A good scrub can regenerate your skin and, done regularly, can even improve the appearance of cellulite. Exfoliation is very important for the skin’s rejuvenation, especially for areas such as lips, knees, elbows or heels.
The best time to exfoliate is during your shower or bath, when the pores are dilated and your skin is soaked. You can do this once a week, if you have a normal skin, and even twice a week if your skin is mixed or oily.
The beauty market boasts with products dedicated to this kind of pampering, but your can also make your own.
A homemade scrub may contain hominy, coffee grounds, semolina, or honey and sugar, oat flakes and honey, coffee grounds and olive oil, avocado and coffee grounds, baking soda and sugar, or milk and coffee grounds.
Keep in mind to gently rub the skin whether opting for a facial or a body exfoliation. Do not hurt your skin by rubbing the scrub too hard.
The scrubs based on coffee grounds is quite a treasure for the skin, as the coffee contains antioxidants and it is believed to prevent the skin from prematurely aging due to air pollution.
Coffee is also believed to be a great ally when it comes to cellulite vanishing. Although, coffee is great on its own for the job, the combination of coffee and olive oil is even better.
For the elbows or lips, which are areas where hydration is quite necessary, a scrub from sugar and honey would be ideal.
For oily or mixed skin, an ideal exfoliation would be with hominy and egg yoke. Leave the mixture on your skin for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse, gently rubbing.
A body scrub can also be made of sea salt, which contains a wealth of minerals that benefits your skin such as calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and even iodine. Mixed with algae, it also helps with the slimming, also contributing to the elimination of cellulite.
Crystallized honey and avocado, brown sugar and cucumber scrubs are perfect for sensitive areas.