“Spring-time exfoliation is a key step in unclogging the pores and priming your skin for that summer glow,” said Ole. Another benefit to exfoliating is that it speeds up the skin’s renewal process, also known as the skin cell turn-over rate.
Physical exfoliation is great for all skin types with the exception of skin that is actively breaking out. So, if you’re concerned with wrinkle prevention, wrinkle revenge, or even if you just have this craving for silky-soft skin, then grab a pen and paper and jot down this recipe from Ole!
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
¼ cup of Brown Sugar
1 small Teaspoon of Plain Yogurt
2 Tablespoons of Sesame Oil
Mix all of the measured ingredients together into a smooth paste and store in the refrigerator in between uses. This scrub can be used either in the morning or the evening on clean skin. Massage on the face and neck in a circular motion. Rinse with water and follow with your favorite skin tonic and creme. Ole suggests that you exfoliate 3 times per week.
This at-home remedy is great for deep cleansing, pore tightening, exfoliating and retexturizing. Let me break down how this scrub delivers results: Sugar not only has superb exfoliant properties, but it also contains natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) which help to dislodge dead skin cells and refine the skin’s texture. Plain yogurt contains Lactic Acid which aids in cell renewing/whitening and brightening. The final ingredient, sesame oil is both nourishing and soothing, while also allowing the scrub to slip across the face and neck in a gentle and effortless manner.
If you’re someone who is in the middle of an active break-out, but still want the benefits of exfoliating, try our blue/blackberry enzyme mask!
Take a look at Ole’s segement on A View From The Bay in San Francisco where he shares his Complexion Scrub recipe live!
Have fun in the kitchen, enjoy the results and let us know if you have any questions!