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on 5/30/2016 9:37:00 PM
More reviews by deniserocks
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This works just as well as fresh's super expensive sugar scrub and you can do it with ingredients you already have on hand! I use different oils every time but it's the easiest DIY thing especially because it's so expensive to buy pre-mixed in stores.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 3/4/2015 9:04:00 AM
More reviews by Lilly81
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Table sugar, olive oil, lemon juice and you have a wonderfully hydrating body scrub. Use once a week, especially in winter months and don't bother with store bought scrubs again. Also great to package up and give as gifts.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 3/3/2015 6:44:00 PM
More reviews by Peppercat3120
Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse
(Sorry for my bad english) Well, I'm not so much into the homemade products, but this recipe is my mom's favorite, so I gave it a try. And how lucky I am! This is fair better than most of brands' scrubs (and the cheapest one!). Just a cup of sugar, the juice of two limes and enough olive oil to hydrate the mix (and sometimes I add a bit of scented oil just for the spa like feeling). Mix it all and rub it gently in your body, specially in problematic zones like elbows and knees (haven't tried in face, though, I'm a bit paranoid whit all that oil). I usually let it in my skin as it was a mask (10-15 minutes) and have noticed even more powerful results this way. Then wash it from your body as you usually do in the shower. Results are amazing. Clean, exfoliated, hydrated and lovely smooth skin. Use it in "mask mode" was the BEST solution for my dark and dry knees (along with Cetaphyl hydrant creme), and is doing a good work in my elbows too. Definitely a key step in my sunday's routine!Just as a caution: don't use this recipe if you're gonna expose your skin to direct sun immediately after: lime juice can create spots in skin if you're not careful!
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 12/1/2014 9:14:00 PM
More reviews by sophie_lapin
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
For the life of me I can't figure out why women pay lots of money for the prepared ones at the store? This is my Sunday ritual...I pour about 1/2 cup of white sugar and 3 tbs of oil into a tupperware bowl and bring it into the shower. I 'clarify' my hair with Vo5 Kiwi Lime Shampoo ($1) and deep condition with L'Oreal's Nature Therapy Mega Moistuire (the tub from Sally's). Put my hair into a shower cap and then I'm ready to exfoliate.I do not use this on my face/neck, but I do use it on my entire body. I take a scoop out for each body part and gently massage in. I put a little on my lips at the end.I then rinse my hair and body and then gently pat dry because I want the remnants of the olive oil to stay on overnight. I have dry skin and do not need to apply additional creams.The next morning, your skin is prepared for a self tan, if you so desire.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 9/27/2014 2:38:00 AM
More reviews by LilMissMatched
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Now because I JUST, literally JUST used this scrub (for the very first time), I can't speak for long term consequences/results, though I can comment on the immediate:I am sitting at home, Friday night, kid is asleep, husband working overnight, totally bored, reading about how to get rid of a bugger little ingrown hair I can't seem to shake. I run across an article stressing the importance of exfoliation to coax an embedded hair to the surface. One of the methods of exfoliation describe creating a scrub of olive oil and sugar. I have nothing to do. So I whip up a thick, olivey paste that resembles a store-bought scrub, minus the typical yummy scent :) It was a yellow-goldish-slightly-green-tinged hue, very pretty coloring actually, and smelled slightly fruity thanks to aromatic olive oil, and also smelled a bit bitter. Not so good, yet not so bad. Moving on...First I prepared a few paper towels and hand towels for messes. Then I stood inside our whirlpool tub and, Using the wooden spoon I had used to initially mix up the scrub, I began to sort of paint it on to my body: arms, legs, feet, knees, bum cheeks, shoulders, etc. I even took the more olive oily/less sugary bottom of the bowl bit and gently massaged into my face (very scary, as I have very oily, acne prone, CYSTIC acne prone, skin at that). It coated my skins surface very thickly and felt very relieving to my congested pores. Kept on massaging it into my body. It felt really GOOD somehow. I exfoliate almost never (I know, terrible, shame on me!) so my skin really needed a good sloughing. In the worst way! The homemade scrub felt very silken and luxurious and of course, super moisturizing. And the abrasive aspect, thanks to the sugar, felt so good and almost relieving, like it was really exfoliating deeply and taking off all of my dead skin/built up sebum etc. The whole experience was very pleasing and the scrub itself, other than the lack of a fragrance, felt very luxurious and very similar to a store-bought skin care product. After giving it a good fifteen minute rub across my whole body, and using a loofah all over to really capitalize on the exfoliating mission, I rinsed with tepid water, ran a bath and filled the tub with warm-ish water and a bath salt (Village Naturals, an inexpensive drugstore brand) containing Epsom salt, Dead Sea salt and Vitamin E, as well as containing lavender oil, chamomile extract, clove leaf oil, eucalyptus oil, menthol and lemon peel oil, all of which felt super good and soothing after my scrub as well as having healing properties to boot. Bonus! I had a brief soak, washed very well with a gentle body wash (Ivory soap so as not to over-apply product to my skin) and rinsed. Oh and for my face, I washed with PanOxyl cut with Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleanser and applied a sulfur mask to deep clean my face. I let the mask dry while I washed & rinsed my body. Immediately after bathing, the skin on my face in particular looked and felt really smooth and dewy and youthful. I loved it. My skin felt moisturized and super soft. I FEEL cleaner, even though I of course shower daily, I just felt like a good exfoliation did the trick. Now I'm feeling sleepy. I'll update in a day or two if inexperience any adverse consequences, ie breakouts, cystic acne flare-up etc. hope this helps! Give it a shot. At free of charge it's the definite way to go ladies.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 4/3/2010 11:30:00 PM
More reviews by jazzsm191
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
WOW, I learned about this scrub through this website, and started using it about 3 times a week. Before I had started using this, I bad major blackheads in the crease of my chin and on my nose. I tried everything to get rid of them, and nothing worked. Suddenly, they ALL disappeared after I started to use this. I mix brown sugar, olive oil and lemon juice and scrub right before bed so my face isn't insanely red. After I scrub with this, I use a harsh acne cleanser to clean my pores. Fantastic.
on 4/1/2010 1:58:00 PM
More reviews by crickett85
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I got this recipe from my French & Italian ancesters. Olive oil is a great moisturizer plus it has antioxidants. Sugar is an excellant ex-foliator plus it's not as drying or irritating as using salt.Mix a cup of sugar with enough olive oil to moisten it. Sometimes I add a little grape seed oil as well for an antioxidant boost.Use while bathing or showering. Take a small handful of this mixture and gently rub onto problem areas. I use mine on elbows, forearms, knees, feet, hands and sometimes even on my face, neck and upper chest.GENTLY massage for about one minute. Rinse with warm water. Pat dry with a towel and then massage in any leftover oil. This always leaves my skin moist and dewey with a light glow. It gently removes dry flaking skin and exfoliates off dead skin cells.I suggest using this once a week. You'll really get nice results.
on 1/29/2010 5:16:00 PM
More reviews by Mathilda91
Hair: Red, Straight, Coarse
When i'm in the mood for a home-spa i make my own scrub, of sugar and oil. The skin is incredibly soft and moisturized after! The only downside is that it's an awfull job cleaning out the shower afterwards. I mix 2 dl sugar with 1 dl oil in my old Redken hair mask jar, but on the lid, and shake. Ready. If you mix in some vanilla tea, or whatever, it gets the most delicious scent. Try it
on 12/23/2009 2:23:00 PM
More reviews by Carybear
Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
The Brown Sugar scrub, a favorite since my teens. I do not like to use Olive oil though I find it too heavy. I'd rather no oil at all or jojoba oil, but that is too expensive, so I use Coconut oil, but only when using it on my body. When using brown sugar I like to use it straight on my face, when I can't use the aspirin mask (DO not overdo it with the asprin mask friends. You will be sad and sorry) which depends on the time of the month. I find the asprin mask good for the times when my skin is not sensitive and reactive, at the mercy of my hormones. Of course, there are enzymes in brown sugar similar to Glycolic acid, but its NOT glycolic acid, if it were chemically the same I wouldn't be able to use it...so lets debunk the myth that lemon juice+ brown sugar=glycolic acid. Close..but not the same.
on 9/10/2008 11:17:00 AM
More reviews by gesiting
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I use Lipton Green Tea Iced Tea mix for the sugar, then some of any kind of oil I have, maybe a little shower gel added 'til it reaches a scrubbable consistency. It works wonderfully, so soft. Why do prepared body scrubs cost a million dollars? Don't waste your money and feel like Cleopatra anyway.
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