So full disclosure….

I have had a facial routine for years but I never really knew why it was so important to exfoliate your skin. But, that all changed when I saw Sandrina’s Facebook video chatting about her custom made facial scrub.

It was so good, that I wanted to share it with all my readers.

Sandrina Lomedico

Makeup Artist + Beauty Expert
Instagram: @sandrinasstudio

Sandrina, why is it so important to exfoliate your skin?

Ever bride can attest, that the day before the wedding, I send out a memo telling her to make sure that everyone has their skin properly prepped. Meaning the night before they should: exfoliate, apply a serum and then moisturize their skin.

When you don’t exfoliate, you are putting cream on top of dead skin. Which means your moisturizer isn’t doing anything – except clogging up your pores and that is how you get black heads. So, that is why exfoliating is essential!

I explained it to a client once in this way:

When you have a facial line or dermalogical corrugation, the line gets deeper and deeper as the dead skin builds up, but if you exfoliate, you are getting rid of the dead skin and keeping the skin leveled.

When should you exfoliate your skin?

Use your serum and moisturize in the morning (hopefully in has SPF), but at night exfoliate, starting with clean skin. In the morning you will wake up with a really nice dewy and smooth surface.

What is in your scrub?

Espresso and high grade/quality olive oil. The espresso has caffeine so it is stimulating blood circulation, making the skin look revitalized. The oil is penetrating into the pores at the same time. It is an exfoliant and serum all in one product.

How do you use the scrub to exfoliate your skin?

Step One: Make sure your hands are clean first. Then using cool water cleanse your skin to remove any make-up, dirt or residue on your skin. Afterwards use a washcloth to gently wipe your face.

TIP: Use a teaspoon to take the scrub from the container, because if you use your wet hands and get water in the scrub you’ll make coffee.

Step Two: Grab a teaspoon of the scrub, scoop into your hands and start exfoliating. I like to use the palm of my hands for the sides of my cheeks and forehead, because I find they are real gentle. And, I use the tips of my fingers to get into the crevasses around my nose. Then I let the scrub sit for 5 minutes.

TIP: Be careful around the eye area, don’t scrub too hard!

Once you rinse the scrub off, you will have an oil residue on your skin. Do not rub it off! Pat the oil into your skin and then with a cold cloth, wipe off any espresso grinds you may have missed. You can also exfoliate your neck and décolleté as well.

NOTE: Since Sandrina is in the Niagara region, I had to get resourceful and make my own scrub. I went to La Bottega and purchase this olive oil and some fine espresso grinds. I have been using it for about a month or so on and off, and the next day skin glow is everything.
2-3 tablespoons fresh espresso grounds
1 tablespoon good quality olive oil

Store it in an air tight glass container.