your scrubbed skin.
Apply the scrub in a circular motion and the brown sugar will work to clear blackheads on oily skin, flaky skin, or combination skin.
- Green Tea Scrub
Drinking green tea has numerous benefits but it’s also an excellent pick-me-up and a great way to instantly tighten your skin and also reduces scarring by brightening your skin. Green tea is a wonderful exfoliating cleanser.
Empty the content of 2 green tea bags, in 1 cup white sugar and ½ to ¾ cup of soft or melted coconut oil. Stir them together or toss into the blender. Store it in an airtight container until you’re ready to use it.
- Baking Soda Scrub
Mix a small amount of baking soda to some Cetaphil, mix it well and apply the mix. Rub the scrub gently in a circular motion all over the face, then rinse out thoroughly and pat the skin dry. If you prefer a gentler exfoliate, use more of the Cetaphil and just a little baking soda and then mix.
- Coconut Oil Exfoliating Scrub
Coconut oil is one of the best oils for facial care. It holds excellent hydrating properties and leaves all skin types smooth to the touch and glowing. Coconut oil is organic and restores the skin’s natural balance, and clears away dead skin cells. Mix 1/2 cup of coconut oil with 1 cup of granulated sugar for scrub formulation and add around 5 drops of essential oil for fragrance. Apply the mixture on your face, leave it on for about half an hour.
- Sea Salt Scrubs
This scrub is ideal to exfoliate the skin without stripping it of its moisture levels. Take 2 tbsp of sea salt, add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Stir them together and then massage it gently onto the face and neck. Leave it on for 40 minutes, wash it off later using face wash under running water until the salt dissolves.
- Oatmeal Scrub
Oats and milk together make a great scrub when combined and really gets the gunk out of the pores. Take 3 tbsp of uncut oatmeal, add 1 tablespoon of cold milk, and 1 tablespoon of water. Apply the thick paste over your face and let it stay for 40 minutes. Wash it off with cold water, scrub while you remove the residue.
- Lemon Scrub
Mix together 2 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp of lemon juice in a bowl. Massage the mixture, let it soak for 30 minutes, then wash off with face wash and warm water. This scrub will leave your skin pampered and clean.
DIY Anti Tan Scrub
- Sandalwood &Turmeric Scrub
Both sandalwood and turmeric are well celebrated for their complexion-enhancing abilities. Both the ingredients can nourish as well as exfoliate the skin promoting a tan free and even skin tone.
Take 1 tbsp of sandalwood paste, mix it with turmeric, and scrub the affected part of the skin with the resulting mixture. Scrub it off with water after letting it sit for 10-15 minutes.
- Lemon & Sugar Scrub
Lemon holds mild acidic property that works miraculously in removing skin tan. Sugar is an efficient scrubber and leads to proper skin exfoliation.
Mix 1 tbsp of lemon juice with 1/2 spoon of granulated sugar, let the mixture stay for 30 seconds before you start scrubbing the affected area of your skin with this mixture. Scrub the mixture gently in a circular motion for 3-4 minutes. Leave the mixture on for 5-6 minutes and remove later with excess water.
- Tomato & Masoor Dal (Red Lentil) Scrub
Tomato is full of lycopene which effectively removes the effect of suntan on the skin. Masoor dal (Red Lentil) is an efficient skin exfoliator and helps in regenerating new skin cells.
Take tomato juice of one tomato, add 4 spoons of masoor dal (Red Lentil) powder in the tomato juice. Mix it well and use it as a skin scrubber. After scrubbing the paste for 4-5 minutes, let it stay on the skin for 10 minutes more and then scrub again with wet hands. When done wash off with water.
DIY Body Scrubs
- Coffee And Sugar Body Scrub
Mix ¼ cup Ground Coffee, ¼ cup Sugar, 2 tbsp Olive Oil, 3 Vitamin E Capsules, and get a coarse paste. Gently massage the paste for 5-10 minutes on your skin in a circular motion. When done wash the mixture off your body with lukewarm water.
- Olive Oil, Peppermint, And Sugar Scrub
Combine ¼ cup olive oil, 1 cup brown sugar, and around 15 drops peppermint essential oil get a coarse paste. Gently massage the paste for 15-20 minutes in circular motions, on your skin. Later wash it off using lukewarm water.
- Yogurt Body Scrub
Mix 1 tbsp yogurt, ¼ cup olive oil, 1 tsp honey, and 3 tbsp Granulated sugar until you get a coarse paste. Apply it for 15-20 minutes in a circular motion on your skin and wash it off using lukewarm water.
Hand & Feet Scrubs
- Almond & Honey Scrub
Almond powder is an excellent exfoliator and honey is a natural emollient that relieves dryness and improves skin texture. Both of these ingredients can help in making your hands soft and smooth.
Add half tbsp of honey in almond powder, along with milk to make a smooth paste. Massage the mixture onto your hands for around 2 minutes and rinse with warm water later.
- Sugar And Vitamin E Oil Scrub
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps repair damaged skin cells. It protects the skin from UV rays and prevents photoaging.
Blend 2 tablespoons of granulated brown sugar and 5-6 drops of vitamin E oil in a bowl until you get a fine paste. Gently massage the paste on your hands for 2 minutes and later rinse with warm water.
- Coconut Oil And Salt Foot Scrub
Mix 1 cup salt, ¼ cup of coconut oil, 3-4 drops of any essential oil, ¼ cup vitamin E oil in a bowl and store it in a jar. Apply the mixture to scrub your feet gently for at least 20 minutes.
- Sugar And Milk Foot Scrub
Soak your feet in milk and water for 15 minutes. Mix 3 tbsp of granulated sugar with 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Scrub your feet thoroughly with coconut oil and sugar paste. Wash it off, massage your feet with coconut oil and put on your socks.
IKF Desk (Conclusion)
As the beauty industry is undergoing lockdown currently dedicating a whole day to your skin can make it glow differently. Proper skin care can also lead to better mental health, it’s the best time to become best friends with your skin. Try to continue your skin glow up journeys and become the best versions of yourselves.
The quarantine can be tough, but utilizing it to make your skin glow by performing all these DIYs can be beneficial and rewarding, and do let us know if they made you and your skin feel any better. Would you like to know about any other DIY’s?
Do let us know in the comment section.