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This monsoon season, bid adieu to skin infections with this DIY neem and coconut oil body scrub

Published on:8 August 2021, 13:00pm IST
This DIY neem and coconut oil body scrub is not only easy to prepare but is super effective to keep you away from infections and dryness.
Grace Bains
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This easy-to-make body scrub can not only moisturise your skin but also keep it safe from infections. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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We often find it difficult to tackle skin infections. While there are many ready to use skin remedies and products available, a body scrub with natural ingredients will help you nourish, and protect your skin, without the risk of chemical exposure.

A body scrub made of natural ingredients also has the added advantage of being customizable based on your requirements. So, if you are looking to ward off skin infections, moisturise, and experience a relaxing effect, then a neem and coconut oil-based body scrub is what you need.

Here’s how neem and coconut benefit your skin

Neem contains various ingredients such as vitamin E, antioxidants, calcium and limonoids that enhance skin health. Its cleansing properties can help treat acne and reduce scars. Neem reduces wrinkles, fine lines, and boosts collagen production, thereby tightening the skin. This powerful ingredient is a must-have in your skincare toolkit, as it helps protect the skin from ageing and infections.

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Say goodbye to skin infections with the neem and coconut oil body scrub. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Coconut oil, on the other hand, has antimicrobial properties that can help protect against harmful microorganisms that cause infection. This characteristic is also useful for protecting the skin against acne, cellulitis, and skin infections caused by bacteria or fungi. Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce chronic inflammation, in case of an infection.

So, all set to make the neem and coconut oil body scrub?

Here’s what you’ll need:

-½ cup melted coconut oil

-½ cup grounded table salt

-2 tablespoons neem oil

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The neem and coconut oil body scrub is perfect for monsoon use! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s how you can prepare and use the body scrub for fighting skin infections

Step 1: Mix the salt, neem and coconut oil to get an even consistency. Let it sit for at least fifteen minutes.

Step 2: Gently massage the body scrub all over your face, neck, arms, and legs. Massage the scrub lightly, using recurring tapping motions with your fingertips or palms. Let it sit for five to ten minutes, do not rub the serum excessively and let it be absorbed by your skin.

Step 3: Rinse it off with warm water.

Step 4: After use, transfer the scrub to a clean container and store it in the fridge. It has a short shelf life, so ensure to use it within a week of preparing it.

Using this body scrub at least twice a week will help provide you with optimal benefits. In addition, make sure you use it on dry skin and remember that you’ll see the results only after regular use. This body scrub will moisturize your skin, ward off infections, and give it a natural glow.

So, ladies, get ready for radiating and healthy skin!

Grace Bains Grace Bains

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