Exfoliate and Renew Skin: Argan Oil Facial Mask and Scrub
Why go to a spa to pay for expensive facial scrubs and masks when you can do it in the comfort of your own home? DIY face masks are simple, easy and most importantly the ingredients you need are found lying around the house! Exfoliate your skin to avoid acne and balance out dryness with three ingredients: honey, oatmeal and most importantly, Argan Oil.
Do It Yourself Facial Scrub
Argan oil is famous for containing high levels of vitamin E, essential fatty acids, Carotenoids, unsaponifiables or Sterols and numerous antioxidants that help protect the skin from damages due to free radicals. There are also active substances called triterpenoids found in the oil. Triterpenoids offer great skin benefits including anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and disinfectant properties, while promoting sun-protection and healing.
Honey contains antioxidants too. It’s a natural humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture. Oatmeal is a natural non-comedogenic moisturizer that calms the skin and reduces puffiness and redness.
Combine the oil, honey plus the exfoliating properties of oatmeal and voila! Now you have a great facial mask or scrub. Another tip, try not to use salt or sugar to exfoliate your face; sugar and salt are okay for the body, but not the face. While exfoliation is beneficial, keep in mind that the skin on your face is much more sensitive compared to the skin of your body. Using any coarse material to rub against the skin on your face may lead to over exfoliation or chaffing. This is the very reason why oatmeal is a more ideal ingredient for facial scrubs or masks.
Why is a facial scrub and mask good for my skin?
A scrub will remove dead skin cells, leaving you with supple new skin. Once the outer layer is removed, the skin is now ready to absorb all the nutrients it can derive from the Argan oil and honey. One great thing about this scrub recipe is that it doubles as a face mask. After massaging the mixture on your face leave it for 15 minutes then rinse.
Use the mask several times a month and love the way your skin will feel– smooth and fine wrinkles will be less noticeable.
- Combine the three ingredients in a jar or mixing bowl. Adding oatmeal if the consistency becomes runny, or Argan oil when too dense.
- Place your scrub mixture in a jar and tighten lid until you are ready for your facial scrub!
Using the Homemade Facial Scrub
It is really quite simple to use this scrub! Give your skin the loving it needs in just 3 steps!
- Step 1. Wash your face with tap water.
- Step 2. Apply the scrub unto your face and leave it to dry for at least 10-15 minutes.
- Step 3. Wash off with warm water.
Your skin will definitely feel renewed and refreshed afterwards!
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