Day Eleven: Give Yourself A Facial

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Facials are pretty great but can be quite expensive - especially the super fancy ones - so here is our way of having all that pampering AT HOME. We only use cruelty free products at E.B, and try to stick to paraben free too. Try Facetheory for British made facial care or Superdrug for a cheaper option.

Follow this link for a great step-by-step guide:

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and try out these homemade face scrubs:

Simple Sugar Face Scrub

  • 1 tsp organic cane sugar (or granulated sugar)

  • 2 drops of water

  • 1 – 2 drops orange, lemon, lavender or tea tree essential oil (optional)

How you do it: 

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Using the tips of your fingers, gently rub scrub into clean face. Take care to avoid the eyes. Remove by rinsing with cool water, and pat dry with a clean towel. Add on a layer of oil as a moisturizer, if necessary.

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Chocolate Sugar Face Scrub

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/8 cup olive oil

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

How you do it:

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.  Lather generously onto clean face, rubbing gently into the skin for 60 seconds.  Allow to set on skin for 10 minutes, if desired, then rinse clean with warm water.

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Facial Scrub for Dry Skin

    • 1/4 cup uncooked oats

    • 1/8 cup honey

    • 1/8 cup olive oil

How you do it:

In a food processor, pulse oats until they are broken down a bit, but not yet powdered. The oats are going to gently exfoliate the skin, removing dead and dry skin. Transfer oats to a small and clean bowl, and add in honey and olive oil. Mix together with a spoon or fork.

Clean skin thoroughly. Add a thick layer of the facial scrub, and gently massage into face for 60 seconds. Leave on skin for an extra 5 – 10 minutes, for extra moisture, then rinse with cold water. Pat skin dry, removing any remaining scrub.