A couple of times a week when I wash my face, I add a scrub to it. All a scrub really is is a face cleanser with an abrasive added to it.
I like to use one of the following as an abrasive:
- ground oatmeal (I just put a few tablespsoons of regular oatmeal in my mini food processor and give it a whirl)
I take a couple of pinches of one of the above and put it in a napkin and take it to the bathroom with me. Then I wash my face and work up a good lather. (I use black soap, but use whatever you normally wash your face with). Then I dip 3 fingers into the abrasive and work it into the lather already on my face, and scrub it all around to get those dead cells off. Rinse and moisturize as usual!
I’ve also mixed one of the above abrasives with a couple tablespoons of olive oil and scrubbed my face with that as well. Then I rinse with warm water and pat my face dry with a towel. I don’t need to moisturize after because the oil does just great!
I find that oatmeal is great for sensitive skin because it’s a soft abrasive, salt is good for oily skin or in the summer when my combo skin turns to oily of it’s drying properties. I find that sugar is good year round. Use what’s in your kitchen! Don’t go crazy trying to find the perfect salt, or sugar or oatmeal for that matter. (I use good old fashioned Quaker Oatmeal.)
By the way, this isn’t just for ladies, guys you could use this scrub too! (I’m slowing weaning Sexy off of store bought scrubs, trying to stick to a budget, ya know?)
naturalhonney mentioned in a comment on Homemade Brown Sugar Body Scrub post that she uses honey and white sugar on her face. Do you make your own facial scrub? What do you use?
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