Save money with these all natural DIY Exfoliants from Marcus Samuelsson that you could make right in your kitchen. Don't mind if I do!
Use these exfoliants by applying to your face in circular motions and
leave on for about 15 minutes. After you wash it off, be sure to apply a
good moisturizer or sunscreen as your skin will need to be protected
once you go out in the sun. And don’t go overboard, these exfoliants
should be used only 2-3 times a week.
* The Basic Kitchen Exfoliant: Starting out with the simplest recipe,
combine 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt. Baking
soda will help polish the skin while the sea salt exfoliates. You can
also add in some olive oil, which helps to soothe irritation and inflammation.
* Oats, Honey, and Apple Vinegar Exfoliant:
If you’re feeling more adventurous, take 2-3 teaspoons of raw oats and
pulverize them in a grinder. Take the ground oats and mix in honey (the
amount depends on how viscous you want the mix to be) and 1/4 teaspoon
of apple cider vinegar until it creates a smooth texture. Add in 1 drop
of basil oil or tea tree oil, which will help your skin heal faster.
* Argan Oil Exfoliant: Mix together 1 teaspoon crushed almonds, 1/2 teaspoon honey, 1/2 teaspoon milk, 1/2 teaspoon tomato juice and a few drops of argan oil.
Argan oil is made from the Moroccan argan tree and is said to have
restorative and age-defying effects. It is high in vitamin E and can
help with dry skin, acne, eczema and even wrinkles! Argan oil is also
delicious in salad dressings. Add it in place of olive oil in your basic vinaigrette.
* Cucumber and Avocado Exfoliant: Cucumbers and avocados are also good for face masks as they contain soothing oils and hydrating elements. Mixing them with strawberries, honey, oatmeal
or ground almonds will help create a thick exfoliant for your skin. Try
mixing 1/4 cup each of grated cucumber, diced avocado and 1/4 cup of
one of the other ingredients. It will be hard not to try a taste of
this delicious concoction!
* Oatmeal, Honey, and Egg White Mask:
If you want a more intense mix, combine 1 cup of plain oatmeal and 1/2
cup of honey to one egg white. This will create more of a paste like
texture, which will really help hydrate your skin.
With Love from SoCal,