I’m always looking for the next best body butter or body lotion, as I suffer from dry skin. It can get very annoying, especially that I travel a lot, which causes your skin to become even more dry, even when I’m tanning I don’t get an even tan on some areas as they’re drier than the rest of my body. All that aside, it’s not cute to have dry cuticles, and dry skin. So, when I was going through the home-made shampoo and conditioner phase I also was reading a lot about how to make your own home-made body lotion and scrub. Nothing feels better than a good scrub to exfoliate and then using a heavy moisturizer to keep you nice and smooth.
Discoloration, acne, and redness
Over the years I’ve realized how important it really is to take care of our skin, I’ve been experimenting a lot and using many products or being in the sun and travelling sometimes took its toll on my skin. I started noticing discoloration, acne, and redness. Regardless of whether it was your skin on your face or your body, your skin is the biggest organ in your body, and it protects us in so many ways that we don’t usually know of. As I mentioned, having dry skin and living in a region where the weather is extremely hot and dry isn’t helpful either.
Reading online about such topics is really interesting, because you get to read many people’s opinions about a certain issue, but you can easily be mislead too. I say this a lot, but I don’t think I can say it enough, that not everything that might work great for someone will work as well for you. Educate yourself to know what works best for your skin type, skin tone, whether you have allergies, dehydration, and so on. Homemade recipes are really great as you can make them in the comfort of your home, you might need to hit the supermarket but it generally needs zero effort. I tried a couple of body scrubs, which work amazing, and helps you get rid of all the dry skin, even if you’re dry from tanning you can exfoliate to get a better than since summer has just arrived.
Homemade body scrubs:
Always keep in mind 3 ingredients, and however you choose to use them will always be a safe way (unless you’re allergic):
• Salt: it’s known to relax your muscles, I prefer using sea salt, as it’s not as processed as regular table salt.
• Sugar: is gentler on the skin than salt, you can an oil to it and use it as a scrub.
• Ground Coffee: one of my favorites, first of all it smells amazing, and is even good to apply as a face scrub too.
All three ingredients can be used with an oil or with just water which turns it to more of a paste, always be gentle when exfoliating as you only want to remove the top dry layer of the skin to have that smooth feel to it.
To keep it clean and organic I also tried out the following homemade body butter recipe (make sure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients before trying them):
whipped body butter: mix 1/2 cup of butter, 1/2 cup of cocoa butter, 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 cup of olive oil in a glass bowl and stir to medium heat allowing the ingredients to melt and mix, then keep the mix in the fridge for about an hour till it hardens a little, then use a hand whip for about 10minutes for it to become fluffy and there you go!
Try creating recipes that work best for you by experimenting with ingredients! Homemade recipes are always fun and most importantly not harmful for your skin. Let me know how it goes with you ladies, and maybe gents!