With this amazing weather set to continue on for at least the next month we must take full advantage of the opportunity to show our skin! But what do you do if the body feels rough and dry and there are unattractive dents on the stomach, legs and buttocks? Then you should resort to salt. We've collected the best do it yourself recipes for summer-focused skin.
In winter our feet, knees and elbows in particular suffer. Being constantly wrapped up, means the skin hardly had a chance to breathe properly. Wool sweaters, scarves and warm trousers rubbed off the already sparse skin fat with every movement, leaving them dry and cracked. Therefore, it is first of all necessary to remove the dead cells and to bring the increase blood circulation. By the way, you do not have to buy an extra scrub for that. Mother Nature's storage cabinet has excellent alternatives to offer! And they can be produced quickly and inexpensively from the standard assortment of every kitchen.
Tender instead of hard: Your skin will be nice and smooth
For a simple but very effective exfoliation, it is best to use coarse Sea or Himalayan salt and a few spoonfuls of olive oil. Mix both together so that a thick porridge consistency is created. You can also use almond oil as sweet alternative. This simple concoction makes the skin especially soft and smells wonderful on top of that! Massage from neck to legs in circular motions and then rinse with plenty of lukewarm water. For a more refreshing fragrance, if you like, you can also add a splash of orange juice to the salt-oil mix, because vitamin C also stimulates the skin's functions.
Do you want something for cellulite at the same time? Then coffee, the nations pick me up, is just the right ingredient for you. Instead of drinking it we recommend regularly rubbing it over the problem areas, as salt and caffeine help flush out stored water and boost fat burning. Try mixing one part coffee powder and one part of Sea/Himalayan salt with two parts of a nourishing shower gel to pamper your skin. In no time, your skin will be rosy and spring-fresh ready for your shorts and dresses.
The gentle route: Sea or Himalayan salt baths for sensitive people
If you have sensitive skin but would still like a scrub, no problem! You can soak in the tub and do something for the figure and strong nerves at the same time: A sea salt bath strengthens the skin structure by extracting water from the connective tissue, which is found in the horny layer (outermost layer of the epidermis) as moisture. The salt has the effect of beautifully plumping up the skin, and increasing the metabolism. In addition, the anti-stress mineral magnesium penetrates the body and provides a wonderful feeling of relaxation. Afterwards cream from head to toe to keep your skin nourished and hydrated.