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DIY body scrub: Orange peelsDIY sugar or salt body scrubs can be a bit messy, so to avoid having to slather on a grainy concoction, dermatologist Ava Shamban, MD, suggests I try an even simpler DIY body scrub -- made of just orange peels. Peel an orange and wrap the peels in a large piece of gauze or a cheese cloth, she says, and rub it all over your skin in the shower.
The acid and the vitamin C contained in the orange peel help even out skin tone and firm the skin's surface, Shamban tells me. While this DIY beauty project takes a little bit longer than simply using my go-to exfoliating body wash (I have to scrub my entire body with a small sac of orange peels), here's what keeps me going: I can see the results before I even towel off. My skin isn't as soft as it would have been after my usual Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish, $65, but it is noticeably tighter and brighter.
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