Sea salt scrubs are excellent for exfoliation to help slough off dead skin cells. It is one of the best skin treatments to get super soft hands and feet.
Sea salt helps open the pores, improve circulation, stimulate cell growth and draw out toxins from the skin. Extracted from the ocean, it is rich in numerous minerals and has natural soothing and relaxing properties.
We have 2 sea salt scrub recipes for you.
In addition to sea salt, they include ingredients like olive oil, coconut oil, coconut milk and citrus zest.
Olive oil and coconut oil penetrate deeply into the skin and effectively moisturize it. Both oils offer skin-softening and anti-aging benefits.
Olive oil also helps fade blemishes and add a natural glow to your skin. Coconut oil prevents premature aging of skin and protects the skin from microbial infections.
Coconut milk is loaded with fats and nutrients that nourish and hydrate your skin. It helps cleanse the pores, removing dirt and excess sebum. Citrus zest adds zing to the recipe with its refreshing citrus smell and also helps lighten and brighten your skin.
Recipe #1: DIY Sea Salt and Citrus Zest Scrub
Things you will need:
- Fine-textured sea salt
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- A citrus fruit (lime, lemon, sweet lemon, orange, grapefruit, etc.)
- A grater or zester
- Measuring cups and spoons
- A mixing spoon
- A mixing bowl
- A container for storing the recipe
1. Put ½ cup of sea salt in a bowl.
2. Add ½ cup of extra-virgin olive oil.
3. Wash a citrus fruit of your choice and zest it using a grater or zester.
4. Mix 1 teaspoon of the citrus zest into the mixture.
5. Transfer the mixture into a container.
Before taking a shower, slather this mixture on your body. You need not scrub it too hard as sea salt is abrasive.
Just rub it gently on your skin using circular motions. After a few minutes, take a hot shower and rinse off the mixture (no need to apply soap). Pat dry and apply a good-quality body cream or lotion afterwards. Use it once a week.