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Inexpensive body scrub and oily/blemished skin mask

SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
There's no need to pay $30 for that salt scrub by Origins. Just mix enough salt and sugar with any oil, particularly jojoba, and exfoliate away!

Also, a great, inexpensive product for oily/blemished skin is Milk of Magnesia! Yep, the constipation medicine. Buy the original, unflavored kind. Apply thickly as a mask; it can absorb more oil than clay masks, it gently disinfects, and calms redness and irritaion. Also apply a thin, sheer layer with a cotton ball it the mornings to mattify you skin. It works better than Clinique Sheer Mattness, and is really, really cheap.


  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Another inexpensive body scrub recipe:

    baking soda mixed with enough oil (sesame or whatever you have handy) to make a paste. Add a few drops of essential peppermint oil. WHOA MAMA! Your skin will love you!
  • fefe912fefe912 Posts: 570Registered Users
    I know it may be a little weird but sometimes when I shower my skin feels so good if I take an inexpensive hair conditioner like suave naturals and put sugar in it to make a scrub it's awesome my bf can't keep his hands off of my skin even more than usual lol
  • apatt4975apatt4975 Posts: 142Registered Users
    My mix is evaporated cane sugar(finely ground sugar and not harsh), raw local honey and a dash or two of oil of choice. The oil helps to reduce the stickiness of the honey and makes it more pliable.

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