Homemade Face Scrub

Exfoliation is an essential part of any skincare regime. In this article you will find how to make homemade face scrubs and how to scrub your face correctly.

Home made facial scrubs
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Here below find the best facial scrub recipes that you can make easily at home. Try making a natural face scrub at home next time, when you are doing a facial. You will not only save money, but also get a unique natural facial scrub as per your needs and preferences. The required ingredients can easily be found in the kitchen of your house, such as sugar, olive oil and honey.

(i) Cleansing Cream and Sugar:

Step 1: Wash your face thoroughly with a little lukewarm water.  If you like, you may also use a mild facial soap of your choice.  Wipe your face dry using a soft and clean cloth.

Step 2: Take about a teaspoon of any good quality cleansing cream in the palm of your hand.  It can be any cleansing cream of your choice, but ensure that it is creamy in texture.

Step 3: Pour two teaspoons of finely grained sugar upon the cleansing cream and using both hands mix the two well to form a uniform paste. Make sure to use fine grained sugar, as the larger grains can graze your face.

Step 4: Rub the paste gently over your face in circular motions.  Concentrate on the sides of your nose and dry spots. As the skin around your eyes is very delicate, so be careful in that area.

Step 5: Take a soft & clean wash cloth and wet it with lukewarm water. Using this wet cloth remove the scrub from your face. To avoid mess, you can lean over a sink while removing scrub, wetting the cloth again as needed.

Step 6: The last step is to splash your face with cold water. Pat dry your face with a soft towel. The cold water closes your pores and freshen-up your face.

(ii) Green Tea, Sugar and Honey: Green Tea is known for its anti-aging properties when applied to the skin. It diminishes wrinkles and blemishes.

Step 1: Brew a mug of extra strong green tea. Don’t use green tea bags. Use loose green tea and a strainer to get the best results.

Step 2: Pour one or two tablespoons of brewed tea into a small bowl. Let the brewed tea cool down.

Step 3: Put a tablespoon of fine grained sugar into the tea.  Keep adding sugar till it forms a uniform paste. Make it sure that the paste is coarse enough to scrub your face and at the same time wet enough to apply easily.

Step 4: Mix in a tablespoon of honey thoroughly. Honey acts as an effective moisturizer and has antibacterial properties.

Step 5: Apply this natural facial scrub on to a freshly washed face. Apply the scrub on your face, paying extra attention to the spots that are dry.

Step 6: Remove the scrub from your face with the help of a wet soft washcloth. After removing scrub, rinse off your face with cold water to close the pores and freshen-up your face.

If any mixture is left over, store it in a jar sealed with a lid. If you keep it in a cool, dry place it will last for a number of weeks.

(iii) Coconut oil, sugar and lemon for dry skin: Whereas coconut oil works as a great skin tonic, the sugar and lemon soften and exfoliate the skin.

Step 1: Pour 1/2 cup of coconut oil in a small bowl. Alternatively, you can use any of olive oil or almond oil.  Avoid using the oils that have strong smell, as this will make you wary of homemade face scrub.

Step 2: Put two tablespoons of fine grainy sugar into the bowl.  Keep stirring and adding sugar till it forms a consistent, gritty paste.

Step 3: Mix in one tablespoon of lemon juice. This will enhance the cleansing properties of the scrub.

Step 4: Rub mildly on to your freshly washed face. Pay close attention to the spots that are dry. With the help of a wet, soft washcloth remove the scrub and rinse off your face with cold water to close the pores and freshen-up your face.

The oil-based homemade scrubs leaves your skin soft, but a little residue of oil on your face. So they are to be used for dry skin.

Store the left over mixture in a jar sealed with a lid. If you keep it in a cool and dry place, it will last for a number of weeks.

(iv) Almond Meal, Olive Oil and Essential Oil:

Step 1: Put a cup of almond meal in a small bowl. You can make easily almond meal at home. Just put some plain, un-salted and un-roasted almonds in a blender and pulse till they transform into a fine-grained almond meal.  Take care not to pulse too long, or the almonds will transform into almond milk.

Step 2: Mix in a 1/2 cup of olive oil with the almond meal. Alternatively, you can use coconut oil.

Step 3: If you like, mix in a few drops of lavender, lemon, rose or any other essential oil of your choice to smell good.

Step 4: Rub mildly on to your freshly washed face. Pay close attention to the spots that are dry. With the help of a wet, soft washcloth remove the scrub and rinse off your face with cold water to close the pores and freshen-up your face.

Store the left over mixture in a jar sealed with a lid. If you keep it in a cool and dry place, it will last for a number of weeks.

(v) Coffee Facial Scrub: Coffee grounds are excellent natural exfoliant, as they are very effective in sloughing away dead skin cells. They also soften the skin.

Step 1: Mix thoroughly a tablespoon of ground coffee with a tablespoon of water to form a consistent paste.

Step 2: Rub gently the mixture with your fingers onto your face in circular motions.

Step 3: Wash your face and pat dry with a clean soft towel.

Natural Beauty Tips about Face Scrubs: While using face scrubs, be careful about the following:

(i) Don’t overdo it. It may harm your skin rather than doing any good.

(ii) Never scrub your face if you are having acne or suffering from rosacea, as it may aggravate your skin problems.

Also follow the following guidelines:

(a) Normal Skin: Use a face scrub not more than twice a week.

(b) Dry Skin: Use a face scrub not more than twice a week.

(c) Combination Skin: Twice a week.

(d) Oily Skin: Twice a week.

(e) Sensitive Skin: Once a week.

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