When I travel, I try to keep the products to a minimum, believe it or not. I can make so many of my skin care items, like this DIY Travel Exfoliant. What I like about this recipe is that I can easily adjust it to my needs--it's so versatile. I love having something to exfoliate my skin gently, to remove the grit and the grime from the city and/or climate I'm in. Plus, it's powder, meaning no more leaky, busted, or bulky items. This isn't just for travel as it works well at home, too.
pocket salt/pepper shaker (99 cents at the Container Store) to keep mine in. I add the wet ingredients when I am ready to use.
- starch--I used corn here, but other faves are rice (you can buy or make your own) or tapioca. I use a handful, like the top picture.
- oil--Vitamin E I like for moisture, as well as removing makeup. I just squeeze open a capsule and add it in. Coconut oil is a fave too. I like adding coconut powder. For more of an exfoliate, I like a citrus oil, like essential oils of lemon, orange, or grapefruit. I would suggest diluting those before applying to skin.
- Speaking of exfoliants, a pinch of citric acid (avoid if sensitive skin) or drops of vitamin C serum is wonderful. Sometimes, I'll crush an uncoated aspirin, as it has salicylic acid (if pregnant, please avoid just in case). For more of a scrub, add some baking soda.
- Add oil(s), etc, add some water to make a paste and rub onto skin. Milk will work as well. Use a wet wash cloth to remove the paste. Follow with your favorite skin care moisturizer or regiment.
- Please test on a small area before applying to face. Be sure to use sunscreen.
- Speaking of travel, I'm completely smitten with the Great British Bake Off tv show. I'm no baker, but I LOVE this show. And I'm pretty much an Anglophile. I've watched all the eps I can find online. Have you seen this show?