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The following cleansing facial scrub recipe was sent to us by Sasha.

A good way to cleanse your skin is by using a facial scrub that works for oily to normal skin types.


  • Chickpea flour (also known as gram flour)
  • honey
  • milk
  • olive oil


Take a bowl and combine the chickpea four with the honey, milk and olive oil. You may however much you like of each, but add the same amount of olive oil, milk and honey. This will ensure a paste is made (a thick paste which may be changed by adding more milk). Gently scrub this mixture onto your face for a minute, then wash with lukewarm water. You will notice a difference in your skin as soon as you wash your face!

Thanks Sasha!

This recipe contains all the right ingredients. Facial exfoliants or scrubs are a must when it comes to skin care. Proper ingredients make sure that not only the dead skin cells are removed and clogged pores opened and cleansed, but also that the skin gets all the necessary nourishment in the process.

Chickpea flour is mentioned in a bright skin facial mask and is great when it comes to reducing puffiness and redness of the skin.

Olive oil is a nourishing ingredient, it helps leave the skin smooth and supple.

Honey is commonly used in preparation of skin care recipes simply because it is a great antiseptic, cleanser, and cheap :)

As an alternative to a facial cleanser, try preparing a cleansing facial mask. This recipe also contains honey which will thoroughly cleanse the skin and leave the skin soft and supple.


1 tbsp. all natural honey
1 tsp. olive oil
1 egg yolk
1 cucumber.

Step 1. Place 1 tbsp of honey into a small bowl. Honey has been used for centuries as a natural cure for a variety of ailments. Honey may be the perfect skin care product, as it kills germs and reduces swelling and inflammation. A honey face mask will gently clean your skin, while keeping it healthy, supple and beautiful.

Step 2. Add 1 tsp. of olive oil to the honey. Olive oil helps nourish and clean the skin at the same time. Unlike petroleum jelly, heavy lotions and other oils, olive oil will rinse cleanly away, leaving your skin moisturized and glowing

Step 3. Break an egg, gently separating the yolk and adding it to the honey and oil mixture. The egg yolk will not only give your face mask a creamy texture, it will help remove oil and dirt from the skin. Egg yolk will remove the greasy shine from your face without drying.

Step 4. Mix the ingredients until creamy.

Step 5. Peel and slice two pieces of cucumber. Cucumber has gentle astringent properties, but is the same pH as skin. Including cucumber as part of your skin care regimen will help to restore the natural protective acid levels of the skin. Cucumber naturally nourishes and hydrates the skin and can help reduce circles from underneath the eyes.

Step 6. Apply a warm washcloth to your face to open the pores. Apply the honey face mask and cucumbers. Relax for about 20 minutes while you wait for the mask to work, then rinse with warm water. Once fully rinsed, splash a bit of cold water on your face to close your pores and firm the skin.

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