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    I know it's not hair, but hoping you can help anyway. I'd like to make a facial scrub, but not sure if sugar or salt would be best to use. ANy suggestions?

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    Hi there -I found for me that sea salt worked well for the body, including face.

    Sugar went well for scalp scrubbing and rinsed out easily.

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    I use sugar.

    Salt burns me sometimes

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    I prefer sugar. Salt had a drying effect on me. I have heard that Dead Sea Salt is great. Never tried it though.

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    i'd probably use something more gentle for a facial scrub - ground oats, baking soda, almond meal, etc.

    but of the two, i'd choose sugar & grind it in a coffee grinder or blender first to make the grains smaller.

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    Thanks ladies, I tried both and think it will be the sugar, I'll try blending to make the granules smaller, thanks again

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    Okay this I can help with...

    My sister and I use a facial scrub that consists of a non-fragrant facial lotion and fine corn meal. The lotion we use is Nature's Gate Herbal Moisterizing Lotion from Whole Foods Market.

    Simply wet you face with warm water.
    2 pumps of lotion
    Dip fingers in cornmeal
    Massage together
    Gently massage face
    Rinse
    Pat dry with a face only cloth...

    My face feels smooth and looks vibrant.
    Hope you enjoy it.

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    Okay this I can help with...

    My sister and I use a facial scrub that consists of a non-fragrant facial lotion and fine corn meal. The lotion we use is Nature's Gate Herbal Moisterizing Lotion from Whole Foods Market.

    Simply wet you face with warm water.
    2 pumps of lotion
    Dip fingers in cornmeal
    Massage together
    Gently massage face
    Rinse
    Pat dry with a face only cloth...

    My face feels smooth and looks vibrant.
    Hope you enjoy it.

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    I've read of people using ground aduki beans...I find both sugar and salt tooo hard/harsh..leave me feeling sore.

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    I use fine granulated corn meal and Nature's Gate Herbal Moisterizing Lotion to exfoliate... Ul Luv it, ul luv it, ul luv it

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    I vote for sugar for the face. I've used salt for other parts of my body and for my scalp.

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    I've used:
    - a small tub of double cream whipped and mixed with strawberry seed or poppy seeds. Leaves my skin soft like a rose petal
    (milk has lactic acid in it which is a very gentle exfoliator)

    - sugar & double cream whipped (not so gentle exfoliator)

    - runny honey & milk (softens tight skin)

    - aspirin, milk, honey, coconut powder (great for acne)

    - shredded coconut & whipped double cream (the coconut softens a little in the whipped cream and also doubles as a moisturiser)

    - icing sugar & milk & honey (gentle exfoliator but the honey does tighten pores)

    - icing sugar & shea oil

    - ground adzuki beans mixed with shea oil (great in winter)


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    The way I see it is you have to try loads to see what does what and when to use it.

    For Me - the only consistantly beautiful characteristic about my skin is my skin colour. My skin texture changes from day to day, in all types of climates & environments and I have to take care of my skin in all different eventualities that's why I try different things out as and when I need to.

    Some people have "perfect" skin - no blemishes, spots, greasiness, dryness just all-round-all-weather good skin.
    Not me.

    HTH

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    sorry i triple posted....

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