I have a relative who sells skin care products, very expensive products. She sent me a little sample “facial treatment” for me to try recently. It was a two part “treatment” of facial scrub and moisturizer and it felt great. But what was amazing was the simple scrub. It reminded me that I don’t have to spend a lot of money (especially if it’s money I just don’t have) to exfoliate my skin, look good, and feel good.
So, I did a little test and made my own scrub… just to see if it would feel as good.
I mixed 2 tablespoons of sugar with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. (It’s hard to see it all in the picture since the sugar, the oil and the bowl are all white. Sorry about that!) Trust me, it’s in there. 😉
I like coconut oil, but the same recipe can be made with any of your preferred oils (olive, grape seed, avocado). Since I had some vitamin E oil on hand and I know that it is so good for healing and replenishing skin, I added a few drops of it into the mix.
Once it was all mixed, I tried it out!
I put the scrub all over my face and massaged it for about 30 seconds. (I followed the instructions from the package on the fancy skin care products.) Then, I rinsed it off and, what do you know, my face felt as rejuvenated and smooth as it did when I used the expensive products! Only my stuff took minutes (and pennies) to make!
If your skin is sensitive, you may want to substitute baking soda for the sugar and create a paste using oil or water. But, if you use water, make sure to moisturize afterwards.
Who says you have to spend a lot of money to take care of your skin? Here’s to being thrifty and healthy in the new year!
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