How often do you use a body scrub in the bath or shower? Winter can be a very dry and windy season, even here in Los Angeles, it's so dry, remember our drought? Yeah, we get hardly any rain which means little moisture in the air. Extra exfoliation is key to help slough off dead skin and enable our body lotions and moisturizers to penetrate well.In wintertime I find myself exfoliating at least my arms and legs twice a week. Otherwise, they are dry and flaky and then if they're dry and flaky I really have no motivation to even shave my legs. Dry, flaky, hairy, they kind of go together for me. So it's a little motivating tactic, a 'break the cycle' if you will. Shave and scrub, twice a week. I can do that.
This simple body scrub can be created with just a few ingredients you probably already have in your home. It has been my go to this season, and I'm excited to share my little recipe with you. Once I mix it I bring my little bowl with me into the shower and get to work.
Cinnamon Brown Sugar Body Scrub
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbspn olive oil
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Combine the brown sugar, olive oil and cinnamon and gently scrub in a circular motion all over your body using light pressure. Pay extra attention to rough patches around the knee caps, elbows, and heels. Rinse off with warm water and follow with a hydrating lotion.
This scrub can also easily made into gifts for others. Just add them to a cute pot or jar, wrap them with a ribbon and voila!
There you have my current scrub of choice! xo