Summer is only five days away! That means pool, beach and picnic time. Wouldn’t you love to have shiny hair, and glowing skin without spending a fortune on products?
Here are 3 simple, inexpensive methods of getting smooth skin and shiny hair.
1. Let’s start with an easy coffee scrub. Simple, yet effective, coffee, when used as a natural buffer reduces cellulite and increases blood flow.
Stir it up
First, grab a cup of ground coffee, preferable unbrewed, (because I find brewed coffee grinds create a mushy and watered down texture). Then mix in 2 table spoons of honey and 3 tablespoons of virgin, organic unrefined coconut oil. Honey helps heal tissue scarring and evens out skin tone. Coconut oil hydrates and moisturizes the skin while at the same making your body look and smell delicious. I live by coconut oil.
Now you have 2 options. Either add a generous amount of unscented body wash into the scrub or scoop out a handful of scrub and add body wash into it. Then in a circular motion, gently rub entire body. Don’t forget areas behind your neck, your knees and feet.
I love this Aveeno bodywash because it is very gentle on the skin and smells lovely.
2. Let’s continue with with the hair, because deep down we all go nuts over shiny hair.
Mix together 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, and 1 teaspoon honey. Make sure the coconut oil is melted, just pop it into the microwave for 10 seconds. Then, apply to wet hair, put on a shower cap and wait 30 minutes for the magic to happen. Afterwards rinse it off and wash hair as usual.
3. Let’s face it (haha), our face is prone to dust and chemicals which are released into the air. These pollutants clog our pores and causes breakouts. So, mix a tablespoon of honey and one teaspoon of sugar but…
First things first, steam your face by boiling 1/2 a gallon of water, then pouring it into a large bowl. Lean over the bowl about 1 foot away for 10 to 15 minutes. You can add essential oils as well to help you relax even more. Then apply the scrub in a gentle circular motion all over your face.
After you shower off, make sure you apply your favorite moisturizer to your body. I like the body butters from Bath and Body Works because they are intensely hydrating and leaves my skin silky smooth.
I hope you enjoyed these recipes, and I would love to hear your scrub ideas!
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