So today I’m doing something a little different.
For the last few months my lifestyle has taken it’s toll on my skin. Sitting in an air-conditioned setting (the library) for at least 8 hours a day, drink sugar filled energy drinks and my guilty pleasure coco cola, endless amounts of junk food including takeaways. The result of this being dull, rough, tired and dirty looking skin.
As I’m a total cheapskate and unsure about trying new products for fear it’ll do more damage I have decided to try some at home DIY remedies.
Recently I have discovered a scrub that smells and feels like a spa treatment. The best part; it only contains three ingredients and two of which every household will have.
This scrub is useful for dull, rough feeling skin. So if you feel like your skin looks dirty and you have a few/many spots then this scrub is ideal.
All you need is Coconut Oil, Sugar and yogurt.
It’s not important for this scrub what brand of oil you use in my opinion. This one that I have is from Lidl I think. I don’t have the cost price but if I do find it I will let you know! Since Coconut Oil has blown up and more and more people are talking about it, it is easier to find in most grocery shops.
As you can see I used greek yogurt. To make this scrub super healthy it’s important to use healthy ingredients that will give your skin sort of a new lease of life so using vanilla yogurt probably isn’t the best choice. I also really like this brand of yogurt because its thick which is what you need to use as a base for a facial scrub. This particular yogurt can be found in Tesco shops and costs and very cheap €1.69
I used Brown sugar. It smells rich and actually reminds me of the smell of a spa. This is what will elevate your scrub from ordinary homemade skin scrub to a rich organic scrub. You will actually notice that when you mix all the ingredients together that the sugar tints the mixture so it becomes a sort of cappuccino cream colour-again a spa like appearance.
- Place a teaspoon of sugar in whatever type of bowl you want.
- Place two-three teaspoons of yogurt in the same bowl.
- Melt two-three teaspoons of coconut oil either in the microwave for 25/30 seconds or on the hob until it becomes liquidised
- Once the Coconut Oil is melted let it cool for 10 seconds before adding to the bowl.
- Stir the ingredients all together until you get a creamy thick texture.
*If you find after mixing all the ingredients together you find the mixture is too liquidy then add a couple more teaspoons of yogurt until you get the right thick consistency.
*The oil may start to separate from the ingredients so stir until it is fully mixed together.
Spread the scrub all over your face and let it sit for a couple of minutes. You’ll know yourself when you are ready to wash it off. The scrub will start to melt away and the oil may start to separate.
When washing it off use a face towel rinsed with hot water. Finally splash some cold water on your face. The reason for this is that hot water opens your pores. So when you’ve wiped away the scrub all the dirt and bacteria is removed from your pores so the cold water will close them and stop more bacteria getting in.
I really hope you guys found this different post interesting and will look forward to seeing more!
Please please let me know what you think, If you tried it out, if you too love coconut oil etc.. I’d love to hear from you via twitter I’m @georgiafeeney or share pics of your scrubs and tag me @gurlthinking
If you have any questions please leave a comment below 🙂