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Good morning, pretty face! Energize the start of your day with an invigorating facial scrub. This simple routine will not only get rid of old skin cells to make way for new ones but offers a lovely glow in the process.

The small particles in sugar and plant fiber scrubs offer mild exfoliation perfect for daily use and keep your face cleaner, healthier, and smoother. The St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub uses a formula with corn kernel meal and walnut shell powder to gently remove dead skin and dirt and also replenish moisture and brighten dull skin.

To take our challenge and find out how to make your own gentle scrub with two products you likely already have in your kitchen, read more.

Olive oil boasts natural antioxidant properties; it moisturizes while also protecting the skin from damage. Sugar is all-natural — and not to mention inexpensive — making it a great option for exfoliating your skin.

Mix a 2:1 ratio of sugar to olive oil (e.g., 1/2 cup white granulated sugar to 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil) in an clean empty jar. Gently rub the mixture on a wet face and then rinse off, taking care to avoid the eye region.

Easy as one, two, three, literally! After you're done, document the results and share them with St. Ives!