DIY Sugar & Honey Facial Scrub

Skin care has always been very complicated burden for me, as I grew up with mild Eczema, as well as very dry and sensitive skin.
This meant that by the time my early teen years rolled around, it was near impossible to treat a pimple, let alone acne! So you can only imagine how happy and relieved I was when I finally figured out a gentle, moisturizing and natural way to treat and prevent acne.
Other than the odd hormonal pimple, I'm happy to say that my face is pretty clear now, which is wonderful!
So, if you're in the same boat as I was, or you're just looking for a gentle mask/exfoliant, this DIY sugar and honey facial scrub is hopefully just what you're looking for!


What You'll Need
Small Bowl
Teaspoon
Honey {I preffer Manuka or Raw}
Brown Sugar

For What Skin Types
Dry or Oily - Sensitive Acne Prone Skin
Combination - Acne Prone Skin
Normal Skin



~ Benefits Of Exfoliating ~

Regular exfoliation can help keep acne at bay, as it prevents your pores from clogging, that would otherwise have resulted in pimples. Another great benefit is that it will eventually smooth out your skins texture that is bumpy due to ongoing acne.
It's also wonderful for increasing blood circulation to your skin, which aids in bringing more oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells. Over time, this helps improve your skins overall colour.


~ Benefits of Brown Sugar & Honey ~

Brown Sugar
Brown sugar contains glycolic acid, that helps to fight bacteria.
It is also a great source of vitamin B because of its molasses content, which is beneficial for your skin. Vitamin B is an antioxidant that can aid in preventing and also reversing signs of aging skin, as well as helping to give your skin a vivacious and healthy appearance.

Honey
For thousands of years, honey has been used in treating cuts and wounds because of it's strong antibacterial properties, and ability to speed up healing. Due to this, honey is great for treating and preventing acne, as it helps to reduce infection and inflammation. 
Honey is also great for slowing down aging skin as it is jam packed full of antioxidants. It is extremely moisturizing and soothing as it retains moisture, making your skin hydrated, radiant, soft and very supple!Due to this fact, honey is great for ALL skin types, especially sensitive skin!
With honey, it is important to keep in mind that the raw factor makes all the difference! Raw honey is full of very powerful antibacterial properties. The enzymes, nutrients, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that are in honey are left completely intact when raw. 
Raw honey is better than processed honey, but manuka honey is even better than raw honey!


~ Instructions ~

Step 1~ Start of by cleansing your face thoroughly. It is always very important to have a clean, make-up free face before ever applying a scrub or mask. Now gently dry your face by patting it with a towel.
Step 2~ Gather together your honey, brown sugar, a small bowl and a teaspoon. Take 2 teaspoons of brown sugar and put it in the bowl. Then add 1 teaspoon of honey. {Note: I prefer using either Manuka or Organic honey as} Mix everything together with the spoon. You want the consistency to be thick, but not too runny, so don't add too much honey, otherwise the scrub will slip right off of your face.

Step 3~ Apply the honey and sugar mixture to your face. Now it's time to sit down and relax. You'll want to leave your mask on between 15 - 30 minutes.
Step 4~ Once the 15 - 30 minutes is up, it’s time to rinse the mask off. 
Start of by lightly wetting your hands with warm water. Then, gently start massaging and exfoliating your skin in small circular motions. {Note: If you’re using this scrub JUST as a mask, skip this step.} Exfoliate and massage for about 30 seconds. Once the time is up, wash the scrub completely off of your face with a gentle cleanser. Then towel dry your face.  
Step 5~ Lastly, massage a moisturizing cream over your newly smooth skin to help rehydrate it.

It's important to try to exfoliate your skin at least once a week. However, try to stay away from exfoliating more than twice a week, as that can lead to irritation and dryness. 


I hope you all enjoyed this little DIY, I'm sure your skin is glowing now!
Have a lovely day everyone,

 


2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, this looks really good! I just found your blog for crocheting ideas, and have loved some of the patterns that you've shared!

    Sapphire

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  2. Love your blog and your patterns. Just want to comment that eczema can be caused by allergy. Two people I know eliminated eczema when they were forced to avoid gluten.

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