I’ve always been a little wary of making my own skin care exfoliator at home even though I hear and read about people doing it all the time. I think this is partly due to the fact that I’m not much of a cook in the kitchen, and the idea of using ingredients in my own pantry intimidates me. If I can screw up a Hamburger Helper, then what makes me think I can make something good enough to put on my face??
Thankfully through the power of social media, an old high school friend (Thanks Paula!!) who follows my JennySue Makeup Facebook page, sent me a message filling me in on a website she likes, www.beautywithoutcruelty.com, and a simple recipe for an at home scrub she uses on herself that she thought I’d enjoy. After hearing how simple the ingredients were and what each one naturally does, I decided to get in the kitchen and whip up this scrub:
- Honey – is a natural emollient (something that softens the skin) and an anti-bacterial.
- Cinnamon – brings blood to the surface and is rejuvenating.
- Brown sugar – smell good exfoliant.
- Lemon juice – this is one I added myself, because I had also recently heard that juice from a lemon or lime is a natural skin brightener.
Mix all of these together to create a thick paste like substance. No specific measurements really (that’s kind of how I roll), I just eye balled it and had fun mixing it all together in my daughter’s small princess bowl until it looked like similar store bought scrubs I own (despite the dark brown color!). I applied this scrub after completely cleansing my skin with my favorite makeup remover wipes. I rubbed it all over my face for about one minute before removing.