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Neni Stone: Get that Festive Glow with 3 Easy D-I-Y Body Scrubs You Have to Try Out!

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It’s that time of the year again. Usually, during the festive season, there are a lot of celebrations; from weddings to Christmas parties, there is always something going on. When attending these parties, we always want to look our best, and that is why I am here today. I am going to show you these easy Do It Yourself recipes to getting great skin for that festive glow.

Exfoliating weekly helps to remove dead skin cells from the face and body, and making these items at home can not only save you money, but can also help you achieve the beautiful skin you desire.

Here are 3 simple yet effective body scrubs to help give you that beautifully smooth and polished skin you’re looking for. (Use twice a week to achieve noticeable results).

1.Banana Sugar Body Scrub
This moisturizing, oil-free scrub gives your skin a youthful glow. Plus, it’s packed with vitamins and minerals to help keep your skin right and tight.

Ingredients
– 1 cup of brown sugar (if unavailable use white sugar)
– 3 over ripe bananas

Directions
1. Using a fork or clean hands, mash the bananas into a chunky paste. Be careful not to over mash.
2. Add the sugar and mix well.
3. Apply to the body using your fingertips in a circular motion.
4. Leave for 20-30 minutes.
5. Rinse with warm water.

2. Brown Sugar & Honey Body Scrub

If you suffer from spots or darker patches on your skin, this scrub will do you a whole lot of good.

Ingredients
– Half cup of honey
– 1 cup of brown sugar
– Half cup of olive oil or coconut oil
– Juice of 1 lemon or 2 small lime fruits

Directions
1. Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix into a paste.
2. Wet your face and body with some water.
3. Apply the paste using your fingers in a circular motion.
4. Leave for 10 minutes
5. Rinse with warm water and pat dry

3. Epsom Salt Scrub

This salt scrub will make your skin feel much better. It contains just two ingredients – Epsom salt and coconut oil. Epsom salt has natural relaxing and soothing properties, it gently exfoliates the skin and the coconut oil leaves your skin feeling baby soft!

Ingredients
– 2 Cups of Coconut Oil
– 1 Cup of Epsom salt

Directions
1. Mix ingredients together to form a thick paste.
2. Apply to wet skin while in the shower.
3. Rub gently using circular motions.
4. Leave for a few minutes, and then wash off.

Regular use of these scrubs weekly is sure to make your skin look noticeably smoother in a month. Have any D-I-Y scrubs that you swear by? Share them with us!

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Neni Stone runs a natural beauty and wellness blog. Using herself as a guinea pig, she has been compiling recipes and remedies since she was fifteen years old. Today, she has compiled almost a thousand recipes and has no intentions of stopping any time soon. Blog: www.nenisnaija.com Facebook: Neni’s Naija Twitter: @NenisNaija Instagram: @nenisnaija

10 Comments

  1. BN lover

    December 10, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Nice tips….but again wat do I even know about skin care. Before now,my skin care routine was bath regularly, neva allow makeup to stay in too long and keep ur pears baby cream handy….but now d world is evolving. I refuse 2 be ignorant,i’m going to try all the skin care routine on BN till I find d one dat is perfect for me. My BN sisters please I need help oh……stretch marks want to finish me. My back is awful…I don’t ve dem on my boobs,arms or bum….it is just scattered on my back and it’s awful cause I ve to be very careful n selective with my choice of tops… please tell a sister wat to do. Thanks

    • Losbeauty

      December 11, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      Hi BN lover, have you tried shea butter and coconut oil? These these naturally according to heal and moisturise skin over time. please this it’s viviannesblog.wordpress.com for more tips. Thank you.

  2. Awah Amarachi

    December 10, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Is it for all skin complexion?

    • Neni Stone

      December 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      It’s for clear skin.

  3. Momma

    December 10, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Nice one! But I’ll like to know how to preserve these after preparing…especially the banana-sugar one! Refrigeration?

    • Anon

      December 10, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      Don’t preserve it. Make enough to use each time.

  4. eweh promise

    December 10, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    This just came handy,exactly what I needed,but can it be prepared on ground for the whole month, but excluding the banana sugar scrub cos it can’t go d whole month.

    • Neni Stone

      December 10, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      The Epsom salt scrub will last for up to a week without refrigeration. The banana scrub about 3 days in the refrigerator.
      The brown sugar scrub will last for up to a week without the lime/lemon.

  5. Anon

    December 10, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I don’t eat avocados but they are fantastic for the face (and hair.)
    For the face, avocado, natural yoghurt and brown sugar. For the hair, as a conditioner, just exclude the brown sugar.

    Turmeric, freshly squeezed tomato juice and sugar.

    Baking soda and cider vinegar.

    oatmeal/porridge, olive oil and honey.

  6. debbywilly

    December 11, 2014 at 9:40 am

    I sometimes use baking soda and lime or lemon juice. mix about 2 spoons of baking soda with little lime or lemon juice to make a paste the rub on your skin in circular motion. You will even see the dirt when your rinse off the scrub from your body. Thank me later

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