Let’s spiffy ourselves up!So, like I mentioned yesterday, tonight I have Joe’s wrap party. And, I think like many of us midwinter, I don’t exactly feel my best. Post-holiday pudge, anyone? But, I have to go and be fabulous and awesome, so this afternoon is going to be filled with beauty treatments. I may even paint my nails! Top of the list? Getting my face in order with this chamomile face scrub.
In the winter my face takes a beating. Even wearing a face mask, cold air and wind dry out my normally oily skin. To combat this I use very gentle cleansers in the winter, moisturize every day, and somewhat shockingly – if I’m not wearing make-up, I don’t use soap when I wash my face, just some lukewarm water and a towel.
While this keeps my skin soft and supple, it doesn’t exactly have a dewey glow. So when its time to spiffy myself up a bit – like tonight – I use this chamomile face scrub followed by a face mask.
Why chamomile? It’s known for it’s anti inflammatory and soothing properties (internally and on skin). So while a face scrub is (obviously) moldy abrasive to your skin, the chamomile helps soothe it, while the olive oil moisturizes. After gentling rubbing my face with this I get my youthful dewey glow back…. or at least a little less like the crypt-keeper of food blogs. 😉
This also couldn’t be more simple – it’s just 3 ingredients. And I’m not a betting woman, I’m pretty darn sure you have all 3 ingredients in your home.
- 1/2 cup White Sugar
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 1 Chamomile Tea Bag
Empty the contents of the tea bag, the sugar and olive oil into an a bowl, and mix thoroughly. Store in an airtight container. To use, rinse your face with warm water. Place approximately 1 tablespoon of the scrub on your fingers and gently massage your skin with it, covering your whole face, but avoiding your eyes, the area immediately around it (this skin is too delicate for a scrub). Rinse your skin with cold water, and pat dry.
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