Simple DIY Face and Body Care Routine
Hi hi hi!!
Hope your days have been well! I’ve been meaning to share this post with you for a couple months now; but to be super frank, I’ve subconsciously kept putting it off because I’ve felt daunted to type this out to you.
Wait. Whaaat? Bhumikaaaaa, your blogger alias is The WRITER Eats. You WRITE!
You see… I’ve gotten (never sure if this is an actual word) really used to typing down the pre recipe banter, and then caption posting on Instagram, that I felt intimidated.
Shamefully, it’s been a while hehe, but I am ready now'; as I think it’s about time I shared my simple do-it-yourself skin care routine!
Over a period of paying attention to what I usually do for my skin and what’s worked well; it all boils down to
a very simple routine that needs anywhere between 5 - 15 mins! Aaaannd it needs very simple and inexpensive tools and ingredients.
Let’s do it?
Let’s do it!
So, I believe in caring for my skin everyday, even if it’s just cleansing and moisturizing.
But I call this a weekly skincare routine, because I divide some rituals over due course of the week.
2x a week I exfoliate my face.
2x a week I exfoliate my body.
2-4x a week I use a jade roller while moisturizing my face.
This is of course, a part of my daily cleansing and moisturizing.
So what tools do I need?
A soft-ish bristled dry face brush
A dry body brush
A jade roller (doesn’t have to be expensive- I got mine for around $12 and it works just as well).
Face scrub (recipe below)
Body coffee scrub (recipe below)
Benefits of dry brushing:
Dry brushes are tools that help you exfoliate. So basically, exfoliating helps you swipe off your dead skin cells, can help break down unwanted toxins and renew your skin cells. It also helps unclog your pores, increases blood flow and stimulate your lymphatic system. Dry brushing can also help get rid of annoying in grown hairs and feel pretty relaxing over all.
Tip: Invest in a softer dry brush for your face compared to your body. The skin is a lot more different.
But if you do have troubled skin, please consult a professional before purchasing one.
Benefits of using a jade roller:
Jade rolling is an ancient beauty tool, basically used to massage your face. I think it’s beneficial especially
if you don’t get facials and clean ups regularly. The benefits are very similar to dry brushing- except you don’t brush it, you just press and roll is on your face. It stimulates skin renewal, can be detoxifying, increases blood flow and feels rejuvenating and stress relieving.
PS- I also used it to help slightly unblock my sinuses when I had a head cold.
Tip: I don’t think the one I have is actual jade, but if you’re particular about getting actual gem stones and crystals for your face with added benefits, do so. However, mine is an inexpensive roller and has worked well for me.
How to go about this routine?
It’s SUPER SIMPLE!
Body (during the week).
One of the days in the week, dry brush your face and body before a shower.
While taking a warm shower, rinse off all the dead skin cells and such.
After showering, pat dry your skin and moisturize your body.
Face (during the week).
Make sure your face is dry.
Apply a rose mist toner.
Apply a face oil blend ( I use a face oil blend or a zinc based oil/cream that has jojoba, coconut oil and a few more ingredients in it).
If it’s colder and dryer weather, I seal that with some moisturizer that I roll on with a jade roller. But you can skip this step if it doesn’t work for you.
Tip: If moisturizing before heading out or in the mornings during the week, definitely keep a shorter routine- rinsing, toning, moisturizing (double moisturizing depending on the weather).
During your shower session, stop running shower at any point and then gently scrub and massage my homemade face scrub on your face and lips.
Also scrub my homemade coffee body scrub over your body. Work in circular motions from feet up (upwards). For back, do it in downward motions).
Rinse off all the dead skin cells and such.
After showering, pat dry your skin and moisturize your body. Your skin will already be so soft and amazing at this point so yaay!
I apply a rose mist toner.
Apply a face oil blend or a zinc based oil/cream that has jojoba, coconut oil and a few more ingredients in it.
If it’s colder and dryer weather, I seal that with some moisturizer that I roll on with a jade roller.
Tip: If I’m moisturizing before heading out or in the mornings during the week, I keep a shorter routine like rinsing, toning, moisturizing (double moisturizing depending on the weather).
Coffee Body Scrub:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coffee grounds
1/2 cup oil - I used jojoba as it’s
15-20 drops of frankincense and or geranium (a mix of it together)
5 - 6 drops grapefruit ( added for fragrance)
Oat Honey Gentle Exfoliating mask:
10 tbsp oats, ground
10 tbsp raw manuka honey
10 tbsp brown sugar
10 tbsp jojoba oil (carrier oil)
Benefits of ingredients:
Oatmeal: High in antioxidant properties, and soothing for the skin- especially itchy, eczezma prone skin. It is also very moisturizing combined with other ingredients like in my face scrub.
Honey: is a natural antibacterial and can help with acne, scars and is great as a moisturizer for skin. It’s also an antioxidant, and it also helps unclog pores.
Brown sugar: Works mainly as a scrubbing agent.
Oils: I used a base oil for my scrubs- which was jojoba. It’s suitable for all skin types and actually helps balance out your skin’s moisture levels. It is also anti-inflammatory, contains Vitamin E which is great for health hair, skin and nails.
Other oils like geranium and frankincense are good, as geranium has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It also helps with dry skin.
Frankincense anti-inflammatory properties may also help your gut function properly, is an astringent, stress reliever and can help your skin heal faster.
Coffee: Full of antioxidants and skin rejuvenating properties, coffee grounds are such a great way to exfoliate. They also smell incredible and work amazing on your skin.
PS- You can use different oils and your choice of carrier oils (like jojoba) that best suit your skin.
For me, jojoba works very well, and I use the rest as mentioned above. Some good carrier oils I’ve read are olive oil, grapeseed, rosehip and primrose.
See!! That wasn’t so bad was it??
While in steps, this may look long and drawn out, but really; it boils down to adding just 5 - 10 min to your skincare routine.
I know you’re going to love this as this has worked incredibly well for my skin. If you want to see how quick and easy it is, check out my Instagram Stories and especially my highlight “Self Care”.
Happy skin loving! <3