I mentioned yesterday in my ELF Haul post that I make my own exfoliating scrub because I have very sensitive skin, so today I am going to share my recipe. I have tried store bought exfoliating scrubs, but they always seem to irritate my skin and make incredibly dry, red and itchy. I was browsing Pinterest and I took a few of their ideas and combined them to make my own. Since I have dry skin, adding in the coconut oil helps bring moisture to my face. I’m not prone to breakouts, so the oil doesn’t mess with my skin. If you are concerned about the oil, feel free to leave it out or use less, just be sure to moisturize after. This is just what works for me and my skin type and I hope it will work for others too. I have tried a variety of homemade skin treatments but this one always makes my skin super soft. The ingredients can be adjusted for personal preference as well.
It depends on how much you use, but for me this usually makes a few “scrubs” for me. The mixture can be kept for a few days, since there’s really nothing in it that’s perishable. I keep mine in the fridge, just to be on the safe side.
1/4 cup of rolled oats
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of coconut oil*
2 1/2 tablespoons of honey
*The coconut oil can be bought in the international aisle of most grocery stores. The one used in this recipe is from Freshco and it was only $3.99. It doesn’t come like traditional oil but is almost solid and will melt when mixed or cooked with.
So to begin I usually grab a small bowl and my measuring utensils. I add all the ingredients and begin to blend them with a fork.
Blend the mixture together until it’s all incorporated and the coconut oil is blended thoroughly. The mixture should be fairly wet but still gritty, so that it will stick to your skin.
Now that the mixture is complete, it’s time to exfoliate. I start by putting my hair back (because getting sugar in your hair is the worst) in a pony tail and a headband. I make sure there is no makeup on my face and then I will then take some of the mixture on my fingers and lightly rub the mixture into my skin in a circular motion, avoiding the eye area. Now this is messy, so it’s best to do this over the sink. Once I’ve lightly scrubbed my entire face and neck, I will take a warm wash cloth and rinse the mixture off. It can take a few rinses to get it all off. Lastly, I moisturize. I use this treatment about once a week at night. I never put makeup on directly after, so that my skin can breathe.
So that’s the recipe. I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know if you try this and it works for you 🙂