Question: What are the top organic facial scrubs?
Answer: There’s nothing better than coming home after a long day and scrubbing your face with your favorite face wash, freeing your pores from makeup and dirt. Did you know that some of your favorite facial scrubs are bad for our water supply? The microbeads used to exfoliate our skin and clear up our pores are getting stuck in our water supply, causing damage to the environment.
In an attempt to save face and preserve our precious water sources, consider switching to a more natural exfoliant. Many of these scrubs can be found at your local drugstore, so you won’t have to spend a fortune on fancy scrubs you can’t pronounce. Here are a few options for the skin/environmentally- conscious beauty guru:
First on the list? Burt’s Bees Citrus Facial Scrub ($10, Amazon). Made with 99.9% organic materials, this exfoliant uses orange oil and grapefruit seed extract to remove dirt. Ground pecans and oats exfoliate while sweet almond oil smooths the skin. These natural ingredients will make you feel radiant and smell absolutely amazing.
Another great organic scrub comes from Nature by Canus. Their all-natural hydrating facial scrub is the perfect exfoliant for dry skin—it gently scrubs away dead cells and dirt while hydrating your skin, aka you won’t have to worry about any dry, flaky patches after scrubbing. Made with special blend of hypoallergenic oils from acai, goats milk, jojoba, and castor beans, this soothing scrub is gentle on sensitive skin and keeps your face baby smooth for up to 24 hours.
Queen Helene Refreshing Mint Julep Natural Face Scrub combines the best of both the previously mentioned scrubs and contains amazing fragrance with gentle cleansing and, of course, organic ingredients. This scrub cleanses and exfoliates, leaving your skin feeling and looking minty fresh!
While each of these scrubs will do wonders for your skin, nothing is more natural than homemade exfoliants. Many of these ingredients can be found in your kitchen cabinet and will make you feel wonderful. Salt and sugar are two excellent exfoliants that work amazingly for any skin type. Sensitive skin? Vouch for soft brown sugar. If you have non-sensitive skin, go for the salt. It’ll help rid the skin of blackheads or any other impurities. Mix the sugar or salt with olive oil to help soothe dry skin, or safflower oil to relieve red or irritated areas.
Now that you’re well versed in organic facial cleansers, the environment no longer has to suffer! Did your favorite scrub make the list? If not, let me know in the comments!