'Skin'Credible Week, Part 1: Clarisonic Review + DIY Scrubs

Monday, January 7, 2013

Craving beautiful new skin this year?? Look no further than.... Your kitchen! Yes, you heard me right. STOP spending money on store bought scrubs (that probably cost a fortune anyway) and take a lesson from nature with today's DIY facial scrub recipes! Are you excited? Will you commit to getting healthier skin this year with me? Let's begin!

Here are two of my 'favorite' facial scrubs that you can EASILY make at home in minutes.

Olive Oil & Sugar Scrub 

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil   
  • Granulated Sugar
  • *Optional: A few drops of essential oil (lavender, peppermint, or rose oil are great suggestions) 
Mix the sugar and oil together until you have a nice consistency and then add a few drops of the essential oil. *Note that you can make however much you'd like. There's no exact recipe, just whip up enough for a few treatments. As you can see from the pictures below, I didn't use any essential oil. I need to buy more! ;)
Oh yes- and make sure you only use 'extra virgin olive oil' and 'granulated' sugar.

Scrub applied all over my face. 
You won't believe how soft and silky your face will feel after using this scrub. I just did it this morning so I'm feeling super awesome! 

Baking Soda Scrub 
  • Baking Soda 
  • Water 
Mix small amounts of the baking soda and water together until you achieve a lumpy yet thoroughly mixed blend.

Seriously though- could this be any easier? You may chuckle at the simplicity of this little remedy but let me tell you- the results are divine! You can use this gentle scrub with a battery powered facial buffer or just rub some scrub all over the face, let it sit for 3 minutes, then wash off. After a month or so of use, you should notice smaller pores and an overall improvement in complexion. Cha ching! 

When you're finished with the scrubs you can store the leftovers in small Tupperware containers like these:

Clarisonic Mia Review 

Speaking of facial buffers... My sweet husband surprised me with a Clarisonic Mia this Christmas (it's even pink!!). I can't even begin to describe to you how much I love this thing. I've been using it daily since Christmas and my skin feels awesome! What makes the Clarisonic different from other facial scrubbers is that it works similar to an  Ultrasonic toothbrush. It vibrates at more than 300 times a second and really knocks out the dirt and build up in those pores- leaving skin feeling amazing. 

If you're looking into facial buffers but aren't ready to drop some $$ on a Clarisonic just yet, have no fear, there are other reasonable options that work great too and I'm going to share some with you, cool?

Olay Pro x Buffer System - $21.97 (Amazon) 

I hope you've enjoyed this first installment of 'Skin'Credible Week here at The Bee's Knees! If you haven't take the time to get connected to our social media outlets yet, take time to do that today. You won't regret it. There's always something going on here and I want YOU to be plugged in. :) 

Happy Monday everyone! I'll be back with you soon. 


  1. You have the prettiest skin already! I can't imagine it getting any better!

  2. Hi Melissa, It's me Momma using your sisters computer. :) I haven't commented in a while, and I have to say I LOVE this sugar and olive oil scrub!!! Oh my goodness, my face feels SO soft! Yep, had to try it out right away. :) Thanks for sharing such a great idea, and most women already have these items in their kitchen. :)

    1. Glad you liked it! I KNOW- it leaves the face feeling sooo smooth & luxurious.

  3. Melissa, I agree with Grams, you do have the prettiest skin! Great post! I'd think it would work great on hands too. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for the sweet compliment. :) I agree- this would make an 'excellent' hand scrub too. Or feet for that matter!

  4. My clarisonic broke :( I love the baking soda scrub. I make it myself sometime.

    1. Wow, what a sad day when then Clarisonic breaks!! Yikes.. I feel for you. :/ Hopefully you can get a replacement soon.

  5. Definitely wanting to try this scrub out!!
    xo TJ


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