Like so many people out there, one of things I struggle most with beauty-wise is my skin. It permanently seems to be either too dry, too greasy or have too many blemishes so I am always on the lookout for new things to try to make it better. This is all well and good but continually trying new beauty products can be a costly affair and I’m not exactly rolling in cash at the moment! For that reason, when I read Huda’s post on a home-remedy face scrub I thought I’d give it a go.
If you aren’t familiar with Huda’s beauty blog, it’s time to make yourself familiar with it, she’s one of the most energetic bloggers I have encountered. Here’s the link to the post I am referring to – Brightening at Home Microdermabrasion.
Basically, Huda recommends mixing some bicarbonate of soda with some grapefruit juice and using that as a face scrub. There are loads of facial products out there with grapefruit in them so I figured it could well hold some merit. Here’s what you’ll need:
Huda says she used 3 tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda but I used 3 teaspoons and that was more than enough for 1 facial. It also only took about 1/4 of a grapefruit which means I have loads left to do it again later in the week; what a bargain given how cheap the ingredients are!
When you add the grapefruit juice to the bicarbonate of soda the mixture fizzes slightly but don’t be alarmed, it doesn’t do this to your face. When you rub it on your face it just feels like a really luxury scrub and I left mine on for a couple of minutes too to really pull off the dead skin. Afterwards my skin felt squeaky clean and even the bf could see the difference it had made; it looked like a layer of grime had been lifted from my face. This is definitely something I will be doing again!
So there you are, a recession busting, natural home remedy for troublesome skin. Give it a go, you’ll love it 🙂 x