Keeping your skin fresh and glowing isn’t always easy. Exfoliating your skin regularly is very important to keep your skin fresh. The accumulated dead skin can make your face look dull and even cause acne. It’s a simple enough process that takes less than 10 minutes but will leave you looking and feeling more refreshed than ever.
So it is only natural that most women opt for products available on store shelves to do the job. But how do you know if these products are actually good for your skin? These chemical-laden products can cost you a lot and not have any positive effects.
Luckily, there are tons of ingredients from your kitchen that you can use to make yourself a gentle face scrub that will give you results without harassing your skin!
SUGAR FACE SCRUB
We start with the easiest face scrub on the list. All you need is a teaspoon of cane sugar and a few drops of water. The scrub works best if the sugar is the granulated kind, not powdered. You can add up to 2 drops of your favorite essential oil as well. Mix them all together and gently scrub your face. That’s it!
Another great way of using the same face scrub is by adding some baking soda to it. You can play around with the quantity as long as the mixture is thick enough to be applied on our skin without hitches. If you want to moisturize your skin while scrubbing it, skip the baking soda and add some coconut oil instead.
HONEY AND BLUEBERRY SCRUB
If you have access to a food processor or a blender, this is the perfect homemade scrub for you. Take half a cup of fresh blueberries and blend it. Once blended, add 2 tablespoons sugar and honey each. Blend once again till it becomes consistent enough to apply on the face. This is a dual recipe, both a scrub and a mask. Apply a layer onto your face and scrub for a few minutes. Thereafter apply a generous layer onto your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. You’re ready to go!
LEMON AND OATMEAL SCRUB
This is a great recipe for scrubbing, moisturizing as well as de-tanning your face. Take half a cup of uncooked oats and grind it. Once ground, add 2 tablespoon honey and 2 tablespoon lemon juice and blend again. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a few drops of rosewater or your favorite essential oil, but that’s an optional step. Scrub your face with this mixture. The oatmeal will act as a scrubbing agent while the lemon will help with the de-tanning. The honey will moisturize your skin.
GREEN TEA SCRUB
We’ve heard the wonders that green tea offers on consumption. However, green tea is a great ingredient for a homemade face scrub as well. If you have tea leaves, take 1 tablespoon in a bowl. If you have teabags, just rip! To your bowl, add 2 tablespoons of sugar (both powdered and granulated will do just fine) and finish up by adding a tablespoon of melted coconut oil so that your mixture becomes a paste. You can mix them by hand or give it a whirl in the blender.
- Whenever you use a face-scrub, make sure to avoid the area close to your eyes. The skin here can be sensitive and you don’t want to hurt yourself.
- Always wash off a face scrub with lukewarm water.
- You can rub an ice-cube on your face or cover up with a cool towel to soothe your skin.
- When wiping your face in the end, always do so by patting the towel onto your face. Rubbing or scrubbing can irritate the skin.
- Always moisturize after using a face scrub. Proper moisturizing is the key to soft skin.
These recipes can always be made in batches for multiple uses. Just store in an airtight container and put them in the fridge!