Almond Milk Facial Scrub

Create your own facial scrub with almond meal & milk powder

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Bob's Red Mill Almond Meal. Pricegrabber

This facial scrub is made up solely of dried ingredients, so you can make up a large batch and keep it for a good long while or give it as gifts.

Milk is a lactic acid and works to remove dead skin cells while the almond meal softens skin. The clay is well known to be a fantastic facial mask. You may see recipes for scrubs calling for almonds ground up, but I would never recommend that for a scrub.

Almonds -- even finely ground -- can tear at skin. Your best bet is almond meal.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of almond meal, finely ground
  • 1/2 cup bentonite clay for skin (I like Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay)
  • 2 tbsp whole milk powder, preferably organic

Recipe

Put all the ingredients in a glass jar with a top and shake it vigorously until it's completely mixed.

Keep in mind it may be hard to find milk powder that's both organic and whole milk, unless you buy it online. Don't worry, even if it isn't organic or it's lowfat, it will still work.

To Use

Place a spoonful of the mix in your hand and create a paste with a few drops of lukewarm water (you can also use sweet almond oil or coconut oil). Apply in a circular motion to face and neck. Let paste dry.

Rinse with a warm washcloth and pat skin dry.

Apply moisturizer to cleansed, scrubbed skin.

The Benefits of Exfoliation

Use this scrub once or twice a week to keep your skin in tip-top shape.

It's important year-round to exfoliate both your face and your body, but I find in winter it's even more important.

Get more tips on exfoliating in How to Exfoliate: Best Exfoliating Tips for the Face & Body.

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