It is so easy to get lost in the momentum of our lives. But nobody ever said you couldn’t take a break. Do something relaxing. What better way to unwind than taking a soothing bath?
Complete with all the essential rituals that allow you to let loose. Wax, shave, apply your favorite face mask, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil in your shampoo before you wash your hair, prepare your skin to receive the full benefits of the yummy bath with a gentle body scrub. Light a scented candle and lie down for a few moments in the soapy foam, to let go of all the worries which have been bugging you.
And if you have the slightest interest in doing a little bit of search and picking up items from here and there to make something new, you’ll love our strawberry sugar scrub recipe. It is so simple that even a kid could make it under supervision and has all the right ingredients for your skin. Also, helps your skin to shed those extra layers it does not need anymore, cleanse your pores and brightens your skin. In addition, it also allows your skin to respond better to the moisturizers and self-care products you apply.
What does it have inside?
It is sugar scrub, so of course, it has sugar and is called a strawberry sugar scrub, so that must be the second ingredient. Another star ingredient that goes in this scrub is coconut oil, but no ordinary coconut oil, the organic extra virgin version of it. And finally, some vanilla extract to the skin’s rescue.
The delicious tiny fruit has heaps of skin benefits, even when applied topically. It is a source of multiple antioxidants, including vitamin C. They help relieve oxidative stress and rejuvenate your skin. The antioxidants also prevent signs of ageing such as wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots and more.
It helps control oil production and consequently rids your skin of acne. And if you still need more convincing, strawberries have a strong ability to reduce the appearance of blemishes, scars and skin discoloration.
It is our primary exfoliating agent in the body scrub. What does it do besides shedding some extra skin, you might ask. Well, the short answer is lots. It is a humectant, which means it attracts moisture to your skin and is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), which encourages skin regeneration, leaving your skin looking younger and fresher.
Coconut oil has many uses both in culinary and skincare. It consists up of smaller sized saturated fat molecules; therefore, easily gets absorbed in your skin. Making it an excellent moisturizer.
Also, it has exceptional soothing abilities which help calm issues like burns, dandruff and eczema. It deeply nourishes dehydrated skin and restores its radiance. The antimicrobial properties of coconut oil protect your skin and increase its health. Whereas, the antioxidants slow down the signs of ageing.
You’ve used it in baking, enjoyed it in your favorite foods and cherished its subtle aroma. But have you ever considered using it as a treat for your skin? The most likely answer is no, you haven’t. Yet, your favorite flavoring agent has a lot to offer to your skin.
Besides giving a lovely scent to your body scrub, it lends its antibacterial properties to fight off that pesky acne. It is a good source of vitamin B & B6, both of which help maintain healthy skin. And the antioxidants tackle the damage caused by toxins and pollutants.
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How To Make 🥣
Put the strawberries in a zip lock bag and crush them very finely using a rolling pin.
Add the crushed strawberries and cane sugar to a bowl and mix them.
Now add coconut oil and vanilla extract. Then, stir until all the ingredients are homogeneously mixed.The scrub is ready, store it in a jar.
How To Use ❓
Pour some water on your skin. Settle in your bathtub and pamper yourself with the yummy body scrub in gentle circular motions. Apply the scrub all over your body. Scrub for 10-15 minutes. Rinse away with lukewarm water. Follow it up with a mild body wash. Apply a moisturizer afterwards while your skin is still damp.
The scrub could get slippery, so use your bathtub with caution.
Those with any food allergies need to consult their dermatologist before trying this recipe.
Scrubs can be abrasive, those with sensitive or flaky skin, or with a skin condition should not use these.
Sugar scrubs are not advisable for the facial skin on the pretext of their abrasive nature.
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