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02 March 2006

Healthy, home-made skin scrubs

Natural scrubs – made from simple ingredients found in your kitchen – can be an easy, affordable way to give your skin a healthy lift.

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Natural scrubs – made from simple ingredients found in your kitchen – can be an easy, affordable way to give your skin a healthy lift.

By exfoliating regularly, you rid your skin of dead cells, giving it a radiant appearance and making it soft and smooth to the touch.

Experiment with these home-made scrubs:

Gentle exfoliator
2 heaped teaspoons fine oatmeal
2 teaspoons double cream
Combine the ingredients and rub into the skin lightly, using the balls of your fingers and avoiding the eyes. Rinse off.

Polenta and yoghurt scrub
1 tablespoon polenta
2 tablespoons plain yoghurt
Mix into a paste and gently rub into the skin with small circular movements, starting at the chin and working up to the cheeks and forehead, avoiding the eyes. Rinse off.

Body-glow scrub
1 cup runny honey
½ cup sesame seeds
Sprinkling of dried herbs, such as lavender or mint.
Mix together into a sticky paste and smooth over your body in slow circular movements. Shower off with warm water.

Source: Zest Weekend Home Spa by Linda Bird

 
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