The leaves changed their colors and fell to the ground. The cool autumn air became colder, and my friendly humming birds flew south for the winter. We said goodbye to the autumn season. Winter came with its magical holidays and festivals to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
During the winter season, the weather can be unsightly, but your skin must stay smooth and radiant anyway. How can we keep our skin soft and glowing? How can we stay away from dryness of the face, body, and feet? I am going to share my five favorite homemade organic scrubs that help my skin remain smooth and radiant during the winter holidays.
These organic homemade scrubs do not take much time to make. They are easy and quick. You just need the most simple of ingredients, and its aromatic sense will spin your head around. Let the fun begin!
Make your skin velvety and moisturized
3 ripened bananas (not rotten)
200 grams of sugar
When you apply the Banana Scrub on your face, you do not need Botox anymore. I love applying this organic scrub on my body as well. It moisturizes my skin and leaves it looking and feeling softer.
All you need to do is mash up a medium-sized ripe banana into a smooth paste, add sugar, then gently apply it to your face and neck. Rinse off with warm water. I prefer to take a warm bath as well.
Lavender Salt Scrub
Helps your skin from inflammation, including acne relief
½ cup of sea salt
1 tablespoon of dried lavender blossoms
8 drops of essential oil
⅓ cup of grapeseed oil
Place sea salt in a small jar. Add grapeseed oil and mix well. Add lavender flowers and essential oil to salt and oil mixture. Cover and let mixture sit for one hour. Apply to dry or damp skin, massaging in circular motion. Rinse off with warm water. I love to use this scrub on my entire body as well.
Grapefruit Scrub With Avocado Oil
Rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Anti-aging benefits like evening out skin tone and fighting off free radicals.
1 cup of sugar
3 tablespoons of avocado oil
Juice half of the grapefruit, strain any seeds or pulp. Combine grapefruit and sugar into a bowl, then add avocado oil. Mix and stir to incorporate. Apply this scrub to your face, avoiding eye area. Rinse with warm water.
Mint Scrub With Cucumber
So easy to make and a great way to soften and revive dry, sluggish skin.
4–5 slices of unpeeled cucumber
¾ cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
8–10 drops of peppermint essential oil
Blend cucumber. Add sugar, coconut oil, and peppermint essential oil and blend everything together. Apply to your face or entire body. Rinse off with warm water. You can’t even imagine how amazing this scrub smells.
Coconut & Lemon Sugar Scrub
Smooths and restores your skin.
½ cup of sugar
¼ cup of coconut oil
Zest from one lemon
6 drops of lemon essential oil (optional)
Mix all these ingredients together. Apply this scrub on your body or face. Rinse off with warm water.
Some Advice for Preparation of Homemade Scrubs
Handmade scrubs are initially designed for body skin. In some cases, the scrubs might be too aggressive for your face I recommend you test I recommend you test a bit of the scrub on a small patch of skin to make sure you do not have any allergies to these components.
Use Epsom salt for the scrubs that require salt. Use granulated sugar where the recipes call for sugar.
After you rinse off your body or face, do not dry too aggressively with a towel. Leave your body a little bit moist. Apply argan oil to smooth your skin.
Scrubs can be preserved in refrigerator for up to a week.