Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Wash Your Face

If you asked me what the most important part of skin care is, I would give you one simple answer. WASH YOUR FACE!

Proper washing of the face is an important part of a daily routine. It should be done every morning when you get up and before you go to bed at night. Everything starts and ends with a clean face.

But sometimes just washing your face isn't enough. Using a scrub to exfoliate the skin is an excellent way to clean your face. Not only will it remove dirt and makeup from the face, it will also remove the surface layer of dead cells. Afterward, fine lines will be less visible and your complexion will glow.

A good exfoliating scrub that is easy to make is a sugar scrub. I use mine at least two times a week and is very easy to make.

What you need:

- Sugar: (Two cups) Regular granulated sugar can be used, but you can also use light brown. You can also combine the different sugars to make a different texture to clean your skin.

- Olive Oil: (One tablespoon) Olive oil is very good for your skin. It moisturizes and hydrates with out clogging your pores. It will also give your skin a healthy glow.

- Vitamin E: (Five capsules) Vitamin E has some amazing benefits for the skin. It is an antioxidant and is known to keep the skin supple and retain its elasticity which will help fight wrinkles.

Now at this point if you want an all natural face scrub to exfoliate the skin this is all you will need (If so only one cup of sugar should do.) Just mix all the ingredients together and you are done. But I want to make sure my face is super clean. So the last ingredient to add is a facial cleaner.

An organic face scrub can be used if you wish to keep it all natural, but any will do. Just pick your favorite. I have used Noxzema, Clean and Clear, Dove, Neutrogena, and St Ives, all with great results. Depending on the consistency, you will need one or two tablespoons for this scrub.

Mix all the ingredients together. The ingredients can be adjusted to suit your needs. When it is all mixed, the scrub will have the consistency of wet sand. Store the mix in a container with a lid. I recommend the Rubber Maid containers with the screw-top lid.

Wet the face with warm water, take a small amount of scrub, rub between your fingers, and apply to face... Scrub in a circular motion avoiding the eyes. Rinse off with warm water and a clean washcloth. I like to use it in the shower because the hot water will open the pores making it easier to clean. Dry with a clean towel and then apply your favorite moisturizer.

Your face should feel soft and rejuvenated. You will also notice your make up will apply smoother. This is a great scrub to use in the winter to keep the skin soft. Hope you like it.

And Always
Stay Fabulous

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