Ingredients: Cornmeal & Water
Instructions: In a bowl, mix cornmeal with equal parts of water to make a paste. Apply to facial skin in a gentle circular motion to exfoliate dead, dry skin cells. Allow to dry and rinse off with cool water. Great for combo skin. Can be used on the body as well.
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A good skin facial scrub is essential for maintaining a fresh and natural look. To remove dead skin and make your face glow, you should use facial scrub at least once or twice a week. A good scrub is the secret to healthy and glowing skin; however, you need to know how to choose the right one for your skin.
First and foremost, you should know your skin type. You should know whether your skin is dry, oily or combination. Decide on a price point before you make your purchase. Costly scrubs will not necessarily be more effective than more budget-friendly options.
Before going out to buy, do a little bit of research online. Read about scrubs and their ingredients. Determine what ingredients are best for your skin type (dry, oily or combination). If you have acne problems and breakouts then go for scrub made of salicylic acid.
Know your need before selecting one. There are several types of scrubs available—mediated, anti-aging, moisturizing, cleansing, etc. Decide which one of them will serve your purpose,will be effective for your skin type, and revel in your newly glowing skin!
April M. Monterrosa is the Owner of The Lil Spa Room , PCA Skin Certified, a Nuskin Skin Care Distributor, Founder of Wonderfully Wise Women, & a Writer for SAXtreme Magazine. Just a simple & Proud Latina from San Antonio, Texas, a Marine Corps wife, Mama of a Dachshund, & a licensed Cosmetologist of 17+ years, blogging about things I love most…Beauty, Love, Life, Spa, Wine, and everything else in between! Check out my Other Blog at: wonderfullywisewomen.me
Your skin is more likely to look dull and ashy if there’s a buildup of dry, dead cells on the surface. To speed cell turnover and get great-looking skin, you’ll need to exfoliate regularly. Pamper your skin with this all-natural body scrub. The salt and the buttermilk’s lactic acid exfoliate, and the cucumber cools. It’s especially good before applying a self-tanner to get even color.
1 medium cucumber, peeled and grated (use a cheese grater)
1 cup buttermilk
1⁄2 cup sea salt or kosher salt
In a small bowl, mix the cucumber and buttermilk.
Add the salt and blend into a thick paste.
Relax in a warm shower for 5 minutes, allowing the heat to open your pores.
Apply the scrub, paying special attention to dry areas like elbows and knees, then rinse. (Use this scrub before shaving, because the salt can irritate freshly shaved skin.)
lime juice from one whole lime
The ingredients of a margarita make an amazing cocktail, but who knew they’re also great for a body scrub? If you’re having a party and have leftover margarita stuff, then just mix together the salt lime, tequila, and add a little bit of olive oil. Once it’s mixed well, apply to desired areas. Use like any other exfoliating body scrub.The lime and the tequila are a natural antiseptic. Combine them with the salt, which is a great exfoliant, and the olive oil for a good moisturizer. Extra virgin olive oil also has strong antioxidants like Vitamin A and E that repair skin damaged by the sun.
**Don’t use after shaving, the antiseptic qualities of the tequila and salt will sting the skin.
Health benefits of Tequila:
Relaxant – A small glass before heading to bed can help relax you after a busy stressful day, helping you to sleep better.
Lowers Cholesterol – It has been proven the tequila can dissolve fats; reducing cholesterol. Optimizes cardiac functions
Aids Digestion – Drink a glass before, during or after your meal in order to aid digestion.