1. Brown Sugar & Oatmeal Scrub

Lackluster skin needs to be shed to reveal a rosy glow. Depending on your skin type, it's a good idea to exfoliate a few times a week to remove dead skin cells.

While there are expensive devices and a variety of products on the shelves, nature has provided us with exfoliating methods to get fresh-looking complexions.

Apart from its intoxicating smell, brown sugar works well in a body scrub since its small grains are not too harsh yet help exfoliate dead skin. Natural and gentle, oatmeal offers a non-irritating approach to glowing skin.

Whip up an invigorating brown sugar-oatmeal scrub:

  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. ground oatmeal
  • ¼ cup olive oil (or almond oil)

2. Lemon

Another tip for tackling extra dry spots, like elbows, is to soften rough areas with a lemon wedge. The acid in the lemon helps to soothe roughness. You can even add a tablespoon of lemon juice to your body scrub to benefit from the antiseptic properties of the lemon.

3. Strawberries Exfoliating/Moisturizing Solution

Thanks to their natural acids, strawberries offer a two-in-one exfoliation/moisturizing solution. Combined with a few other ingredients, you can make your own strawberry exfoliant at home to rejuvenate tired hands or feet.

  • 4-6 strawberries
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

Blend all the ingredients well and refrigerate. 

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