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Dress up: Scrub-a-dab

After spending the weekend lazing in the sun (and not doing any of the things I was planning on getting done) my skin felt a bit fried and dull. Exfoliation was needed desperado! However, as per usual when you need something, I was greeted by an empty exfoliator tube.

Desperate times calls desperate measures – I decided to make my own! After a bit of quality internet research and a good look in our kitchen cupboards (some of them call for the most obscure ingredients – No, we do not have Japanese rice flour lying around!) I was ready to give it a go!

So this ‘recipe’ is adapted/put together from various ones found in the magical land of the interweb. It’s really simple and takes approx. 3 minutes to make.

Exfoliator extraordinaire:

1 tbsp Honey

1/2 tbsp Olive oil

1 tsp Milk (you can just skip this if you want it to last a bit longer)

3-4 tbsp Sugar (if you want a gentler face scrub use caster sugar or for bit more heavy duty body exfoliator you could use granulated sugar- or simply whatever you got!)

Mix all the ingredients together until it forms a runny paste (adding more sugar/ oil or milk if needed).

Then just scrub your worries away! I purposefully made a small amount but if you still have some left over pop it in the fridge (just make sure you notify your housemates/family about this random jar) and use within a week.

I was so surprised that my face (and hands) felt super soft after using this concoction (much more so than some of the store bought ones I’ve used)! It’s cheep, cheerful and completely natural. No nasties in this one.

Happy showering!

-Hanna

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