Monday, September 14, 2015

Two Ingredient Homemade Facial Scrub

facial scrub

Ever have one of those weekend (or week) days where you feel sort of blaaah and have a ton of stuff to do (in my case work) and stay in bed all day working and sleeping on and off and then at around 9:00 pm you start to feel really crusty and oily and want to just scrub your skin off?  I had one of those days over the weekend.  It was so hot here last week friends (108 degrees if you can believe it), and fires everywhere!  Poor drought ridden California.  It can get pretty nasty here in the summer with bad air quality…and the fires!  Gasp.  It’s really sad.  I think all that gets to my immune system and just zaps me.  So I got a lot accomplished on my crusty lazy day, and then wanted to do something to enhance my mood, you know, get out of the funk.  I like to pamper myself and do some self-care when I’m not feeling well.  A good face and body scrub was in order.  I’ve been using a simple two ingredient facial scrub that works like magic at sloughing off dead skin and creates a lovely glow.  It closes my pores, tightens my skin, and evens out my skin tone.  I have experimented with different ingredients such as lemon, oatmeal, salt, and oils. I just go with what yields the best results, and the sugar scrub is the best I’ve used so far.  If you give it a try, let me know what you think.  And friends, take a little you time for self-care.  A fresh coat of nail polish, a relaxing shower, a face and body scrub down, a massage…whatever, it really does wonders for the mind and body.  

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Two Ingredient Homemade Facial Scrub...that WORKS!
 
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Recipe type: Beauty
Ingredients
Facial Scrub
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon water (optional)
Body Scrub
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the coconut sugar, honey and water (or coconut oil).
  2. Rub on your face in a gentle circular motion.
  3. Allow the mixture to rest of your face for several minutes.
  4. Rinse off in warm shower or with cloth and warm water.
Notes
*The water and oil are both optional ingredients.
*Every honey brand is different and will create a different thickness. I would start with 2 tablespoons honey and 1 tablespoon coconut sugar and add more coconut sugar to your liking. You are looking for a thick but workable paste that you can easily scrub around your face and body.
*Vegans use coconut nectar, but not sure if it will yield the same results.
*If you're worried the sugar is too rough, you could put it in a coffee grinder.
*I like to add the oil for the body scrub, I find the coconut oil version is a bit too oily for my face. But oh man, it leaves the body smooth and shiny!
*If you don't want to add sugar, you could also use ground oatmeal, but it's more drying on the skin.
*You will want to use this right away. The coconut sugar starts to melt quite a bit in the honey.
*The batch in the pictures has ½ teaspoon water. You can make it thicker and more paste-like by omitting the water and adding in a bit more coconut sugar.
*I've read that oatmeal and sugar might be rough on the skin, but I've had only good results, so give it and try and use what works best. Just be gentle when scrubbing the face.
*You can also use brown sugar or regular white cane sugar. I just have coconut sugar on hand.

 

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