I’ve fallen prey to the fancy packaged face scrubs that aim to rejuvenate your skin and remove the tan… and a whole lot more. (I am not even mentioning the silly copy matter that mentions it makes your skin many tones fairer!) When I purchased a face scrub the last time, I felt guilty as hell! A few days later I happened to read the contents of such scrubs include plastic beads that give your face a ‘glow’. These are the tiny particles that make you feel fresh when you scrub it on your face and neck. While some brands mention it as walnut particles or some other fruit, the reality may be very different from what is seen on the label of the cosmetic.
Well, it is difficult to whip up beauty recipes at home when one is already multi-tasking. I think it is entirely worth it if you set aside time for homemade scrubs. If you plan a routine for every weekend, it will be easy to do these DIY homemade scrubs to flaunt a gorgeous skin! Try it for a chemical free look 🙂
DIY Homemade Scrubs for Beautiful Skin
Lemon, Sugar, and Honey
These are excellent ingredients and are so easily available. Squeeze half a lemon juice into a bowl which contains a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix well. To this, add a tablespoon of honey. Mix the ingredients well. This mixture should not be watery. Add 1/2 a cup of granulated sugar to the mix. Mix well and apply to the face in gentle circular motion. This mixture can also be used on tanned parts of the body. (Sugar is a great exfoliant.) Note: do not use this mixture if you already have marks or pimples on the skin. You need to give it time as lemon may cause a burning sensation. Decide upon the quantity of each ingredient as per your personal preference. For eg. – you may need to increase the amount of sugar if you are looking out for a cleaner scrub. Avoid rubbing too hard and do not apply to the area underneath your eyes.
Oranges and Oats
Oranges are excellent when consumed, but did you know that orange peels can be used in a face scrub? You need orange peel powder and a handful of plain oats to make this easy face scrub. Add two – three tablespoons of each ingredient to a tablespoon of honey. Use it gently on the face. Plain oats are also a great exfoliant and can be found easily in the market. Use this mixture as a pack as well. Just apply and wait for 5-10 minutes. Wash away with clean water. Note: Do not discard orange peels. Dry them in the sun instead.
This is another ingredient so readily available in any kitchen! Add a tablespoon of ground coffee powder to a tablespoon of olive oil. Apply gently on the face in circular motion and wash with clean water. You can also mix the coffee powder with coconut oil.
Well, when coffee can be used as a beauty ingredient, can green tea be left behind? Empty out contents of two green tea bags (or if you have a powder, then take sufficient quantity). Mix this with a cup of white sugar. Add coconut oil as per your requirement. Use it gently on the face and rinse well with water.
Yogurt and Oats
Mix a tablespoon of oats with a teaspoon of lemon juice and two tablespoons of yogurt/curd/dahi. The yogurt should be plain. This scrub can also be used as a mask. Wash after 10-15 minutes.
Things to remember –
- Always rub the face scrub gently on the skin
- Test on a part of your skin to understand its reactions to the face scrub. This is useful for sensitive skin.
- Rub in gentle circular motions.
- Use upward strokes on the neck area
- Avoid hot water for a rinse.
I hope these homemade scrubs have sent you searching for ingredients you can use in your kitchen!