Far too many people put their trust in expensive skin care products. They promise things like natural beauty and flawless skin. However, this does not mean that we need to purchase all of them to get results.
Not to mention, the directions on these products can be extremely confusing. They use a lot of big and confusing terms.
Even if you were to ask for help, experts might have an issue helping you because a lot of the terms used are unpronounceable. Therefore, if you can’t ask questions, how do you know what these treatments are really doing to and for your face?
What You’re ‘Really’ Rubbing on Your Face
Using some products can be tricky. A lot of these products have not been tested properly before being released on the market.
Many consumers don’ realize that, phthalates, a key component in plastic, are used in these personal care products like: makeup, shampoo, skin lotion, nail polish, etc…
What’s even more disturbing is the label does not reveal this ingredient to the public. However, it is not the only unhealthy ingredient that these types of products have.
Elizabeth Sword, the executive director of the Children’s Health Environmental Coalition says, companies in this industry keep these formulas and trade secrets from their consumers. Which in turn, makes it hard for the consumer to make an informed decision.
However, it is possible to make your own facial scrub. It is not a difficult process. Plus, you will at least know exactly what is being put on your face.
Benefits of Coconut Oil on the Skin
Coconut oil is known for its moisturizing abilities. That’s why it makes perfect sense to use it to help clean your face. Bacteria is what creates pimples. Coconut oil is also known for it’s wonderful antiviral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
It also helps to keep your skin feeling like sandpaper, which a lot of products cause. If you have a skin condition like eczema, it can also help with this because it also acts as an anti-inflammatory. There are many uses of coconut oil that have yet to be discovered.
Benefits of Baking Soda on the Skin
Bakers use baking soda as a rising agent in food. However, it is also known as an excellent face exfoliator and can also correct the pH balance of your skin.
Baking soda’s alternative uses can also help sooth your skin after a sunburn. Therefore, it is excellent if you tend to burn easily in the sun. Since baking soda is an exfoliator, it will leave your face feeling smooth after using it as a face scrub.
DIY Facial Scrub Using Baking Soda & Coconut Oil
This scrub is made from common kitchen ingredients, which makes it easy to make. Plus, it is very beneficial for your skin. Watch the video for more detailed instruction.
- 1/2 cup of baking soda
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil
Warm up the coconut oil. This will make it more fluid, which makes it easier to use. Place both ingredients in a mixing container. Mix until they are completely combined. The texture should be gritty. After mixing, put mixture in a shallow jar. This makes it easier to access. It is now ready. Scrub face as normal, and feel the difference!