Quick & Easy DIY Exfoliating Face Scrub!

Now, You Might be Asking, Why Would I Want to Exfoliate my Face?

This was the question I was left asking myself after my last visit to a homeopathic spa, where I was told to begin exfoliating my face at least once every 1-2 weeks. It turns out whether you have dry, normal, oily or sensitive skin, exfoliation can bring new life to your complexion! Here are 5 reasons to make exfoliating part of your daily routine.

  1. Helps Clear Acne & Breakouts

    Exfoliation, helps to reduce the occurrence of acne and blackhead breakouts. Acne-prone skin sheds extra skin cells more than other skin types, but the cells do not fall away. Instead, they stick to the skin, clogging pores and hair follicles. As this dead cell debris builds, the skin produces excess follicle oils—which leads to blackheads and blemishes. Think of regular exfoliation as “taking out the trash” and reducing the likelihood of clogged pores and acne.

  2. Improve Your Skins Texture

    Exfoliating the tired, dead cells also speeds up the skin renewal process, allowing new healthy cells to take their place. This process turns your complexion from dull and dry to bright, vibrant, and smooth. In addition, regular exfoliation reduces fine lines and wrinkles and keeps your skin much softer!

  3. Reduces Appearance of Large Pores

    Along with dead cells, exfoliating also removes the dirt stuck deep inside your pores. Washing your skin alone will not accomplish this. When pores become clogged, they appear larger, which is the last thing we all want. By “decongesting” your pores through exfoliation, they will diminish in size and allow your skin a healthy polished glow.

  4. Exfoliate Away All Signs of Aging

    As you age, your skin becomes drier and less elastic, which can result in lines and wrinkles. You also may find your skin is more rough in texture than it used to be. This is because of the multiple layers of dead skin cells that accumulate of the years. Exfoliaiting aids your skin to maintain its luster and shine as you age. Exfoliation is also the perfect solution to lighten and brighten age and sun spots.

  5. Better Absorption

    Serum and moisturizers are better absorbed into skin that’s not blocked by layers of dead cells and dirt. Exfoliating allows your skin to be properly moisturized and stay healthy! This is also true for makeup and sunscreen. Regular exfoliating of your face will help your makeup go on smoother, more even, and will also allow your sunscreen to better protect your skin.

Now, I think your ready to begin your new skin care routine! After some research, I found these Quick and Easy homemade Face Scrub recipes that just left my skin feeling so smooth and rejuvenated! It was so amazingly simple, and uses such basic ingredients that you probably have around your house already!

Sugar Facial Scrub Ingredients

  • Bowl
  • Spoon (for mixing)
  • Damp Washcloth
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive oil

In a bowl, add 1 Tablespoon Brown sugar and 1 Teaspoon Olive oil. Mix well.

It should look something like this when your done mixing

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Now your ready to start scrubbing (gently of course)!

First, pat face with a warm damp washcloth

Gently scrub sugar paste into your face and lips

Next, place the damp washcloth on a covered plate into the microwave for about 20-30 seconds

Use the steamy washcloth to wipe off the sugar (please make sure its not too hot!)

Exfoliate 1 or 2 times a week during winter

079cb1fb-8d75-45c0-95af-f76cdd610e90_zps55fe3c5bThe most amazing thing about this recipe is how versatile it is!  You can make a larger quantity and save it in a jar to use on your entire body, or give it away as last minute gift, because its so easy to make!

You can also add amazing essential oils such as Vitamin E, Lavender, Coconut, Rosemary, or Pure Vanilla which all have added benefits for your skin. Some other optional ingredients are raw honey, and lemon zest!

Here is an un-editied picture of my skin after I used the scrub! My face felt so smooth and looks so bright and polished. I found the olive oil to be very calming and soothing. It didn’t taste bad either… I couldn’t help but lick some off my lips!

No Makeup necessary! What do you think?

Now, if you are dealing with Oily or Acne Prone Skin I suggest using Lemon & Salt Scrub Recipe:

  • Bowl
  • Spoon (for mixing)
  • 1 Tablespoon Fine Grain Sea Salt
  • Lemon Zest
  • Lemon Juice (Squeezed)

In a bowl, simply squeeze about a teaspoon of lemon juice to 1 Tablespoon Fine Grain Sea Salt in a bowl. If you have a zesting tool, you can add some lemon zest in there as well. This is what it should look like:

lemon scrub

To apply to skin, simply pat face with a warm damp washcloth

Gently scrub salt paste into your skin

Use the steamy washcloth to wipe off the salt

Exfoliate 1 or 2 times a week during winter

* WARNING: DO NOT Exfoliate everyday! Give your skin 2-3 days to RELAX so your skin can create dead skin & oil before Exfoliating again.

Enjoy! Let me know if you try this, and how it worked for you!
Happy Exfoliation! Be Well 🙂

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