Exfoliate On A Budget With These 3 DIY Scrubs

By Hitha Palepu

Usher in a fresh complexion, free of the dull, dry skin of winter and slough away those dead skin cells and reveal smooth, silky, soft skin with these all-natural (and eco-friendly!) scrubs!

The best part: you can whip ’em up in your kitchen for an easy, quick and affordable DIY spa treatment. Just 5 minutes in your shower is all you need for glowing, healthy skin.

Ready to put your fresh-self forward?

3 DIY Scrubs To Exfoliate On A Budget

DIY Scrubs For Your Face.

While sugar and salt scrubs are great for your body (as you’ll see below!), they can be a bit too rough for the delicate skin on your face. That doesn’t, though, mean that your body can glow while your face remains dull and drab. Rather, mix raw, ground up oats with either argan oil or neem oil (don’t worry, neither will clog your pores!) and gently rub the mixture on dry skin in upward, circular motions. Rinse the scrub off with warm water for a revived, moisturized complexion.

DIY Scrubs For Your Body.

While your face needs a more gentle scrub, your body can handle more vigorous rub down, especially if your skin is particularly dry. Ready to make a DIY body scrub? Just mix ½ cup of a course sugar (like Sugar In The Raw) or sea salt with enough cold-pressed olive or coconut oil to dampen the mixture. Want to make the experience even more spa-like? Just add a few drops of essential oils (which boast of aromatherapy benefits too!). Once your exfoliating and moisturizing body scrub is mixed, stand in the bathtub (to minimize clean up) and gently massage the scrub all over your dry body before rinsing the mixture off in the shower (use body wash if you’re feeling a bit greasy). Apply a light body lotion to lock in the oil’s moisture. If you have sensitive skin, you can also use the facial scrub on your entire body!

DIY Scrubs For Your Lips.

The best way to ensure an even lipstick application (and soft, kissable lips, of course) is to exfoliate that pucker of yours. Start by applying a thick layer of lip balm to soften the skin. After 15 minutes, gently remove the excess balm with a tissue before using either a dry toothbrush in gentle, circular motions to soften dead skin cells, or mix ½ teaspoon of a fine-gain brown sugar with a ¼ teaspoon of cold-pressed oil and a drop of lemon juice and lightly rub the mixture along your lips in a circular motion. Wipe off any residue with a damp washcloth and immediately follow with a moisturizing lip balm with SPF.

Use these scrubs 1-2 times per month to keep your skin healthy, soft and refreshed all year long.

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