Hey there fila’s, I’m sorry, it’s been a while since I’ve posted ,I’ve been caught up with lots of things but to be honest, that’s no excuse for my negligence.
Moving on,today I’m going to discuss something very different from skin and hair care.You might be wondering what the neglected body parts are. You’ll agree with me that the underarms, elbows and knees are the most neglected parts of our body. Without any doubt, we all wash, cleanse and moisturize our faces on a regular basis.
TAKING CARE OF THE UNDERARMS
Just the way we wash our face with a face wash ,we all need to wash our underarms with a body wash or you can use a face wash too. The skin of the underarms are usually thinner than the other parts of our body..
IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER: Don’t use not use of a harsh soap for your underarms rather use a mild soap. Using harsh soap causes the underarms to darken. Avoid using any hair removal cream. Yeah!! You heard right. Those are not good for the skin and may cause it to darken. Use razors instead. I know most people hate it (I hate it too). According to research, the best option is waxing. Waxing reduces the the darkness and gives a silky smooth skin.
TIPS: try to scrub the area before waxing. By doing so you’ll get an excellent result. -Everyday after your bath, wash your underarms thoroughly . –Scrub your underarms every two days. You could make your own scrub or buy whichever you think will suit you. My favourite is the Lemon Sugar Scrub.
The skin of the knees and elbows are usually thougher.
Lemon Sugar Scrub
- 1\2 cup sugar (white or brown) preferably organic
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1\2 fresh lemon
- 1 tbsp organic honey
The lemon juice may help brighten the skin.
- Squeeze out the juice into a clean bowl.
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Using the tips of your fingers, gently scrub on your knees, elbows or armpits.
- Remove by rinsing with cool water and dry with a clean towel.
- Add on a layer of oil as a moisturizer if necessary.
Other Scrubs I love to make
- 1 tbsp organic sugar
- 1–2 drops of water
- 1-2 drops of olive/coconut oil
Tomato sugar scrub
- 1\2 fresh tomato
- 1\2 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp honey
The lime salt scrub
- 1\2 fresh lemons/lime
- 1 -2 tbsp salt
- 1-2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp olive/coconut oil
Just follow the steps above. So organic and simple enough.
Final thoughts: What scrubs do you guys love to make.