Face scrubs, like face masks, are some of the few skincare products that I think are perfectly fine to make at home by yourself. It’s possible to make really effective and nourishing homemade face scrubs and exfoliators. In this article, we give some DIY face scrub recipes so you can make you own face exfoliators at home.
Follow one of these recipes so that your skin will feel smooth and soft, and you will know that it is all thanks to your hard work. You’ll be happy to know that these DIY exfoliators can also double as face masks for the most amazing skin ever.
Note that these recipes are for one-off use. Since there are no preservatives in these homemade face scrubs, they are not appropriate to keep for more than a couple of days.
Homemade Face Scrub for Normal and Combination Skin
This super simple recipe will soften your skin, remove dead skin build-up, and will give you an overall glow. It’ll work for all skin types, but especially for normal skin.
- 1 tablespoon of rice, chickpeas, or oatmeal
- 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt
Begin by turning your abrasive of choice into a powder by running through a food processor. In a small bowl combine your exfoliating powder with the yogurt.
Massage it into cleansed skin, as outlined in the directions above. Let it sit on your skin for up to 10 minutes in order to gain the maximum benefits.
Homemade Face Scrub for Dry and Sensitive Skin
This recipe uses gentle and skin-soothing oatmeal to exfoliate the skin, combined with soothing and hydrating honey and moisturizing jojoba oil. It is best applied to the skin in a damp environment, like during a shower.
- 1 tablespoon of oatmeal flakes
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- ½ teaspoon of jojoba oil (or any other plant oil of your choice)
Run your oatmeal flakes through a food processor to turn them into a very fine powder. In a bowl combine the oatmeal, honey, and oil. Mix them together well, and apply them to cleansed skin in circular motions. Let the face scrub sit on your skin for 10-15 minutes in order to enjoy maximum softness.
Homemade Face Scrub for Oily Skin and Acne Prevention
This blend includes skin-purifying diatomaceous earth to exfoliate the skin, along with hydrating yet non-comedogenic honey, and skin-balancing and astringent apple cider vinegar. You can choose to also add a few drops of tea tree oil for its anti-acne properties.
- 1 tablespoon of diatomaceous earth
- ½ tablespoon of honey
- ½ tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar
- 1-2 drops of tea tree oil
In a clean bowl, combine all of the ingredients, and mix them together. Apply the face scrub to cleansed skin, and rub it in in circular, upward motions. When you’re done, you can let it sit on your skin for another 10 minutes, as a mattifying, acne-fighting face mask.
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