Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Beauty tip - homemade face scrub

Today's treat is my favourite DIY beauty tip (DIY isn't just for refinishing furniture, and making craft projects!).

A past colleague was well versed in homemade beauty remedies - she had a whole arsenal of natural skin care "recipes", and the one I LOVE and has really stuck with me is an almond face scrub. It's amazing for my dry / sensitive skin, and it's my go-to trick whenever my skin gets flakey or needs a pick me up.

Here's the extremely difficult equation for you:


Take some almonds, and crush them / chop them as small as possible (I use an attachment for my hand blender to chop them up). Then add a bit of milk, a touch of honey and stir to make it a paste. If you have oily skin, add a quick squeeze of citrus (orange, grapefruit, lime, or lemon). Then slather it on, rub it around, and rinse it off! I feel a difference immediately after I use it.

So natural, you could eat it (always a good rule of thumb)!

PS - for a make ahead trick I usually chop a bunch of almonds (maybe 8 or so) and then just take what I need (~1 Tbsp) and keep the rest in a container in the fridge to have at the ready.

8 comments:

Michelle @ AM Dolce Vita said...

Seems too easy, and divine! :-) I heard almond might be too abrasive and might give delicate facial skin mini cuts. I don't suppose you feel that way right? Did you have to crush almond really fine?

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

I haven't tried this one... do you think it would work without the milk??? Maybe I could sub almond milk.

Sara Russell Interiors said...

Great idea!

Martina said...

This sounds awesome, definitely going to try :)

Martina said...

I imagine the milk is just to make the paste less sticky\grainy, so you could probably sub almond, rice or soy milk without any consistency problems.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I adore home remedies and made a chocolate facial for my daughter's spa party last year. What a blast that was! I cannot make this though because I am completely and 100% addicted to almonds and if I buy them I will eat them all on the way home from the store.

InteriorGroupie said...

Definitely! It just adds a bit of moisture for your skin and the mix, so I'm sure you could sub in some of Martina's suggestions above :)

InteriorGroupie said...

haha that is too funny. Well, if they do make it home once you chop them to a pulp they are not so tasty as almond dust, but they do make a good exfoliator :)

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