Aaaaaand it’s FRIDAY! Whoop whoop!! I hope you all are doing fantastically well.
No blog post yesterday (sorry) but here is a beauty one today! This is an experiment I did last night. I have run out of my facial scrub which I thought would last me another two weeks or so. But no…I discovered it’s quite a problem when you have cousins come over for a visit during the school holidays and decide that your face mask will do great for a facial. And so I had to make a plan to get me a scrub that’ll keep me going for a few more weeks.
And here is what I came up with: a honey, oatmeal and grapefruit juice face scrub.
We all know (by now) the great benefits of honey for the skin. So it was obvious that I was going to use this yummy ingredient in my scrub. Then I needed an ingredient that would be the ‘granules’ in the scrub. So I added organic and unrefined sugar. However, the one we had at home was much too fine and when I tested out the finished product (finished at this point), it felt like I was just rubbing pure raw honey on my skin. So I thought to myself, let me add the oatmeal flakes. I have seen that they usually do add oatmeal in many scrubs as well as in face masks. And so into the mixture it went. Boom! Perfect scrub created. Or so I thought.
The consistency was now way too thick and so difficult to spread across the face. I needed something to thin it out a tad. But something that would also be beneficial to my skin. I had recently read so much about the benefits of Vitamin C for the skin. As it is already, I eat a lot of citrus fruits so I thought to myself, what if I added the juice of one of them into the scrub. Would it really help to apply it topically? There was only one way to find out. So I juiced half a grapefruit and poured it into the scrub until the consistency was manageable and would be able to spread (the rest of the grapefruit juice I just drank up :-)).
Just in case you were wondering, vitamin c is a great antioxidant that helps to slow the rate of free-radical damage. Free-radicals are those nasty buggers that damage the collagen in our skin and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. And according to research, it also “plays a critical role in hydroxylation reactions that are essential for the formation of collagen“. Click here to read more about vitamin c and how it helps to form the collagen in our skin.
You can’t pick up on the grapefruit at all – the scrub just smells like pure honey. I am going to give it a full try out tonight. I’m actually quite excited to see what results it will produce after using it for a while.
Until the next post…take care! 🙂