Body scrubs are good to combat aging because they can rid the skin of old, dead skin cells which helps to stimulate the production of new, more youthful skin.
Body scrubs need to contain two basic ingredients: an exfoliator and a hydrating agent. Below are some of my favorite simple recipes for making body scrubs in the comfort of your own home.
My personal favorite is the scrub with walnuts, milk and honey!
Salt & Almonds: Good for exfoliating dry skin, but not the best scrub for those with sensitive skin.
Coffee & Yogurt: This scrub is really good for cellulite because the caffeine in the coffee grounds helps to stimulate your circulation. One of the factors that causes cellulite is the retention of water, so when you stimulate the skin with the coffee, it helps to drain excess fluid, which can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Walnuts & Honey: This recipe is less irritating to the skin than the salt scrub. It is ideal for people with sensitive skin. The milk and the honey add hydrating nutrients.
How to apply a body scrub
Love your skin.
Dr. Aurora DeJuliis