Various factors such as lack of sleep, unhealthy lifestyle, or environmental stress can lead to a build-up of dead skin cells can make your skin look dull. Those of you who are fed up of blackheads and lack-lustre skin can try some of these simple homemade face scrub recipes that can help you achieve your dream glowing skin within no time.
Why Should You Apply Face Scrubs?
Exfoliating, using a face scrub, helps to even out the skin’s surface by revealing fresh cells underneath. It also boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage. It helps other skincare products to penetrate deeper and prevents acne and evens out skin tone.
All skin types need exfoliation for healthy and glowing skin.
Here are some homemade face scrub recipes for 10 different skin types that will help you to achieve glowing skin of your dreams.
Face Scrub for Dry Skin
Oil-based scrubs are best suited for dry skin. Coconut oil helps you get rid of dry patches of dead skin making it smooth and flawless. Coconut oil and sugar give you the benefits of an exfoliator as well as a moisturizer without leaving your skin oily or clogging up pores.
Take 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 3 tablespoons of natural granulated sugar. It is recommended to not use a microwave to melt the oil. Try using your fingers to blend the ingredients, the spoon can work too. Apply this scrub gently on your face in a circular motion. Massage it for 5 minutes or more, depending on the dryness of your face.
Face Scrub for Oily Skin
Raw honey contains humectant properties that give you supple and moisturized skin without making it oily or greasy. While almonds contain a range of proteins, vitamins, and minerals that lighten and nourish your skin.
Take 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of granulated almond, and ¼ tablespoon of lemon juice in a bowl. Apply this scrub all over your face in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water after 5-7 minutes. Use this scrub thrice a week for the best results.
Face Scrub for Dehydrated Skin
Sometimes people get confused between dry skin and dehydrated skin, thinking both are the same thing. You need to know that dehydrated skin is a type of skin condition which happens due to the lack of water in the skin. Aloe vera contains high water content and hydrates your skin deeply without making it greasy and locks the moisture into it. This homemade face scrub will exfoliate your skin deeply and keep it hydrated for a long time.
Take 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel and ¼ cup of brown sugar in a mixing bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, you can use coconut oil or sweet almond oil in place of it. Stir the mixture with a fork until it becomes a smooth paste.
Face Scrub for Acne-Prone Skin
Orange peel and yogurt both have antioxidant and antibacterial properties that prevent the breakout of acne and ensure healthy and glowing skin.
First, you need to make orange peel powder. Take 3-4 medium-sized oranges and remove the peel. Spread the thinly sliced peel under the sun in a tray. Cover the tray with a thin cloth. After 3-4 days, the peels will dry up. Grind the dried peels to make orange peel powder.
Take 1-2 tablespoons of this orange peel powder and add some yogurt to it. Apply this homemade face scrub evenly on your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with fresh water, repeat this process 2-3 times a week for effective results.
Face Scrub for Sensitive Skin
Oatmeal scrub is gentle and soothing for your sensitive skin. You don’t want to use any ingredient when it comes to your sensitive skin, oats contain cleansing saponins that gently slough away dry and dead skin cells without causing any redness or irritation to your skin.
Mix 2 tablespoons of finely ground oatmeal (you can use a blender or coffee grinder to get ground oatmeal) and 1 tablespoon of honey. Add 1 tablespoon of warm water to it and mix thoroughly to make a smooth paste. Apply this scrub on your face and leave it for 4-5 minutes then rinse off with lukewarm water and a washcloth.
Face Scrub for Combination Skin
Choosing a scrub that is best suited for your combined skin condition can be confusing sometimes. Don’t worry, this homemade face scrub removes excess oil without completely drying out the skin and also combats dry patches.
Soak 8-10 almonds overnight. Next morning, grind them into a rough paste of almonds. Add 1 tablespoon oats and rose water to this scrub. Apply this scrub all over your face using a brush or your fingertips. Leave it for 20 minutes and then wash it off with regular water.
Face Scrub for Aging Skin
Roses are a natural astringent, which helps in tightening your pores and keeping your skin hydrating. Scrubbing the petals also helps to boost collagen that maintains firmness and makes your skin looking more refreshed and youthful. Almond oil is loaded with vitamin E which helps prevent aging.
Take 1Tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp almond oil, and 1-2 handfuls of fresh rose petals (you can also use dried petals). Add 3-4 drops of rose essential oil (optional). Mix all these ingredients using a spoon.
Face Scrub for Tanned Skin
Tomato helps in removing tan and promotes skin brightening. If you have sensitive skin and cannot use lemon juice for skin lightening then this homemade face scrub is the best alternative which only requires 2 ingredients.
Grind 1 medium-sized tomato and separate the skin away. Add 1 tablespoon of fine granulated sugar to this tomato pulp. Mix and apply this scrub for 3-5 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.
Face Scrub for Dull Skin
The build-up of dead skin cells, dehydration, lack of moisturizer, and dryness can make your skin appear dull. This homemade face scrub will help you to soften, calm redness, and give your skin the much-needed boost to make it flawless and glowing.
Take ¼ cup of honey, ½ tablespoon of brown sugar, ¼ cup of milk, and ½ cup of cooked oatmeal. Mix all the ingredients until you get a thick, grainy textured paste.
Face Scrub for Blackheads
Lemon juice is a great natural remedy to get rid of blackheads. Lemon juice is full of vitamin C, calcium, and potassium which reduces the excess oil from your face and prevents blackheads and acne. You need to be careful with the amount of lemon juice you use on your face as it is acidic and can cause irritation.
Take ½ teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of salt. Add 1 teaspoon of purified/ distilled water to it. Rub this scrub over your face gently, do not rub too hard. After 2-3 minutes, rinse off with warm water.
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