Homemade scrub is a great way to sooth dry and flaky skin. Scrubbing once or twice a week according to the skin type helps in removing the dead skin.
The scrub which I am sharing today is good for babies too. My mom used it on me when I was 2-3 year old. It removes the root of the hair before it become strong. Cant thank my mom for this as I am not hairy at all. I wax around once in three month and in winters I just wax once for the whole season.
Albeit she tells me jokingly that she used to make it for herself and left over was used on me.
Moon dal-Mung bean, also known as green bean, mung, mongo, moong, moog dal (in Bengali), mash bean, munggo or monggo, green gram, golden gram, and green soy, is the seed of Vigna radiata which is native to Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. The split bean is known as moong dal,Pesara [ (Telugu), which is green with the husk, and yellow when dehusked. The beans are small, ovoid in shape, and green in color. The English word “mung” derives from the Hindi moong.
Take 1 cup moong dal and dry it under the sun for 1 day. Now powder the moong dal and add 1/4th cup rice in it while grinding up the moong dal. Add 1 or 2 tsp. turmeric in it and mix it. Try to use organic turmeric if possible. Store the mixture in an air tight container.
You can use this mixture whenever required. You can add milk, water and glycerin in it to make a thick paste. Use it on your face, hands and legs. This scrub enhances complexion, removes blemishes and adds glow to your skin.
It is quite effective than regular sugar scrub which we generally use.Those with dry skin should add glycerin in the mixture and oily skin people can use it both ways.
This scrub is light for the skin and can be used every day too. Best part about the scrub is that you wont have to make it every day. Just store it in an air tight container and it goes long.
2. There is one more moong dal scrub which is quite effective in removing dead skin, black heads and white head.
1tbsp moong dal
2tbsp masoor dal (yerra kandipappu, ,red dolor dal, lentil or Masoor )
Grind all ingredients together and store it in an air tight container. Whenever you want to use this scrub add milk in it to make a thick paste. You can squeeze one lemon into it too.
Apply it on your face and body and scrub it gently for few minutes .Let it stay on your body for 15 minutes and wash it off.
P.S-For best result you can oil massage your face and body half an hour before applying the scrub.
2. If you are using it on your baby then be very gently and do a small patch test on his or her hand. Consult your doctor too before applying it.
3. Do not use anything on your body for half an hour after using it the scrub.