Raise your hand if you’d totally be down to hit the beach with a piña colada right now! Yeah, that’s what we thought. We’d be hard pressed to find a person who isn’t in love with the tropical beverage — which is why this fruity take on a DIY exfoliating face scrub is about to be everybody’s summer beauty obsession.
This DIY face scrub is so much cheaper than getting a facial and leaves your skin feeling healthy and soft. Face scrubs are a great part of a daily routine, and we love the refreshed feeling we get from them. Making a face scrub takes mere minutes, but the revitalizing effects help you feel fresh all day.
This super simple facial scrub calls for just three ingredients: pineapple, coconut milk and pure cane sugar. All of these ingredients are beneficial to our skin and when mixed together create a powerful scrub that just so happens to remind us of our favorite beachy drink.
Coconut milk contains a lot of fat that helps to break down the oils and dirt in your pores. Pineapples have enzymes that help to get rid of the dead skin cells that the coconut milk has helped to break down.
The sugar helps both the coconut milk and the pineapple to exfoliate the skin. The fine grain of the sugar is soft on the face but helps to scrub out any dirt in your pores.
To make this scrub, you add the pineapple and coconut milk to a food processor. Pulse until smooth and then stir in the sugar. Use clean hands to apply the scrub, and you’re own your way to softer, smoother skin.
Piña colada-inspired DIY facial scrub
- 3 tablespoons fresh pineapple
- 1 tablespoon coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons natural cane sugar
- In a food processor, pulse together the pineapple and coconut milk until completely smooth.
- Stir in the sugar.
- Wash your hands and apply the scrub to your face touching everywhere but the eye area.
- Rinse the scrub with warm water.
Originally published July 2014. Updated May 2017.