Making your face scrub is incredibly easy and has a ton of benefits. It’s better for you, your wallet and the environment than buying a face scrub from the store. Beyond that, it helps to give your skin exactly what it needs.
The recipes below are meant to be a jumping off point into the wonderful world of DIY health and beauty products. Most of them are made with sugar as the scrubbing agent because it’s a common ingredient and we have tried to choose recipes that won’t require a lot of obscure or one-use-only ingredients. Make it, scrub it on your face and then rinse it off, no need to leave it on like some face masks, unless mentioned in the recipe.
1. Dry skin
½ cup of Coconut oil (because you can’t write a DIY health article without somewhere including coconut oil), combined with 2 tbsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of lemon juice is excellent for dry skin. The lemon juice helps to open pores to allow for deep moisturizing. If your dry skin isn’t that severe, try substituting the lemon juice for a few drops of lavender essential oils for a relaxing experience.
2. Oily skin
Coffee ground face scrubs usually say that the fresher the coffee grounds, the better the results. That’s great, but many people often make coffee in the morning while getting ready for the day and the last thing most people have time for is a face scrub. Just dump the used grounds into an airtight container and put in the refrigerator until a convenient time to relax and conduct some self-care. Mix 3 tbsp of coffee grounds with 1 tbsp of coconut oil and 1 tbsp of brown sugar. Regular sugar works fine as well, the sugar in these recipes is just there to give texture and, in this case, brown sugar and coffee grounds smell incredible together.
3. Sensitive skin
People with sensitive skin can highly benefit from making their own beauty products. Simple ingredients that you can choose yourself will always be easier than those bought in stores, which often inevitably comes in contact with tons of chemicals. One significant change in this recipe is the use of oatmeal instead of sugar. Oatmeal can be substituted for the sugar in a lot of recipes to make it easier on your skin. It also has the added benefits of helping reduce redness while it moisturizes. The classic recipe here is just oatmeal and honey mixed and applied. Because it is not scrubbed on, it will need to sit for 15-20 minutes.
Before people started making natural face scrubs, most people ended up with five different face cleansers, scrubs, and lotions since none of these gave the exact results they needed. One product will dry out your skin but get rid of acne; then you need another one to help moisturize, which then causes a different issue and on and on. It is well-known that natural ingredients have way less adverse side effects.