Who does not love smooth soft moisturised skin? I know I don’t. A good thing to do is to scrub your body weekly or bi-weekly depending on how your skin can handle it. There are a few items that you can use: dry brush, sugar/salt scrub and Moroccan bath. All these are good options but I have a few issues with them.
Dry Brushing – Good effect if only done before a bath and need to moisturise after.
Sugar/ Salt Scrub – Messy in the shower and can be expensive if you purchase it.
Moroccan Bath – Unless you have a lot of cash to spare, this can get expensive.
So what do you do?? Scrub and Moisturise at the same time!
Two ingredients: Coconut Oil and Scrub Mittens (Exfoliating Gloves) and you’ll have soft moisturised skin.
Step 1: After washing your body with soap, take some liquified coconut oil/olive oil and apply it to the area you would like to scrub.
Step 2: Wear your scrub mitten (can find them in lifestyle and boots) and run your hands through warm water.
Step 3: Begin scrubbing the area where you applied oil in circular motions for about 15 to 30 seconds. DON’T be too rough with your skin, it will only cause more dryness. You’ll soon see your dry skin getting scrubbed away. Do this all over your body paying close attention to your feet, knees and elbows, or wherever you have especially dry areas. Always keep in mind to oil the skin if the scrubbing gets a bit bumpy, it happens because the area isn’t moisturised enough.
Step 4: Wash your freshly scrubbed body with cold water (cold enough for you to handle). This will allow your pores to close and not develop any body acne.
Step 5: Pat dry your skin. DO NOT RUB! This is not good for your skin just in general.
Step 6: Touch your skin and feel how smooth it is. If you still require more moisturiser go ahead and apply but coconut oil/olive oil should do the trick.
And that’s about it! If you don’t have coconut oil at your disposal you could also use Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Grapeseed Oil, etc. endless possibilities. Oils are very good for your skin because they are natural and extremely moisturising without any harmful chemicals. In the long run, you would rather have something enter your body that is more natural than chemical.
Hope you’ll enjoyed this quick tip.
Until next time, thank you for stopping by and sharing some love.