This is the third day of Pearls and Polkadots’ “Beautiful Beauty Bloggers” series. I have Lindsey from Beauty Affair guest posting today! She blogs about the latest trends in make up and style, which is why it is great that she will be joining us this week for the series! Lindsey has quite the eye for style, when it comes to make up, and today she will be showing you a very useful scrub that you can make from scratch!! Happy Reading!!
My name is Lindsey Gillian and I am a makeup and beauty blogger over at beautyliciousblog.com. I am a busy, full time working mom who loves to report on all of the hip and trendy beauty tips and tricks and to keep your style ever evolving. This DIY beauty hack is one of my personal favourites!
A really good body sugar treatment at a spa can cost you upwards of $300. Purchasing your own at a health store can also be rather pricey, but the best part is, you can make your own at home for much less and rest assured it is just as effective as the products you will find at the salon. In fact- it is better because it is natural!
This is the recipe that I am currently using and I swear by this stuff. I use it once per week on my entire body and it leaves my skin feeling amazing. If you are not familiar with body sugar scrubs, they are designed to gently exfoliate and massage and re-hydrate your skin. I strongly recommend using these at least once per week, especially if you are pregnant. I used this weekly on my belly while I was pregnant and I was lucky enough to by-pass the stretch marks. Now, a large part of stretch marks lies in your genetics yes, but there are things you can do to certainly help prevent them- like gently exfoliating!
Here is a simple recipe to follow for your own body sugar scrub:
For the scrub you will need to select a sugar. Be sure to select a sugar that has fine graduals to avoid tearing or chafing of your skin (I personally use brown sugar, but coconut sugar is also highly recommended) Select an oil to use- There are several different kinds like Olive Oil (recommended by actress Eva Longoria), Safflower oil, almond oil. My personal choice is coconut oil – which has several healing properties and can be purchased at any health food store. Now mix! 1 part oil to 2 parts sugar. Keep in a sealed container in a cool place (not the fridge, more like a dark cupboard away from any heat source) You will notice that the sugar will settle to the bottom after a few hours. This is normal. Just stir with a spoon or shake up when you are ready to use this again.
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