The Ultra-Moisturizing Scrub
According to Shamban, brown sugar is a powerful player in the DIY world, thanks to the fact that it’s packed with wrinkle-fighting glycolic acid, as well as natural humectants to keep your skin soft and smooth. Mix that with skin-soothing oats, antioxidant-rich coconut oil, and a gentle base cream (Shamban recommends cult-favorite Vanicream), and you’ve got yourself a truly hydrating exfoliant.
1. Combine 1/2 cup Vanicream and five tablespoons of coconut oil in a small bowl or jar.
2. Mix in 1/2 cup granulated brown sugar and three tablespoons of ground oatmeal until the scrub has a paste-like consistency.
3. Gently smooth the mixture across your arms and legs, avoiding the face. “If you’re looking to really moisturize, I suggest doing this on damp skin,” says Dr. Shamban.
4. Rinse, pat skin dry, and follow with your favorite moisturizer for the ultimate, at-home spa experience.