Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Easy Face Scrub
Okay guys. Let's talk skin care. (^Look! Me without makeup*. Actually... I usually don't wear makeup. But yeah.)
I luuuve taking care of my skin. My skin isn't perfect but I like to take care of what I've got! I'm not into the fancy, just the simple; but I think a little care goes a long way! My grandma inspired me early on to take care of my skin. She started using a simple face lotion every day in her early 20's and let me tell you... girlfriend has GREAT skin and minimal wrinkles. I've taken a page from her book and I lotion my face daily before bed. I drink lots of water to hydrate my skin from the inside out. (WATER, guys. WATER!! It's good for you.) Aside from that, I exfoliate my skin once a week using a simple face scrub. It sloughs away the dead skin and allows the lotion to sink in better giving my skin a healthy glow. Because who wants to waste lotions and serums on dead skin. Amiright?
Okay. So here's how. You'll need:
Take a palmful of salt in your hands. Don't get fancy. Use the cheap stuff.
Add in a small amount of baby shampoo. For me it's half a pump. You'll need a bit less than you think. Erm... well it's always a bit less than I think anyway. When I add too much shampoo I have to add in a bit of extra salt to keep it from being too soapy. You're aiming for more of a paste that you can scrub in there.
Mix it into a thick paste then slather and scrub your face. Don't get any into your mouth because it tastes naaaaaaasty. Ask me how I know... Rinse and enjoy your healthy glow!
I always finish with a little lotion to keep my freshly exfoliated skin from drying out.
If you're more into the store bought treats I loooove me the Ocean Salt scrub from Lush**. It has a moisturizer in it so it's a little more luxurious (and heavier) than my homemade version so I use it more like a treat than a regular scrub. But um... if you're wanting to get me something for Christmas. I wouldn't object to this, yaknow?
*Actually my eyebrows are tinted. It lasts a few days so it kiiiinda doesn't count?
**Not a sponsored post. I just like Lush. It feels weird that I have to add this as a disclaimer. Annnywaaaay... as you were.