In my last post, I mentioned that I will share one of my go to winter exfoliants. I actually have several because I love to make them; but I chose this one because its easy to make and one of my favorites.
This month, like every winter, there is much chatter online about winter beauty regimes. If you live in a constant warm climate you are one of the lucky ones! the rest of us have to deal with changing our beauty regime between hot to cold months. this facial exfoliant contains coconut oil, which is light enough to not clog your pores, while being heavy enough to moisturize through winter.
All you need to make this is 2 aspirin pills, and a heaping tablespoon of coconut oil. Aspirin is an ideal at-home exfoliant because the main ingredient is salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is used for both cosmetic as well as medicinal uses. In the cosmetic realm, salicylic acid is works by coaxing the epidermis to shed skin cells properly, it is also used to treat blemishes and acne. Coconut oil is loaded with Vitamin E and fatty acids and is an amazing moisturizer for cracked winter skin. This makes Coconut oil very ideal for a warm winter massage!
Crush your aspirin either between a napkin and smashing with a rolling-pin, or in a mortar and pestle. Once the aspirin is a fine powder, stir in your coconut oil and put the mixture over a double burner to warm it. (Some of the aspirin will dissolve while mixing)
Let the mixture cool until it is WARM TO THE TOUCH, remember you are going to massage this into your skin, so you do not want it to be too hot. You can test a sample on your wrist to make sure it is a comfortable temperature.
Then, massage into your face over the sink for one minute. Rinse face with warm water, and with a damp cloth remove excess oil.
Drink a tall glass of water to hydrate your skin from the inside and that’s it!