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7 Pregnancy-safe DIY Body Scrubs That Actually Make The Skin Soft And Glowing  

7 Pregnancy-safe DIY Body Scrubs That Actually Make The Skin Soft And Glowing  

Cleansing and moisturising is nothing short of a religious practice that you should follow regularly. However at times, even after layering your skincare products right, your body might feel dull and dehydrated and need some extra care. This is where body scrubs come into the picture. They keep your skin healthy and boost glow and radiance.

In fact, you don’t even need to splurge on fancy exfoliants to give your body a deep cleanse. Help is just a few short steps away, in your kitchen pantry to be precise. You can create your own homemade body scrub, using ingredients from your pantry and still get a supple and radiant glow.

What Do Body Scrubs Do?

Body scrubs help remove dead and damaged skin cells to reveal smooth, nourished, and plump skin

Body scrubs mainly work to shed the dead skin cells and exfoliate the skin, revealing glowing and smooth skin. The more you exfoliate with the dead surface cells, the more you have better skin cell turnover. Additionally, using a body scrub can create a smoother skin surface, which enables the skin to soak up moisture efficiently and better absorption of products.

How Often Should You Use A Body Scrub?

The frequency essentially depends on your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, you should only use a DIY body scrub once a week, and if you have oily or dry skin, you can use it up to twice a week. It is usually recommended to add a body scrub into your routine either right before or during a shower. To amp things up, you can consider using a dry brush to scrub off all the dead skin cells effectively. 

7 Simple DIY Body Scrubs For Soft, Glowing Skin

You can make safe, DIY body scrub recipes for your specific skin concern

Yogurt Scrub For Irritated Skin

Yogurt contains probiotics that help regulate the skin’s pH levels. Adding cornstarch to it can gently exfoliate your skin and calm skin irritation and itchiness.

You will need:

  • Greek yogurt (¼ cup) 
  • Cornstarch (¼ cup)
  • 3 drops of essential oil of your choice (eg: lavender, rosehip oil)

Directions:

  • Mix the yogurt and cornstarch in a bowl.
  • Add 4-5 drops of your preferred essential oil.
  • Lightly scrub the blend over your body for 3-5 minutes.
  • Rinse off with water.

Cleansing Green Tea Scrub For Itchy Skin

Green tea has antioxidant properties that help soothe the skin and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier. You can add baking soda to it, as it penetrates deep into the skin and gives a powerful cleanse.

You will need:

  • Green tea powder (2 tablespoons)
  • Baking powder (¼ tablespoon)
  • Coconut oil (¼ tablespoon)

Directions:

  • Mix the ingredients in a bowl and apply to wet skin.
  • Gently scrub the blend over your body for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Rinse off in the shower. 

Hydrating Coconut Oil And Oat Scrub For Dry Skin

This scrub works wonders for dry or sensitive skin. Oats act as an exfoliant that scrubs off dead skin cells and soothes dry, itchy skin. Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce inflammation, heals wounds, and keeps the skin moisturised. You can also add honey to the blend to soften your skin from head to toe.

You will need:

  • Rolled oats (¾ cup)
  • Coconut oil (2 tablespoons)
  • Honey (2 tablespoons)

Directions: 

  • Pulse the oats in a blender to break them down. 
  • In a bowl add the blended oats, coconut oil, and honey, and mix.
  • Let the blend sit for five minutes and then apply it to your body.
  • Scrub lightly for 3-4 minutes and then rinse it off.

Rose Petal And Rice Flour Mask For Dull Skin

Rose petals help enliven dull skin, whereas rice flour acts as an exfoliant that helps get rid of dirt, and impurities, and gives a brightening effect. 

You will need:

  • Rice flour (1 cup)
  • Dried rose petals (1 tablespoon)
  • Rose tea (2 tablespoons)

Directions:

  • Mix the dried rose petals, rose tea, and rice flour together.
  • Apply the mixture to your skin.
  • Scrub for 3-4 minutes and then rinse with water.

Coffee And Almond Oil Scrub To Boost Skin Elasticity

A coffee-infused body scrub can boost skin firmness and reduce the appearance of cellulite

Caffeine contains powerful antioxidants that help enhance collagen synthesis and boost the skin cell turnover rate. This helps reduce the appearance of cellulite and gives you more firm and plump skin. Almond oil can reduce inflammation and improve your skin tone and complexion. You can also use a natural coffee cranberry body scrub to get smooth, exfoliated skin that appears healthy and glowing. 

You will need:

  • Fresh coffee grounds (¼ cup)
  • Almond oil (¼ cup)

Directions:

  • Mix the ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Apply the blend all over your body and scrub lightly.
  • Rinse with water during the shower.

Oatmeal And Brown Sugar Scrub For Sensitive Skin

This scrub is perfect for sensitive skin as it delivers high levels of moisture. Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties that help calm the skin and brown sugar acts as a mild exfoliator that scrubs away dry and dead skin cells to give a smoother and youthful look.

You will need:

  • Oatmeal (½ cup)
  • Coconut oil (½ tablespoon)
  • Finely grounded brown sugar (1 teaspoon)

Directions: 

  • Blend the oats in a food processor.
  • Add brown sugar, coconut oil, and blended oats to a bowl and mix.
  • Apply the mixture all over your body and scrub for 3-4 minutes.
  • Rinse with water.

Black Tea And Rice Flour Scrub For Oil-balancing

Black tea acts as an astringent that balances oil in the skin and prevents acne

If you have acne and oily-prone skin, you should definitely use this body scrub. Black tea acts as an astringent that balances out oil and reduces bumps all over the body. Rice flour acts as an exfoliator that gently smoothes and softens the skin texture.

You will need:

  • Rice flour (⅓ cup)
  • Strongly steeped black tea (3 tablespoons)

Directions:

  • Mix the ingredients together and apply the scrub over your oily skin. 
  • Focus on the problem areas and scrub gently for 3-4 minutes.
  • Rinse with water.

Homemade body scrubs are practical, easy-to-make, safe, and an economical way to keep your skin nourished and clean. The best part is that you can customise the recipes based on your skin issues. Although most of the ingredients are natural, make sure to conduct a patch test before applying them to determine the possibility of an allergic reaction. Be gentle while scrubbing and moisturise with a lotion right after. 

Also Read: Homemade scrubs for oily skin

23 May 2022

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