In addition to making your face feel clean and renewed, a good facial scrub can prevent breakouts and ex-foliate dry skin. Next time you’re ready for a facial, try making a scrub at home: you’ll save money, and with a little practice you can swap out ingredients and create a unique scrub that suits your preferences. This article provides instructions for making four types of scrubs with ingredients you probably already have around the house, like sugar, olive oil and honey.
Cleansing Cream + Sugar
Wash your face thoroughly. Splash a little lukewarm water on your face, and use a soft and clean cloth to gently scrub it. You may also use some facial soap, whichever you prefer or is best for your skin.
Put about a teaspoon of cleansing cream in the palm of your hand. This can be whatever you have on hand – just make sure it is creamy in texture.
Pour 2 teaspoons of sugar over the cleansing cream. use both hands to mix the cleansing cream and sugar together, creating a gritty paste.
- Use a fine grained sugar, rather than course or turbinado sugar. Larger grains can scratch your face.
- If you want to make extra scrub for later, mix the cleansing cream and the sugar in a bowl, adding the right amount of both ingredients to create a gritty texture. Place the mixture in a jar with a lid, and store on your bathroom shelf for next time.
Apply the mixture to your face in a circular motion. pay close attention to the side of the nose and any little lines or dry spots. Be careful around the eyes.
- If you get a little scrub in your eyes, just flush with water.
Wet a washcloth with lukewarm water. Lean over the sink and start removing the scrub from your face, wetting the washcloth again as needed.
Finish by splashing your face with cold water. This closes your pores and freshens your face. Dry with a soft towel.
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