Ever wanted to know how to make your own natural cosmetics? We did, and that’s why we hosted the Make Your Own Natural Cosmetics Masterclass & Supperclub with Made In Hackney.
We are constantly making new skin cells, and we are constantly shedding old skin cells too. The purpose of scrubs is to help get rid of older skin cells and to allow new skin to come to the surface. You can do that either mechanically (by rubbing sand-like substance on the surface of your skin) or chemically by using gentle acids like lemon juice and vinegar.
Scrubs should never be used more than twice per week on normal skin, once per week on sensitive skin.
Soft Almond Face Scrub
The skin on our face has to deal with a lot: from the constant radiation of the sun, to wind and temperature change, it is always exposed. As a result, face scrubs should be very gentle and mechanical face scrubs should use a scrubbing material that is soft enough to avoid irritating your skin. Almond meal is perfect, as almond are rough enough to exfoliate, and soft enough that they will squish if you press too hard (unlike sugar or apricot stone for example), so they can’t scratch your skin.
Almonds contain a good amount of vitamin E which is an antioxidant, preventing cell damage especially damage caused by the sun’s rays. Almond milk like Rude Health Almond Drink is also rich in proteins and vitamins and helps hydrate and soften the skin.
- 1 tablespoon of almond meal
- 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
- 1 teaspoon of Rude Health Almond Drink
How to Use:
- Mix all the ingredients gently.
- Use on damp skin (for example while in the shower), scrub in gentle circular motions, leave for 5 minutes and rinse with warm water. Then tone and moisturise your skin with your usual cream.
- Your scrub should be kept in the fridge and used within 2 days.