Exfoliating your skin regularly gets rid of dead cells that build up on the surface, which can cause acne, dullness, and dry, itchy skin.
OLIVE OIL: Olive oil contains natural antioxidant properties that protect the skin from damage and helps moisturize. When applied to the skin, antioxidants may prevent premature aging. Olive oil contains the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Some of these vitamins may be beneficial for the skin. It moisturizes and fights bacteria if you're prone to acne, using a sugar scrub made with olive oil may help decrease your acne by killing off the bacteria that causes the acne.
Olive Oil Facial Scrub
- Start with a clean, damp face. Wash your face first, using your usual facial cleanser. Rinse the cleanser off with warm water. This will remove makeup and dirt and help open up your pores.
- Scoop up a small amount of the scrub. You'll need less than a coin-sized amount. Always be gentle with the delicate skin around your eyes.
- Massage the scrub onto your face. Use a gentle touch and upward, circular motions. Focus on the dry, rough parts of your face, and take care to avoid the delicate skin around your eyes. It would be a splendid idea to rub it onto your neck as well!
- Rinse the scrub off with warm water. If your face feels oily afterward, you can wash it again with warm water and facial cleanser. Follow it up by splashing your face with cool water.
- Apply our Rosewater toner to your face to close your pores. Pour a little bit of toner onto a cotton pad. Wipe it gently all over your face. This will help seal and tighten your pores.
- Apply our Jojoba and Frankincense Moisturizer to your skin while it's still damp. Applying some moisturizer will help keep your skin smooth and soft. It is much better to apply moisturizer to damp skin rather than dry; it helps seal the moisture in.
- Use the scrub once to twice a week. The best time to apply the scrub is at night. This will give your skin time to replenish and repair itself. If you have very sensitive skin, you might want to limit yourself to just once a week, or even more seldom. If you use the scrub too often, you may end up irritating the skin on your face.
Store the scrub in a cool, dry place. Sugar scrubs are self-preserving, so they need not be refrigerated. It's best if you use them within 1 year, however.