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Friday, April 12, 2013

Homemade facial scrub!

"Your face comes first and when it looks great you do too."
This caption set me thinking. Cosmetic companies are engaged in bringing out products, trying to capture the consumers attention. Expensive and high end products are flooding the counters with promise to work wonders for you and I am sure they do live up to their promise!
 I was wondering why not search our very own pantries for ingredients that look straight into our face and prompt us to make use of them. In my search for effective home treatments that are light on the purse, natural with no side effects yet giving the desired result. I came across information from  dermatologist such as Dr.Khurram Musheer who spoke in the same vein. . I have prepared a facial scrub right in my kitchen with the available ingredients. The only prerequisite is dedicated use of the scrub for desired results and  half the battle is won when water intake is more than adequate.Needless to say drinking lots of water and regular cleansing of the skin will add radiance! 
Homemade facial scrub:
Rose water - 1/2 cup (vitamin A &C and has antioxidants)
Brown sugar - 3tablespoon (exfoliate)
Honey - 2tablespoon (draws and retains moisture.)
Aloe Vera juice - 3teaspoon ( "Miracle plant" - improve skins firmness and keep it hydrated)
Lemon juice - 2-3teaspoon (Lemon juice - lightens and brightens the skin and can also be used in getting rid of blackheads.)
Almond oil - 2-3teaspoon (rich in vitamin E and vitamin D)
Jo ka atta (oats) - 2-3teaspoon ( oats powder for acne.)
Vitamin C powder - 1teaspoon (helps improve tired, dull and lifeless skin.)
In a saucepan bring all the ingredients to a boil and cook until it thickens, cool the mixture and store.
Apply as a scrub on your face and neck, leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Gently massage wetting your hands and then to be washed off with tepid water.You feel softness of the skin to touch and also a soft glow.
Application of the scrub on a regular basis would give you more than satisfactory results!!