Ladies, it’s mid-June. By now, you’ve probably shown off that summer skin having donned a stylin’ swimsuit a few times, sported your super-chic mini every other weekend since late May, and exposed your arms and feet more times than you can count.
While you look darn fine in your summer duds, your skin may be beginning to show the slightest amount of wear and tear (and clogged pores) from one too many sweaty trips to the park or beach. Get your summer skin back into its original, radiant condition by giving one of the following skin-smoothing homemade beauty products a try.
Ground organic coffee
Organic brown sugar
Organic ground cardamom
Raw Shea butter, or olive or almond oil
Combine the materials, a bit at a time, until you get the moisturizer-to-scrub ratio you desire. Rub on, let sit for your desired amount of time, and wash off. The scrub will leave your skin hydrated and smooth.
Four natural scrubs from Free People Blog
2. Oatmeal scrub
Oatmeal nourishes skin, is a great exfoliator and removes impurities. Blend some oatmeal and a pinch of lavender blossoms until you have a fine mixture. Add water and use as a facial scrub.
3. Whole milk bath
Whole milk’s lactic acid is an exfoliator and the liquid’s fat moisturizes skin. At the end of a long, hot day, add some whole milk to your bath. When you emerge, your skin will feel silky smooth.
4. Sea salt scrub
Sea salt is a wonderful exfoliator for rough skin. Cut a lemon in half, cover the cut, fruity portion with sea salt, and rub it on your elbows, heels and knees.
5. Sugar scrub
Mix sugar with olive and an essential oil. The mixture smooths your skin and smells heavenly.
Image: EmilyGrace Photography