Marie Claire US by Ruby Buddemeyer
A departure from last month’s Pinterest fail.
As much as we treasure (read: hoard) our favorite, perfectly packaged skincare products, every so often we get the urge to rummage through our pantry and concoct an epic DIY formula. Unfortunately, after living through more Pinterest fails and clogged drains than we’d like to admit, we’ve grown weary when it comes to experimenting with homemade beauty products.
Still, when our angry, winter skinstarted begging for a new body scrub, we decided to keep our wallets closed and instead consult Ava Shamban, M.D., dermatologist and DIY advocate, for her favorite recipes. And, damn, are we glad we did.
“You don’t need to spend a fortune on a packaged scrub that’s full of preservatives when you can make it yourself,” says Dr. Shamban. “The best part about a DIY is that you’re able to customize it to whatever your skin needs at the time, because sometimes your skin is rough and needs to be exfoliated, and sometimes it’s dry and needs extra hydration.”
Ahead, Dr. Shamban breaks down her three favorite DIY body scrub recipes—all of which are not only genuinely easy to create (even for complete newbies), but also incredibly effective. Get ready for your new favorite guard against the Sunday Scaries.