9.25.2012

Pinterest Challenge - Day 25 - Mini Facial

Day 25 Pinspiration - Click here for a link to my pin & here

Gotta give credit where credit is due - this pin came from Making This Home & Our Best Bite.

My Version - Mini Facial

I am 30 years old but sometimes I have the face of a teenager.  My complexion has never been perfect but lately it's been worse than normal.  Not sure if it's the sweat while working out, hormones or face washing regiment (or lack there of).  I should explain that...I do wash my face at morning and night but I don't normally wash my makeup off before a run and don't immediately come home and wash my face as soon as the workouts over.

Ewww!  Look at all those bumps and pimples...just gross!

So I am going to try and remember to wash my face before and after workouts and I'm going to start exfoliating at least once a week.  I found both these scrubs on Pinterest and couldn't decide between them so I decided to combine them instead.

Here is what you need:

3 teaspoons oats
1 teaspoon warm water
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons sugar (I used granulated but raw would probably work better)
1 teaspoon olive oil
drop of vanilla extract


You mix everything together until you get a nice pasty consistency.


I washed my face first to get all the grime off, then applied in a circular motion for 2 minutes.



The mixture got a little sticky and I look like I just took a bath in breakfast...BUT after I washed off the goo it made my face as smooth as a baby's bottom.  Beware - the oatmeal goes everywhere...my sink and counter was a mess afterward.



Awww!  Refreshing!  It didn't get rid of all the pimples but I'm hoping with the new regiment and doing it once a week that it will all clear up.  

Also, I had a little extra left over and used it on my arms, chest and neck and they are SUPER soft now too. Don't forget to moisturize afterward!  

Hope you ladies try it and give yourself a little pampering too!

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8 comments:

  1. Awe your sooo cute! I'm glad i got a chance to stop by your blog today. 20th follower!!!

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  2. Also my skin gets really bad {god I miss birth control magic for my skin} so I must try this!

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  3. I am going to HAVE to try this - looks interesting and soft skin is a huge plus.

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  4. Thanks for posting this. I'll be trying this soon!

    Newest follower!

    xo
    SEL
    growinglaughingandlovinginlife.blogspot.com

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  5. My girls and I try these all the time. For a good laugh have you ever seen the blog pintester? its all about her pinterest fails. It helps me feel better when mine do at least but you are rocking them!

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  6. I'm going to have to try this! And "looks like I took a bath in breakfast" made me laugh!

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  7. I am too scared to try and at home facial! I have sensitve skin and I dont want to break out!

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