Good morning Beautiful!

How would you like to give your body a wake-up call this Spring and feel refreshed and sexy for Summer? Of course you would. So, since many women are overwhelmed by their daily to-do lists, of which you are often at the very bottom, let’s help you put yourself at the top for a change. We guarantee you, it will help you cope better with the rest of the day’s demands, as it ensures a fresh outlook on most things that may come your way.

It all starts with an invigorating body scrub on a regular basis. The kind that promotes a silky smooth soft skin, especially in summer when we need to reveal more skin. If your body is covered in a layer of dead skin cells, no amount of lotion will successfully get through all the dead layers, to reach the actual area which needs to be moisturized. Therefore, to ensure a healthy smooth skin, you must slough off everything that shouldn’t be there. There’s no better, more refreshing way than in the shower or bath with a proper body exfoliator.

A body scrub is a popular body treatment that is like a facial for the body. It exfoliates and hydrates and rejuvenates your skin, leaving it smooth and soft.

The five main benefits of body scrubs are:

  • Exfoliation – gets rid of dead skin sells
  • Adds glow to your skin
  • Improves the appearance of cellulite and slows down ageing
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Relaxes the whole body

A body scrub incorporates an abrasive material like salt, sugar, coffee grounds, rice bran, even pecan hulls, usually mixed with some kind of massage oil and an aromatic, such as essential oils.

In addition, a loofah or scrub glove increases the effectiveness of the exfoliating process, as it assists in removing dead skin cells.

Here are three home-made body scrub recipes which can help you relax as your skin is gently refreshed and rejuvenated.

The ultimate relaxation scrub

  • 2 cups kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lavender, culinary grade
  • 3 tbsp rosemary leaves, finely chopped

The natural vanilla sugar scrub

  • 2 1/2 cups sugar in the raw
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 4-5 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup almond oil

The wake-me-up body scrub

  • Equal parts ground coffee and raw sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp sea salt

Whatever takes your fancy, mix it up and enjoy your private pamper session – you do deserve it. Make sure it’s top of your list every few days, to ensure the rest of your day goes a little smoother too.

For more information on body scrubs and overall skincare, please consult any of our skincare experts, or contact Ansie directly, at our Durbell Palm Grove branch on (021) 975-6570.

Anna Quindlen once said “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” In addition, one can also say that by doing a little something for yourself every day, you are able to do so much more for others. So never sell yourself short, because a healthy, happy and truly effective life does start with you.