I just did something I can’t believe I’ve never done before. I whipped up my own little homemade exfoliator in my kitchen which took all of 30 seconds to make and did an absolutely amazing job! Why have I never done this before?!!
The problem is I’m really quite lazy when it comes to my own beauty routine. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very picky about the products I use and will invest time and money into finding the best, most pure and natural ones. However my motto is less is more. I’m not one of those girls who gives herself foot spas and facials and hair conditioning treatments. I just can’t be bothered to sit with products on my face/feet/head for a prolonged length of time. I’m even lazy when it comes to my hair. I wash it as infrequently as I can get away with and have become such a pro with my round brush and hairdryer I can tame it in ten minutes (if I’m going out I might dedicate an extra five). My makeup is the only thing I spend time on and that’s a necessity in my eyes!
So when I woke up this morning and my skin was looking really dry (see Sugar Diet Fail) I decided to do something about it. Being the minimalist beauty regimer that I am, I don’t own any exfoliator. Then a light bulb went off in my sleepy head. I’ve read dozens of times about making your own scrubs and masks, so I headed to the kitchen, got out a ramekin and mixed together some honey, olive oil and salt. And voila! I’d made my very own facial scrub. In under a minute!
Now I wasn’t at all precise with my measurements but if you want to give it a try yourself all I did was mix together roughly 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 3 heaped teaspoons of table salt.
I put the mixture straight onto my dry (makeup free) face. Then I wet my hands a bit and started massaging it into my face. It didn’t need much water to get a good smooth consistency that I could work with. Using small circular motions I massaged my cheeks, cheek bones, brow bones, forehead, nose and chin for a couple of minutes, then washed it off with warm water. I was in the shower which is probably the easiest way to do this.
The salt was a fantastic exfoliator – not too rough but I could really feel it deeply cleansing. The honey smelt great too so it was pleasant to use. And the results were fab! My skin was literally silky soft afterwards. It must be a combination of the salt exfoliating all the dead skin off and the olive oil moisturising, as I’ve never had such soft feeling skin before! I am so excited to have finally given a homemade face scrub a try. This was easy as pie and so cheap too! I’m definitely going to do this on a weekly basis!
What homemade facials have you tried? I’d love to hear your tips.