Most people know by now that commercial facial exfoliants with those little plastic micro beads are bad for the environment and have looked for alternatives. Thank Goodness!
However, I don’t understand why people are willing to still buy products, containing other harmful ingredients, in packaging (that may or not be recyclable) and throw down a huge chunk of change to do it. I just did a quick search and saw a dozen or so facial exfoliants, ranging in price from $5 to $50. My facial exfoliant is all natural, only has two ingredients and costs practically nothing. You can make it right now.
Honey-Sugar Facial Exfoliant
Pour approximately a tablespoon of honey onto a dish or in a small bowl. Add a teaspoon of sugar. Mix them together. Apply to damp skin in gentle circular motions with your fingertips. Avoid your eye area. (If any gets in your mouth, eat it!) Rinse with warm water. Voila! Beautiful smooth skin!
Sometimes, we seem to consume for no other reason than …just because. Our inner child is lured by a shiny new package (destined to crowd landfills and pollute our oceans.) We are looking for a quick fix to assuage our fears and insecurities. So we buy something that we not only don’t need but may cause us harm either through artificial ingredients or by befouling Mama Earth. Let’s top the madness; shall we? Let’s take care of ourselves by being creative instead of blindly consuming.
How do exfoliate your skin? Do you DIY your beauty products? Leave me a reply. I would love to hear from you.