Microdermabrasion works in much the same way that a facial peel does, by sloughing off the top layer of skin to rejuvenate tired skin. Skip the spa prices and DIY with all natural ingredients.
Is your skin looking a little dull lately? But you don't want to fork out the money for a professional microdermabrasion treatment…
Then you're in luck!
Today I'm sharing a super easy DIY Microdermabrasion Scrub that is going to rock your world!
You know I don't like complicated, so you're only going to need 3 ingredients for this recipe.
Why Do a DIY Microdermabrasion Treatment
Microdermabrasion works in much the same way that a facial peel does, by sloughing off the top layer of skin to rejuvenate tired skin. Spas and dermatologists can charge upwards of $100 for just one microdermabrasion treatment.
Conventional treatments rely on silica and aluminum oxides to exfoliate the skin, but these may not be the safest option.
Microdermabrasion also stimulates skin cells to regenerate more quickly to reduce the signs of aging.
DIY Microdermabrasion Ingredients
Unlike a facial scrub that typically relies on salt or sugar, microdermabrasion is done with much finer particles and for a longer period of time.
When doing a microdermabrasion treatment at home, a variety of powders can be used for the base including:
All of these are good options. Just make sure that the powder is very fine, preferably like the consistency of baking soda.
How Often Should You Do A Microdermabrasion Treatment
Microdermabrasion can be done once a month, up to once a week. Just pay attention to how your skin is responding to the treatment.
- 1 T and 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 T hydrosol or herbal tea (rose, lavender, and chamomile are all good options)
- 2 drops lavender essential oil
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Use the fingers to apply to the skin for 5-8 minutes.
- Rinse the mixture off with warm water. A washcloth may be necessary to get all of the powder off.
- Follow this up with a moisturizer or hydrosol.
- Skip the toner, since skin will be more sensitive after a peel.
- Avoid lots of sunlight for a day or two as well.