Thursday, January 13, 2011

Let's Talk Skin: Raw Honey and Brown Sugar Scrub

Oooo la la..this is going to be a royal treat for your skin. The Raw Honey and Brown Sugar Scrub. Not only is it a tasty facial scrub for your face, it is excellent to use on your lips and those rough areas on your body, such as elbows, knees and feet. For a wonderful scrub that you can use once or twice per week, here is all that you need to do:

Honey and Brown Sugar Facial Scrub:

What You'll Need:
  • Raw honey: The use of raw honey gently exfoliates the skin and stimulates circulation without causing irritation and dryness. Raw honey is a humectant which has the quality of attracting and retaining moisture, so it balances the skin moisture to give a soft glowing complexion. Another one of the amazing raw honey benefits for skin is its protection against sunburns.
  • Brown Sugar: Exfoliating the skin with a brown sugar scrub cleans and tightens pores giving the skin a more even uniform appearance; pores look smaller, skin tone more even. It can also diminish the damage to the skin caused by acne and other skin conditions.Using a brown sugar scrub improves your skin's ability to retain its natural moisture balance.
  • Essential Oil (optional)..I add 2 drops of tea tree oil
  • Wash Cloth
Directions:

  • Mix 1 TBSP Raw Honey to 1 TBSP of Brown Sugar. Add 2 drops of an essential oil geared towards acne control (peppermint, tea tree, rosemary). Apply the mixture to a clean face in upward circular motions for 3-5 minutes. Take your damp warm wash cloth and gently wipe the mixture off of your face. Repeat until the scrub is completely removed. Follow with a cool water rinse. Tone. Moisturize.
Oh my Goodness, your face is going to faithfully thank you for this one. Your skin is going to feel extremely smooth as the facial removes excess oil and dead skin cells through exfoliation. We all can agree that acne is the 'devil' so this scrub works overtime to keep the enemy at bay. And really, who doesn't want healthy, smooth, hydrated skin?

I try to do this facial scrub at least two times per week. I have combination acne prone skin, so taking care of my skin is an absolute priority in keeping my little acne enemies on lock down. And I must say, this scrub has worked wonders. Give it a try before you spend your money on chemical peels, commercial facial scrubs, etc. And many of the ingredients are right in your kitchen cabinet. Also, use it in the shower as a body scrub, your body will thank you for it.

The Results:


Where to buy: any health food store or local grocery. Farmer's market (be sure to buy 100% raw honey, or purchase from your local bee farmer.)

Happy Health

36 comments:

  1. Ok..I used this scrub the other night, and I must say, it is absolutely amazing! My skin felt soooo smooth. I followed your directions to a tea and I am loving the results. I have oily acne prone skin and I have become a skin care product junky, so it's nice to see that I can use something that's 100% natural and great for my skin..

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  2. I've been using a salt and olive oil srub from head to toe. My God, this thing destroyed bumps I got from shaving the nether region and works wonders for my skin. I'll give the honey scrub a good, it sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I’ve recently been introduced to raw honey and love this stuff. I take a tablespoon a day and use it in other things like lemonade. Plus, raw honey tastes SO MUCH BETTER than processed honey.

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  4. @ Sasha..glad you enjoyed it

    @ Mad about my fro..the salt and olive oil sounds great as well. Do you use sea salt, or what type of salt do you use? Oh yes, the honey and brown sugar is delicious!! I add a few drops of lemon to combat dark spots (hyperpigmentation)

    @ Raw Honey...I totally agree, I can't eat processed honey anymore...great stuff!

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  5. For hair I found that blending a mixture of organic honey, olive oil and castille soap makes your hair super soft and shiny. It's also a great conditioner, but be sure to rinse your hair thoroughly before leaving the house. An organic goats milk and honey bath is also a good way to achieve very soft moisturized skin.

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  6. @ Antropia..wow! Thank you so much for the tip, these sound amazing

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  7. WHAT COMBATS WHITE SCARS?

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  8. I will definitely be trying this out soon :o)! Sounds like its amazing....will keep you posted on results.

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  9. I normally just use brown sugar with coco butter from head to toe n it give my skin such a glow so I'm excited to try it with the raw honey.....

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  10. It seems to be doing wonders on pores as well, im so glad to have found your site !

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  11. I just tried the pure honey and brown sugar home remedy today and i LOVE it. It has my skin feeling soooo soft and looking so bright and clean. I will defiantly do this twice a week. My skin is very funny. It's sometimes really dry and sometimes really oily. Keeping my skin looking good is a priority so i love this remedy. Its much cheaper than spending lots of money on loads of facial products too which makes it a plus.

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  12. i usaully just use white sugar and honey as a scrub, but i'm soo excited to try brown sugar! i'm stoked what it will do for my skin, the white sugar has already made my pores dissapear and my scars fade a bit, and my skin tone more even! if white sugar can do that i wonder what the brown will do...:)

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  13. Yes!! The raw honey & brown sugar sounds like a great combo, however what is a good moisturizer for the African woman?

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    1. It's O'Mazing..I love using either my Natty Moist or plain ole Grapeseed oil as a moisturizer

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  14. You r too much Nique! i will surely try it. God bless u

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  15. I'll have to try this. I normally use an old remedy of my grandmother- powdered milk and honey. I have acne prone skin so maybe it will help during those breakouts. I just got my Natty shampoo pack TODAY!!! So I have a moisturizer... What do you use for a toner?

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    1. Greetings, Kiy..I use apple cider vinegar and green tea..check out my post titled' Tone up With a Natural Toner'..it has the recipe

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  16. i just tried the honey lemon and brown sugar!! and i love it!! :)

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  17. i love your hair in the photo at the top of the page.. how did u get that style?!

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  18. This is awesome and I found it in perfect time. I was researching how to better take care of my skin and ran across this blog. Can you tell me what you use to clean your face daily?

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  19. Wow I just finished using this and it works perfectly! My skin is so soft! Would lotion count as moisturizer??

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  20. Just finished using this recipe, I dont have any oils so I used a moisturizing lotion afterwards but WOW! I have never had such soft and smooth skin. I have oily, acne prone skin. After about 10 minutes using clean and clear facial scrub my face would be oily again. Its been over an hour since I have used this recipe and still soft and smooth not a hint of oil! Im going to live by this for a facial and body scrub!

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    1. I love it!!! Been suffering from acne for 22 years and finally found something that works...literally in tears...thank u!!!

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  21. I tried to use a white sugar and raw honey to make it and cover my face cause I don't have a brown sugar. When I wash it off. I feel fresh! Maybe it's def better for brown sugar. I will buy it later! I enjoy your blog and people's comment in here.

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  22. I have very oily skin and the price for acne products are very expensive. But, thankfully I did some research and came across this blog and I have to say I've been using this honey/sugar mask for almost a month and it has done such a good job with my acne!

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  23. what about for hair can u use the same recipe.

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  24. i have just start using honey and sugar as my scrub but i have a hyper-pigmentation on one side of my cheek it is not that dark it is now starting to show, all i want to ask if i use Honey and sugar on my face, will it disappear from my face?

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  27. Does it help with blackheads?

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  28. thanks for the info..been using this honey sugar combo daily and everyone is asking what am using on my skin..i got some worries though..my skin is evenly lighter..could it be the cause

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  29. I have a 12 year old and a 13 year old girl and they started having Acne problems but after having them to use this raw honey brown sugar scrub and then putting little bit of coconut oil in it they have showed big improvments on acne also their very pleased with it I found acne medcations was causing the problem to be worse and made it worse also after they get done doing this i have them to use a ice cube to their face just rub it on the face

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