As it scrubs away dead skin cells, exfoliation unclogs pores to reveal smoother and more radiant skin. Although there are several exfoliating products available to buy, it’s surprisingly easy to make your own body scrub with ingredients you might already have in your kitchen cupboard. Use this moisturising homemade salt scrub in the shower up to two times a week, for a gorgeous glow:
150g coarse or fine sea salt
150ml olive oil
Five to seven drops of the essential oil of your choice
Pour the salt into an empty jar or container. Top up with the olive oil and mix well with a wooden stick or spoon. Next, mix in the drops of essential oil until well combined. Feel free to use your favourite essential oil or experiment with your own blend. Lavender and chamomile are often used for their soothing and relaxing aromas while lemon and peppermint are energising. Your scrub is now ready to be used or put away until your next shower.
Take a small amount of the mixture in your hands and gently rub it into your skin in a circular motion. Continue for up to two minutes and rinse off with warm water. After showering, pat your skin dry and apply a moisturiser or body lotion for super-soft skin.