We're past the holidays and welcome in the year 2013, with hopes and resolutions anew. However, if your skin is feeling and looking a little dull from lack of attention during this busy time of the year, here's an easy scrub you can mix up in about 2 minutes.
To soften stubborn dry patches on rough elbows and knees, opt for a rich, hydrating scrub. "I use a simple mix of honey and sugar," says Ford makeup artist Lisa Trunda. Studies show that humectant honey reduces inflammation, and sugar (applied topically) increases circulation in skin, says Miami dermatologist Jeremy Green, M.D.
"This can be especially helpful in winter when blood flow is typically diverted from the skin to keep your core warm."
Try equal parts honey to sugar. You may want to add a tablespoon of coconut oil (warmed slightly) to amp up the deep, moisturizing capabilities of this simple but effective skin exfoliator.
PS: salt works well, too.