Want to treat yourself to a little handmade spa action? Check out these facial scrub recipes for dry, normal, and oily skin! Exfoliation is one of the quickest ways to achieve a healthy glow to the face and body. By removing the surface layer of dead skin cells, you increase circulation and the skin becomes healthier, leaving a healthy, shiny glow.
Natural Facial Scrubs
Why? They are used to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and help dislodge clogging of the skin including blackheads and white heads. The removal of surface skin cells and the stimulation of circulation will encourage cellular renewal and allow for the better absorption of active ingredients in masks and moisturizer. They should be used once a week, because overuse can damage the skin.
How to use: Before applying the scrub, open your pores by steaming your face with a cloth wrung out with hot water. Massage in circular motion a small quantity of scrub over a damp face and then rinse of with warm water. Apply a skin tonic when finished and follow with a beauty mask.
Facial Scrubs rely on a combination of coarse ingredients and moist ingredients combined to make a rough paste. Your skin type, dry, oily or sensitive, determines which ingredients are best to use.
Recipe Corn and & Oat Facial Scrub
A gentle scrub for all skin types.
Ingredients:1/2 cup oat flour – 1/2 cup corn flour – 1/2 cup whole milk powder – 1/2 cup white clay
Instructions: Grind milk powder in a mortar and pestle to get the lumps out. Sift the dry ingredients together. Pour into a clean tight air container for use. Do not premix with wet ingredients as this mixture will not keep if wet.
To use: Mix 1-2 teaspoons in palm of your hand with some water and work into smooth paste.
To make the mixture astringent and to tighten the pores, use Witch-Hazel Water.
To make the formula soothing for irritated skin, add Aloe Vera Gel.
To make the scrub mix nourishing for mature and very dry skin, add a few drops of Almond Oil and mix before adding final water.
To make it disinfectant for blemished skin, mix the scrub powder with plain natural yogurt.
Deep Pore Scrub
An excellent scrub for oily skin and skin with blocked pores.
Ingredients: 1 teaspoon almond meal – 1 teaspoon green clay – some full cream milk
Instructions: Add just enough milk to the almond meal and clay to form a thick, spreadable paste.
You must have five minutes a week you could spare. Then, try out these natural facial scrubs recipes. All of them are extremely effective and affordable. Not only do they cleanse your skin, slough off dead skin cells, and penetrate the clogged pores, they contain other ingredients to help your skin look and feel better.
Originally trained in her native France, Marlene Daniels is a third generation beautician, an herbal home remedies specialist, herbalist, aroma therapist and soap maker.