Summer Legs - scrub them! May 12 2015, 0 Comments
There are many ways to make scrubs, and thousands of "ready to use" on the market. A scrub is a great way to get rid of dead skin cells, therefore helping with uneven, bumpy, flaky or dry skin. Scrubbing is also a great way to massage your legs, helping the circulation which helps with cellulite, tired legs and even spider veins.
For a made at home body scrub I like to keep it simple: oil + sugar.
For the oil you can actually use even kitchen oil, but the experience won't be the same as if you splurge a bit. A lot of people use coconut oil, it works well. But my favorite is Passion Fruit Oil.
3 Reasons Passion Fruit is my favorite for scrubs:
It has a nice fruity scent without being overpowering.
It spreads out nicely, and it is just oily enough for a good few minutes of scrubbing.
It is light enough to be kept on your skin, no soap, just rinse off the sugar.
Mix 1 part oil for 2 parts sugar. I usually just mix what I am using that same day, but you can make a jar and keep it in a cool, dark place, or the fridge, a good cold scrub during the hot Summer days feels heavenly!
Shave first if you need, if your skin gets too thin or sensitive after shaving then wait one day.
You need to sit in order to do a good scrub, I usually sit on my little deck outside, if you have a bathtub put a towel on the edge and sit your cute behind down, for a shower bring a little stool. But a stand up, rushed scrubbing is no good!!!
Put a little bit of the sugar on your hands and work your legs up and down with both hands, use some pressure, don't overdo it to the point of getting raw skin, but massage your legs like you mean it!
I usually get all tingly after my scrubbing sessions, it is the circulation being worked.
Do the same for your arms, butt, and shoulders. Be a bit more delicate on chest and neck area. If you are lucky enough to have someone handy to help you with your back do it!
You can find my Passion Oil, or like we call it in Brazil: "Maracuja Oil" HERE.