Taking care of your skin can make a huge impact on your appearance. Moisturizers and facial scrubs are useful when trying to keep your skin looking healthy and radiant. However, many of the products found in stores contain harsh chemicals, dyes, and scents that can cause dryness and irritation. This is also an issue with many facial cleansers and washes.
Harsh ingredients have caused many people to seek out products that use natural ingredients. Unfortunately, finding affordable all-natural products can be a difficult task, as they often cost considerably more than their chemical-daden counterparts. Also, despite high demand, the number of all-natural products on the market is still surprisingly low.
It is easier and cheaper to make your own DIY products. Three steps of your skincare regimen can be combined into one by following this recipe to make DIY all-in-one facial scrub, moisturizer, and cleanser:
- 2 teaspoons of raw sugar
- 1 teaspoon of natural baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of your favorite gentle, natural, liquid facial cleanser
- 1/4 teaspoon of coconut or olive oil
Combine ingredients in a small resealable container and mix thoroughly. Once combined, the mixture can be kept, sealed, for up to two weeks. This scrub is gentle enough to use every day.
To use, dip two fingers into the mixture and apply it to your face using a circular rubbing motion. Do not rub hard or for excessive lengths of time. Avoid getting the mixture in your eyes. Rinse your face with warm water and pat it dry with a clean towel.
If you have never used a scrub before, you will notice results immediately. Your skin will be softer and smoother. If you are a regular user of scrubs, you will notice how gentle yet effective this one is. Because honey is antibacterial, you may even begin to notice clearer skin after two or more weeks of regular use.