Just like the skin cells on your face, the cells on your body regularly shed to reveal new, healthier skin underneath. That turnover process slows as we get older; to give it a nudge, reach for a body scrub.
A scrub works in a few ways: As you massage it over your body, the exfoliating granules help to slough off dead skin, and the rubbing action itself boosts circulation and helps drain your lymph nodes, by increasing blood flow to the skin’s surface. Plus, after all that deep cleansing work in the shower, your post-wash moisturizer will be better able to soothe and hydrate your skin.
TRY THIS HOMEMADE SCRUB:
1 himalayan salt
1 Black indian salt
1 Alum powder
1 Style Claire
15 days action milk
Mix all well for a stubborn skin
About some of the ingredients used.
Himalayan salt as one of the purest salts available, and say it boasts several health benefits.
People use this type of salt and common table salt in the same way: As part of cooking, to season meals, and to preserve food.
Himalayan salt is lower in sodium than regular table salt. However, both types consist of approximately 98 percent sodium chloride. Himalayan salt is more natural than table salt.
Indian black salt, or kala namak, is an Indian volcanic rock salt.
There are three types of black salt: black ritual salt, black lava salt, and black Indian salt. Black ritual salt, also known as Witches’ Salt is not for eating. While kosher salt is used in purification and protection rites, black salt is used to drive away evil and negative energy. Black ritual salt is made from the scrapings of charred herbs, ash, and iron at the bottom of the cauldron mixed with salt.
Black lava salt is black in color and is simply sea salt that is blended with activated charcoal. It has an earthy flavor and usually comes from Hawaii or Cyprus. You may see it labeled as Hawaiian Black Salt. It is usually used at the end of cooking as a finishing salt.
Sometimes alum is seen in its crystalline form, although it is most often sold as a powder. Potassium alum is a fine white powder that you can find sold with kitchen spices or pickling ingredients. It is also sold as a large crystal as a “deodorant rock” for underarm use.
Some uses of Alum
- in styptic pencil to stop bleeding from minor cuts
- the adjuvant in vaccines ( a chemical that enhances the immune response)
- deodorant “rock”
- pickling agent to help keep pickles crisp
- flame retardant
- the acidic component of some types of baking powder
- an ingredient in some homemade and commercial modeling clay
- an ingredient in some depilatory (hair removal) waxes
- skin whitener
- ingredient in some brands of toothpaste