Check out what I made the other day. I wanted to share the recipe with you all! It’s a brown sugar face and body scrub using ingredients from my kitchen.
What I Used:
½ cup of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
5 drops of agave nectar or honey
A few drops of your favorite scented oil (optional)
How to Make It:
Mix all the ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Find a jar with a secure cap to fill the scrub mixture into. (I used a glass jar from Burts Bees that was empty).
You can use this on your face and body. It will help exfoliate and cleanse clogged pores. This scrub will smell and feel amazing, and pretty much just melt away as you use it.
Sugar has glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that is crucial for maintaining healthy skin and is usually a key ingredient in pricey products. The natural glycolic acid in sugar will help to condition and moisturize your skin, and protect it from toxins.
Using brown sugar is better than using white sugar because it is more gentle and better for sensitive skin.
It’s very inexpensive to make at home! Try it. And, if you have any at home recipes of your favorite scrubs or masks let me know!
Once a week I treat my skin to a cocktail… a FACE MASK cocktail. I have found that treating my skin to face masks at least once a week helps it stay clearer, feel more refreshed, and brightens my skin tone. If I could do this 2-3 times a week I would because I think it really helps purge the skin of impurities and is also good for relaxation. But- realistically, I get to this special treat once a week.
I would encourage you to find a few good face masks, and try to carve out a half hour to an hour, once a week where you can pamper your skin.
A few of my favorite masks are:
Masqueology face masks. These masks are easy to apply that have cut-outs of eyes, nose and mouth and contain different properties such as brightening, anti-blemish, lifting and firming, pore minimizing and more. You leave them on your skin for about 20 minutes. After, you can simply peel it off and go; there is no need to wash your face.
Pangea Organics Japanese Matcha Tea With Acai & Goji Berry Mask. This mask contains Organic matcha tea powder, Organic goji berry extract, and Wildcrafted seaweed. This mask is gritty and has lots of clumps in it. After you leave it on your skin for 10-15 minutes , you massage it into your skin to help exfoliate and get rid of dead skin cells.
Feed My Skin’s Pumpkin Peel Masque. The glycolic acid in this transforms dull, lifeless complexions into more youthful skin. pumpkin also contains more than 100 beneficial nutrients. The packaging is labeled so that it appears like nutrition facts. The masque smells amazing, just like fresh pumpkins and spices and it feels tingly and soothing on the skin. I can’t wait to try another one of Feed My Skin’s amazing masques!!
Have you tried any face masks or scrubs that you absolutely love? How do you treat your skin?