Today we are going to make the best homemade face scrub for sensitive skin. When you have sensitive skin, you really don’t want to use products that could irritate your skin, so today I would like to share with you my DIY face scrub recipe that is 100% natural and gentle plus its really easy to make.
Most people who have sensitive skin, they try to stay away from scrubs because scrubbing your skin, can irritate the skin and cause breakouts, even though there are some products out there for sensitive skin, sometimes its nice to make your own because you know exactly what you are putting on your skin.
When I have time I like making my own skin care products and I have experimented with different kinds of ingredients and I do have few products that I can confidently say they really work for my skin, I have made body butter, and I have also made a few body and face scrubs using ingredients that can be easily found in your kitchen.
Apricot and sugar face scrub recipe
So today we are going to make an apricot and sugar scrub, this scrub is so good and so easy to make plus it smells so nice that you will be so tempted to just eat it and you can actually eat it because its just apricots and sugar, OK so I had a little taste I won’t tell if you don’t 🙂 but Seriously, just use it on your skin.
So you will need 2 apricots and 2 tablespoons of sugar, in my recipe, I use white caster sugar because for sensitive skin you don’t want to use the very coarse kind of sugar, my previous recipe which I did with brown cane sugar and olive oil was too rough for sensitive skin.
And all you need to do is grate the apricots, try to buy the not too ripe fruit so it can be easy to grate them and also you will be able to squeeze off the excess juice, because you don’t want the sugar to dissolve too quickly, you still need a bit of exfoliation on your skin.
Benefits of Apricots on Skin
Apricots are very beneficial not only to your body when you consume them but also on your skin, the antioxidants found in apricots are very effective maintaining healthy smooth skin, apricots are good for soothing irritated itchy skin.
Apricot oil has been used for many years in anti-aging products, because of its high content of vitamin C apricot oil helps in healing damaged skin and also helps in reducing and preventing the appearance of wrinkles by improving the elasticity of your skin.
The next time you go shopping for an anti-aging cream, check to see if it contains apricot oil because it’s really beneficial to your skin. And also when shopping for fruits make sure to grab some apricots because there is no better way to treat your skin than to treat it from within, so eat some apricots and other fruits, and you will have radiant supple skin.
So if you have some apricots and thinking of making jam, or an apricot pie yummy, spare one or two fruits and make this scrub too. I was lucky because I got mine from my neighbor who has an apricot tree, and they were so sweet I ate one before proceeding with my scrub recipe.
It’s a very gentle scrub so it will not irritate your skin at all
This scrub is very gentle and very beneficial to your skin and you will not feel any tingling, like when you use things like lemon or orange. I have tried many kinds of homemade scrubs and I think this is the best one for sensitive skin, I have tried the same recipe with salt instead of sugar and I found the salt was too rough and irritating to the skin.
So I think sugar is your best shot if you have sensitive skin, The good thing about this scrub is that you don’t have to add any essential oils because apricots smell amazing. After using this scrub, my skin felt really fresh and clean not to mention smooth, I did add a few drops of olive oil because my skin loves olive oil and the oil helps to prevent dryness.
If you can’t find apricots, I suggest using a tomato, remove the seeds and the juices and then grate the flesh of the tomato, and then add sugar, then just spread on your face and gently rub in circular motions, and then rinse with warm water.
If you have dry skin then I say to add half a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, its really good for dry skin.
Storage of the Face scrub
Because of the sugar and the juice from the fruit dissolve the sugar, the scrub does not store well, so I think it’s wise to make the amount you are going to use immediately, The amount I made I shared with a friend and we used it immediately after making it.
I hope you will try this recipe, it’s so easy to make and so good for your skin, you will be amazed at how your skin will feel, it actually feels like you have just used an expensive product on your skin.
I am sure when you think of apricots, the first thought that comes to mind is jam (apricot jam is really nice) cake or pie, but I am here to tell you that you can use apricots on your skin too and it will feel great.
Anyway, that’s it for today, please keep coming back for more because I have many exciting recipes in store, I love mixing things up and seeing what I can come up with, I actually started doing my own DIY products because I wanted to use things that I am sure of.
So if its something I can make and it doesn’t take too much time, I will make it. I think body and face scrubs are easy to make and there are so many ingredients in your kitchen that you can use, so go ahead and try something, start with this apricot face scrub.
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