Homemade Facial Scrub
Learn How To Make Your Own Scrub ...
and Save Money
Homemade Facial Scrub - Exfoliation is a very important part of any beauty regimen.
If you have neglected this step in the past I would like you to begin to include this as part of your routine.
When you exfoliate, you are helping your skin to renew itself at a
faster rate. If you've ever noticed that your skin just seems dull and
you can't seem to figure out what the problem is, there is a good chance
that you need to scrub the dead skin from your face and reveal your
new, glowing skin.
For Starters…Do You Know The Difference Between A Scrub And A Masque?
- The best analogy I can give you is to relate this to the difference between vacuuming and dusting.
- Dusting removes surface dirt.
- Vacuuming deeper cleans and lifts the dirt from beneath the surface. Each one has a totally different purpose.
- If having to make another product purchase is not to your liking you can make your own homemade facial scrubs and save money.
Aside from saving money, another great thing about a homemade
facial scrub is that you get to choose the ingredients that go into your
scrub. This is especially helpful if you are one of the many women who
have sensitive skin.
Homemade facial scrubs are popular because they are made with
ingredients that are probably already in your kitchen pantry. Homemade
scrubs are budget friendly. Instead of buying exfoliators, it is much
more economical to make a scrub out of a banana and a few ground
almonds. Below is a list of popular scrubs.
- Oatmeal Scrub – using a food blender mix 1 cup of oatmeal
with ¼ cup dry mint leaves until finely ground and store in a glass
container. When ready to use mix a small amount with water and massage
You can also use 2 Tbsp. ground oatmeal with 2 tsp. lemon juice and 4
- Honey Almond Scrub – this is probably one of the most popular
scrubs. Just combine 2 tbsp. ground almonds with 1 tbsp. honey. Using
circular motion, gently massage entire face. Not recommended for anyone
with sensitive skin.
- Baking Soda Scrub – Use 3 tbsp. baking soda and mix into a paste. Gently massage in a circular motion.
- Avocado Coffee Scrub – mash ½ of an avocado with 2 tbsp. ground coffee. This scrub is particularly good for oily skin.
- Yogurt Scrub - By crushing a cucumber and mixing it with
yogurt, you can not only fight oil, but you will be combating blackheads
and helping to prevent future breakouts. This type of homemade facial
scrub is ideal for problem skin because its non abrasive texture will
not irritate existing acne.
- Cleanser/Scrub Combo – for convenience try mixing a few
tablespoons of brown sugar and instant oatmeal with your daily
- Yogurt Almond Scrub – Combine 2 tbsp. ground almonds and
1/3 cup yogurt. Massage gently. This scrub is best for problem and
- Cornmeal Scrub – Combine 3 tbsp. cornmeal with small
amount of water and apply to face using gentle circular motion. This
scrub is probably best used only 2 – 3 times a week.
- Mayonnaise Scrub – In food processor grind 1/3 cup
almonds until very fine. Whirl in ¼ tsp. mayonnaise. Before applying
scrub use a cotton ball and apply vinegar to the entire face. Follow
with scrub. Leave on skin for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and repeat
the vinegar rinse. This scrub is recommended for dry skin only.
- One Ingredient Scrub – Here is as easy as it gets. Just
add a small amount of sugar, coffee grinds, baking soda or corn meal to
your facial cleanser each morning. Do keep in mind to be gentle with
whatever you decide to use. Over exfoliating your skin is not good
Last But Not Least …..
- Banana Scrub – This one smells so yummy it is hard to
resist and if left on for 20 minutes can also double as a masque. Mix 2
tsp. mashed bananas, 2 tsp. oatmeal (not instant), 1 tsp. milk and 1
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