Published on December 14th, 2016 | by Jehan Raffiuddin
Get Preachy: Glow Time
It’s time for you to show that glow…
We all exfoliate our face but mostly ignore our bodies – and to be party ready our arms, legs and even back needs to glow with health and vibrancy. Exfoliation is the first step to get that skin looking at its best. Here some of my top picks!
- That morning cuppa: Coffee grounds (the kind you use to make filter coffee or in a coffee maker, not instant please) has all the qualities of a good abrasive – it sloughs off dead skin cells without any wear and tear to the young, fresh skin underneath. The plus-plus of coffee is the caffeine that reduces the appearance of cellulite and also constricts blood vessels thereby reducing the appearance of varicose veins.
- Sugar rush: Let’s go with brown sugar (cane sugar aka shakkar). Why, you ask? Because brown sugar crystals are softer on the skin that your normal spoonful. Also, besides being anti-bacterial, brown sugar has glycolic acid – an alpha-hydroxy acid that really gets those dead skin cells off to reveal a more glowing you!
- Breakfast please: If you eat your bowl of oats regularly for a healthier you, try applying them too! The saponins in oats help to remove dirt from your pores thus deep-cleaning your skin for a superior glow. This effect, combined with oatmeal’s moisture-adding properties, gives your skin that soft glow after oatmeal cleanse. Plus its great to use on sensitive skin too!
To Use: For dry skin, you can simply mix your choice of abrasive with some cream (the eating or applying variety) or even olive oil. For oily skin, use yoghurt or even gentle soap as base.
FAB BAG PICKS
The Nature’s Co. Hazelnut Sugar Scrub : Quick penetrating; Natural exfoliant; Rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins; It even contains tannins that have toning, astringent & healing properties. Quick penetrating Hazelnut Sugar Body Scrub contains Brown Sugar which is a natural exfoliant and Hazelnut oil that is rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins. It even contains tannins that have toning, astringent & healing properties. In the shower or bath, spread the scrub over your entire body. CLICK HERE to view product
Natural Bath & Body Cane Sugar Body Scrub : A Charming fusion of citrusy mandarin oil luscious mango butter, our body scrub is an ideal feast for your skin. Loaded with high levels of antioxidants and beneficial vitamins, mango butter keeps the skin hydrated and promotes cell regeneration. Powdered sugar cane further enhanced by cold pressed almond oil makes this zesty scrub an excellent exfoliant that vigorously promotes cell turnover to reveal fresher, growing skin. CLICK HERE to view product
Ofra Radiant Face & Body Scrub : A moisturizing face & body scrub that will reduce the build up of black heads, dead skin cells, pigmentation and improve circulation. Recommended to use twice a week on oily skin. Can be used as a body scrub in the shower to reduce cellulite or prior to waxing in order to eliminate ingrown hairs. It will leave skin feeling soft and fresh. Recommended to use once a week to clean face and neck. CLICK HERE to view product