DIY: Honey & Olive Oil Sugar Scrub

I love today’s weather. Cool wind and little rain, perfect for us pregnant ladies who cannot bear the heat in this tropical island of Singapore. It would be even better if we can just snuggle in bed. Ah, bed-weather!

Anyway, this post would be about one of the things that I wish to create a solution for, but would usually (unintentionally, I would say..) ignore — DRY SKIN. Blame it to the bed that misses me when I come home (or is it the other way around?), and my so-called pregnancy brain. Now, I just feel like finally doing it, for the love of my dear husband!

Hubby’s facial skin and scalp worries me. It’s always dry and flaky. He has been drinking lots of water to stay hydrated (at least 6-8 glasses, as recommended). He has even tried expensive facial treatments and medications, but it did not provide long term solutions and just put a big hole in our pockets.

And then there are these natural (and cheap!) DIY solutions that goes around the internet. I must try them and see if they work!

For the DIY facial scrub, here’s the recipe that I chose to try (with some changes ‘coz I used what’s available in our kitchen):

Honey & Olive Oil Sugar Scrub

{Note: Photo grabbed from Pinterest. For smaller portion, follow measurements in the post}

You Need:

  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil (I used Pure Olive Oil)
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • ½ Cup Sugar (I used brown sugar)
  • Measuring utensils
  • 1 Chopstick or stirring stick
  • 1 Clean container

Steps:

  1. Add the olive oil to your container.
  2. Next, add the honey. (Note: Adding in this order will help to get all the honey out of the measuring utensil)
  3. Add the sugar to the mixture.
  4. Stir well with the chopstick or stirring stick.

Tips:

  • These amounts don’t need to be exact, and you can adjust the proportions as needed.
  • Do not store in the fridge – this will harden the mixture, which you do not want.
  • Don’t be afraid of the oil! It won’t clog your pores!

To Apply:

  1. Wash your face and make sure your makeup is completely removed before applying the scrub
  2. Use a tiny spatula to scoop 1 little scoopful, and apply all over your face
  3. Scrub in a broad, circular motion (avoid your eye area!)
  4. After about 60 seconds, rinse off the mixture
  5. Pat dry your face
  6. Usually, skin would feel thoroughly moisturized. But if you feel your skin still needs it, you can also apply moisturizer at this step.
  7. Use only at nighttime, but not recommended for nightly use. If you have sensitive skin, try using it once a week. If you have oily skin, try using it once a week or every 3-4 days.

I had some thoughts during the process: (Click on the link below)

My Verdict: Face is moisturized and exfoliated. I applied on my hands well, skin instantly became soft and smooth. Two thumbs up! Hubby must try!

I’m trying the DIY solution for dry scalp next. Stay tuned!

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