Exfoliate your Dry Skin with this Brown Sugar Scrub

January 24, 2011  |  Tips & Technique

The New Year always has us scrambling for the latest cleanses, spa treatments, and workout gear, thanks to some extra indulgences during the holiday season.  In an effort to whip our skin back into tip-top shape, TEMPTU has gathered a DIY skincare recipe, featuring natural ingredients that can help guide you back to the health wagon.

Because TEMPTU values safety, we believe that it would only be fair to remind you to approach your spa day with caution, especially when using new products on your skin.  So, before whipping up the recipe and slathering the concoctions all over your skin, keep in mind that it is important to perform a patch test on a small area of your skin, which will test for any allergic reaction.  Please, if you notice a skin reaction during the patch test, then do not continue smearing your skin with the ingredients.  Discard any skincare recipes that cause an allergic reaction.

Also, keep in mind that you should not jump into any new skincare routine before an important event, like a date or a wedding.  If you’re anxiously awaiting your big day, then tuck these recipes away for now, and when you get back from your honeymoon, treat yourself to an at home spa day.  Reward yourself and celebrate your new marriage!

Now, the fun part…the recipe!  If your skin is dry and flaky and is in need of some exfoliation, try this brown sugar scrub recipe.

Brown Sugar Scrub

1 Cup of Brown Sugar
½ Cup Sweetened Almond Oil
1 tsp. Vitamin E (Like from Vitamin E Liquid Gel Caplets)
½-1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

To make your scrub, mix the Almond Oil, Vanilla Extract, and Vitamin E in a medium-sized bowl.  Add the Brown Sugar to the mixture and continue mixing all ingredients.

To store away scrub, place in either a glass container or a Tupperware bowl.

To use scrub, gently massage a small amount of the concoction onto your body (not your face) once skin has been pre-moistened with warm water.  Focus on scrubbing areas that are dry, like parts of the feet.

Remember to be gentle while using the scrub and not to over-exfoliate any one area.  Excess exfoliation can lead to damaged skin.  Once finished scrubbing, rinse skin with warm water and begin normal bathing routine.  Finally, emerge from your shower feeling smooth and looking flawless!

We hope that you enjoy this yummy skin-softening recipe.  Please let us know how it works in the comment section below.  For now, happy scrubbing!

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