I started Liner and Glitter and Gloss, Oh My! in November 2011 as a way to tap into my passion for the world of beauty and writing. I saw this as a creative outlet to explore this world more and have been delving deeper and deeper ever since. This blog is my outlet and my way of sharing what I know, what I learn and all of my experiences with you. I hope you have a chance to look around and will follow me on this journey.
April 22, 2014 By Dee Thomson
Well, it was Earth Day this week – are you doing your part to make the world a little greener? Of course, while we pay special attention to it today we should always be paying attention to the things we do and the way they affect the earth.
I decided to share an Earth Day inspired post for you – a DIY Brightening Facial Scrub. You can easily make this at home using just a few ingredients for skin that is smoother and brighter. Not only that, but you can store it in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks so you can get multiple uses out of it. I also want to mention that you can definitely swap out some of the ingredients to tailor this scrub to your needs. Try different types of sugars/salts, oils and fruits to find the perfect combination for you.
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (I went with brown sugar because it is the most gentle on the skin while still providing excellent exfoliation)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (jam-packed with moisture and antioxidants)
- Handful of strawberries, finely chopped (helps to brighten and even out the skin tone)
- Combine the brown sugar and coconut oil until blended together
- Add in the fruit and “mash” into the sugar and coconut mixture to blend together and mix in the juices
- Transfer the mixture to a resealable container – I found great ones at the dollar store – and store in the fridge to keep it fresh
- When you want to use the scrub, grab a scoop and rub into your skin. Don’t use too much pressure – you want to slough off the dead skin, but don’t want to irritate your face
Have you ever tried a DIY facial scrub before? Let me know if you give this a try. I would love to hear how it worked for you and the different variations you try!