DIY Facial scrub recipes – effective homemade face skin care products

How to choose the ingredients for homemade scrub


DIY Facial scrub recipes are very popular among women and can be a great alternative to any store-bought product. Healthy skin is very important for the appearance of every woman. Cleansing is, perhaps, the most important procedure for the health and beauty of the skin. This procedure not only removes dead cells, but it also removes toxins and provides moisturizing and nourishing. It is especially important to cleanse the skin in the summer, when it more actively produces sebum and easily becomes dirty. An exfoliating facial scrub will help you gently cleanse the skin from impurities and return its healthy glow.

Facial scrubs, or exfoliants, usually come as a gel or cream and are enriched with abrasive particles. They are massaged on the skin and then rinsed. Regular use will allow you to solve the problem of clogged pores, the appearance of black spots, acne and oily sheen. How to choose the right facial scrub for your type of skin? How to apply it and use it properly? What are the best ingredients for homemade face skin scrubs? We shall give you the answers of these questions and some easy recipes that you can prepare at home.

How does a scrub affect the skin of the face?

Homemade Facial scrub recipes and instructions

Do you need to use scrubs? Do they have a negative effect? What are the advantages of DIY Facial scrub recipes? Let’s see! The abrasive particles of different grinding in an exfoliating face scrub will help you:

  • Effectively remove dead skin particles and clean pores;
  • Instantly give the skin smoothness and silkiness;
  • The skin is better hydrated and provided with nutrients;
  • Facial scrub returns skin radiance;
  • Prevents peeling of the skin.

How to choose the scrub composition?

How to use facial scrub properly

The effectiveness of the exfoliating scrub will be higher if its composition – in addition to the obligatory abrasive particles – also includes natural ingredients, nutrients and even vitamins.

Some of the most popular and beneficial ingredients are:

  • Oils (apricot, olive, tea tree), which not only soften the skin, but also help eliminate inflammation;
  • Plant extracts (roses, lotus) for skin nutrition;
  • Mint, which has a calming effect and contributes to the “opening” of the pores;
  • Clay regulates sebum and reduces sebum production;
  • Acids (glycolic, fruit, retinol, almond) for penetration into deeper layers of the skin.

How to choose the ingredients for your DIY facial scrub recipes?

choose the proper facial scrub for your skin type


As we mentioned above, facial scrubs come in two varieties – gel and cream. Scrubs that have a gel texture, are easy to apply and they form a foam which captures dirt and at the same time effectively cleanses the skin. The cream-based facial scrubs have different degrees of density and even in the form of a mask, which can solve a number of problems: from cleansing and nutrition to preventing unwanted imperfections in the form of acne and oily sheen. Whether you will choose a gel or creamy texture will depend mainly on your personal preferences.

The most important thing is never to use the same scrub for the face that you use for the body. The skin on the face is more delicate and requires less aggressive products.

When you are looking for DIY facial scrub recipes you need to select one that is suitable for your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, prefer scrubs with smaller abrasive particles and enriched with soothing ingredients such as aloe vera or honey. If you have oily skin, you can use scrubs with larger exfoliating particles. Keep in mind that the ingredients that are in the composition of dry or sensitive skin facial scrub, will not work for oily skin and vice versa. Here are some tips for you:

effective homemade face skin care products DIY Facial scrub recipes


Oily skin is characterized by rapid clogging of pores, blackheads and gloss in the T-zone. Therefore, a scrub for oily skin should contain soothing ingredients and clay that will dry pimples and regulate the appearance of shine;

Dry skin often suffers from peeling and dull color. Oils – apricot, almond, tea rose, grape seed, etc., will nourish and moisturize the skin, and fine particles will help exfoliation.

For sensitive skin that responds to any changes, it is important to choose a scrub with anti-inflammatory components, such as tea tree oil, peppermint extract and lemongrass.

How to use facial scrub properly?

How scrub affect the skin of the face


Scrubs must be applied regularly: 1-3 times a week – depending on skin type and season. Daily use of an exfoliating facial scrub can damage dry and sensitive skin. How to use facial scrub properly? When applying scrub, it is recommended to avoid damaged areas and the area around the eyes. Here are some simple steps to follow:

  • Clean your face from any makeup.
  • Apply the scrub to dry and clean skin.
  • Add a little water and gently distribute the scrub on the face with circular massage movements.
  • Leave it for 2-4 minutes.
  • Rinse with water.
  • Apply a moisturizer.

DIY Facial scrub recipes and instructions

DIY facial scrub recipes to try at home

Facial scrubs can be based on different exfoliating particles – sugar, baking soda, coffee, oatmeal, cinnamon, ground rice, etc. These are called physical exfoliators. Baking soda is a wonderful exfoliant that gently cleanses your skin and kills the bacteria that cause acne. Oatmeal has the unique ability to soothe the skin, but it also cleanses it well.

Sugar is also a popular ingredient for homemade facial scrubs. It can be mixed with various ingredients. If you have dry skin, sugar can be mixed with any oil such as olive oil or moisturizer. A mixture of sugar with lemon juice is perfect for removing black spots and dark spots on the skin. Sugar, oatmeal and milk will make a good scrub for oily skin. From a mixture of sugar and cocoa powder, you can get a refreshing chocolate scrub.

In addition to physical exfoliators, you can add ingredients for chemical exfoliation. For example natural products like milk and yogurt contain lactic acid, apples contain malic acid, pineapple contains citric acid and is rich in vitamin C. mango is rich in vitamin A, etc. Here are some easy DIY Facial scrub recipes that you can prepare at home.

Sugar and honey facial scrub recipe

Sugar and honey facial scrub recipe

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of olive or coconut oil
  • 1 drop of your favorite essential oil: lavender, jasmine, pink, geranium or bergamot oil.

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl with a whisk.

Apply to face with circular massage movements to remove “dead” particles of skin.

Rinse off the scrub with warm water and pat your skin with a clean towel.

Apply a moisturizer.

Sugar and coconut scrub recipe

Sugar and coconut facial scrub recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

Directions:

Combine sugar and coconut oil and mix well.

Apply to face with circular massage movements.

Rinse off the scrub with warm water and pat your skin with a clean towel.

Apply a moisturizer.

Homemade oatmeal facial scrub recipe for all skin types

Homemade oatmeal facial scrub recipe for all skin types

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of ground oatmeal.
  • ½ cup milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cornmeal

Directions:

Put all the dry ingredients in a shaker and mix.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add a couple of drops of water to make a paste.

Massage it on your face and neck.

Rinse with water, pat dry with a clean towel, and finish with a moisturizer.

Almonds and oatmeal scrub recipe

Almonds and oatmeal scrub recipe

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup ground oatmeal
  • ¼ cup ground almonds
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary (or ground coffee)
  • 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil
  • ½ cup whole milk

Directions:

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.

Add milk to get a pasty mixture and add the essential oil.

Massage it on your face and neck.

Rinse with water, pat dry with a clean towel, and finish with a moisturizer.

Quick and easy soda scrub recipe

baking soda scrub recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • Drops of water

Directions:

Mix baking soda with drops of water to make a paste.

Apply on the skin and rub it with your fingertips.

After a few minutes, rinse the soda with cool water.

Apply a moisturizer.

Honey and salt facial scrub

DIY Honey and Salt facial scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp honey

Directions:

Mix salt and honey. Apply on the face and rub with your fingers. Leave the mixture on your face for several minutes, then rinse with warm water and apply moisturizer.

Honey and cinnamon scrub

Honey and cinnamon scrub

This scrub can easily and quickly remove dead cells from the surface of the skin and it is prepared very easily. Take a couple of tablespoons of natural honey and add half a spoonful of ground cinnamon. Add some sugar and your homemade facial scrub is ready.

Banana and oatmeal scrub for oily skin

Banana and oatmeal scrub for oily skin

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tbsp. finely ground oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp. organic plain Greek yogurt

Directions:

Smash the banana with a fork until smooth.

Grind oats in a food processor to a fine powder.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

Apply to the skin in circular motions for 30 to 60 seconds.

Rinse the scrub with warm water.

 

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