I’ve never tried any homemade face products before–mostly because I was afraid it would irritate my skin. Tonight I tried making a brown sugar scrub, and I must say I was impressed! My skin is at it’s peak winter dryness right now, and the scrub was the perfect amount of exfoliation and moisture. I have a nice exfoliating scrub that I got from a facialist when I got a facial before my wedding, but I feel like this easy brown sugar scrub was way better. The brown sugar is very concentrated and feels like it’s really exfoliating your skin without having to scrub hard and irritating your face. With my old scrub and most store bought ones, it feels like there aren’t enough of those tiny little beads to get the job done.
Here’s the recipe (from http://www.laurenconrad.com)
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
~1 tbsp milk
If it feels too stiff while mixing, add a little more milk to thin it out. It’s pretty easy to eyeball it to get the thickness you want. If your skin is really sensitive, you can try heating it up in the microwave to melt some of the sugar so it’s a creamier mix. Leave on for 15-20 minutes or however much time you have. Just as a warning though, this can result in a fairly messy situation so I would recommend wearing a shirt you don’t care about and putting a towel around your neck for any drips because the mask doesn’t dry. It’s easiest to just take a bit and apply it with your fingers so it goes on evenly and then you can scrub it on gently. Say hello to soft skin!