Thursday, February 28, 2013

Stupid and Innovative!

Kam and I once had a conversation in which I tried to convince him that I was a creative person, because I do things that other people think are stupid, but they turn out to be really innovative.

So he said, "Like what?"

And I said, "Uh... Well... I can't think of anything right now. There were the times I went hitchhiking."

He said something along the lines of that just being stupid, not innovative. And he's probably right...

But I came up with something stupid but innovative today! And I'm nerdily excited about it.

I have very dry, sensitive skin, and I've always had a really hard time finding an exfoliant that doesn't just kill my skin. Either the fragrance makes it sting, or the scrub is too rough and I feel like I'm scratching my face off. But if I don't use an exfoliant, dry skin builds up and my face looks all flakey and gross!

I'd been thinking for about a week or two about getting a new exfoliant, but I was afraid of buying a whole tube of something I'd end up not being able to use. So I just kept putting it off and putting it off, until this morning when I was about to put my makeup on and I was just too grossed out and I thought, there is no way I'm putting makeup on top of that. And then I realized, I already have great face washes. All I really need is something to scrub it with.

So I pulled the sugar down from the cupboard, mixed two spoonfuls with a little water in a mason jar, and scrubbed my face with that. It totally worked! It didn't sting, and it didn't leave any scratches. My face was pretty red right afterwards, but it didn't hurt. Then I just put a little lotion on, and some makeup (which stayed in place way better!), and my face is super soft!

So if anyone else is in the same boat I am, you could try a little homemade sugar scrub (and none of that, 18 recipe DIY with ingredients you've never heard of crap). And if not, well, I might be the only one that loves this so much, but at least now I can say I did something stupid that turned out to be innovative! Whoohoo!


  1. That is a great idea! You can also mix the sugar with olive oil to add moisture. Something that you might benefit from trying is Coconut oil! It's not used as an exfoliant, but it is an INCREDIBLE moisturizer for all skin types anywhere on the body. I use a little on my face and my skin is brighter, and healthier. I never break out anymore. I also used it to prevent stretch marks and I don't have any! Let me know if you want more info :)

  2. Just tried the sugar and water combo- actually felt pretty nice! Thanks!