Brown Sugar + Milk + Vanilla = Cheapest All-Over Scrub Ever!
Brown sugar is the ultimate base for a good scrub and we could easily spout off dozens of effective combinations, but this basic recipe is all you need to polish your whole body back to its smooth self. Just combine two parts milk with one part brown sugar and a few drops of pure vanilla extract (if you have it—if not, omit) in a bowl. In your shower or tub, gently scrub in tiny circles from head to toe. Rinse and bathe normally. For an extra boost of moisture and good-for-you nutrients, add an egg yolk.
The fix: Regulate skin’s pH with apple cider’s high levels of alpha-hydroxy acids and remove excess oil and buildup with ground oats. The oats contain saponins, a naturally powerful cleanser, says Aganovic.
Recipe: Combine 3 teaspoons ground oats and ¼ teaspoon apple cider in a bowl until a smooth paste forms. Then add ¼ tablespoon lemon juice and ½ tablespoon brown sugar; stir until the mixture is even. Apply to freshly cleansed skin and let sit for five to 10 minutes, allowing ingredients to penetrate top layers of the skin. Then rub in circular motions to exfoliate and increase blood-flow. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry with a towel.
For Calloused feet
The fix: A simple foot soak of baking soda and water will do the trick, says Jaliman. “The baking soda treats callous because it’s abrasive and helps loosen dead skin,” she says. Add a ratio of ½ cup baking soda for every gallon of warm water in a shallow tub and stir until the powder dissolves. Sit back and relax, soaking feet for about 30 minutes. Rinse away the baking soda and pat feet dry before applying lotion and slipping on a pair of cotton socks over clean tootsies.
On the road, seek out mineral springs; these relaxing spa waters contain minerals similar to baking soda and can boast the same healing effect.
The problem: Inflamed or acne-prone skin
The fix: Cook up a soothing white tea toner with Asian-influenced ingredients, courtesy of Jennifer Yen, creator of Purlisse Skincare collection. Detoxifying skin starts from the inside out, and drinking a simple mix of water with lemon will kick start the beautifying effects, she says.
Recipe: Combine 1 teaspoon peppermint tea leaves, 4 teaspoons white tea leaves, ½ cup boiled distilled water, and 2 drops of lavender oil in a French press. Let steep for 10 minutes before pouring into a glass container to cool. Combine with enough aloe vera gel to fill a 4-oz spray bottle atomizer. Store in refrigerator before spritzing.
For a store-bought antidote, Jaliman suggests La Roche Posay’s Effaclar DUO Dual Action Acne Treatment ($19, amazon.com) or Clinique’s Acne Solutions Spot Healing Gel ($23, amazon.com).
So that is all for the skin care 🙂
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