Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tutorial! All Natural Brown Sugar Facial Scrub - So Amazing!

Last week, I ran out of my favorite facial scrub. Being in Germany, I knew I wouldn't be able to find my favorite brand. Instead of experimenting with potentially expensive, chemical and preservative filled alternatives, I decided to try making my own scrub to see how it went. I like the idea of using all natural beauty products, especially when they work!

Well people. I freaking love this. My skin feels SO good after exfoliating now, much better than it did when I was using my favorite store-bought brand...and the best part is it's basically free. I had all of the ingredients in my pantry ready to go! It's an incredibly fast and easy process - it literally took me less than five minutes. 

Natural + Cheap + Fast + Easy + Really Awesome = I really really need to share this with you right now. 


You will need:

1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1.5 Tbsp. Honey
Jar/Airtight Container
Bowl for mixing
Spoon for mixing.
That's it! :)





and you're done! Couldn't be any easier, right?!?
I have heard that adding a squeeze of  lemon juice is also a good thing - citrus serves as a toner and contains vitamins which are good for the skin. I also read online that one person cut open liquid vitamin e capsules and mixed in that liquid as well - vitamin e works wonders for the skin, so if you have said capsules on hand...I say go for it! 

About honey:
Honey contains mild alpha hydroxy acids. These acids are very safe to use on skin and can loosen bonds between the dead skin cells, making exfoliation more effective. These acids are also able to increase elasticity, balance out oily skin, stimulate collagen production, and minimize lines and wrinkles, making your skin more vibrant and younger looking! Honey contains amino acids, which help the skin retain its essential moisture.

About Brown Sugar:

Brown sugar has a similar texture to wet sand, but it's still abrasive enough to remove old skin cells without causing your skin harm or irritation. The moisture in brown sugar won't dry out your skin as you exfoliate. Exfoliation removes not only dead cells from your skin but other impurities that may be clogging your pores. Brown sugar is a source of B vitamins due to its molasses content, and vitamin B is an antioxidant that can help prevent signs of aging.

Note:
Store-bought exfoliants contain preservatives that keep them stuck together. The brown sugar mixture does not, and will separate. It's really not a problem - just keep a popsicle stick or a spoon with the scrub in your bathroom and stir before each use.


I really hope you try this and enjoy it as much as I do!



1 comment:

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Stivii


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