I hate adult acne. It’s like the freaking worst. Having to deal with wrinkles AND acne at the same time just isn’t cool AT ALL. Come on hormones get it together here! Are we young or old? But I’ve found that I have a pretty good success rate using tea tree oil in my facial regime to keep most of the acne away.
That is to say I can’t seem to keep it all away and some of it is straight up crazy hormones and some of it is crazy stress. I guess I should call it crazy acne rather than adult acne :) But the thing is even if I do get a zit here or there if I use my tea tree oil goodness AND I can keep myself from messing with it that sucker is a goner in no time flat and leaves without a trace. Now because when I’m stressed I mess with my face, like, constantly I’m at such a disadvantage to leave them alone but I try!
About a week ago I busted out some face scrub and guess what? Break out city, man. My chin is finally getting back to normal but dang if it wasn’t awful. I just wasn’t thinking. Right now with work and stress and life in general I need to be more careful than that.
So when my face felt all icky and in terrible need of a good sloughing I decided to make up some of my own coconut acne scrub so I can get my exfolation on without waking up to break out city. In the end, I LOVE this stuff and it leaves my face feeling fresh and smooth!
For this project you will need:
- Coconut sugar
- Raw sugar
- Coconut oil — looking at my Amazon purchase history I go through one of these a year :)
- Tea tree oil
Now I haven’t done set measurements so I’ll do the eyeball thing. This is mostly a texture kind of a thing so work towards the texture you like the best.
I used approximately 3 teaspoons of coconut oil to 1/4 cup of coconut sugar and mixed well. Add 30-40 drops of tea tree oil.
But not before Mar shoved her face in and had a taste. I sweat that cat has the craziest sweet tooth and I just can’t keep anything around her for long!
Add about 1/4 cup of raw sugar (it has a nice, chunky consistency) and stir well.
I prefer a fairly loose scrub so mine isn’t too greasy.
If pinched a ball of it easily holds together and that’s the perfect consistency for me, but work for the perfect consistency for you!
Place in a jar or other fairly air tight container and keep in a cool, dry place. The end!