It’s important to establish a daily routine for keeping your skin clean and toned. And scrubs are a great way to do it. It’s usually enough to wash your face with a cleanser or scrub once a day, just before you go to bed. This removes any impurities that have accumulated during the day, as well as makeup you may have applied. However, over-cleansing can throw your skin off balance, causing it to produce more oil, which can lead to breakouts.
Make your own!!
Strawberry Almond Scrub
Strawberries have natural astringent properties that tighten your pores, and leave your face feeling toned and fresh.
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground almond
1 ripe strawberry (if fresh strawberries aren’t available, it’s ok to use thawed, frozen berries)
Mix the almonds and soda together in a small dish. Slice the strawberry into the bowl and mash it all together to make a smooth paste.
1. First splash your face with warm water (never hot).
2. Scoop the scrub onto your fingers and work it all over your face using gentle circular motions. Never press hard or tug on your skin. Avoid your eye area.
3. Rinse your face with warm water then pat it dry with a clean, soft towel.
You can find more great recipes for natural body care in The Body Book, by Anne Akers Johnson, available through major booksellers and independent retailers across North America.