Dry, flaky skin is a harsh reality for many women. Taking care of this type of skin is no easy task. Dry skin can be however treated with the use of easy DIY body scrubs. And, yes, that's absolutely what we're coming at.
For most women, dry skin is a result of lack of moisture in the air, pollution or usage of soaps that are infused with harsh chemicals. A majority of these factors are unavoidable.
But, that shouldn't stop you from getting the kind of skin that you've always desired, which is super soft and supple.
That is why, today we've curated a list of easy, yet effective, DIY body scrubs that can work wonders on your skin. Other than acting as natural exfoliants, these body scrubs will also keep your skin moisturised through the course of the day.
You can use these scrubs on a weekly basis to keep your skin clean and well nourished. And unlike the store-bought shrubs, these simple homemade body scrubs won't cost you a fortune.
Note: Do conduct a skin patch test first to see how your skin reacts to these ingredients. And always apply a mild moisturiser after a hot water bath.
1. Coconut Oil & Brown Sugar
This simple 2-ingredient body scrub can work like a charm on your dry and rough skin. Other than banishing the impurities, this body scrub will also keep your skin moisturised.
First of all, take 2 tablespoons of solidified coconut oil, then add 4-5 tablespoons of brown sugar to it. Whisk them together to form a cream-like dough. Then, store it in an airtight jar and use it on a weekly basis.
2. White Sugar & Olive Oil
This spa-like DIY body scrub for dry skin will remove the dirt from your skin and leave it feeling super-hydrated and supple. The softness will also last through the day.
Mix 4 tablespoons of white sugar with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Stir the ingredients for a while. Use this scrub at least once in a week and keep the rest stored in an airtight jar.
3. Oatmeal, Honey & Almond Oil
This DIY body scrub is particularly effective in removing the impurities and dirt that get accumulated on the skin surface. Also, oatmeal and honey act as natural exfoliants on the skin.
Whip 4 tablespoons of oatmeal, 2-3 tablespoons of organic honey and 2-3 drops of almond essential oil. Stir the ingredients well together. Run a hot water bath and use a scrub pad to apply this amazing body scrub.
4. Sea Salt, Brown Sugar & Orange Essential Oil
All these ingredients are loaded with skin-friendly components that can moisturise your skin from well under the skin's surface and make your dry skin a thing of the past.
Mix 2 tablespoons of sea salt with 4 tablespoons of brown sugar and 2-3 drops of orange essential oil. Stir it around for a while. Use this body scrub and store the rest for further use.
5. Coffee Grounds & Coconut Oil
The blend of coffee grounds and coconut oil is great for nourishing your skin and making it super soft and supple. This is the perfect homemade body scrub to give you beautiful, soft and supple skin.
Take 3 tablespoons of solidified coconut oil and 5 tablespoons of coffee grounds. Whip the ingredients together. You can also store this effective DIY body scrub for dry skin in an airtight jar or a mason jar for further use.