DIY: Zero Waste Salt Scrub

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DIY: Zero Waste Salt Scrub

Since 2014 I’ve been exclusively using DIY scrubs, I mean why would you buy something when you can make it yourself? it’s so easy! I’ve tried sugar scrubs, rice flour scrubs and I have settled on this salt scrub as I find it less abrasive. To make the scrub I mix one teaspoon of table salt with a dropper full of grapeseed oil and mix it up and voila done. Told you it was easy! I usually apply it in the shower, slowly moving my fingers in circular motions being careful not to aggravate a current breakout or be too aggressive around the eye area. I then remove the excess salt from my face so I dont get it in my eyes, why I’m showering I let the oil sink into my skin. When I’m finished my bits and bobs I’ll rinse my face and then cleanse with my soap as normal to remove any oil residue. I always moisturise well after doing a scrub. I exfoliate once a week or when I can see my skin needs it. In the Summer it can even be every 10 days. I used to be on the other extreme where I used an exfoliate every day in the shower (a nasty microbead version) it was way too much. It dried out my skin, angered my PD and just left my skin red. Listen to your skin it will tell you when it’s time to exfoliate.

If you have dry skin here is something to think about. Over exfoliating strips the skin of its natural oils and causes our skin to becomes dry. Our skin tries to heal itself and creates more oil to compensate for the over exfoliation. This often leads to even dryer skin and breakouts. Over exfoliation can also bring on early signs of aging, I’m not sure about you kid but over here in 40 lane we look back and remorse times we could have taken more care of our skin. When I was having a bad breakout (that raw itchy stage) I used to take a clean, dry, soft face cloth and lightly move in circular motions to remove any dead skin. This made more sense than using an abrasive scrub or disrupting skin that was trying to heal. I hope this helps.