Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Rain's deliciously good DIY scrub

One of my favourite home grown beauty brands that is good for the soul and the environment, has been Rain Africa. I have been a huge fan for their DIY scrubs for the longest time, and maybe the reason why is that I know that all the ingredients have been harvested sustainably and it's actually an affordable option that's easy to customize. I've purchased a scrub for my best friend before, she loved it and whips up a batch every so often.

Basically, as we age our skin becomes rough, uneven and dry. Exfoliation means that this rough outer layer is removed exposing the newer younger skin cells beneath.

The scrub is amazing because it's 100% natural, unclogs pores, keeps skin clean, reduces acne breakouts and helps prevent wrinkles developing. You can customise your own fresh scrub by selecting a base, a carrier oil, actives and essences. Mix the scrub ingredients in a small bowl to the desired consistency and fragrance level.

Here's a listing of ingredients, all natural and all delicious!

1: OilsVrgin jojoba wax
This is a light textured oil with deeply penetrating properties. The oil is closely resembles the skin’s natural sebum and contains organic rosehip oil. This oil has anti-ageing and tissue regenerating properties. 
Cold pressed avocado oil
This oil is a rich nutritious oil for dry dehydrated mature skin. It contains sweet almond oil which softens and smoothes the skin.
Grapeseed oil 
This oil is well known for it's repairing and rejuvenating properties

(My recommendation is the cold pressed avocado oil. I have dry skin and this really helps in smoothing out dry patches.)

2: Actives
Green tea, bran & almond
Almond is high in vitamin E & Omega oils & is an effective emollient & lubricant. Bran is a useful scrub medium and green tea contains polyphenols which are thought to improve health.
Apricot, loofah& ginger
Ginger’s healing properties are legendary along with loofah& apricot kernel it aids circulation. The active includes lavender, poppy & tea tree and has cleansing, antiseptic & anti-bacterial properties.
Rooibos, walnut & rosehip
Rooibos brings anti-oxidant properties, while Rosehip, which is high in Omega 3 & 6. The activator works well on stretch marks, wrinkles & skin blemishes
3: Essences
  • Jasmine, rose & cedarwood  (for dry skin)
  • Grapefruit, bergamot & ginger  (for oily skin)
  • Basil, lime & mint  (for combination to oily skin)
  • Lavender, eucalyptus & cedarwood (for normal to dry skin)

4: Bases
  • African scrub  (medium)
  • Mineral scrub (not for face)
  • Detox base (detoxifying & lymph drainage)
  • Cellulite base (legs & buttocks)

You can shop these products online at www.shop.rainafrica.com (bonus, you receive FREE SHIPPING for orders over R500) or find their stores in major national shopping centres like Pavilion, Gateway Theatre of Shopping or Ballito Junction (their newest addition in KZN!).

Try it out and let me know what you think about this natural and authentic scrub in the comments below!

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