Saturday, July 26, 2014

D.I.Y Facial Scrub

Today I have my very first how to post. I am not making any promises that it is a great one but this is my first one and I tried my best. So please be nice. Today I am doing a at home facial scrub. There are two variations to this scrub and I will show you how to do both. They are not that different but just contain a different ingredient. I have personally used both of these versions myself and love them. I use this "recipe" once a week to help to exfoliate my face. I have seen a difference in my skins softness and pore size. If you have any questions please feel free to leave them below in the comments and I will try my best to answer them.

Sugar Scrub:
2 tablespoons of brown or regular sugar
1 teaspoon of water
Salt Scrub:
1 tablespoon of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon of water
Tea Tree Oil
Olive Oil
Chamomile Oil
Argan Oil
(no more than one at a time)

Step One:
Sugar Scrub: Place 2 tablespoons of regular or brown sugar into a small bowl. I have used both regular and brown sugar, both have produced same results. Its just a matter of what you happen to have. It does not really matter.
Salt Scrub: Place 1 tablespoon of sea salt into a small bowl. If you want a bigger batch of scrub this recipe makes, then place another tablespoon of sea salt into the bowl as well along with a full teaspoon of water.

Step Two:
Sugar Scrub: Now add 1 teaspoon of water to the bowl of sugar.
Salt Scrub: Now add 1/2 teaspoon of water to the bowl of sea salt.
Option: As listed above, you can add certain oils to the scrub. Each oil helps with a different aspect of skin. It is advised to test these oils out on a small patch on your skin or neck to make sure you are not allergic to it. I say this because many of these oils are natural and can be grown next to weeds and other allergy causing plants. Plus, not every ones skin reacts the same to certain products.
Tea Tree Oil- good for a spot treatment of acne
Burt's Bees Herbal Blemish Stick, $8
Olive Oil- helps with dry skin
(Can be bought in any supermarket. But make sure the bottle says "first cold press" because it contains more antioxidants then the regular kind.)
Chamomile Oil- takes away redness and inflammation that can be cause by irritation. This oil is also expensive because of how rare and hard it is to make.
Darphin Organic Chamomile Aromatic Care, $70
Argan Oil- even though it is expensive, it contains vitamin E and fatty acids that are great for anti aging.
Josie Maran Argan Oil, $48
(I did not use any oils in this batch)

Step Three
Finally, mix everything GENTLY together until you get a paste like texture. Gently rub the scrub on your face in a circular motion. Then leave on for 10-15 minutes depending on how your skin feels. If any burning or stinging occurs, IMEDITATLEY rinse the scrub off with cool water. After 10-15 minutes has passed, rinse off with warm water and pat your skin dry. Usually after exfoliating the skin, it can appear red and pigmented. Even thought it may look weird at first, give your skin at least 5 minutes to come back to natural color. You should see pores and maybe even some blackheads gone. Skin should also feel and look softer.

Well I hope you found this post helpful. I plan to make more how to posts in the near future. I have a lot of fun doing and making them. In fact, next weekend, I will be doing another D.I.Y cosmetic how to post. But next time it will involve hair. So I hope you tune in for that. Let me know in the comments if you have/had tried this scrub and how it worked for you. Also, leave a comment suggesting future how to posts that you would like me to do. Well that is all for this week my friends. Until next time,

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