DIY Beauty: Homemade Facial Sugar Scrub

A great way to restore moisture to your skin through the harsh winter months is with a scrub!

A recipe to rejuvenate your skin and bring it back to life. The sugar is an excellent exfoliate to remove dead skin cells - leaving you face soft and smooth. 

Follow these steps below to create an edible scrub yummy enough to eat. FYI: great to use for your lips as well! 


Brown Sugar Scrub


1). Mix 3 table spoon equal parts of warm extra virgin olive oil (hint: WARM, not HOT! Mix well to avoid hot spots that might burn) and brown sugar. 

2). Starting with one table spoon of honey, add into your scrub and mix well.  Add more until your mixture becomes gooey.  Depending on the ingredients you use, you can adjust the amount of each ingredient until your scrub becomes the desire texture, a gooey and slightly sticky mix.   

3). Now apply it to a clean and damp face and gently scrub for 1-2 minutes, concentrating on the rough patches.  

4). Wash your scrub off with warm water, and follow with a facial treatment or moisturizer.  Enjoy your smooth skin.    

This can be repeated once to twice a week for best results. 

OOh Honey Hair Treatment

Don’t underestimate the power of the thick, golden brown sap we use for baking or to sweeten our favorite tea. The natural properties of honey is so versatile that it can be used on the skin and hair. Honey is a humectant which seals in moisture. This way the hair can withstand humidity and the dry environment it is constantly surrounded by. Although its packed vitamins, honey has an antibacterial agent too!

For your next shampoo, add equal parts of honey to your conditioner as a pre-treatment. Let the powerful combination sit on the hair for 30 minutes for a deep penetration. Rinse the hair and continue with a gentle shampoo like Indique’s French Argan Oil Infused Moisturizing Shampoo. Apply a light layer of conditioner once again and seal the cuticles of the hair with a final lukewarm rinse.
Add this simple ingredient to your routine and watch the amazing results.



Oily Scalp Treatment

Did you know that if you have an oily scalp and use an oil based product, you will counteract your scalp from producing extra oil? The body will over produce when it feels you lack certain nutrients, so the less oil you use the more you will produce.

DIY: Messy Chignon

Here’s a pretty updo to try this week.  Just gather small pieces of hair at the nape of your neck, twist, and pin into little spirals to create this messy chignon.

Tres’ Chic!

DIY Beauty Recipes

The October 2011 issue of GLAMOUR has some gems in its pages!

A fave article-“Top 10 DIY Beauty Recipes”! Here are some concotions that will bring the spa to your bathroom:

brown sugar + milk= body exfoliator

safflower oil + sunflower oil= scalp treatment

yogurt + honey= sensitive skin and redness remedy