DIY: Homemade Body Scrub Recipe With Oats, Sugar & Bananas!
I am back with another DIY – Homemade Exfoliating Body Scrub Recipe. Most of us take good care of our face by using face scrubs and face packs but we often tend to neglect our body. While face scrubs have milder granules, are less creamy and suitable for the sensitive skin of the face however for the body, we need a little more exfoliation and also more oil-based, moisturizing scrubs as the skin of the body tends to be drier than the face.
DIY: Homemade Body Scrub Recipe With Oats, Sugar & Bananas
A good body scrub is recommended atleast once a week to exfoliate dead skin cells, remove tan and have a smoother, softer skin. I used to buy body scrubs from The Body Shop, The Nature’s Co, etc., but after trying my own homemade body scrub recipe, I prefer it over the branded ones, which I now use only occasionally. It not only saves money but is also super easy to make at home. Also, it is mild enough to be used even twice a week. So here goes the detailed recipe for this body scrub homemade.
Ingredients Required For DIY Body Scrub
Oats – 1/2 cup
Ripe Banana – 1
Sugar – 1/4 cup
Honey – 2 teaspoons
Olive oil – 2 teaspoons
Method for Oats & Sugar Body Scrub Recipe
* Choose an overipe banana and mash it with a fork.
* Add the oats and sugar to it and mix well. You can use normal white sugar or go for brown sugar if you have it.
* Drizzle honey and olive oil onto the mixture.
* Your homemade body scrub is ready. You can store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container for a day.
This DIY Body Scrub not only exfoliates the skin but also helps remove tan and hydrates the skin effectively due to the beneficial and natural ingredients used in it.
How to use an exfoliating body scrub.
* First, cleanse your skin with your regular body wash or soap.
* Then, apply the homemade scrub all over your body except the face. Concentrate more on exfoliating the knees, elbows and feet.
* Leave it on for a few minutes and then wash off.
* Apart from exfoliating, this will also moisturize your skin, so you don’t have to follow up with a lotion unless you have very dry skin.
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Benefits of Oats, Sugar & Banana Homemade Body Scrub Recipe
Oats have good exfoliating properties. They contain a compound called saponins which help to remove the dirt and oil and gets rid of dead skin cells. It helps relieve dry, itchy skin and have anti- inflammatory properties to treat skin diseases. Using it regularly can also lighten skin tone.
Bananas contain many skin beneficial nutrients. The high water content and vitamin A helps to hydrate and moisturize dry, dull skin. It also contains antioxidants and manganeseto protect the body from free radicals damage and restore the elasticity, thus givingyounger looking skin. The vitamin C gives a natural, healthy glow to skin.
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Sugar helps to create a gentle abrasion to remove the accumulated dead and damaged cells. When you massage the sugar granules, blood circulation gets improved, thus enhancing skin cells regeneration and renewal capability. It also contains glycolic acid andalpha-hydroxy acids which maintain the oil balance of skin giving a fresh look.
Honey is a natural humectant and helps to retain the moisture giving soft and supple skin.It also has anti-microbial properties. Olive oil on the other hand contains three main antioxidants – vitamin E, polyphenols and phytosterols. They protect the skin from premature aging and help in cell regeneration. Olive oil also soothes and heals sunburnt and irritated skin.
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So, do give this homemade body scrub recipe a try and after use, you will instantly feel your skin is fresh, smooth, soft and nourished. What are your favorite DIY body scrub recipes? Do share in the comments below.
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