Homemade scrubs

Making your own facial scrubs at home is easier than you think. Because you use automatically only a few ingredients and leave out preserving agents, the scrub will be incredibly mild to your face, plus it is easy to tailor the scrub to the specific needs of your skin.

My personal favourite is the sugar-honey scrub. For that you need to mix one tablespoon of plain soft cheese or quark with one tablespoon of honey in a small bowl. Add sugar at the end because it quickly melts in the quark. Finally, apply the mixture gently with clean finger onto your skin in circular motion. Alternatively, you can simply take one tablespoon of olive oil and mix it with sugar. These two scrubs go very well with any type of skin. After having tried both of them, you will soon see what scrub suits your skin better. 

I like to use a scrub directly after I had a chamomile steam bath (I will write about it in my next post). Leave the scrub on the skin for a minute and then wash your face with cold water. The moisturising ingredients make your skin divinely smooth. The sugar removes dead cells and helps to unblock clogged pores, making you look like a new-born goddess. What’s not to like? 

  • Use fine-grained sugar to avoid irritating the skin surface
  • Use the sugar-honey scrub especially for sensitive skin
  • The sugar-olive oil scrub especially for dry skin
  • Do not store the scrubs for more than three days in the fridge

Anyway, what makes people look youthful is the quality of their skin and I don’t think you can change that. 

Nigella Lawson

Love, Irina

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