The scrub is a cosmetic paste that contains liquid emulsions and abrasive particles that clean the skin. In the antiquity the Mediterranean beauties used volcano sand scrub. Queen Cleopatra , on the other hand, pampered her skin with sea salt and almond oil scrub.
Why does your skin need scrubbed?
Human skin regenerates all the time. It forms new cells who push out the old ones to the surface. Part of the dead cells wash away but part of it remains and blocks the pores; the skin feels rough and the facial complexion is not even. The oil that is secreted by the skin; together with the dust and the perspiration, form a layer that needs to be removed regularly to keep the skin healthy and young.
What the scrub does, is, thanks to the abrasive particles, that it removes the dead cells and the dirt. While you exfoliate your skin, you, in fact, micro massage its surface, stimulating the blood circulation, improve the skin complexion and help nutrients get delivered in the epidermis cells.
How to use the scrub correctly?
The scrub should be applied to well cleaned, warm and wet skin. Apply it in equal parts along the face and massage in circles for 2 – 3 minutes.
Home made facial scrub:
4. Three soup spoons of honey, ½ glass of rock salt, ½ grapefruit.
Before you mix this scrub, test if you are not allergic to honey. Apply some honey to the back of your palm, wait for a while and wash. If your skin is not red, you are not allergic.
Crush the rock salt in a mortar and add the honey that was heated in baine-marie. Grate the grapefruit with the peel and add to the rest of the ingredients.
Apply to the skin and remove with warm water when the scrub starts dripping. The active ingredients of honey are completely absorbed by the skin, stimulating the skin metabolism, nourish and moisten the skin. The salt saturates the skin with microelements. The grapefruit hydrates it and regenerates elasticity. DO NOT USE if you have sensitive skin.
Against black spots:
Avoid spirit-based toners because they will dry up the skin even more. Reduce the intake of alcoholic drinks because they reduce the water balance of the skin and literally “suck out” moisture. Drink still water, herbal teas; freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juice.Carrot mask – grate a couple of carrots, mix them with 1 egg yolk; apply and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Cucumber milk (for very dry skin)
Pour enough milk to cover a couple of cucumber slices and leave them in a cold place overnight. In the morning apply; rinse when it goes dry.
Tomato mask – mash a tomato, mix with starch and stir until you get smooth paste. Add a few drops of oil and stir again. Apply and leave for 20 minutes.
Banana mask – mash 1 banana and mix it with 3 soup spoon of yoghurt. Apply the mixture on the skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with camomile tea.
For oily skinYoghurt – mix some spoonfuls of yoghurt and add ground oatmeal or chick peas. Stir, apply and leave to dry. Rinse with lukewarm water, using circular massage movements.Lemon – squeeze one lemon and add cold water. Apply with the help of a cotton swab. Leave on to dry and wash away with cool water.For normal skinHoney mask – mix 2 soup spoons of honey and 1 tea spoon of lemon juice and apply. Rinse after 20 minutes.For smooth skin Mash 1 avocado and apply on the skin. Rinse with warm water after 15 – 20 minutes; then rinse with cold water to close the skin pores. Your skin will feel incredibly smooth. Hydrating mask – mix 1 spoon of orange and lemon juice each with a bowl of full fat yoghurt. Stir until homogenous. Apply for 20 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.Against wrinkles:For normal skin – 20 ml mango juice, 10 g flour, 1 tea spoon of honey and 10 ml olive oil. Mix and stir. Apply on clean and dry face and neck. Leave on for 20 – 25 minutes. Rinse with cool water. For all kinds of skin – 1)100 g apples and 100 ml milk. Wash and peel the apples. Grate them and mix them with the raw milk. Apply on clean and dry face and neck. Leave until it dries and remove with tepid water. Apply facial cream.
2) 50 g plums and 1 egg white. Grate the plums; beat the egg white until stiff, mix with the plum and apply. Leave on for 20 minutes, rinse with cool water.