Homemade Face and Body Scrubs

July 26, 2012

I love homemade face scrubs! They take off the itchy, flaky and unclean layer of your skin that turns teenage and smooth–your skin feel refreshed. Do it twice a week and you’ll enjoy a constant smooth, salutary skin. I’ll also mention a few homemade body scrubs.

What’s a scrub?


Scrubs, exfoliators, or exfoliating scrubs–they basically mean the same thing; an agent that gently removes the outer layer of your skin. A scrub is a deeper cleanse than using cleansers, toners or soaps. The result is not only a smooth skin but scrubs also stimulate blood circulation, skin rejuvenation and revive the natural glow of your skin. Scrubs works best on clean skin; a body scrub after a bath or shower is prefect.

Homemade Face and Body Scrubs

Begin with your feet and with slow circular motions work your body up to your shoulders. A body scrub often rubs the skin more than a face scrub so use a gentler scrub for your face than your body.

Avoid irritating your skin

Face scrubs can be used twice a week but body scrubs only twice a month if you have general skin. If you have sensitive skin like me, avoid rubbing your skin too hard. I’ve seen that if I rub my skin too hard or too often it causes skin irritation and this is a reminder to treat your skin gentler. You don’t all the time notice right away if you’re rubbing too much; sometimes your skin will show signs of irritation only after a few hours.

Why can I do a face scrub twice a week but a body scrub only twice a month? One intuit is that your face is under strike all day long from dirt particles, environmental toxins, Uv radiation and more. This is why you need to revive your delicate facial skin more often. Your body is more protected under layers of clothes for most of the year.

Scrubs containing oils

A vegetable oil like extra virgin olive oil will make your scrub easier to use–oil makes your scrub gentler and lessen skin friction. It means that your skin doesn’t get irritated as easy. Oil also protects your skin and makes it smoother.

Prepare a milder face scrub

Oat flour and almond flour are both gentle and comprise salutary oils. If you have oily skin you can try kaolin clay instead. Mix equal parts oat flour, honey, almond flour. Add yogurt until you get the consistency you like. Wet your face and gently massage the mix with circular motions. Leave it on for a microscopic while and rinse.

Flaxseed scrub for acne and pimples

  • 1 part ground flax seeds
  • 2 parts oat flour
  • 2 parts baking soda

Leave flax seeds in water to form a gel, add oat flour and baking soda. You might need to add a microscopic water to get the right thickness. Add baking soda last and then speedily apply the mask while the baking soda is still fizzing.

Algae and kelp

Algae and kelp are often used in spa treatments and are good for aged skin. Put the dry algae or kelp in water for a while before use. They comprise minerals and salt that makes for a gentle scrub.

Body scrubs with salt

Salt is exquisite in body scrubs. Just be aware that salt dries out your skin and to balance this you should use a moisturizer or oil after you rinsed the scrub off. A straightforward salt scrub is to use a gentle soap that creates a foam on your skin. While the foam is still on your skin gently gently massage your skin with salt and rinse it off. And again, be sure to use a moisturizer. If you mix salt with olive oil or rapeseed oil it becomes less irritating and does not dry out your skin as much. Try extra virgin coconut oil after this scrub–it’s fabulous for the skin and smells great.

Face and body scrubs with sugar

Sugar is gentle on your skin and does not dry it out as much as salt. Use raw sugar if you can. Mix ΒΌ cup sugar with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a tablespoon milk.

As you can see, these homemade scrubs are straightforward to create but still very effective. You can also learn to create more developed masks and scrubs and to use more sophisticated ingredients that provides your skin with more nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Keep your skin teenage and glowing!

Homemade Face and Body Scrubs


Girl Power: Sourcing the Feminine compel in To Kill a Mockingbird Quotes and Antigone

July 26, 2012

When it comes to being a girl, To Kill a Mockingbird’s Scout is more spice than sugar. In fact, she is particularly sugar-free. No frilly pink dresses, pretty baby dolls, or sweet make-believe tea parties for her. She is more likely to punch you in the face than smile sweetly at you, especially if you’re being a Grade-A jerk. And that is why most readers love her: she’s a spunky, rambunctious tomboy with a good heart-just don’t call her a girl. To Scout, being a girl is a lot in life she’d rather not have. After all, what use are dresses to her when she wants to climb, play, and fight? Girls just want to have fun! A dress is a liability; she prefers pants. At least no one can accuse her of being impractical.

Many literary critics are quick to point out the similarities in the middle of Scout and To Kill a Mocking Bird author Harper Lee’s life. Whether or not Lee was a rowdy tomboy like good ole Scout, Lee was certainly able to get inside the mind of a motherless slight girl constantly running with the boys. In fact, a close diagnosis of some opt To Kill a Mockingbird quotes will show Scout to struggle with being a girl. To her, it’s a “pink cotton penitentiary.” Yet, as the novel progresses, Scout starts to see the value and skill in being a woman, despite what her father Atticus calls the Southern environment that follows the “polite fiction” that female subservience and inferiority are a given. Scout symbolically overcomes this plan in the coming-of-age story near the end of the novel when she follows in Aunt Alexandra in assuming a diplomatic decorum in spite of the death of Tom, the black man Atticus represented in a controversial rape trial. She says: “After all, if Aunty could be a lady at a time like this, so could I.” Scout sees there is strength and value in being a female, in bravely carrying on in face of trying situations. And she doesn’t have to give anything a bloody nose to prove it.


However, the idea of feminine strength and stamina in laberious times is certainly a theme that has been woven into literature for well over a thousand years-from Sophocles’s Antigone to Nathanial Hawthornes’s Scarlet Leter. In fact, Antigone, the daughter of notorious motherlover and Sigmund-Freud-darling Oedipus, is a leading literary paragon of female strength in face of adversity. Scout could learn a lot from her. In spite of the tyrannous King Creon’s rule that her brother Polyneices be left out like a sun-dried tomato instead of given a permissible burial, Antigone does the moral, humane thing and buries him. The badass Antigone doesn’t even flinch when Creon chastises and imprisons her for her supposed crime, sticking to her moral guns-or swords, if you want to be historically literal, in your expressions. She’s got nerves of steel, that one. She accepts her punishment and then kills herself, arguably dying on her own terms to spite her impending death sentence ordered by Creon.

Girl Power: Sourcing the Feminine compel in To Kill a Mockingbird Quotes and Antigone

Sticking to your moral principles when the popular, much easier selection is to abandon them takes some serious guts-something that Scout also learns in the novel’s tense, racially motivated rape trial, the one Atticus refuses to quit because he believes representing Tom is is the right thing to do. Scout learns that men are not the only ones who have this moral quality to persevere-women have it too. Girl power for the win.

Girl Power: Sourcing the Feminine compel in To Kill a Mockingbird Quotes and Antigone