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One thing I hear from a lot of you guys, particularly those of you with sensitive skin, is that you’re looking for beauty routines that incorporate natural, gentle ingredients — and so I have a great one for you!

For me, one of the best ways to get glowing, radiant skin is to use an exfoliating scrub.  Scrubs are key to keeping skin looking fresh and removing dead skin cells to look your best!  One of my personal favorites is the Simple Skincare Smoothing Facial Scrub — it’s amazing for making your skin brighter and more evenly textured.

In addition to Simple’s amazing facial scrub, there are some fun at-home concoctions you can whip up too.  Today I thought I’d share a DIY facial scrub that combines some powerhouse kitchen ingredients with Simple Skincare’s really fabulous (and affordable) sensitive skin moisturizer, for a beauty routine that will leave you glowing!

The key to exfoliation is using ingredients that will take off any lingering dead skin cells, but that won’t damage the rest of your skin.  The lip scrub that I use is too harsh for my face, so I swapped out sugar in the raw for oatmeal and baking soda as the exfoliants.  I used Simple Skincare Replenishing Rich Moisturizer to bind everything together, and to add an extra boost of hydration (12 hours of moisturization!) and nourishment for my skin.  (One of the major bonuses to using drugstore products — it doesn’t cost you $20 to mix a little of your moisturizer into a DIY beauty treatment!)

Follow up this mask with your regular facial skincare products, like Simple Skincare’s Soothing Facial Toner, which is incredibly gentle and leaves your skin clean and refreshed.  Add another layer of Simple Skincare Rich Replenishing Moisturizer, and let it sink in overnight.  In the morning, your skin will feel great!

DIY Oatmeal Scrub

INGREDIENTS
2 tbsp oatmeal
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp Simple Skincare Replenishing Rich Moisturizer

DIRECTIONS

Blend all ingredients together, and apply to face.  Leave on for ten minutes, then wash off.  Follow with toner and more moisturizer overnight. 


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Tags: beauty · This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Influencer in the Simple® Skincare Program. Visit www.facebook.com/SimpleSkincare to share your story on sensitive skin.



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  • 1 Sarah // Apr 6, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I just saw a commercial for Simple on TV (the first one I’d ever seen) and I thought of you and your blog, of course!

    Do you have any recommendations for Simple products that are good for acne-prone/ oily skin?

  • 2 katy // Apr 6, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Hey Sarah!  My absolute favorites are the face wash gel and the vital vitamin night cream, but I’m mostly concerned with dry skin and moisturization!  Simple actually has a skincare quiz that will recommend products based on specific concerns — you should try it! 

    http://www.simpleskincare.com/simple-skin-health-consultation/

  • 3 Jessica // May 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    I’ve been using a brightening cleanser from Apothederm http://apothederm.com/shop-products/brightening-acne/brightening-cleanser/ and it’s been working wonders on my skin. I love being able to get results at home!

  • 4 ronette // May 20, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    SIMPLE HAD GIVEN SAMPLSS OUT A WHILE AGO. IT WAS THE CLEANSING GEL. I LOVE FHIS LINE. IT WORKS ON MY SENSIFIVE SKIN AND THEY ADE AFFORDABLE. SWITCHING TO THIS BRAND.

  • 5 Brittany // Aug 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    This looks great! I was wondering though, can you make a larger amount of this and will it keep? Just so that every night I wouldn’t have to have all of these ingredients out to make the scrub. Great blog, and thanks for the help!

  • 6 Katy // Aug 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Hey Brittany!  You could definitely combine the dry ingredients ahead of time, but I think the whole thing is better in small batches — you want a little bit of the graininess of the oatmeal for exfoliation, which might get soggy if made really far in advance!

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