Friday, June 19, 2009


Such a weird title for a post, I know.....

But it hooked ya, didn't it??

I bet you're just wondering what I'm going to say, huh?

Here it is:

Lately I've been needing some skin care items. I have really dry, dull skin, and I also have sensitive skin too. I have to be careful what I put on my face. I've used some fantastic organic products in the past, but right now, I can't afford any of them. My poor face has been suffering for lack of care too!

I'd been looking at some of the products I used to use, and something within me just couldn't pay those prices.

See, I've gone all frugal and stuff......well, maybe not exactly frugal cause I don't make my own toilet paper and I don't make spaghetti out of tree bark, so let's say I'm trying to go thrifty, being inspired by Gayle's super way of cutting her grocery budget. I'm trying people, I'm trying!

So I got to thinking about my face and started searching the 'net for homemade facial stuff, and I came across lots and lots of recipes that you throw together at home, and on a super tight budget too! Most of the stuff you already have in your pantries!

One thing that I've tried before is yogurt for my face (thus the title of this post! I'm getting to it!!). I've put plain yogurt right plop on my face before and it feels soooo goood! It's super cooling and refreshing on a hot day, and the good bacteria in it just kill all of that dead skin that so dulls my face! I love it! But I needed a bit more scrubbing action, so I decided to make up my own scrub, and ladies, get excited, cause I'm gonna give ya'll the recipe right here! I know, calm down out there!!! Here it is:

Leanne's Sugar and Yogurt Face Scrub:

3 TBSP plain yogurt (I love Nancy's brand)
1 TBSP sugar (I use Turbinado Sugar, and it's perfect for this cause it's kinda rough!)

Just mix those two ingredients really gently together in a small bowl. Now, you don't want to go all hog wild on the mixing, cause you want the sugar to stay, well, sugar-y so it can do its work on your face. Put your hair up in a ponytail and your bangs back in a headband, cause you don't want to get this mixture in your hair, believe me, it makes your hair all sticky! So you just put this on your face, with a little scrubbing motion so the sugar can get all the dry skin, and then you lay back for about 10 minutes. Close your eyes and think about islands, the ocean, and a tall, cool drink in your hand...or whatever makes your eyelashes stand on end. After 10 minutes, rinse off the concoction with warm water. Your skin should feel soft as the proverbial "baby's behind"!

I love this stuff, and because I have really dull, really dry skin, I use this about three times a week. I keep in it my fridge in a little bowl and I use it when I *remember to* wash my face in the mornings (maybe if I had a fridge in my bathroom I'd remember to wash my face more often!!!). I actually follow this with a bit of extra virgin organic coconut oil as my moisturizer, but that's another post for another day!!

So there you have it! Cheap stuff for your face.

Use it! Then tell me what you think! This mixture will NOT harm your skin or cause you to break out, and you will not smell like a smoothie either! There is no fine print for you to read and your credit doesn't have to be approved before you use it either! you don't have to take out a loan for the ingredients, and you don't have to worry about looking like an alien from the outer limits when you use it.

Go therefore and wash thy face!


Christine said...

Hmmmm.... sounds interesting. :) It does sound pretty refreshing. I have a problem with slightly oily skin. I don't use super expensive products so I think I'll stick to what I do. I'm not big on change when it comes to my skin cleansing regimen. Since you keep this in your fridge, has anyone accidentally tried to eat it? :)

Leingang Family said...

I'm going to have to try that! I have one I love with whipping cream and lemon. I used the exact same baby's butt analogy! LOL

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

I'm hungry now. And it's all your fault.


Duckygirl said...

Interesting! So do you make your own yogurt for this like Gayle does then to make it super frugal?


Leanne said...


I do not make my own yogurt for this. I just buy Nancy's at Fred Meyer, but you can use any brand or kind you want!

Renata said...

Sounds great!! I'll have to have a go. I don't like using a lot of chemicals on my skin, so this sounds just perfect!!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Hope you had a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY Leannie-Loo!!! Love you!