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DIY Skin Care

DIY Sugar Scrub

Today I have 4 DIY Sugar Scrub recipes for you, following yesterday’s post Why Sugar Scrubs are so amazing. It is simple to do; there is no need to spend the big bucks for one! These also make perfect DIY gifts!


DIY Sugar Scrub

[infobox style=”alert-info”] The reason it is recommended to use regular household sugar is, because the granules are so fine, which in turn causes less irritation to the skin.  [/infobox]

Basic DIY Sugar Scrub

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of oil (any kind, even olive or vegetable oil) most recommended: coconut oil
  • 5 tbsp of fresh squeezed citrus juice (whatever citrus tickles your fancy)
  • 1 tbsp micro fine grated citrus zest
  • Tight air container

Pour sugar into a bowl and gradually add the oil to it. Give the oil time to be absorbed by the sugar, just give it a stir in between to speed up the process. Add the zest and juice, mix it together and pour into tight air container.

I like my scrub to be like a paste, so you might have to add more sugar or oil to this. However, you prefer you scrub. Stored at room temperature it will last weeks! The sugar will separate from the oil after a few days, just give it another stir before each use.

You can get creative with this, adding natural oil extracts, honey, whatever benefits your skin type most.

DIY Lip Sugar Scrub

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • strawberry oil (baking kind) optional

Mix it up, and apply to lips. For added benefit, use a soft-bristle toothbrush to massage the scrub in

DIY Sugar Scrub for Feet

Make a basic Sugar Scrub, but substitute the white sugar with brown and the citrus with essential peppermint oil.

Soak your feet in warm water for about 5 minutes, rub your feet with the sugar scrub. Repeat the steps one more time (or more if you desire)!

Little Extra: Take some of that peppermint oil and mix it with coconut oil! After you used the scrub, massage this mixture into your feet (while still damp). Put on cotton socks, and let this potion do its magic (aka soft and relaxed feet).

DIY Sugar Scrub for Hands

Mix 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Add slowly a little bit of oil at the time, until it has a gritty consistency.

Massage into hands, really concentrating on rough areas and cuticles, rinse, and moisturizer! For extra cuticle love, use a lemon based cuticles cream!

My favorite way to use the basic DIY Sugar Scrub

Draw a bath and soak in the tub for at least 5 minutes. Shave your legs,  and use a handful of scrub (for each leg) and scrub them down. Rinse and repeat the shave and scrub one more time. You will end up with the softest legs, and your shave will last longer!!


 

The DIY sugar scrubs are a three products in one kind of thing! It cleanses, exfoliates, and moisturizes all in one! And that in turn saves time and a hell lot of money.


Until next time

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diy aspirin acne mask
[infobox style=”alert-block”] DIY Aspirin Acne Mask Warning:
As you are using aspirin in this mask, you need to be aware of the side effects.
Just because you are not swallowing the pill does not mean that the warnings that come with the aspirin do not apply.
So read up on the side effects! I really do recommend that you try the mask first on a small patch (maybe only on your breakout area) before you use it as a full facial mask. [/infobox]

The DIY Aspirin Acne Mask is a miracle and healed my cystic acne, like no other treatment I ever tried.

I have been using it for three months now, and my face has never looked better. The only downside is that it burns, and I mean it burns a lot, but no pain no gain!

DIY Aspirin Acne Mask – The Ingredients

  • 3 Aspirin (uncoated works best) 
  • fresh lemon 
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda

How to use the DIY Aspirin Acne Mask

Mix the aspirin with the lemon juice, just enough that the pills will dissolve and turn into a paste.

Apply the mask on your face, be prepared for some nasty stinging! First time I used it, it was burning so much that I was convinced the mask is eating through my skin!

Leave it on for 10 minutes, while the mask is drying the paste will turn powdery.

Meanwhile, dissolve the baking soda in water.

When it’s time to remove the mask dip a cotton pad into the soda mixture and cleanse your face. Yeah, this part kind of stings too, sorry!

Rinse with clear water and apply you favorite lotion. I like to use a good amount of coconut oil on my face after this, just to give my skin a little treat!

diy aspirin acne maskWhy the DIY Aspirin Acne Mask works

[infobox style=”alert-info”] Aspirin is anti-inflammatory, and that is what acne essentially is inflammation. It also contains salicylic acid that is a major ingredient you will find in the acne treatments!

Lemon natural brightens; it helps fade those dark spots and acne marks.

And finally, the Baking Soda helps correct the pH levels of the skin, and it also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. [/infobox]

My experience with the DIY Aspirin Acne Mask

What did I notice immediately after I used the DIY Aspirin Acne Mask the first time? The Redness and swelling were dramatically reduced. Also, old acne spots seemed to have faded.

I used this mask every three days while I had a severe outbreak.The healing time for my acne was less. It healed up just in time for new ones to show up! By now my face is cleared up so much, besides an occasional pimple, that I only use this once a week.

Whatever you do, you should not use this more than every three days, all the acid could get counter proactive if you exceed the usage!

This works for me, so I do hope that it will help some of you too. And remember no pain, no gain!


Until next time

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