After a microdermabrasion treatment, your skin feels so soft and smooth, but a week or so later, it starts to look dull and dingy again. With these homemade scrubs, which are made with all natural ingredients, you can keep your skin looking fresh and soft between microdermabrasion appointments. Simply use your scrub of choice every 2 to 3 days. It will gently exfoliate, leaving you looking radiant.

Chilly Mint Sugar Scrub

This scrub is ideal for those who prefer a finer, gentle exfoliant. It gives your face a chilly sensation, leaving you feeling awake and refreshed without being too rough on your skin. You'll need:

  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil

Place the ingredients in a mixing bowl, and use a spatula to stir them together. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature; its texture is similar to that of shortening. Thus, you'll have to do some serious stirring to create a uniform mixture. When your mixture is smooth and even, transfer it to a glass jar for safekeeping.

The coconut oil in this recipe makes it even better for your skin. It is high in vitamin E and various proteins that can help your skin look younger and softer.

Citrus Sand Scrub

If you like a rougher, tougher exfoliant, try this recipe. It's made with soft, natural sand, which gives you a little more scrubbing power than sugar. You'll need:

  • 1/4 cup clean, natural sand from a health and beauty store
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 drops orange essential oil
  • 1 drop lemon essential oil

Using part olive oil in this recipe makes it easier to blend together, since the sand is tougher to combine with the coconut oil than sugar. Place the ingredients in a bowl, and use a spatula to stir them together. Transfer the mixture to a glass jar for storage.

To use either of these scrubs, simply use a spoon or wooden spatula to scoop about a teaspoon of scrub into you hand. Avoid dipping your fingers directly into the jar, since this will introduce bacteria to your scrub. Then, apply the scrub to a moist face, and use your fingers to scrub it around in a circular motion. Rinse your face with clear water, and then admire your beautiful reflection.

Keep one of these scrubs on hand, and you won't find yourself counting the days until your next microdermabrasion appointment so nervously. They're fun to make, good for your skin, and easy to use.

For more information, contact Babich Skin Care Center or a similar location.