No matter the season, exfoliators help rejuvenate dull-looking skin. Plus, they help lay the foundation for creating a nice, even surface — perfect for smoother makeup applications. Are these warmer-weathered days wreaking havoc on your appearance? "The green tea in the Sweet Tea Antioxidant Exfoliator is full of antioxidants, which boost health and resilience and can even soothe Summer sunburns," says dermatologist Dr. Hema Sundaram. "Brown sugar is a natural exfoliant that scrubs away dirt and impurities without being too harsh on skin."
Get Dr. Sundaram's recipe, along with application tips, when you read more.
Blend together the following ingredients into a paste. Then, rub over the face with circular motions, rinse, and pat dry:
- Two tablespoons brown sugar
- One tablespoon almond or olive oil
- A few drops of neem oil. Note: neem oil is a botanical oil with with antibacterial properties that helps to calm inflammation. Try Banyan Botanicals Neem Oil ($9).
- Two teaspoons powdered matcha green tea, like Teavana Matcha Green Tea ($16).