Chemo damaged and dried out my skin on most of my body, but especially on my face. I have dark circles under my eyes all of the time due to a hereditary trait so it doesn’t matter how much or little sleep I get, the dark circles are always there. As I have gotten older, I have begun to hate them more and more. I can’t just throw on some mascara and leave the house, I have to cover the dark circles up or I look like I have been hit. Chemo darkened my dark circles so they look even worse now. I have tried several products to help lighten them up and they only help so much.
Now that I am navigating through life after cancer treatments, I am concentrating on improving my skin and overall wellbeing. I may only be able to do so much about the dark circles, but I can improve the health, feel and look of my skin. One thing I do a few times a week is cleanse my face with a facial scrub. While going through chemo I became very much aware of the chemicals in deodorant, toothpaste, body wash, shampoo and facial scrubs. I changed a few of the brands I was using as part of my mantra of doing everything I could to avoid products with ingredients that could potentially cause cancer.
I have attached a link below to an article about making natural facial scrubs at home. Enjoy!
A homemade face scrub can help improve the health and vitality of your skin by removing dead skin cells and boosting circulation. The key is to use the right ingredients. Learn more about exfoliating face scrubs you can DIY for glowing skin.