I believe in regular exfoliation to clear away accumulated traces of imbedded makeup and product residue such as those smooth silicones that can dull a complexion over time along with trapped dead cells. As important as this skin renewal process is especially for older complexions, you never want to over exfoliate with products like aggressive peels or harsh textured scrubs more than twice a week or your efforts to help usher in fresh skin to the surface could backfire to result in irritation or skin damage. However, this recipe that I have for you with my DIY Exfoliating Grains is gentle enough to use daily without abusing even sensitive skin like mine.
My DIY Exfoliating Grains use adzuki bean powder for how exceedingly gentle it manages to exfoliate and nourish the skin with its folic acid and B vitamins. Baking soda is another ingredient that helps tenderly power this recipe up for its ability to further refine the skin.
I also add some white kaolin clay for its minerals and since it is one to trust for how delicately it can draw out the oils for handling dry, sensitive skin to keep the complexion balanced. Those that have acne and an oily complexion can substitute bentonite clay, which is more drying, in place of the kaolin clay.
The last ingredient I like to use in my DIY Exfoliating Grains recipe is lavender essential oil. The reason I turn to this particular multitasking essential oil is because it is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, heals any wounds, helps facial blood circulation to move nutrients and wastes along while also contributing to that healthy glow. At the same time, it has therapeutic benefits as it calms.
What you’re going to make is a powder type cleanser that will smooth the surface and pave the way to healthy new skin cells trapped beneath dead cells and lingering impurities to emerge. The fine texture of these DIY Exfoliating Grains babies the complexion as it exfoliates while nourishing, disinfecting, helping the face’s blood circulation and any inflammation, heals, and calms you in the process.
This DIY Exfoliating Grains recipe is something that all skin types can use without putting undue stress on their complexions. I truly encourage everyone to remember to exfoliate and my recipe is just an easy way to maintain that goal.
The best part about making your own DIY beauty products is that you can customize the formula to best suit your skins needs at the time using healthier ingredients without worrying about ill effects from questionable components. Another benefit is that you can make small amounts and even cut down the ingredients in my recipe or any other DIY recipe to keep your mixture as fresh as possible.
DIY Exfoliating Grains
½ cups adzuki bean powder
3 tablespoons of white kaolin clay
1-1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
6 drops of lavender essential oil
Mix the powder and clay in a small container to combine well.
In a separate container, mix the baking soda with the lavender essential oil to moisten before adding to the powder-clay mixture.
Stir everything together and mash any lumps before transferring into a clean container with a lid that can be locked.
How To Use DIY Exfoliating Grains:
Wet your face and dispense a small amount (about the size of quarter) into your hand.
Add just a little water to moisten this powder into a spreadable paste.
Apply and start massaging it into your face using circular motions, working it into your skin.
Rinse with tepid water and pat dry before moisturizing.