Over the past couple years I have talked about how much I LOVE and live by scrubbing my face with sugar before I put my make up on. It has kind of went from using sugar just over a wetted down face, to sugar mixed with oil, and now I religiously do this cucumber sugar scrub! It is a mild scrub that has mint, cucumber, oil, and sugar!
THE BENEFITS: the cucumber helps to soothe your skin and reduce any redness you may have. The mint helps wake me up in the mornings before I get ready and it also helps to brighten your skin! The sugar obviously will be the exfoliant and get rid of any dead skin leaving a clean and smooth surface and the oil will help to hydrate and make it nice and soft! Scroll down to see the recipe :)
3-4 cups sugar (this depends how much an exfoliant you want, if you need a really good and intense exfoliant, use more, but don't use an intense exfoliant everyday as it will do more damage than good! and if your cucumber is bigger than normal you may need to use more - you want it very mild if you will be using it every day though)
1/2 tbsp. olive oil
1 small handful of chopped up mint leaves
1. Puree the cucumber until it is a liquid.
2. Add the sugar, (more or less than directed depending on how you like it) oil, and mint leaves
*If the sugar is dissolving, add more
3. Stir together and put in a jar or container
*keep refrigerated to keep it nice and fresh. Also the cold wakes me up in the mornings and brightens my face a little which I love :)
Hope you enjoy!! xx
Photos by Jessica Janae Photography