How to Make a Cucumber & Sugar Facial Scrub

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Getting a facial is a relaxing way to give your skin a treat, but the indulgence can cost a fortune at some fancy salons. Thankfully, you don't need to break the bank to show your face some love. Instead, save a few bucks by making your own cucumber and sugar facial scrub. You'll also avoid artificial ingredients by using all-natural food products in your blend. The cucumber soothes and cools your face, while the sugar gently exfoliates your skin, giving it a healthy glow.

Step 1

Chop a cucumber into small chunks with a knife. Put the cucumber pieces into a food processor and blend until a smooth puree forms. If desired, add 2 tablespoons of fresh mint leaves or a few small pieces of melon to the processor. Blend until all ingredients are fully combined.

Step 2

Pour 2 1/2 cups of granulated white sugar, cane sugar or brown sugar into a bowl.

Step 3

Drizzle 4 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil over the sugar. If you don't like or have olive oil, you can use any other kind. Try sesame, almond or safflower oil.

Step 4

Stir the sugar and the oil together until a thick paste forms. Add the cucumber puree and mix well.

Step 5

Add a bit more oil if the scrub is too thick. If it's too runny, add some more sugar.

Step 6

Pour the mixture into a container and cover with a lid. Use the scrub immediately, or store it in the refrigerator.

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