Monday, January 24, 2011

{RECIPE} What You Already Got Casserole...For Your Face

If there is anything I love more than finding goodness, it's sharing it with all of you.  I can't speak for everyone else, but what I know for sure is that this winter in particular is wrecking havoc on my skin!  The dry air and the space heaters, the sweaters and the static - it's all accumulating into a big pile of YUCK!

Winter, while beautiful in its own way, is the season that annoys me most.  I am perpetually cold, and winter just doesn't help that.  Throw in the ingredients that I mentioned above, and it's enough to send me into a downward spiral.

The topic of the day, however, is my face.  I have sensitive skin anyways, and Jack Frost seems determined to destroy the first thing people see when they see me.  Boo hiss, Jack Frost.  I absolutely hate when my face is dry and I often find that normal over-the-counter scrubs don't do it for me.  They have way too many chemicals that end up contributing to the problem rather than solving it.

Since I taught you how to make "What-You-Already-Got Casserole" for dinner here, I thought I could be nice and do the same in regards to minimizing the dryness of your winter faces.  What can I say?  I'm a giver.

I found an online recipe for a facial scrub that is both exfoliating and moisturizing, and it has helped me immensely!  I normally use it once per week, and in case of emergencies.  I can't guarantee that it will work for everyone, but if your face is itchy, dry, and nothing has worked yet, I bet you'll be willing to try anything!

What You Need (for a six-month supply):

1.  A lidded container to put it in.  The only requirement is that it should be able to hold two cups of facial scrub. (Mine is a glass jar with a metal lid on it).

 2.  1 cup white sugar.
You know you have this!

3.  1 cup brown sugar.
You might even have this!

4.  Blend these together in a medium-sized bowl.

5.  Add 1/4 cup of olive oil to the sugar mixture and blend well with a spoon.
For moisturizing!

6.  Pour the mixture into whatever container you chose, and store it until you are ready to use it! Just be sure to use this batch within six months (I labeled my jar with 'Use before date.').

Directions for Use:

1.  Dampen face. (The jury is always split on whether to apply scrubs to wet or dry faces, but I find that it works better for me if I have a little bit of water on my face).

2.  Apply the scrub with your fingers - but don't use too much!  You really only need an amount that equals out to the size of a quarter.

3.  Apply using GENTLE, circular motions.  While itchy skin may cause you to want to scrub the dickens out of your face, I would HIGHLY recommend that you not do that.  Gentle is the key!

4.  Rinse using cool - lukewarm water.

5.  Pat dry with your towel.

Sidenote:  I usually do this at night when I've taken off my makeup.  I do not use this as a substitute to cleaning my face, but as a supplement step. 

Additional sidenote:  You may not be a fan of the way your face/hands feel when you're washing the facial scrub off, but that is simply the oil reacting to the water.  Trust me, go with it and sleep on it, and you will find your face to be much better moisturized than it was before.

I hope you find this an easy, helpful tutorial of "What-You-Already-Got Casserole...For Your Face."  :)

Until next time,


Sara said...

YOur so cute. So basically it's like the scrub you would buy in the store for your hands/feet but for your face! Might have to give it a try! Thanks girlie!

Chicken Wing said...

Haha, why thank you! Yes, it's just like the kinds that you buy at the store (minus the "essential oils," which you can add if you like). Yes, you can use it for hands/face/body/feet - it won't hurt anything! That's my favorite thing about it! And a little goes a long way, so if you make it in the amount that I did, you'll have enough to last for awhile! You're so welcome!

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