How to make homemade face scrubs

How to make homemade face scrubs

Exfoliation is one of the essential steps to maintain a beauty routine that makes us always look beautiful. And when it comes to our face, it is essential as it helps us highlight our natural beauty and maintain a healthy complexion. The best thing is that exfoliating lotions should not necessarily be bought in stores, you can make them at home in a simple way and with very cheap products. In this article by we explain how to make homemade scrubs for the face and we tell you what is the best way to apply them so you can have a perfect complexion without complications.

Why it is important to exfoliate the face
Facial exfoliation is a very important aesthetic task for the facial skin because in general terms it allows to eliminate all the accumulated dead cells and provide a greater smoothness and shine to the complexion, in addition to helping to hide the scars and marks.
With exfoliation, the skin of the face can perform its cell regeneration process correctly resulting in a much more oxygenated and moisturized dermis. Among the main benefits of exfoliation, those listed below stand out:
  • Cleaner, silky, radiant and beautiful skin.
  • Elimination of all impurities and prevention of the formation of new ones.
  • Reactivates the blood microcirculation of the area, which also helps eliminate accumulated fluids and prevent swelling.
  • Reduces excessive sebum production and prevents the appearance of shine on the face.
  • Facials and moisturizers and anti-aging creams work much better on exfoliated skin, as its active ingredients can penetrate it completely.
For all these reasons, it is recommended to exfoliate the facial skin at least once a week, although this frequency may vary depending on your skin type and its needs:

  • Dry skin: a week scrub will be enough, using a gentle scrub.
  • Oily skin: twice a week to remove excess fat.
  • Sensitive skin: once every 15 days with a hypoallergenic scrub.

Sugar and oil scrub
One of the most economical and effective homemade face scrubs we can find is sugar, preferably fine-grained to avoid harming our face. It is best to combine it with a super moisturizing, repairing and anti-aging oil such as olive oil or coconut oil to obtain a radiant and lively complexion. The ingredients you need are:
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
Treatment: mix both ingredients to obtain a grainy paste. Apply to the clean face and massage circularly with always ascending movements, without applying force.
Oatmeal and milk scrub
Oatmeal is another fantastically to exfoliate the face at home, and this healthy cereal makes it possible to clean the skin deeply, as it absorbs all dirt and greatly reduces excess fat. In addition, it is very moisturizing and soothing, so it does not damage the dermis at any time. The ingredients you need are:
  • 3 tablespoons oat flakes
  • 1/4 cup milk
Treatment: Mix the oatmeal in flakes with the milk, allow the flakes to hydrate in the liquid for about 10 minutes. The result should be a layer with a certain thickness. Apply it on your face and let it act for about 15 minutes, this mask will help you moisturize the complexion and is perfect for dry skin if yours is fat replace milk with water.
Honey scrub
Honey is one of the most used products for beauty, an ingredient that makes our skin beautiful and full of life. You can prepare an exfoliating face mask with it, as it eliminates toxins and dead skin cells, provides moisture and prevents the formation of impurities. You need:
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 ground almonds
  • 1 small tablespoon of lemon juice
Treatment: mix honey, ground almonds, and lemon juice. Apply gently and leave on the face for 15 minutes, remove with cold water afterward and you will notice immediately how your skin looks revitalized, soft and very hydrated.
Carrot Exfoliating Mask
Another mask to remove dead skin cells very easy to make is carrot. This vegetable in addition to a good cleaning will help you promote the production of collagen and, therefore, keep the skin full of life, bright and young. It is a good ally for mature skin and to prevent the signs of aging. It also helps reduce the visibility of spots and facial skin marks. You need:
  • 1 carrot
  • some facial moisturizer
Treatment: clean and peel a carrot very well, chop it and put it in the blender to crush it a little, the result will be a textured paste. Mix with a little moisturizer and apply for 15 minutes. You will see how you manage to eliminate dead cells and give more vitality to your skin.
Clay scrub
Clay is also another of the best home remedies to exfoliate the skin you can turn to. The reasons? Cleans and cleanses the skin, promotes regeneration, removes impurities and fights acne and inflammations. To prepare it, you need:
  • 2 tablespoons clay
  • 3 tablespoons mineral water
Treatment: you should only mix, using a wooden spoon, the green, red or white clay with mineral water until you create a paste.
Chocolate scrub
In addition to being a delight, chocolate also has good properties for the skin. It is moisturizing, fights inflammation and provides a lot of antioxidants, so it allows you to get a rejuvenated and more radiant complexion. If you want to use it as an exfoliating lotion, gather the following:
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or almond oil
Treatment: mix all the ingredients in a bowl until a homogeneous and granular paste is obtained. Then, apply all over the face by doing gentle and circular massages, leave on for 10 or 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Coffee scrub

And if in addition to making homemade face scrubs that help you kill all dead cells, you want to fight other signs such as dark circles and bring smoothness and softness to the skin, then your best option is to ally with coffee. Gather the following:
  • 1/2 cup ground coffee
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or almond oil
Treatment: in a bowl, mix the coffee with the sugar and then gradually add the selected oil. Remove and apply the paste obtained on the slightly damp face giving circular massages. After about 10 or 15 minutes remove with plenty of warm water.

Rice scrub

Finally, we propose one of the favorite facial scrubs of Asian women, who wear porcelain skin without a trace of impurities or imperfections. This lotion consists of taking advantage of the cosmetic benefits of rice, a cereal that cleanses the skin, unclogs pores, tones, reduces stains and fights aging. To prepare it, you need the following:
  • 1/2 glass of white rice
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 5 drops of coconut oil
Treatment: turn the rice into a fine powder, mix it with water and coconut oil. Use the mixture to exfoliate using circular massages on the face. After a few minutes, rinse with plenty of warm water.
Remember that it is not only about creating a good homemade mask to exfoliate facial skin, but you have to know how to do it correctly, so we have prepared an article with the step by step of a good exfoliation so that you get better effects.
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