I am back with a Sunday Pampering post. Sorry to have kept you guys waiting for a few weeks for Sunday Pamperings, but now I'm back with full swing with a lot of new stuff.
Today I want to share with you all a scrub-cum-mask I made for myself yesterday. There are just two ingredients needed for this recipe- fresh aloe vera pulp and a tablespoon of sugar.
I used fresh aloe vera pulp, since we have a lot of Aloe Vera plants on our terrace. Aloe Vera has a lot of beneficial effects on health and skin. It nourishes the skin, keeps oil at bay, helps clear out the skin, cools the skin, etc.
And to save time at scrubbing, I added a tablespoon full of sugar granules to the mask. I love using brown sugar for masks, but it wasn't available at home today, so I went ahead with the regular sugar.
Anyhow, so the steps are no rocket science.
1. gather the ingredients- A 2-3 inch section of aloe vera leaf, a tablespoon ful of sugar granules, and a bowl, knife and fork.
2. Take sugar in a bowl
3. Dissect the aloe vera leaf, and scoop out the pulp carefully using a 'clean' knife
4. Mix the above ingredients using a fork, till the sugar somewhat dissolves (not completely, else it won't remain a scrub) and you get some froth in the bowl.
(PS: I know the final product looks kinda weird, but trust me, it works!)
Apply to cleansed face using circular motions. Feel the mild scrubbing action of the sugar granules. After 2 minutes of scrubbing, leave the product on the face as it is for another 10 minutes. Wash off with plain water.
1. If you cannot stand the 'stench' of fresh aloe vera pulp (I know it smells disgusting!), spray some rose water into the pack before applying it to the face. If you add too much rose water, you may need to add some more sugar.
2. If you like smaller scrubbing particles in your scrubs, replace sugar with salt. Just make sure you first beat the aloe vera pulp with a fork to get a paste. Add salt just before applying the aloe vera to the face.