Tired of that dull looking skin in spite of trying your best? Missing the glow your face once dazzled with? Well, it’s time you stop looking for temporary solutions and scrape off the root cause of all the gloominess…literally! Your beautiful charms and fresh radiance are trapped below a stubborn layer of dead and dried skin cells. Until you cast off this unwanted layer, your skin will not relive its supple charms. Wondering how you can do that? Well, the answer is exfoliation with a homemade face scrub!
Scrubbing the skin gently not only scrapes off the dead skin but also pulls out the settled impurities, blackheads and even tanning. Wait now, don’t rush to the supermarket yet! We say chuck those over-the-counter scrubs that come loaded with chemicals/allergens and go natural. Here is our collection of best homemade face scrubs for a glowing skin. You will be surprised to see just how magical your kitchen can be.
Note: Do not exfoliate if your skin has active acne as exfoliation can pop them up. Also, do not exfoliate with a face scrub if you have skin conditions like rosacea, burns or blisters.
Below are some of the best face scrub ideas!
1) Baking Soda Scrub
What can we say about baking soda! It is probably the most versatile thing you can find around. It can deodorize your refrigerator, whiten your teeth, de-clog your skin and even exfoliate it. Baking soda has natural anti-septic, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties that keep the skin acne free when used in a face scrub. Also, the granular nature is perfect for gentle scrubbing. This is one of the simplest face scrubs to make.
Method to make a Face Scrub: Wet your face a little. Take 1 tbsp. of baking soda and gently scrub your face in circular motions all over. Leave it for a few minutes and then rinse off with warm water. Do this twice a week. Ensure that you are not sensitive to baking soda before you start scrubbing
2) Oatmeal Scrub
Oatmeal is one of our favourites as it befriends every skin type – be it sensitive or excessively oily. Being a potent anti-inflammatory agent, it soothes the skin amazingly. Oats also stabilize the sebaceous (skin oil) glands to give a balanced skin all year round. Method to make a face scrub: Take a spoon of oatmeal. Ensure that you take grounded and not instant oats. Add some rose water or honey to it and scrub your face gently with this paste. Allow it to dry and then wash off. This easy to make home made face scrub is most effective when used twice or thrice a week.
3) Sugar Scrub
Sugar is not just a sweetening agent; it is an ideal beauty product too. Sugar is an excellent exfoliator as its granules are gentle on the skin and yet effectively get rid of the dead skin, blackheads and other impurities. Also, hydrates the skin, making it soft and supple.Method to make a face scrub: Take a spoon of sugar (even better if its brown organic sugar) and add a small amount of coconut or olive oil to it. Mix it well and scrub your face with this skin-friendly mixture. Wash off with warm water. The homemade sugar face scrub is most effective if used twice or thrice weekly.
4) Banana Scrub
Banana is a complete skin food. It contains Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Potassium all of which help in clearing the skin. It also hydrates the skin to make it soft and supple. The best thing about banana is that it has amazing anti-ageing properties and works great against fine wrinkles.
Method to make a face scrub: Mash a small banana and add a spoon of oatmeal to it. Mix well and scrub your face and neck with this mixture. Let it dry for a few minutes and wash off with warm water.
Isn’t this a truly delicious way of enjoying a healthy skin. Make exfoliation an integral part of your skincare routine. These at-home face scrubs will scrape off all the dullness and bring out the new you in no time. Want to read more about skincare? Check out our article on summer skincare tips for a flawless skin.