Can I make a scrub for myself in the kitchen?

Hi Dr. Irwin, I recently read that sugar mixed in olive oil can be used as a mechanical scrub on the face. Is this true? Thanks for all your help.

Yes – it actually works but don’t keep it around.  Use it within an hour or two of when you mix it so it doesn’t become contaminated with bacteria.  You can do the same thing with salt and play with different salts to see which texture you like best.  Don’t make something too rough.  And, again use it up right away! Here is a good recipe for a homemade facial scrub!  Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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