Saturday, April 28, 2012

Homemade Exfoliators to Make Your Skin


Sweet Oatmeal facial Scrub

 Oatmeal is a typical ingredient in facial scrubs and this dressed-up at-home version will make you feel like you’re at the spa.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons finely ground oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Apply to wet face, rubbing gently.
  4. Rinse well.

Sugar Scrub


 
The fine grains of sugar make for a gentle, yet effective exfoliate.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond oil (vegetable works too)
  • 10 drops essential oil (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix the sugar and oil until well blended.
  2. Add drops of essential oil for fragrance, if desired.
  3. Apply the mix to wet skin in a circular motion with hands, washcloth, loofah, sponge or bath glove.
  4. Rinse well.

Baking Soda Exfoliate

 Baking soda is extremely mild so it won’t irritate skin, plus almost everyone has it laying around.

Ingredients

  • 1-3 Tablespoons Baking Soda
  • Water
  • Essential oil (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine baking soda with just enough water to make the mixture easy to apply to skin (1-3 tablespoons should do.)
  2. Add 1 or 2 drops of essential oil for fragrance, if desired.
  3. Apply the mixture with a wash cloth, massaging it into the skin as you scrub.
  4. Rinse well.

Sea Salt Scrub


 
Sea salt serves a dual purpose because it also detoxifies the skin by pulling toxins out of the body, plus it soothes aches and pains.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sea salt (you can substitute epson)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (grapeseed and almond work too)
  • 10 drops essential oil (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix the salt and oil until well blended.
  2. Add drops of essential oil for fragrance, if desired.
  3. Apply the mix to wet skin in a circular motion with hands, washcloth, loofah, sponge or bath glove.
  4. Rinse well.
Source - Coco

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