I wish I had time for a super-great facial. I always choose massage and exercise as my go-to indulgences. So, I came up with my own DIY version that can be really easily customized to fit your skin care needs and time constraints. I call it the “Cleansing Scrub.”
Some women favor chemical exfoliants like glycolic and salicylic acid, which work fine. Personally, I like to use a manual exfoliant, though I don’t love exfoliating beads as they’re not great for the environment. Buffing Grains—made from Japanese Adzuki beans—are natural and super-gentle, but leave your skin soft, smooth and glowing. I like to mix Buffing Grains in with Extra Bright Advanced Foaming Cleanser for a really luxurious exfoliant. It’s great because the Buffing Grains allow you to turn any daily cleanser into an exfoliator—I find that when I buy a separate exfoliating cleanser, I’m tempted to over use it. But making my own combination makes exfoliating feel like a special, twice a week spa treatment.
What weekly rituals make you feel pampered?