DIY: gentle gommage
After a hard day of work or school what feels better than just washing / scrubbing all that stress right off your skin!
It literally is the first thing I do.
That and snack.
Then read on! :D
What’s a gommage?
A method of exfoliating that’s been around for centuries, a spa treatment of all times..
It consists of a thick paste you apply in a thin layer.
Wait until it sets and rub it!
It will roll / ball up on you and take with it the dead skin cells.
There’s tons of over-the-counter gommages available but also a million ways to make your own.
Of course it is more labour-intensive than just a scrub, so it has become less popular over the years, but oh how it leaves your skin soft as a peach.. ^_^
There’s only two ingredients to this that you WILL probably have in your cabinets.
Not one of those DIY’s with ingredients in cabinets from the other side of the world. >_<
However I did attempt to get an exotic feel here to reflect that this is a recipe of all ages and cultures!
I hope you’re feeling the beautiful kajal vibe! ;)
Honey – an intense antioxidant, healer, moisturizer & antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal agent
Sea salt – there’s a reason salt has been treasured across the globe for centuries..!
let’s get working!
1) Get you some honey
2) And about half the amount of salt
4) Apply a thin layer
5) Wait for it to set and rub rub rub!
6) Dampen a cloth and take of excess
Instead of being washed off thoroughly, a gommage just needs a damp cloth to rid your skin of the product & dead skin cells with it!
7) Moisturize / serum
Double up on the moisture with your own skincare if you like!
8) Happy, soft skin revealed!
It’s okay to pet yourself at this stage.
Where to use it
For me this is soft enough to use on my face as well as body, but if you have trouble with scrubs stay tuned for a non – scrubby version!
One that actually just 100% balls up and falls off.
Really cool. ;)
When not to use it
Posted on May 25, 2013, in Box o' appearance, Masks, Skincare and tagged at home, benefits, dead skin, dead skin cells, diy, easy, exfoliant, gentle, gommage, honey, ingredients, lifeofbun, natural, pictures, quick, recipe, replacement, salt, soft skin, when not use. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.