My ‘Do It Yourself’ Facial will pamper you on a budget. It is very easy and oh, so yummy to the skin. Need a pick-me-up? Want to brighten your face and clean out the every day pollutants? Give this natural ingredient recipe a try.
Winters that are cold, full of smog/pollution, and maybe a tad bit dreary = this a great way to clear out the skin. Summers can clog our skin with sunscreens, repellents and sweat = this is a great way to clear out the skin. A GREAT solution for any time of the year is a facial scrub with ingredients readily available, and this is so easy and quick to put together. Try this once a week or so before bed. That way, after rinsing it off, it can continue to replenish the moisture that vanishes due to stress, the environment, make up – life.
A bit about the ingredients
Did you know that OATMEAL is amazing for many reasons?
- It has properties to cleanse
- It is a natural exfoliate to slough off the dead skin cells.
- It cleans out pores which invigorates your skin to make it look bright and fresh.
- It also reduces inflammation which is a primary cause for premature aging skin.
HONEY is excellent for your skin because:
- It helps with acne to treat it and prevent it because it is a natural antibacterial.
- It opens pores for deep cleaning of toxins
- It slows down aging of the skin because it is full of antioxidants
It helps with acne to treat it and prevent it because it is a natural antibacterial.
Certainly use ANY brands you choose, these are just what I had on handOLIVE OIL is reported to make your skin softer and smoother
Here is my recipe- Do It Yourself Facial
1 Tbl. Honey
1 Tbl. Olive oil
1 Tbl. Milk (use water if you have allergies to milk or dairy products)
2 Tbl. Oatmeal, ground can use quick or regular)
In a small bowl combine the honey, olive oil and milk. Mix together well. Blend oatmeal to a powder.
Add 2 Tbl, of ground oatmeal to the liquid mixture; combine.Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes so the oatmeal can soften in the liquid mixture.
Apply mixture to face and neck, rubbing gently in circular motions to massage; making sure to do all of the face and neck. I like to also put a bit on my lips to exfoliate them.
Rinse well with warm water; warm enough to dissolve the oil and honey, but not so warm it burns your skin. This is a terrific way to moisturize and soften your skin on a budget. And you will just feel better and ready to take on all the demands of your day! *Try a bit of the mixture on a small area of your skin first to make sure you will not have a reaction or any skin related problems.
Copyright of Carrie Groneman, 2014
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