Sugar Cane and Lavender Face Mask to Balance Oily Skin

Battling runaway sebum production? Aren't we all! Try this super simple raw sugar, lavender and jojoba recipe. Jojoba oil, which is actually a wax ester not an oil, is great in face masks to balance oily skin. Word on the street is that it teaches your skin not to ramp up the oil production. I like to use it when my skin feels on the greasy side; it absorbs so quickly. Perfect for before bed skin treatments.

Lavender is one of nature's skin normalizers. It balances overly oily or overly dry skin. The essential oil also comes with those oh-so-lovely antibacterial properties to help stop the breakouts that are an inevitable side effect of oily skin.

For a cell renewal boost, this natural face mask also uses raw sugar cane, a source of glycolic acid. Glycolic acid is a type of alphy hydroxy acid that is found in a lot of anti-aging and anti-acne skin care products.

To make this balancing face mask, you will need:

  • 1-2 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 teaspoon raw cane sugar
  • boiling water

First, melt your sugar! Add just enough boiling hot water to the sugar to melt the crystals. Mix with the jojoba oil and then add the lavender. Apply to clean skin, gently massaging into your skin for a little circulation stimulation. Leave this sweet mask on for about 15 minutes. Rinse, pat dry, and spritz with witch hazel.


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