A cornmeal body scrub that whisks away dull, dead skin.
Unless you're a cornbread fanatic, cornmeal is one of those items that can take up space in your pantry for years without you even taking notice. It might not be so versatile as a baking ingredient but it's an excellent additive to at-home spa treatments for gently sloughing away dead skin cells. Add a tablespoon to your liquid shower soap and you've got yourself a quick body scrub. Mix a teaspoon in with your daily facial cleanser and you've got a facial scrub. You see where we're going!
Here's an easy cornmeal body scrub recipe that you can use whenever your skin needs a good scrub down. We used blue cornmeal for this concoction because we bought it for a recipe and never used it again but you can also use yellow cornmeal too. Just stay away from coarse-ground varieties.
Here's what you need:
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup blue cornmeal
- 2 to 3 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)
Here's what you do:
Mix into a paste and massage the body scrub gently onto the skin in circular motions, focusing on dry areas like elbows, knees and tootsies. Leave the mask on your body for a few minutes and then rinse. Follow up with a light liquid cleanser and don't forget to moisturize after you dry off.