Get Your Glow On With an Eco-Friendly Body Scrub
Above: Intensive Exfoliant Body Scrub, Grown Alchemist. Blue Earth Exfoliating Scrub/Kindred Black.
Everybody knows (?!) that scrubbing is the best way to soft, glowy skin and a long-lasting tan. So have you been exfoliating this summer? High time to buff off those dead and useless skin cells – the once that leave traces on your workout wear and snow embarrassingly down on your yoga mat (personal experience) – and restore your skin’s natural lustre.
Now, any old scrub won’t do. In fact, when it comes to this particular beauty product, it’s crucial to reach for all-natural and eco-friendly options. Why? ‘Cause conventional scrubs can sometimes contain plastic microbead exfoliants (and other undesirables), and when used in the shower these particles will flush straight out to our waters where they increase the already catastrophic levels of plastic pollution. Don’t make that mistake. Instead, there are things like sugar, salt, coffee grounds, bean pods and kernels to expertly do the job. Natural, biodegradable, and delicious too. The dedicated scrubber also uses a scrub mitt (choose natural and organic textiles over synthetics) to maximize the effect, or compliments the scrubbing with an even more sustainable dry brushing routine.
Scrubbing, how to: Scrub the skin with gentle, circular motions in the direction of the heart. This increases blood circulation, boosts cellular renewal, reduces cellulite, prevents ingrown hairs, and flushes out toxic waste from the system. Repeat 1-2 times a week.
Make your own: Go to your pentry. Carefully melt 2 tbsp of coconut oil. Mix with the grounds from 1 cup of coffee and 3 tbsp of e.g. raw cane sugar (or any kind you prefer). We’d go for organic and fair trade ingredients. Store the mixture in an airtight glass jar.
If you want lazy, or luxurious, we’ve picked out some lovely, nourishing and safe-to-use body scrubs made with natural and organic ingredients that will be your skin’s best friend during the remaining days of summer – and beyond. Are you missing your favorite? Please share below!
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