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6 DIY Face Scrubs You Have to Try

Have Some Fun With a DIY Face Scrub

A face scrub can make anyone’s skin soft by cleaning out their pores. Face scrubs tend to be thick and have a beady texture, which is ideal for removing impurities, as well as exfoliating. Exfoliation is when dead skin cells are removed, then new skin cells are able to grow faster. If you do not want to purchase a new product, then a DIY face scrub is your solution. Here’s how to create your own face scrub and save some money while having fun during the entire process!

What Is A Face Scrub?

A face scrub is one of several different steps in a skincare routine. Usually, a scrub is a creamy product that contains exfoliants that you massage across your skin to make it smooth, removing any dead skin cells. There are natural and synthetical grains and each suit different skin types. You should ask your dermatologist about the best face scrub for your skin type, or at least read the back of the label when you are out shopping for products. The right scrub will:

  • Remove the oil build-up
  • Help your skin avoid looking dull or dehydrated
  • Help you have soft and smooth skin
  • Remove all the impurities from your pores
  • Help you feel nourished from inside out

How Do You Use a Face Scrub?

You can use a face scrub every day, or every other day. Purchase (or make) the perfect scrub for you and use a pea-size amount over your entire skin. Apply it onto dry skin at first, but massage it in with lukewarm water and your fingers. Rub it in for 20 seconds and rinse it off with warm water. Make sure you follow up your skincare routine with a nourishing and hydrating cream, serum, or a moisturizer.

Top 6 DIY Face Scrubs

Making your own face scrub can be cheap and fun. Here are some different recipes for different skin needs.

For Any Skin Type: Oatmeal Scrub

If you want to make a scrub that can be used by everyone at your home, go for this one. Both men and women can use an oatmeal scrub and enjoy softer and smoother skin at the end of the day.

The ingredients you need include:

  • 1 cup of oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon of almond oil
  • One egg
  • 2 tablespoons of milk

Mix the ingredients in a bowl until you get an even paste. If the outcome is not easy to spread, add more oil. Apply the paste in circular motions and rinse it off with warm water.

For Glowing Skin: Coffee and Cocoa Scrub

If your skin is naturally dry or dull, try and boost its radiance with coffee and cocoa. The scent is energizing and bold on its own, while the product gives you hydration deep within.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • 3 tablespoons of coffee
  • 3 tablespoons of cacao
  • 1 teaspoon of almond oil

Use a spice grinder to mix all of these until they end up looking like flour. Add sweet almond oil on top until you get a sand consistency. Store the product in a jar and apply as you would usually do.

For Blackheads: Peach Scrub

If you love the smell of peaches, then you will love this face scrub with its skin renewing properties. This scrub breaks down the dead skin cells, giving you a clearer complexion.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • One peeled peach
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of organic honey
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar

Mix all of these in your blender (if you own one) and add a bit of water to get the right consistency. Once prepared, cool it down before you place it on your skin.

For Oily Skin: Rose Scrub

Rose petals are great at preventing oils, they help fight blemishes and also calm down your oil production. They smell is soothing and they are a must-have ingredient in skincare products for women with oily skin types.

The ingredients you will need are:

  • 1 tablespoon of dried out rose petals
  • 1 tablespoon of dried chamomile
  • 1/4 cup of almond oil
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of oats

Mix the firm ingredients in first, then add honey and oil on top. You can also place them in a blender. Then, let the mixture become even before you place it on your skin.

For a Brighter Complexion: Rice and Egg Scrub

If you want to cleanse your skin and remove any unwanted discoloration, this scrub will suit you. It is safe to use on any skin type and is even safe to use on sensitive skin. The rice and egg mixture leaves a soothing scent and is mild and moisturizing.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon of almonds
  • One egg (use the whites only)

With the help of a coffee grinder, mix the brown rice grains and add the egg on top. Mix with a spoon till you are left with a runny texture.

For Inflamed Skin: Honey and Blueberry Scrub

Blueberries smell amazing, but they are also packed with antioxidants and vitamin C that will rejuvenate your skin. Once you add honey on top, the scrub will act as an anti-inflammatory antiseptic.

The ingredients you will need include:

  • 1/3 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of matcha tea powder

Make sure you wash the blueberries before you create a scrub out of them. Mash them with a fork and then blend the other ingredients on top. Stir well and let the paste even out.