How To Make A Simple Exfoliating Scrub For The Smoothest Legs

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How To Make A Simple Exfoliating Scrub For The Smoothest Legs

Perfect legs scrub

If you want to start a healthy skin care routine at home that includes exfoliation but isn’t too expensive, consider using household food items as a pampering arsenal. Exfoliation is one of the best ways to get smooth, silky skin on your legs. You don’t need to rush to the store and buy expensive scrubs, however.

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All you need is some sugar and oil.

1 – Fill a jar with 1 cup (225 grams) of sugar. You can use white, raw, or brown sugar. If you have sensitive skin, use brown sugar; it is gentler than white or raw sugar.

2 – Add 1/3 cup (80 milliliters) of oil. You can use any type of oil, but consider any of the following: almond, baby, coconut, grapeseed, or olive

3 – Consider adding some extra ingredients, such as vitamin E oil or fragrance. At this point, you have all the ingredients in the jar to make a basic scrub You can make your scrub more special by adding some extra ingredients.

Here are some recommendations to get you started:

½ teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) vitamin E oil will nourish and soften your skin.

3 tablespoons lemon or lime juice will add a fragrance and help “tighten” your skin.

15 to 20 drops of essential oil (such as lavender, lemon, or peppermint) will give your scrub a nice fragrance.

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract will give your scrub a heavenly aroma.
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 grams) of ground pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon will give your scrub a warm scent.
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 grams) of ground pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon will give your scrub a warm scent.

4 – Stir with a spoon until combined, and make any necessary adjustments. If the scrub is too dry for you, add more oil. If the scrub is too wet for you, add more sugar. Start with a tablespoon (15 grams) of either ingredient, stir, and add more if needed.

The ideal scrub is wet and grainy.

5 – Get into your bathtub or shower, and let your legs soak for 5 minutes. During this time, you can multitask, and start bathing. This will help soften the skin on your legs and make the scrub more effective.

6 – Scoop out a small amount of the scrub and massage it onto your legs using small, circular motions. You will only need about 1 tablespoon (15 grams) for each leg. Take care not to scrub too harshly, however, or you will irritate your skin instead.

7 –  Rinse the scrub off. If you need to, use a mild soap to get rid of any oily residue. Some people like to leave this residue on their legs, as they find it moisturizing.

If you want, you can shave your legs at this point. Many people find that exfoliating their legs just before shaving helps them get a smoother, closer shave.

8 – Pat your skin dry, and apply a moisturizer, if desired. Sugar scrubs already contain plenty of oil, so you will likely not need to apply a moisturizer afterward. If your skin still feels dry, however, you can apply some moisturizer.

Important Things to Note When You Exfoliate

  1. Before you exfoliate with any of these homemade recipes—or any other over-the-counter exfoliating products—dampen your skin with warm, but not hot, water. Hot water will leave the skin irritated after exfoliation and will cause over-drying. After skin exfoliation, you should rinse your skin thoroughly and apply a moisturizer immediately.
  2. While skin exfoliation is an excellent addition to your beauty regimen, there are times you shouldn’t exfoliate. For example, if you have an undiagnosed rash or condition, you should not exfoliate—and first check with your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Exfoliation can aggravate some skin conditions.
  3. Finally, you should never exfoliate skin that is “broken” or freshly sunburnt, has cuts or abrasions, or skin that’s grazed.
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