DIY facial scrubs are the perfect way to start autumn with glowing, dewy skin! Autumn brings cooler, drier weather which can flake and dry out your skin. Facial scrubs can help eliminate the hassle of dry skin, breakouts and keep your skin healthy and smooth all year long.
1. DIY Facial Scrubs: Pomegranate & Brown Figs
Pomegranates and brown figs embrace autumn colors and have an immense amount of anti-aging properties to keep your skin looking great! Pomegranates are known to decrease hyper-pigmentation and Brown Figs treat and prevent acne.
Step 1: Grind half a cup of pomegranate seeds using a food processor until grains are thin.
Step 2: Add 4 brown figs to the food processor.
Step 3: Blend for 15 seconds or until figs are soft, yet thick enough to use for a facial.
Step 4: Using clean hands, scrub pomegranate and brown fig facial mix onto cleansed face using circular motions.
Step 5: Scrub for 5 minutes. Optional: leave facial scrub on for 15 minutes.
Step 6: Rinse off the DIY facial scrub using lukewarm water.
2. DIY Facial Scrubs: Green Tea Castile Soap
Using green tea extract in organic soap is a phenomenal way to awaken your skin while being pampered. Green tea promotes healthy skin turnover which reduce blemishes and help promote glowing skin. Using green tea extracts in soap is easy, fun and requires no prep time.
Step 1: Remove makeup with coconut oil (if applicable).
Step 2: Rinse face with lukewarm water to open up pores.
Step 3: Using clean hands, scrub the exfoliating side of the green tea soap against the skin.
Step 4: Scrub for 5 minutes.
Step 5: Allow skin to absorb the nutrients from the green tea extracts for a full minute.
Step 6: Rinse off the DIY facial scrub with warm water and then follow with cool water to close pores.
3. DIY Facial Scrubs: Brown Sugar & Warm Pear
Brown sugar and a warm pear is not a dessert, but rather a rich antioxidant which will prepare and maintain your skin for autumn. Brown sugar exfoliates the skin gently without micro-tears and pears fight oil on the skin’s surface while protecting the collagen to maintain a youthful look.
Step 1: Clean 2 brown or green pears. Cut pears in half, remove seeds, skin and stalk.
Step 2: Oven bake the pear half at 350 Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes, until soft and malleable.
Step 3: In a mixing bowl, mash the pear halves until they resemble mashed potatoes.
Step 4: Sprinkle in half a cup of brown sugar to the mashed pears.
Step 5: Using a wooden mixing spoon, blend the brown sugar evenly in the pear mix.
Step 6: Check to see if facial scrub is still warm, if not microwave for up to 30 seconds. Touch to see if temperature is good for you to apply to your face. It is important to keep facial scrubs warm to open pores and to have a therapeutic spa experience at home.
Step 7: On cleansed face, scrub brown sugar and warm pear facial scrub in circular motions. Relish the warm sensation and take in the sweet aroma.
Step 8: Rinse off the DIY facial scrub with warm water and follow with cool water to close pores.
Relinquish summer and embrace autumn with healthy, smooth skin. Have fun with the 3 DIY facial scrubs and add your own take and twists to the recipes.
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