Effective Facial Scrub found in your Kitchen Cupboard

2011_07_07_Awash with sea salt…AND without making a mess! It’s Sea Salt!

I’m all for “easy” on a day-to-day basis. My schedule doesn’t allow me to spend 10 to 15 minutes with a mixing bowl making a facial scrub each day…then clean it up afterward.)

So here’s what I do:

1) I grab my cleanser. (Since I have acne prone/sensitive skin, I use Avon’s Clearskin Blackhead Eliminating Daily Cleanser that I’ve put in a pump. It didn’t come in a pump. I got one at the beauty store.)

2) I grab my bottle of Sea Salt. (I use Morton’s Coarse Kosher Sea Salt – NOT table salt – that I’ve put in a travel bottle for easy access.)

3) I wet my face a little.

4) I pump out my cleanser, in one hand, shake a good amount of Sea Salt on it and rub my hands together.

5) I massage the mix all over my face and neck for about 60 seconds.

6) Then I rinse.

My skin does get a little red, because the sea salt is course enough to slough off dead skin, cleanse and detoxify the skin. So, I follow up with my favorite oil, Kukui Nut Oil, and the redness disappears.

If you have a cleanser that works for you, USE IT! SAVE YOUR MONEY!

Do I have a different scrub? Yes, once a week I use a Glycolic Acid scrub. The only one I have found that does not break my face out is Nude’s Miracle Mask. It’s a scrub and mask in one! It’s AMAZING! Again, afterward I follow up with my Kukui Nut Oil.

Make a facial scrub with sea salt in organic honey, organic vinegar, avocado, evaporated milk or simply use your own cleanser and save time, money and the mess.

I’d love to know what you use!

Resources:

Livestrong
WebMD
and my Mother the Massage Therapist. 🙂

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Clear Skin with Kukui Nut Oil

Kukui OIl

Hawaii. Up until this year I was the only person in my family and circle of friends who had not visited this USA land of paradise. Our family stayed on the Big Island, Kona side. Breath taking really is the only way to describe it.

It was also the first time in years that I stayed in the sun longer than walking to my car or subway station. We hiked, beached, walked, hiked some more and I ended up with a nasty sunburn.

While visiting the Hilton mini outdoor shopping strip I found an oil that I had not heard of called Kukui Oil. On the bottle it read “Natural Relief for Dry Skin, Sunburn, Eczema and Psoriasis.” (Hmmm…I’m suffering from one of these and the Aloe Vera is making it worse.) Being an “I love oils” girl, I poured some out of the tester and rubbed it on my shoulders. It was oily but not greasy. It immediately absorbed into my skin…not just onto my skin.

It felt good. Hours later it still felt good and my skin was not as red, so I decided to Google it!

It’s been used in Hawaii for years to moisturize and protect skin from sun, salt, wind and other environmental elements. (Especially by Hawaiian royalty) It’s chocked full of essential fatty acids (linoleic and alpha-linolenic), more than jojoba and argan oil. Plus it contains the antioxidant vitamins A, C and E so it protects against free-radicals.

It absorbs completely into the deepest levels of your skin to form a protective barrier and is fantastic for all skin types even acne prone skin. It’s noncomedogenic, minimizes scarring and calms irritated skin. For mature skin it locks in moisture and softens fine lines and wrinkles.

I began using it all over my body (yes, my face too). I started noticing that my skin looked less red and naturally dewy – NOT greasy!

I have, in the past suffered from acne to the point of being on accutane. (Not fun!) So, I am always looking for ways to keep my skin clear whether it’s what I put on my skin or what I put in my body.

I’ve been using the Kukui Oil for 2 weeks now and acne has been practically non-existant. Through a menstrual cycle, eating peanut butter and soy (my too skin allergy issues), only a few very small pimples. Using this oil is the ONLY thing I’ve done differently.

I’m ECSTATIC with my results!

I’m currently using a combination of blended oils: 35% Kukui oil, 35% Jojoba Oil and 10% Argan oil in a 1 oz glass dropper bottle. The jojoba and argan bland was what I was using prior to my Hawaiian discovery. The addition of Kukui has been a godsend!

What I bought: Oils of Aloha

Resources:
Suite 101
Live Strong
Herbal Healing
Venus & Vetiver
Ingredients to Dies for

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