Skin Care Tip of the Week *DIY sweet orange facial exfoliant*

Monday, May 21, 2012

When I was working full time as an esthetician my main focus and specialty was corrective treatments. Most of my clients were coming to me because they were experiencing issues with acne, rosacea and pigmentation problems. I did not put a ton of focus on "fluffy" treatments and facials. This skincare series has really let me be creative and exercise that relaxing and rejuvenating side of skin esthetics a little more...which is so much fun!

This week I am sharing a DIY facial exfoliant that not only smells delicious but makes your skin silky smooth. This exfoliant uses dried orange peel, which is energizing and helps revitalize tired dull skin and fine yellow cornmeal, which is a really gentle and can be used on all skin types.


What you will need:
  • Orange peel. I buy mine at my local bulk health food store. If you have a local heath food store that carries products in bulk, check there first. You can also order it here.
  • Fine yellow cornmeal

Directions:

  1. Mix equal parts orange peel and yellow corn meal into an airtight container.
  2. When you are ready to use your exfoliant, take out about a teaspoon.
  3. Mix it with your favorite facial cleaner and a little water a gently scrub your face using a circular motion and avoiding the eye area.
  4. Remove with warm water.

I made a little batch of this for my own personal use and keep it on my bathroom counter. I use it a few times a week and I just love the way my skin feels after. This is gentle enough where you could use it daily if you like.

If you are interested in other natural facial exfoliants, I also recommend checking out this one.

18 comments:

Stephanie McCall said...

I bet it smells delicious too! I'll have to give this a shot!

Lindsay said...

Yes, I bet it smells heavenly! Thanks for the recipe, friend!

Briana said...

Awesome! I will try it. I'm sure you've already talked about it, but what is your favorite facial cleanser?

XO.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Sounds refreshing & I like that it only requires two ingrediants!

Alexa said...

Oooh love that it has the orange scent. Citrus always feeling super clean too.

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much for sharing! That looks really easy to mix and use. I really enjoy your tips. I struggle with dark age spots on my face from too much sun when I was younger. If you have any tips to share about how to control/help that, I would love to read it! Hope you and your bebe are doing well!

Kate Elizabeth said...

I can be quite sensitive to citrus fruits, but I'd love to try this. Is there anything you'd recommend I can replace the orange peel with?

Love these little skin care tips! :)

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Kate- I would actually recommend just skipping out on this treatment if you are sensitive to citrus. You might want to give the other diy scrub that I mentioned in the post a try though :)

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Briana- I love Colloidal Silver soap (best stuff ever) and Boscia's Purifying Cleansing Gel.

Katie said...

Love your skin care tips of the week!
XOXO,KT
TheSouthernBeautyNerd

Stephanie @ SKWestDesigns said...

Love this skin care recipe. Will have to try it this summer. Thanks for sharing.

http://skwestdesigns.blogspot.com/

breyes1990 said...

Hey Lindsey. Was wondering what other DIY skin care recipes you have for red/brown acne scars. If you know of any good ones would love to know about them. Thanks a bunch! :)

Tonia L said...

Another great recipe! I love the smell of citrus especially in the morning so this would be great!

enjoynthisorganiclife said...

Is the orange peel the same as the dried orange I'd get in the bulk herbs? Can't wait to try it out!

Welcome said...

ooo! i love this

PinkCashmere1980 said...

I tried this and I love it! Thanks so much. I have combination skin and it's sensitive as well.. I have acneic skin, can you recommend a moisturizer... I currently use coconut oil and aloe vera gel. Please post about turmeric mask... I tried this and it was good also.

PinkCashmere1980 said...

Sorry, I forgot to ask you about lightening acne scars. Suggestions? Recommendations?

crobutka3@aol.com said...

For the orange peel, if I was just to save the peels from my oranges, let them dry, then grind them up...would that work just as well?

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