Hemlines will be heading north very soon, so it’s time to get your pins ready for skirt season. And… there’s no better way to do this, than by using simple kitchen staples.
To make an easy at-home exfoliator, simply mix extra virgin olive oil, together with raw sugar, for a do-it-yourself body scrub that will have your aesthetician swooning and short-shorts calling…
Why exfoliate? exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. This opens the way for moisturising products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective. In short, a regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy.
easy at-home exfoliator recipe
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
Optional: Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil (try a Magical Golden Oil). Or, as I like to do add herbs and spices: 1tbs of ground cinnamon, 1tbs of vanilla extract, 1tbs of rosemary and sage.
- Mix the above ingredients together in a small bowl. Then while in the shower, smooth the mixture onto your skin using gentle, circular motions. Concentrate on your thighs to really get your blood flowing, knees, elbows, heels, feet and along your calves and shins. You can store any product you don’t use in an air tight jar, olive oil acts as a natural preservative and will keep your scrub fresh for at least a few weeks.
- Once you have massaged the scrub all over - rinse off thoroughly– the oil and any essential oils will really infuse now and the texture of your scrub will go from slightly course to silky. Note: You will make quite a mess in the shower and be careful not to slip.
- Pat your skin dry and then for extra nourishment… apply a magical golden oil to your skin from your toes to your nose.
The result = pure skin magic.
Repeat once a week.