Written by Great Look Ladies
Your body deserves to be treated with the utmost regard and it all starts with a smooth skin. Your skin is what is most visible, even if you are wearing clothes. When you set out on the path to discover those most precious attributes of you, it is not just your outer appearance and the time you invest into looking your best that defines who you are. Personalizing your appearance of course is an important part of establishing the uniqueness you should search for to develop yourself. There are other important points to take note of to make sure that you have a smooth skin.
Exercise, diet, self-confidence and self-awareness are other elements that will also be of benefit and create much happiness and prosperity in your life. All these factors play an invaluable role to helping guide you to self-knowledge, which will in turn govern the direction to making many positive changes in your own life. Being considerate to what your body needs, is an important component to contributing to your overall appearance. In order to accentuate your appearance, what you put into your body will also determine the health of your skin, your hair, your nails and your confidence.
One type of nuts that is advised you ad to your diet, are almonds. It is not only rich in protein, it also contains good oils that moisturizes your skin from the inside. Avocado is another source of good oils that will moisturize your body from the inside.
Eating non-processed and natural ingredients will benefit your health, your skin and even your hair will love it. Many of us don’t drink enough of it but water is your bodies’ life line. The benefits are many and by drinking plenty of water daily, it rids of all the toxins in your body and keeps your skin looking clear. Make sure you keep a bottle, that contains at least one liter, of water by your side where ever you work or drive. It is a good habit to drink water immediately when you get thirsty.
Your appearance relies heavily on what you put into it. If you want to make the most of your appearance, it’s paying attention to every part of you that will make the best of what you have.
Exfoliating is a necessary part of your beauty regime to ensure that you have a smooth skin and keep it like that. We have all agonized over dry, scaly skin at some point in our life and suffered especially from those dry, icy, winter winds that can quite often leave us feeling extremely dehydrated and depleted.
We’re told to take care of and spend time concentrating on protecting our face that we often forget about the rest of our body. We don’t discount the importance of looking after your face but exfoliating your body is just as important to feeling incredible and rejuvenated. How often do you forget about those areas such as elbows, knees, heels and ankles that tend to really dry up during winter months? Anytime is the right time. Exfoliating can be done at any time of the year, when you begin to feel the effects of those dry, rough patches beginning to take form. It may even be a good idea to exfoliate twice a week, or at least once a week.
When considering what type of scrub to buy, what are the best ingredients or over the counter scrubs to use? It depends entirely on personal preference but most often than not, you are more than likely to find many ingredients in your home that are natural and much better for you. It can be more cost effective to make your own home-made scrub and the beauty of this is you know exactly what ingredients your product contains.
Before you think about making your own scrub, it’s not a bad idea to research natural ingredients that can be used while taking into consideration any skin conditions or other substances you may be allergic to. Natural oils are a fantastic alternative to body scrubs to alleviate dry skin.
Part of a good beauty regime is looking after your skin and treating it with care. Exfoliating is a perfect way to rid of those unwanted dry patches while treating your skin to an invigorating cleanse. Using a glove with your body scrubs is not a bad idea. Gloves can be purchased to help apply a scrub to your body. A glove will help exfoliate and massage your skin along with your home made scrub.
Some of the natural ingredients listed below are items you may find in your home that can be transformed into making your own home-made scrub:
Ground Coffee Vanilla Extract Honey
Salt Organic Coconut Oil Oats
Sugar Avocado Almond Oil
Almond Meal Olive Oil Grape seed Oil
Natural oils – Geranium, Peppermint, Lavender, Sandalwood, Roman Chamomile, Lemon, Lime and Rosewood can be used alone on certain areas of your body among many others. Oils can also be added to your scrubs to help promote your health. The fragrance alone can be invigorating and enhancing.
doTerra is a company that has created an extensive range of essential oils that are plant based. It’s a fabulous product that has many unique qualities. Some of the oils that can be applied topically, to many areas and to dry skin.
Body Scrubs are very easy to make but most importantly you can make a scrub with the ingredients of your choice. It can be gratifying to experiment with different ingredients especially from those you are drawn to.
Coffee granules can be adopted to create a fabulous natural exfoliate that creates an amazing aroma, encompasses therapeutic qualities but also leaves your skin feeling hydrated, glowing and silky smooth.
Coconut Oil is classified as a super food. It also can help the appearance of your skin.
Organic Salt aids as a protective barrier to your skin.
Essential Peppermint Oil great for itchy skin, varicose veins, soothes and cools skin. Must be used with caution if you’re pregnant. Other oils such as Roman Chamomile can be used but take care when using for sensitive skin.
This Recipe of Natural Body Scrub will most certainly leave you with a very smooth skin
Coffee Body Scrub
1/2 cup ground coffee
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup organic salt
5 drops essential peppermint oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Melt coconut oil and let it cool but not allowing it to go hard. Mix all the other ingredients together with the oil and place in a jar with a lid. When under the shower, take an amount in your palm with or without a glove and rub all over to exfoliate your skin. Remembering to take note of the rough areas of your body such as elbows and knees. When you’re finished exfoliating, rinse well. Pat dry, then moisturize with a good moisturizer.
Article by: Great Look Ladies
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