This natural anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipe contains a combination of five simple but powerful ingredients. These natural ingredients work together to exfoliate skin, remove dull surface cells and help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars.
Keep reading to discover more about the unique ingredients that go into this amazing, natural anti-aging beauty solution that also doubles as a face mask. Plus save money by making your own alternative anti-aging beauty products with 17 more great anti-aging recipes.
The Correlation Between Aging and Self Esteem
I’ve always looked much younger than my age. When I gave birth to my son at 21 it was assumed by strangers that I was a teenage mother. And back when I would sell handmade soaps at the local farmer’s market the other market vendors used to joke that my soap kept me young. I, of course, joked back that alcohol was a preservative. But either way, neither were true.
A lot of how we age comes from our genetics. My mother, a spirited ginger, has always looked at least a decade younger than she really is. She’s also avoided cigarettes and drinking her entire life, her vice being her love of potatoes.
Aging is a tricky thing. Not everyone ages at the same rate. Sun exposure and lifestyle can also influence aging. But regardless of both genetics and lifestyle choices no one escapes the ravages of time.
While others don’t always notice the subtle changes happening to our own bodies, we are with ourselves everyday. So we catch those subtle nuances. The scars we’ve compiled over the years. Quickly duplicating laugh lines. The mysterious age spots that we still swear are freckles. (Prove they aren’t!) That slow emergence of a double chin. Skin tags in troubling places. In fact I found a new skin tag under my arm just yesterday!
No one wants to age. Not really. And watching it in slow motion from month to month and year to year can be a hard pill to swallow. It’s no wonder that women (and men!) in their forties still struggle with self esteem issues. I certainly do. And when you compile unwanted changes to your body with weight gain, failed relationships, money issues, problems at work – some days you may not even recognize who you’ve become.
While my self esteem has definitely taken a tumble lately, I’ve been seriously trying to come with terms with this aging thing. Not to mention that every year I look more and more like my mother did when she was my age. (Don’t you just hate that?) I’m hoping that as I work through perimenopause in my forties I also learn how to love my wrinkles. At the same time, is that really even possible?
The global anti-aging market is expected to make $331.41 billion by 2021. (Source.) These anti-aging products currently target Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y, with Baby Boomers and Gen-exers being the most cost effective market. We are spending an insane amount of money on anti-aging products as a result of our insecurities and faltering body image.
Products like UV absorbers, anti-stretch mark products, anti-wrinkle creams and hair color, not to mention anti-pigmentation therapy, liposuction services, chemical peels, and hair restoration consume a large portion of our disposable income. And the more we age, the more we’re willing to spend to fight it.
I admit, I am guilty AF at making these types of purchases. And while they are certainly a frivolous expense for any lower income household, Americans alone are spending over $11 billion a year on plastic surgery, dermatology, and cosmetology treatments in order to look younger.
Anti-Aging Skin Care Products I Can’t Live Without
My go to anti-aging products include a microdermabrasion scrub, a retinol serum (which has helped considerably with scarring from multiple dog bites) and a hyaluronic acid cream.
Because these products are so expensive, I often look for ways to save money on them. This includes, at times, making my own natural anti-aging products. Not only is it more cost effective over the course of a year to make my own DIY anti-aging beauty products, it also allows me to customize these products around my skin care needs.
I can rarely afford to buy my favorite anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub. It’s price tag is too steep for my current budget for how quickly I fly through a container. While day creams or a retinol serum may last me two months, microdermabrasion scrubs tend to be gone in two weeks in my over zealous hands. However microdermabrasion scrubs do a great job at preventing and getting rid of my skin tags and textured facial skin.
So rather than give up this product all together, I decided to create my own anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipe with nutrient rich sea kelp. Purchasing the ingredients for this recipe allows me to create enough containers of anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub to last the entire year. So it costs considerably less per ounce. Simply make up a fresh batch when you finish off the old one.
About the Ingredients in My Anti-Aging Microdermabrasion Scrub Recipe
Formulated using bamboo extract powder (which is naturally rich in silica) and super fine pumice powder, this anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipe gently exfoliates facial skin. This helps to remove dull surface cells and diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars.
The addition of sea kelp then helps to moisturize maturing skin while also calming inflammation. Effective at reducing outbreaks of both rosacea and acne, sea kelp is also rich in vitamins and trace minerals. When used topically for natural skin care applications, sea kelp acts as a firming agent and helps to promote healing.
Finally, I rounded off my nutrient rich anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipe with the addition of cucumber seed oil and baobab oil. Both of these natural carrier oils offer anti-aging skin care benefits for maturing skin. They are equally moisturizing and both possess anti-inflammatory properties.
Cucumber seed oil in particular is rich in phytosterols, tocopherols, tocotrienols, and fatty acids. It not only hydrates and nourishes maturing skin, but also promotes the reduction of wrinkles. It’s particular soothing for anyone suffering from eczema or psoriasis and is naturally rich in vitamins C and E.
Cold pressed cucumber seed oil is commonly used in skin care applications to detox pores, lighten age spots, reduce skin redness and irritation, prevent acne and to fight off those pro-aging free radicals that can cause premature aging.
Baobab oil is also a wonderful anti-aging powerhouse. A naturally cleansing oil, this antioxidant rich carrier oil moisturizes dry or maturing skin, soothes irritation and promotes healing. It can also be used to help eliminate or reduce under eye bags, boost collagen production and reduce the appearance of scars while preserving skin elasticity.
Following you’ll find my anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipe. Use this natural anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub to cleanse and exfoliate your face. Then, leave it on for 5-10 minutes afterwards for a nutrient rich mask that hydrates skin and helps to prevent the recurrence of acne.
Also be sure to check out my other anti-aging beauty recipes further down that you can craft in addition to my anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipe!
Anti-Aging Microdermabrasion Scrub Recipe (And Face Mask in One!)
Using a digital scale weigh out the pumice stone powder and bamboo extract. Combine in a medium glass bowl. If you’d like to add a fruit powder for extra vitamin C, then measure out and add 1/8 teaspoon of cosmetic grade vitamin C powder.
Thoroughly mix the dry ingredients to combine.
Next weigh out the carrier oils into a separate container. If desired, add an essential oil of your choice.
Now pour the dry ingredients into the liquid ingredients. Mix both the dry and liquid ingredients together with a fork until all the oils and powders are evenly distributed throughout.
Transfer your anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub into a container of your choice. Your microdermabrasion scrub is now ready to use.
To use this natural microdermabrasion scrub, remove desired amount of product from the container. Mix the scrub with just enough water to form a paste, then massage in a circular motion on your face for one to two minutes.
Then, if desired, leave the scrub on your face for five to ten minutes for a hydrating, oil balancing and toning facial mask.
More Anti-Aging Skin Care Recipes
If you’d like to explore more anti-aging skin care options, then I encourage you to try one or more of my other anti-aging skin care recipes.
- Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe with Rooibos Tea
- Anti-Aging Rosehip Facial Serum Recipe
- DIY Anti-Aging Under Eye Cream with Hyaluronic Acid
- Natural Calendula Soap Recipe for Healthy Looking Skin After 40
- Anti Aging Night Cream Recipe for a More Youthful Appearance
- Anti-Wrinkle Green Tea Eye Cream Recipe with Natural Ingredients
- Anti-Puff Cucumber Eye Cream Recipe with Cucumber Seed Oil
- Foaming Oat Body Scrub Recipe with Anti-Aging Frankincense Essential Oil
- Anti-Aging Yogurt Face Mask Recipe
- Coffee & Black Tea Under Eye Cream Recipe
- Foaming Ginger & Turmeric Face Polish Recipe
- 2-Ingredient Anti-Aging Argan Cleansing Facial Oil Recipe
- Hyaluronic Acid Serum Recipe for More Youthful Looking Skin
- DIY Anti-Puff Eye Roller for Tired, Puffy Eyes & Under Eye Bags
- Anti-aging Natural Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe
- DIY Coffee Under Eye Cream for Puffy Eyes, Dark Circles & Fine Lines
- Natural Anti Wrinkle Face Serum Recipe for Mature Skin
- Natural Nourishing Under Eye Cream Recipe
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