First, I just started off with just white sugar to scrub my face. I got the idea from an article I read where the famous makeup artist, Carmindy (from TLC's What Not to Wear) stated that she regularly uses a handful of white sugar as an exfoliator, a trick she picked up from her grandmother! I liked the white sugar scrub, although it kept dissolving when I mixed it with water.
Next, I decided to try using brown sugar instead of white sugar, an ingredient in many cult beauty classics like Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish and a little heftier than regular white sugar. I liked it better than the white sugar scrub (much more delicious when it runs down your face!) but still, it kept dissolving in water.
That's when I thought of adding honey to make the brown sugar "stick" and I fell in love with this combination! All you need is a little bowl, brown sugar and honey. Add between a teaspoon to a tablespoon of brown sugar and a teaspoon to a tablespoon of honey (more if you want to use on the rest of your body) in a bowl and mix.
The reason I love this scrub so much (and may never go back to buying a facial scrub again) is because the brown sugar truly exfoliates away all the crap without being too abrasive and the addition of honey really softens the skin (honey has moisturizing properties). My facial skin felt SO good after I rinsed off the scrub. However, the best part about the scrub is that while I usually experience tiny post-scrub breakouts 2-3 days after I exfoliate, I didn't breakout at all with this scrub -just really smooth, soft skin that has been wonderfully clear.