I have dry skin. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. Doesn't matter. Keeping my face moisturized (especially around my mouth where I smile) and flake free is a battle sometimes. Nothing looks worse than foundation on flaky dry skin. The rest of my body is totally fine but my face is my problem area. I'm jealous of all you oily people. :)
Over the last year I've really been working on it though. I've been washing my face with less harsh soaps and exfoliating only 1-2 times a week. I'm also not wearing makeup everyday which I don't normally do anyway but I'm more aware of it now so I am allowing my skin to breathe more often. I've also been trying more all natural products.
I was reading some beauty tips online and found this all natural recipe to try for dry skin using ordinary kitchen items. I love trying new things especially if I already have the stuff on hand. I used it for a week and I have to say, it really hydrated my skin. It left my face feeling smooth and soft. I was a little weary at first about using the evoo directly on my face because I thought it would clog my pores but it didn't! I love this stuff.
**The only thing I would do differently is use a more extra fine granulated sugar (the small white kind) versus raw sugar. I felt like the raw sugar particles were too big but it still did the trick for me. But definitely use the small white granulated version if you are going to try this recipe. Organic is the best of course.
Easy 3 Ingredient Facial Scrub
3 Tablespoons of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons of Organic Honey
1/2 cup of Organic Granulated Sugar (I used raw sugar because that is all we had at the moment but if I could do it over I would use the extra fine white granulated sugar)
Put in the oil first then honey then sugar. It just helps everything mesh better.
Stir really well and cover with a tight fitting lid. A mason jar is perfect.
Store the scrub in the pantry or under your bathroom sink until ready to use. Don't put it in the refrigerator. It will become too hard.
When ready to use, cleanse your face normally and then use a small amount of the facial scrub to exfoliate. The sugar will get rid of the dead skin cells and the evoo will help moisturize your skin. Rinse and pat dry.
I recommend doing this 1-2 times a week. :)
Mmmm smells really good too!
Note: If you use it in the shower be really careful as the evoo/honey will make your tub very slippery!
Hope you enjoyed this really easy all natural facial scrub tutorial!