So she’s back in our lives with a vengeance this week. Everything was easy peasy, then here she comes, wreaking all kinds of havoc in our lives and on our skin! We experience severely chapped lips, cracking bleeding hands, dry flaky skin and all around bitchiness. *Le Sigh*
I know your pain people, I too have known the trials and tribulations of skincare in a Canadian climate. It’s not easy and most of the time doesn’t come cheap either! I have crazy pale skin, which not only means that I’m technically a vampire in the sun, I burn within minutes, but it also means that it’s hyper-reactive and super sensitive! PLUS, to top it all off I still have acne. FREAKING ACNE! But, this being said, I have good news! I come bearing a newly acquired secret to help ease some of your woe.
I have to share this awesome new facial scrub recipe! IT IS AWESOMNESS IN A JAR! Plus, 100% natural and super frugal (i.e. CHEAP) to make. It has literally changed the texture of my face, illuminated my skin, removed blackheads and visibly helped heal the pimples I did have! It doesn’t get better than this!
Homemade Lemon / Tea Tree Oil Scrub (Approx. 50¢ to make)
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp Water
4 Tbsp Baking Soda
4 Drops of tea tree oil
I used organic ingredients, but If that’s not your thing, use what you have, it’ll still be a great product.
The tea tree oil helps fight acne bacteria, but if you have clear skin, you can use other essential oils, like lavender, chamomile or rose to help hydrate and calm sensitive skin, plus they add a pleasant scent to your scrub.
Blend everything in a bowl and transfer to a shower safe container.
Use on damp skin, preferably when you’ve been in the shower for a few minutes, when your pores are open. Apply to your skin and scrub using delicate circular motions. Rinse and voilà!
I use it every other day and it has made a huge difference in my skin's texture.