Skin Type: Combination
Today I’ll be showing you another DIY. This one is a detox body scrub that I had heard about, and thought of giving a try. ‘Detox’ is a fancy word and it has become such a trend nowadays. We have detox waters, diets, machines, and what not! This one seemed real easy to make as detox diet is not meant for a hard core foodie like me. 😀 So, let’s see how to make it!
1. Crush the uncooked rice so that it becomes a bit coarse and helps in scrubbing out the dead skin cells on your body.
2. Finely grate the ginger and add it to the rice. Now add sugar. Don’t add powdered sugar here. We want sugar granules to scrub out the dirt and gunk. Powdered sugar would defeat the whole purpose of scrubbing.
3. Now mix all the dry ingredients well.
4. Then add milk to the mixture and mix everything very well.
5. Keep this mixture inside the fridge overnight and let the ingredients marinate overnight.
6. The next day, you’ll see that the rice has somewhat absorbed the milk and has become a bit softer.
7. Your body scrub is now ready to use!
NOTE: If you don’t want to keep the mixture overnight, use partially cooked rice (about 30%) so it comes a bit soft and absorbs the liquids (ginger and milk). Also, don’t add too much ginger as the smell is strong.
1. Wet your skin with warm water to open up the pores.
2. Gently scrub your body with this scrub and massage your skin to allow good blood circulation.
3. If you want, let your body soak in the goodness for 5-10 minutes.
4. Wash off with lukewarm water.
• Ginger: Ginger is very well known for its anti-ageing property on the skin. It also imparts a nice radiant glow. It reduces blemishes and keeps acne under control. It also helps soothe burns on your skin and heals wounds. It also works as a natural toner for your skin while lessening white spots due to pigmentation issues.
• Rice: We all know that the secret behind flawless Asian skin is the humble rice. It is used in their skin and hair care routines widely. Rice helps in toning the skin, keeps acne in check and gives a flawless look to your face if used regularly. It soothes irritated skin and treats sun burns. Moreover, rice water is used in multiple ways like as a facial toner, hair rinse, hair conditioner etc. Rice helps to reduce pore size and also moisturizes the skin.
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