DIY, Lifestyle, Winter

A Rejuvenating Winter Facial Scrub

A Rejuvenating Winter Facial Scrub | Crafts and a Cat by Kayleigh KosmasI know it’s still January, but I already have one foot in spring. Today was a balmy 46ΒΊ and the little bit of sun peeking through the clouds had me dreaming about the coming spring. I have big plans this year involving waterfalls and sweeping views – yeah, I’m talking about hiking! I’m a little ashamed to admit just how sedentary I’ve been this winter. Back when I worked in downtown Portland, I’d use my hour long lunch break to go on brisk walks, ensuring at least moderate exercise on a daily basis. These days, though… does walking from my couch/desk set up to the kitchen for another cup of tea count as exercise? Suffice it to say I need to spend some time stretching my limbs and working my muscles before I’ll be ready for any spring treks. Likewise, my skin is out of shape; it’s always a tad on the dry side, but in the winter it’s like paper. That’s why, toward the end of every winter, I start using this rejuvenating winter facial scrub.

A Rejuvenating Winter Facial Scrub | Crafts and a Cat by Kayleigh KosmasWhat makes this a winter scrub, you ask? Two things: first, it has fresh squeezed winter grapefruit juice which is both astringent and loaded with skin-friendly vitamins; second, because it does double duty as an exfoliator and moisturizer, which we can all use by winter’s end. The coarse sugar in the scrub sloughs off dry, flaky skin while the olive oil gives your skin an ample dose of moisture at the same time. I’m not exaggerating when I say one use is the difference between dull winter skin and silky, dewy spring skin. The scrub has just three ingredients – sugar, olive oil and grapefruit juice – and chances are you have them all in your kitchen already. My skin isn’t picky, but my sister has very sensitive skin and she uses my scrub all the time without any redness or flare ups. Oh and it smells deliciously rich and naturally fruity; another little taste of spring for ya! Read on for the recipe and a making-of stop motion, too.

A Rejuvenating Winter Facial Scrub | Crafts and a Cat by Kayleigh KosmasA Rejuvenating Winter Facial Scrub | Crafts and a Cat by Kayleigh Kosmas

A Rejuvenating Winter Facial Scrub | Crafts and a Cat by Kayleigh Kosmas

A Rejuvenating Winter Facial Scrub

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. fresh squeezed organic grapefruit juice
  • 1 Tbs. organic olive oil
  • 1 cup organic granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Stir all three ingredients together until well mixed. Apply a small handful at a time, gently massaging over skin. Rinse with water and follow with a facial oil or moisturizer if you like.
  2. Safe for use on your face and body; if you have very sensitive skin, I recommend testing on a small area first.
  3. Refrigerate up to one week.
http://ohhoneyblog.com/2017/01/rejuvenating-winter-facial-scrub.html

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2 Comments

  • Reply Chloe | Conscious by Chloe January 31, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    I finally bought the Skin Cleanse book after borrowing it from the library and pretty much copying every.single.recipe and I attended a beauty products DIY class, so I’m diving into the make your own beauty products. Yours sounds easy enough to start with success.
    Thank you so much for sharing it!

    – Chloe
    http://consciousbychloe.com

    • Reply Kayleigh Kosmas January 31, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      Ooh I’ve been wanting to read that book! I hope you enjoy this scrub; it’s one of those things that’s so simple to make you wonder if it can really be that good…but I promise it is! πŸ™‚

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