Here are a couple of suggestions for facial scrubs that I normally use. I'm sure none of this new to some of you since these scrubs have been around for a long period of time.
For the following concoctions, I basically use the same rations for each mixture: mix 1/2 part sugar and 2 parts honey and/ or extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) together (shoot, why not mix all three together as well). I usually just 'eyeball' the ingredients just to make sure I don't have too much sugar in the mix because doing so can make the scrub too rough on my face. I just make sure that there's enough sugar to scrub the dead skin cells off without butchering my face with it. Remember, be gentle with your skins!
Please, please, please, don't use the following ingredients if you're allergic to it. Although these products are natural and has its benefits, if you're just simply allergic to it, it really won't do you any good. So please before you put this on your face make sure you're not allergic to any of the ingredients.
Prior to using the scrubs, I clean my face and remove any traces of makeup first, and then apply the scrub on my clean and bare face.
SUGAR AND HONEY SCRUB
I love this scrub. Sometimes it doubles as a mask for me. After I apply the honey and sugar on my face, I just keep it on for a few minutes before completely washing it off. This scrub might get a bit sticky and hard to apply, to prevent tugging on your skin too hard, wet your fingers with water as you spread the mixture to your face evenly. This should help make the application process easier and a gentler especially when you're scrubbing. Make sure you get all the honey and sugar out of your face and hairline especially if you're doing this before bed. You don't want ants and roaches lingering in your room because of this.
SOME BENEFITS OF HONEY:
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL (EVOO) AND SUGAR
For the EVOO scrub, the EVOO will be a bit slimy when you're putting it on and washing it off. So again just pointing out the obvious, make sure you completely wash off your face. What I like about this scrub, my skin just feel so smooth and moisturized after use. It's also not as sticky to apply compared to the honey scrub.
I used to use St. Ives Apricot Scrub, but I found it a bit too rough on my skin. It was good in the beginning but later on down the line it made my face dry and I started breaking out from it.
Ever since then, I used the natural approach with either using honey or EVOO and sugar. For people who have acne problems, I definitely suggest to try out the honey and sugar scrub. I only exfoliate my skin once a week at night since you really don't want to overdo this one and strip your skin with natural oils.