Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Winter Facial Scrubs

Dry Skin in the winter months can be a good time to moisturize and  give your skin some love!  Try some of the best scrubs on the market or make a facial scrub in your own kitchen. 
(See Below) Some are non conventional Scrubs

Now don't forget to moisturize after your facial!

Enjoy your day!

The good news is that simple exfoliating face scrubs are insanely easy to make from home.  They’re inexpensive and good for your skin! If your skin has needed a boost or pick-me-up, check out the simple exfoliating face scrubs below.

Simple Sugar Face Scrub

Simple Sugar Face Scrub

  • 1 tsp organic cane sugar
  • 1-2 drops of water
  • 1-2 drops orange, lemon, lavender or melaleuca essential oil (optional)
How you do it:
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.   Using the tips of your fingers, gently rub scrub into clean face. Take care to avoid the eyes. Remove by rinsing with cool water, and pat dry with a clean towel. Add on a layer of oil as a moisturizer, if necessary
This sugar scrub gets rid of dead, dry skin, leaving you with a fresh and clean face.  Essential oils all add their own unique properties to the scrub, which you can learn about here.

2 Ingredient Sugar Face Scrub

coconut oil and sugar face scrub

How you do it:
Combine coconut oil and sugar in a small bowl, and stir to combine.  Rub sugar face scrub into clean facial or neck skin, using gentle circular motions, for 60 seconds.  Rinse dry with warm water. 
This is an easy recipe to whip up when you don’t have a lot of time.  You can increase the ratios to make more of the mix, and store for up to 3 months.  If you live in a hotter climate, you may want to store this mixture in the fridge, as coconut oil has a relatively low melting point. 

Chocolate Sugar Face Scrub

 chocolate face scrub
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar 
  • 1/8 cup olive oil 
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder 
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 
How you do it:
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.  Lather generously onto clean face, rubbing gently into the skin for 60 seconds.  Allow to set on skin for 10 minutes, if desired, then rinse clean with warm water. 

Blueberry and Honey Scrub
blueberry scrub
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 tbsp honey (raw and local is best) 
  • 1 – 2 tbsp sugar
How you do it:
Combine all ingredients in a small food processor, and blend until smooth.  Add a generous layer to clean face, and allow to sit for 15 minutes.  Rinse clean with warm water.. 

Lemon and Sugar Face Scrub
sugar, honey, olive oil and lemon
  Made from fresh lemon juice, sugar, olive oil, and honey. This provides a simple exfoliating face scrubs recipe while moisturizing and brightening the skin and tightening pores. Find the recipe here

 Honey and Oatmeal Facial Scrub 
Honey, Oatmeal, Nutmeg, Lavender and Melaleuca essential oils are joined together in this simple exfoliating face scrubs.  It may help to reduce breakouts, even skin tone, and moisturize. Try this Honey and Oatmeal Face Scrub today! 

Facial Scrub for Dry Skin
Oats, honey and olive oil make this a little different spin from the honey and oatmeal facial scrub. But it’s incredibly simple and great for skin that is aching for moisture.  Here is my recipe for facial scrub for dry skin

Here are some awesome simple exfoliating face scrubs from other bloggers!
Tomato Sugar Face Scrub: This scrub is made with lycopene-filled tomatoes (which protects against harmful UV Rays) and sugar.
Oatmeal-Lavender Face Scrub: Ground oatmeal, dried lavender flowers, powdered milk and cornmeal. This makes up this unique and wonderfully fragrant face scrub.
Coffee Face Scrub: Olive oil, organic honey and coffee grinds are mixed together to create this stimulating and energizing scrub.
Papaya Face Mask: Papayas, honey and sugar come together to exfoliate and dissolve dead skin cells and moisturize.
Homemade Facial Masks: Once you’re done with your simple exfoliating face scrubs, try one of these 9 awesome homemade facial masks! All the recipes are listed in one place for ease of access! ;) 

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