Since my teen years I have had many skincare regimens. The oil, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads forced me to always find new and interesting ways to take care of my skin.
Now that my skin is more mature, the oily and acne haven’t gone any place. To help maintain a youthful look, and to prevent breakouts and excessive oil, I like to exfoliate once a week with my homemade Brown Sugar Facial Scrub.
Below is how I make it.
1 cup of Brown Sugar – cleans and tightens pores giving the skin a more even uniformed appearance
Honey – Add enough to make a consistency you like. Honey softens and heals the skin tissue bringing natural moisture to its surface.
1 tablespoon of water – To help loosen the mixture so it will go on easier (you can use less H2O or not at all)
- 1 drop of Lavender Essential oil – Great for acne and scars
- 1 drop of Tea Tree Essential oil – Best known for its antiseptic properties (I use Tea Tree to clean my makeup brushes as well). It is useful in treating and healing acne and scars.
- 2 drops of Frankincense Essential oil – I love everything Frankincense. This is a very powerful ingredient and it can be used in many things. In this mix it is suitable for anti aging benefits and as well as scars.
- 2 drops of Myrrh Essential oil – Myrrh has been used for hundreds of years as a skin preservative and is often used to prevent tissue deterioration.
The mixture should look like this
The brown sugar and honey will harden and crystallize when they are exposed to air. So pour the scrub into a glass jar and seal it to eliminate waste.
I also use the scrub on my:
- Body and
- Anyplace I have a scar