How to Make Vanilla Facial Scrub
Here's the recipe:
Vanilla and Honey Facial Scrub
1 Cup packed brown sugar
Seeds from half a vanilla bean (or 1 teaspoon of real vanilla extract)
Vitamin E from two capsules (400 I.U. ea.)
1/4 cup of honey
1/4 cup almond, olive or avocado oil
Combine ingredients and seal in an airtight container. Refrigerate the batch and remove a small portion (a tablespoon or two) to bring to room temperature before using.
Why it Works
This vanilla and brown sugar scrub is mild but powerful: the honey is a humectant (it pulls moisture into your skin) and the oil is a natural emollient that holds moisturizer behind a barrier until you skin can take advantage of it. The vitamin E helps repair damaged skin cells that get the brunt of wind and sun exposure (and works as a preservative). The honey also has antibacterial properties.
Although this is a pretty benign recipe, test for sensitivity on a small portion of your skin before using it.
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