Dirt and dust tend to stick on to oily, with the result the skin pores get clogged with dust, dirt and dead skin cells. This is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, which causes various skin issues such as acne, pimples, blackheads etc.
An effective treatment for these oily skin problems is scrubbing. Scrubbing helps to get rid of all the pollutants accumulated on the skin surface. Scrubbing also removes excess oil from the skin surface. Oily skin should be cleansed with natural scrubs at least 2-3 times a week. But don’t use chemical laden store-bought scrubs as they might react with your skin and further aggravate acne & pimples. A risk free option is to use a homemade natural scrub free from chemicals.
In this article, I will share 2 homemade cucumber face scrub recipes for oily skin using only natural ingredients such as cucumber, oatmeal and aloe vera.
Homemade Cucumber Face Scrub Recipe For Oily Skin
Basic, But Very Effective Cucumber Scrub For Oily Skin
This scrub is very simple, easy to make and use. Cucumber cleans away excess oil from your skin because it acts as a mild astringent. It also helps shrink skin pores which is a common issue with oily skin. With its regular use, you will observe your skin becoming oil free & clear.
You will need:
Cucumber: one half
How To Use?
(i) Take one half of a fresh cucumber and either mash it or grate it.
(ii) Apply on your face with your clean fingers, and massage it in upward circular motions for 2-3 minutes.
(iii) Rinse with cool water.
Tips: Always apply the scrub on a cleansed.
How Often Should You Use?
2-3 times a week.
Cucumber, Oatmeal and Aloe Vera Scrub for Oily Skin
Benefits Of The Ingredients For Skin
Cucumber: Its acts as a coolant for the skin & has natural astringent properties that are especially beneficial for oily skin. It not only soothes the skin, but also helps rejuvenate the skin cells while removing the layer of dead skin cells.
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Oatmeal: Oatmeal is well known for its amazing cleansing properties. It removes the accumulated deposits on the skin, so helps unclog skin pores. It’s suitable for all types of skin, so much so even people having most sensitive skin can use this natural ingredient.
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Aloe Vera: It helps remove excess oil from the skin surface. While keeping the skin fresh & hydrated, it treats skin irritation. It acts as a great rejuvenating agent for oily skin.
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Without much ado, I will now share with you this wonderful cucumber, oatmeal and aloe vera scrub recipe for Oily Skin.
You will need:
(i) Cucumber: one half
(ii) Oatmeal: 1/2 tablespoon, raw
(iii) Aloe vera gel: 1 tablespoon, preferably freshly squeezed & if store-bought use pure.
(i) Mash or grate the cucumber.
(ii) Grind the uncooked raw oatmeal.
(iii) Mix well the two ingredients, and add in the aloe vera gel. Mix well again.
How To Use the Scrub
(i) Gently scrub the mixture on your face for 2-3 minutes.
(ii) Allow the mixture to sit further for about 10 minutes.
(iii) Rinse thoroughly.
Use this remedy 2-3 times a week. Do try & please share your experience in the comments section below.