Strawberries contain plethora of salicylic acid, which is one of the most potent agents in treating even the severe forms of acne. Besides, they are one of the best and effective antioxidants that protect your skin from free radical damage.
Here is the recipe of a facemask that uses minimal of ingredients- just two, but is potent enough in treating acne and refreshes your skin after a tiring day.
- ½ cup Fresh strawberries
- ½ cup sour cream or non-flavored yogurt
Put both the ingredients in a blender and blend until they form a smooth paste. Apply the paste to your entire face, leaving for about 30 minutes, before you rinse it off with warm water followed by a splash of cold water.
Summers and downpour of rains call for rejuvenation and revitalization of you and the best way is to hit a waterpark or a breezy beach and have fun with your friends and acquaintances. Very rarely people do realize that in enjoying and beating the heat, they are causing harm to their skin but they overlook it owing it to tanned, dull, and dehydrated skin. Hence, you need something that can slough off impurities and tan. Nothing can beat lemon and sugar when it comes to tan removal.
Here is the easiest and the most effective recipe for lemon and sugar tan removing scrub:
- 1 fresh lemon
- I cup granulated sugar
- 2tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp. organic honey
- 1 bowl
Why these ingredients are used:
Lemon- it is the chief source of vitamin C which is responsible for squeezing out grime out of skin making skin complexion lighter and brighter. Besides, it removes existing sunspots and hyperpigmentation marks.
Granulated Sugar- it is the natural exfoliator that removes dead skin cells and impurities. Sugar is a natural resource of glycolic acid meaning that it clears pores, sloughs off dead cells and keeps skin glowing forever.
Olive Oil- it is a rich source of vitamin E, which is much essential for nourishing and hydrating our skin. Besides, it also acts as a skin soother for it acts too gentle on skin without irritating it.
Honey- it is the natural antioxidant that locks skin’s hydration and moisture levels while replenishing skin gently. It also has anti-bacterial properties for it helps to reduce breakouts making skin smoother and more even toned.
- Add lemon juice and olive oil in a bowl with lid o without lid. Mix thoroughly.
- Add honey and whisk all the three ingredients together so that the mix attains an overall medium consistency.
- Finally, add sugar and mix it all well so that you get a smooth and even consistency.
- Your DIY lemon and sugar tan removal scrub is ready to be used. However, if you find the scrubbing granules to be too mild for your body, you can add more sugar.
Though caffeine in the coffee may be hazardous to your body, but caffeine and coffee granules are excellent exfoliating agents. Moreover, caffeine present in coffee helps to get over those stubborn cellulite pieces which you have been carrying since last so many years and not ben able to get rid of them.
So, I have come-up with the oh-so-invigorating and smoothening body scrub that has brown sugar and grounded coffee as its chief ingredients. I hope you are going to be benefitted by it and not only benefitted, but you’re simply going to get indulged in the sensuous coffee aroma.
- 1 cup coffee grounds
- ½ cup brown granulated sugar
- ½ cup olive oil or coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. salt
Brown sugar is an added exfoliating agent that sloughs off dead skin cells from the body while coconut oil or olive oil serve as skin nourishing and hydrating agents as skin tends to get a little dry after scrubbing.
Mix all the dry ingredients (coffee, sugar, salt) thoroughly, so that they are evenly mixed. Pour oil over the mix making a smooth paste.
Your sensuous DIY coffee body scrub is ready to say goodbye to the stubborn cellulite.
Wet your body while taking a shower and apply scrub gently all over the body massaging in circular motion. Be gentle enough while you scrub and do not go too harsh as it might irritate your skin.