Homemade Facial Scrub

As long as I remember, I have had terrible skin.  I have battled acne since I was a teenager.  Now 30, I am still battling it.  I have taken all sort of prescriptions over the years that has made me dizzy, left me with horribly dry skin and some just didn’t work.  I think dermatologists lied to me.  They always said that sugar and pizza won’t give you acne.  I think it does.  I have cut back on sugar for weeks and my skin improved.  It wasn’t perfect, but it was better.  Great skin comes from the inside.  It’s what you eat and drink that affects your skin.  There are other factors that play a role in skin health.  My hormones will bring about blemishes sometimes too.

I have found that having a good scrub works.  It gets rid of the dead skin cells that can clog your pores.  I made this scrub today to see if it will help.  It has only 2 – 3 ingredients so it is really easy to make.  I made a single serving to see if it will work, but you can quadruple the batch and give away as gifts.

Here is what you will need:

Crystallized honey

Olive Oil

Essential oil (optional)

mask

1.  I used some honey that I have had for a long time and has naturally crystallized.  This would make a great scrub so I wouldn’t need to add sugar crystals for the exfoliate ingredient.

2.  I added 3 parts honey to 1 part olive oil in a small bowl.  Use a fork to mix well.  Then just add a drop of essential oil if you want.

mask2

3.  Then apply.  Before I apply this scrub, I am going to rest a warm cloth over my face to open my pores.  After a few minutes, I will apply the mask.  Allow to sit for 10 minutes.  Then use warm water to remove.

4.  Give away your extras as a great gift for your favorite lady friends.

*Honey is a great antibacterial and speeds healing of blemishes and olive oil is a great antioxidant which helps prevent cell damage and also has soothing properties.