Thursday, September 20, 2012

{DIY} Face Scrub

I admit it - I'm a face product snob. I guess I should say former face product snob. With my favorite brands being Clarins and Mario Badescu, even I'm surprised at how much I love my new 'face scrub'. I tried this after searching for some DIY recipes for face scrubs. Mostly because The Golden Boy, aka my husband, wouldn't be too entirely pleased if he sees another $110 charge from my absolute favorite place for microderms .  I'm sure there are still a few skin care products (ie: moisturizers and eye creams) that I'll still buy from my favorite brands, but I will forever (as long as it keeps working) stick to this one for face scrubs!

And without further adieu, I present...the really cheap and awesome homemade face scrub.


Baking Soda

I used a 1 cup measuring cup and poured in about 1/4 cup of milk. Then added several tablespoons of baking soda until it got thick. Then I added a good squeeze of honey and the juice of 1/2 a lemon. Play around with it and find a consistency that's good for you. Mine was a little too soupy but, I'll use less milk next time; it did however, smell DIVINE.  I had quite a bit leftover so, I used it on my d├ęcolletage, shoulders and back. Your skin will feel amazingly smooth - almost a little parched so, I recommend rubbing down with a good body butter for your bottom half and a good moisturizer for your top.  

I will admit that even the little amount of lemon juice I used still gave my skin a 'good burn'. I didn't leave it on for long, but I have heard that lemon juice is a great exfoliator and my skin is definitely feeling smoother today. 

All in all, this was a totally awesome scrub. Plus, the Golden Boy will be totally thrilled that I'm hooked on a less than $1 treatment instead of my usual $55 one. Win-win-win (I hope I have some Office fans out there!)

I should say that I will definitely still be getting microderms and loving every second of that post-treatment oxygen mist, but only when I can embezzle enough cash from the Golden Boy that he won't notice. If you happen to wander in there, Lisa (who owns it - and happens to be my 'girl crush') is AMAZING!

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