So between work, the house, and the daily fight of finding what makes me happy in life, my skin suffers. I’m always on the search for beauty remedies and tips that will help me lay off the countless coats of face paint needed to help me look fresh and rested.
In this post, I’m going to give you a few beauty regimens that you can make at home with whatever ingredients you have laying around at home.
1. Sugar Scrub
Everyone should have a good scrub recipe in their repertoire and this one is the only thing you should ever be using white sugar for.
Mix a handful of sugar with a few drops of olive oil and rose water and use to scrub your entire body in circular motions to get your circulation flowing, and slough off any dead skin. Your entire body will feel softer than a baby’s bottom…okay bad analogy.
2. Coffee Scrub
This scrub is a no brainer. It takes one ingredient…one…just one, but the outcome is miraculous. All you need is the leftover coffee grinds from the coffee you made this morning! Scrub your body right after a shower in circular motions and LEAVE ON for a few minutes—the caffeine in the coffee will help tighten your skin temporarily flattening out any cellulite issues you may have on your thighs or butt area. You are welcome!
3. Tea Spray Tanner
So we all want that dewy summery tanned glow all the time minus the harmful sun rays, am I right? Well here’s a natural spray tan using…waitforit…TEA! Yes! Regular old tea that you probably have lying in your cupboard right now! Grab yourself 5 bags of tea and put to steep in 1 liter of boiling purified water. Let the tea steep for about 25 minutes. Now once it’s completely cooled, pour it into a spray bottle and spritz your whole body adding as many layers as you can to darken the color. It works like magic giving you a beautiful bronze color while also giving you skin that glows! You’ll be hooked after trying it once, I promise.
What I usually like to do is take a shower and exfoliate my body twice a week, slather on some coconut oil for moisturization, and spray some tea on myself.
Let me know if you give it a try! I would love to know what you think!
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