DIY Microdermabrasion

Hello my beauties! So today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite beauty and skin secrets to achieving a radiant glow! It was probably a couple of years ago that I had looked into getting microdermabrasion for my face. I had heard a lot about its benefits and how it could make you feel as though you had brand new skin. For those of you who don’t know what microdermabrasion is, let me enlighten you! Microdermabrasion is a procedure that exfoliates and removes the superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells. AKA- Out with the old and in with the new! I had seen that so many celebrities would recommend having this done once a week for their glowy radiant skin and I was intrigued! I wanted glowy radiant skin too!!

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Now for those of you who are familiar, you probably also know how expensive having it done can be! At $150-$200 a pop, there was no way I would be able to afford that even a couple of times let alone as a weekly treatment. Which is why I ended up doing some research and eventually created my own version of microdermabrasion. I started experimenting with this, first with sand (which I do not recommend lol), second with facial brushes and natural sponges (too rough on my poor face!) and then finally found my golden “ahhh” product!

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Baking soda.

Baking soda is the PERFECT consistency and texture for creating your own microdermabrasion scrub and getting into all of those pores and little nooks and crannies. It’s not too soft, but not too rough either. So if you want baby soft skin. Give my super simple recipe a try and let me know what you think! <3

Baking Soda: 2 teaspoons

Coconut Oil: 1 teaspoon

(If you are allergic to coconut oil you can easily substitute for a different type of oil. However if your face is sensitive to oils- you can also substitute the oil for water instead. Three parts baking soda to one part water!)

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So basicaly it’s SUPER simple. I take two teaspoons of baking soda and mix it with one teaspoon of the oil or water if you prefer! Once it’s mixed into a paste like substance, I then begin rubbing and working it in all over my face. I avoid getting near my eye area to make sure I don’t get any of the paste into my eyes!

Continue scrubbing your face until you feel like you’ve sloughed away the dead skin everywhere. Focus on your trouble areas, if you have black heads or enlarged pores, this is going to be your new best friend! I usually get tired of scrubbing after a minute or two!

Now rinse with some nice cool water to help close up your pores- make sure to keep your eyes shut tight to avoid getting any product in them! I always pat my face dry rather than rub as well, rubbing your face can damage the elasticity in your skin and make you more prone to wrinkles!

Now simply enjoy the pure softness and luxuriousness of your new skin! How easy and awesome was that?! I recommend doing this no more than once a week, as it does really slough away skin!

Let me know if you guys loved this tip and how it worked for you! I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Until next time <3 XOXO

-Rachelle