Rose sugar body scrub
Time to nurture that tired skin!
The month of July has weather-wise been wierdly all over the place. One day it’s sunny by-the-pool day and the next the temperature drops and the night gets particularly chilly. I find that this has quite an effect on my skin which seems to dry out a lot more. Particularly my face and my legs suffer so I take care of them well so I can wear nice summer outfits. What helps me to do this is a homemade Rose sugar body scrub!
I absolutely love coconut oil as an ingredient, in the kitchen orin natural beauty products. It’s the signature scent of coconuts as well as many properties which help to take care of the skin. It hydrates, cleanses, nourishes and has antibacterial features that help to purify skin and make it glow. I’ve already gone into more depth about this in my other DIY homemade cosmetics article on Honey coconut oil hair mask.
A bit on skin – the friend
I remember having a seminar on skin during my studies and it blew me away just how precious the skin is. It’s one of the largest organs (yep, organs) and it’s able to constantly regenerate, regulate optimal temperature, protect the inside of the body and it has the aesthetic function as well. Flawless skin is beautiful because it’s a sign of health.
I am a fan of natural beauty in a sense of using gentle products and very little make up. The garden is also full of herbs which can be used in homemade beauty treats such as Rose sugar body scrub?
5 minute DIY treat
This must be the easiest recipe of a beauty product you will ever come across. You can make it by simply mixing three ingredients:
- Coconut oil
- Rose petals (fresh)
And that’s it!
Mix a three tbl spoons of coconut oil, add two tbl spoons of sugar (I do like to use honey instead but for this recipe the sugar works best. The granulated structure of it functions as a peeling and helps to beautifully exfoliate the skin.) and lastly a few leaves of fresh rose blossoms. I used a lovely pugét I didn’t want to let go of yet. But it was slowly fading away on my table so I made a use of it instead of throwing it away or drying it for decoration.
The best way to apply a peeling treatment on your skin is to firstly clean the skin and possibly make it moist a little bit. Why? Because first you want to remove any impurities to be able to get to the dead skin cells of epidermis, the outer layer of the skin (epidermis consists of 5 layers, the most outer being Stratum Corneum. Stratum Corneum is where the dead skin cells are). Moisture helps to remove them more easily.
The best place then for a peeling the the shower or when having a bath. Apply a small amount of the mixture on your face or a body part and massage your skin using gentle circulating motion for about 10 minutes. Rinse afterwards and enjoy your silky smooth toned skin!
You can repeat this procedure weekly, do avoid any areas of broken skin. Personally I find the coconut oil sufficient in regards to hydration. If however your skin feels a little tight after you’ve done the peeling use a hydrating cream. The mixture is good to use for 1-2 weeks if kept in a refrigerator.