I’m still washing my face with honey everyday. I am not about to give that up, no way. I have found my new routine, hooray!
While the honey is great, I do like to give my face a little bit of a scrubbing one or twice a week. I wanted to keep things simple and still homemade so I pondered what I could use as a natural scrub.
I found a lot of recipes for an oatmeal scrub and decided to quick put together one for a little pampering.
In my scrub I used:
- Old Fashioned Oats
- Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
- Unsweetened Coconut Milk
I put all of these ingredients into my mini food processor and processed until the oats broke down and the mixture got thick. I tried to keep the portions small but still ended up with a ton of scrub!
The oatmeal for scrubbing purposes, and coconut milk along with the oats for skin softening purposes. The apple cider vinegar is used as a mild astringent and to help tighten and unclog pores.
I took my concoction upstairs and applied it to my face.
I rinsed it off in the shower.
The mask worked really well! My skin was soft, glowing, and felt amazingly clean!
Since then I’ve changed tactics a bit. I’m using ACV as a toner/astringent after all my face washings now so I skip that ingredient when creating a scrub.
I combine oats and a small amount of coconut milk in the food processor and process as much as I can to break up the oats. Then I add in a few scoops of coffee grounds.
It’s already ground up and it’s just going to be tossed out anyway, so I might as well use it, right?
It’s a perfect scrub and caffeine helps to tighten up pores and skin.
If you have sensitive skin or gentle skin on your face, use the grounds sparingly and be extra gentle as you scrub your face.
If you have really sensitive skin, stick with just the oats.
Tone and moisturize as usual after using the scrub.
Things to keep in mind:
- Use unsweetened coconut milk or make your own because you don’t want additives on your beautiful face.
- Use plain coffee and not a coffee that has been flavored (like Irish Cream coffee for example), because again, you don’t know exactly what is in that, so it’s best to avoid all together.
- If you make the scrub ahead of time and keep in the fridge, it will gel and thicken up just a bit more.
- Make sure you apply over a sink because the mixture will fall off and you don’t want that to go splattering all over your floor.
Have you been sticking with a more natural approach to your beauty routine? Have you made your own scrub before?