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Skin Care

Our Freshest Homemade Acne Body Scrub Recipe Yet!

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Let’s be real for a moment, shall we.

Acne can affect any part of your body. Back acne, chest acne, facial breakouts and more can be frustrating and painful. Of course there are many awesome products (hello, Exposed Body Acne kit and Zenmed!), but we also love a good DIY remedy.

Since I’m a beauty on a budget, I’m going to forgo the expensive spa treatments and store bought products. Instead, I’m going to make an awesome acne body scrub in my very own home.

I have to admit, I LOVE making body scrubs. There are so many great recipes, like this anti cellulite scrub.

As far as acne goes, the scrub I’m featuring today is nto only a full blown blemish banishing body scrub, but it also doubles as a body wrap. Body wraps are great for preventing body acne, as well as treating current breakouts that may be causing you discomfort.

Ready to give it a whirl?

Then read on my friend!

Best Acne Body Scrub Recipe

Making this acne body scrub (or wrap) is super simple and inexpensive.

Gather up the following ingredients:

– 2 cups of water
– 1/4 cup sea salt
– 1 cup green clay powder
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 1/2 tablespoon tea tree oil

Regardless of your skin type, this treatment should be effective and rejuvenating.

Step 1

In a pot, bring your water to a boil and add in your sea salt. Stir until it dissolves.

Step 2

Remove from the heat and then add in your green clay powder, olive oil and tea tree oil.

Step 3

Stir until it becomes a smooth paste.

Step 4

Slather all over your body and massage it in.

If you want to use this as a body wrap, double the recipe, slather it on then cover yourself with plastic wrap. Let it soak in for 15-20 minutes.

Step 5

Rinse off in a nice warm shower (not too hot though) and be sure to moisturize afterwards.

Why We Love this Acne Body Scrub

Salt is an effective toxin remover and exfoliator. It will help slough away dry skin cells that have been purging themselves and clogging your pores.

Anti fungal and antibacterial properties found in tea tree oil will give your skin a clean, fresh feeling as it wipes away bacteria that can cause some breakouts. It can even treat other skin conditions like athlete’s foot.

Green clay powder is the ultimate weapon in cleansing and nourishing your skin. Not only does it draw away oil and dirt while maintaining your natural moisture barrier, but it also refines your pores and improves circulation; both of which prevent future breakouts and even reduce the appearance of cellulite!

It will be even more effective if you really massage it into your skin. Better yet, have your lover massage it in!

Besides having so many wonderful benefits for you, this recipe is simple and cheap to make. Happy Scrubbing!

3 Best Body Scrub Recipes for Soft, Sexy Skin

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My skin can be very temperamental. The change of seasons, temperature drops and heat waves can all affect it. With all these elemental changes its no wonder I need to give it a little TLC every now and again.

To rejuvenate my skin, I like to get my DIY on and make a nice full body scrub.

Depending on the skin situation; itchy, dehydrated, tired or even cellulite-ridden, I have a body scrub to tackle each issue.

One of the reasons I love creating my own body scrubs is I can control the ingredients and I save a bundle.

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*Guest Post by Emily*

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Have you started noticing a few more wrinkles each time you look in the mirror? Maybe those laugh lines are becoming more pronounced or your constant brow furrowing has left you with a big ol’ forehead indent.

Whatever the cause, there’s nothing quite as frustrating as seeing the signs of your aging skin every day in the mirror.

We’ve dished on anti aging heaps of times. We’ve shared affordable DIY’s and the not so budget friendly surgical ones, but we have never shared a completely FREE anti aging treatment.

Until now that is…

That’s right folks, we have discovered a 100% free and totally effective way for you to start turning back the clock on your face.

Dying to know what it is?

Facial yoga. [Keep Reading]

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*Guest Post by Sania*

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A lot of factors affect the way your skin looks and you can achieve a healthy and glowing skin by simply taking extra care of it in your daily routine.

There are some effective skin care tips that do not cost you a penny and yet you often do not make use of them.

It’s okay! That’s exactly what we are here for.

So, try out for the following easy tips and thank me later. [Keep Reading]

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Clarisonic Review

Do you ever notice how much easier it is to apply cosmetics when your face is properly clean and moisturized?

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How to Use Oils in your Facial Skincare Routine

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How to Use Oils in your Facial Skincare Routine

*Guest Post by Lauren*

There’s been a lot of buzz around face oils lately, with claims that they can do everything from cure acne to remove of wrinkles. Some of these claims are a little overstated, but some are true.

While they might not be a miracle cure-all, oils can make a formidable addition to your skincare routine, regardless of your skin type.

They can strengthen your skin’s natural moisture barrier, give your epidermis an antioxidant boost, and yes, some of them can even prevent wrinkles.

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Why Coconut Oil Should Be Your New Beauty Staple

*Guest Post by Dr. George*

Are you looking for an all-around natural beauty product that you could add to your beauty staple?

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Coconut oil is more than just for healthy cooking. It also does beauty wonders that can make you look and feel your best from head to toe. In fact, it is used in a variety of cosmetics and beauty products.

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The Ultimate Beauty Boosting Beverage

Beauty is more than what you put on the outside, it’s about taking care of yourself from the inside out as well. That means feeding your body with nourishing foods and supplements that will keep you healthy, happy and conveniently, glowing!

Now, if you don’t already do it drinking hot water with freshly squeezed lemon is a great way to start your day. Not only does it rev your engine and refresh you in a way that your daily cup of joe cannot, but it reduces inflammation, flushes toxins and keeps your skin blemish free too. Not too shabby for a cup of warm citrus water, eh!

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Minimizing Scars after Breast Surgery Naturally

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Minimizing Scars after Breast Surgery Naturally

*Guest Post by Victoria*

Some people see their scars as proof they endured excruciating pain or accomplished an extraordinary feat. However, scars can also bring back painful memories or cause our self-esteem to diminish. There are variety of creams and lotions available that claim to diminish scars or make them vanish completely.

While it may be tempting to try them out, they are often loaded with chemicals, and they aren’t guaranteed to yield the results you hope for. Rather than spending a fortune on these options following breast reconstruction, you would be surprised that you likely have everything you need to apply a more natural remedy in your home right now.

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