Forget pricey scrubs and put that big crate of clementines to use with this hand scrub recipe from Erika Katz, "Today" Show contributor and author of Bonding over Beauty. The Vitamin C in the clementine brightens and tones while their natural fruit acids help to gently lift dead skin cells. Baking soda acts as a physical exfoliant, buffing away what’s left behind. Powerhouse humectants honey and olive oil provide much-needed moisture and nourishment.
Decent amounts of beta carotene and ascorbic acid present in clementine makes it a vision-benefiting fruit. Researchers have shown that regular intake of these substances play a role in preventing age-related vision loss. Moreover, it also contains folic acid that is necessary for the production of RBC and anemia prevention. Additionally, the aromatic smell of clementine triggers the secretion of a substance, a neurotransmitter within the brain which relieves stress and helps your body and mind to feel refreshed and energetic.
- 1 T clementine juice
- 1 T honey
- 1 T sugar
- 1 T olive oil
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
- "Wash" your hands with the scrub, paying special attention to dry patches and cuticles. It's especially effective after a shower or bath, when the steam already softened dead skin cells.