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5 Best DIY Recipes For Natural Face Scrub

If you are planning to try a new facial scrub, you might be looking for something that will exfoliate your skin and leave it moisturized and soft. Instead of using store-bought products that contain ingredients you might not be familiar with, you can make your own facial scrubs with things you have at home. Here are a few of our favorite recipes to try.

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Oatmeal Scrub

Oatmeal scrubs are wonderful for your skin. Not only do they help exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells, they also help soften, smooth, and heal the skin. Oatmeal is gentle and can prevent redness, dryness, and irritation. Here’s an easy recipe you can use to make your own oatmeal face scrub.

Ingredients:

  • Oatmeal
  • Water
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Almond oil

Method:

  1. Soak your oats overnight in a bowl.
  2. Combine the oats with all other ingredients and stir until incorporated.
  3. Apply the scrub to your face and massage it with circular motions.
  4. Rince the scrub away and dry face completely.

Coffee and Cocoa Scrub

This scrub is as nourishing as it is decadent. It has all the amazing benefits of coffee and the soothing properties of cocoa. The caffeine in the coffee helps rejuvenate skin and plump it up, making it perfect to use under your eyes and any other areas that are sagging or need to be lifted. The cocoa is packed with antioxidants to help detoxify skin. It also smells amazing.

Ingredients:

  • Ground coffee
  • Cocoa powder
  • Geranium oil or vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Wash skin thoroughly and pat dry.
  3. Apply the scrub to your face and massage it into your skin gently.
  4. Rinse and dry face again.

Peach Facial Scrub

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The sweet scent of peaches blends with the grittiness of bicarbonate of soda to create a beautiful face scrub. It feels like a treat for your face and it will leave your skin soft, smooth and ready to be moisturized. The peach soothes while the bicarb opens up the pores and removes impurities to help provide a healthy glow.

Ingredients:

  • Mashed peaches
  • Bicarbonate of soda
  • Coconut oil

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mash the peaches.
  2. Mix in the bicarbonate of soda to create a paste.
  3. Use the oil to loosen up the mixture so you can apply it to your skin easily.
  4. Massage into the skin and then rinse and pat dry.

Strawberry Face Scrub

This refreshing mask includes simple ingredients that you can find in your kitchen. It creates a soft and natural exfoliator that will leave your skin soft and supple. The fresh scent of strawberries and the soothing coconut oil will make you feel like you are spending the day in the spa.


Ingredients:

  • Mashed strawberries
  • Bicarbonate of soda
  • Coconut Oil

Method:

  1. Mash the strawberries in a bowl.
  2. Pour in the oil to create a loose base.
  3. Add the bicarbonate of soda to thicken up the mask and create a paste.
  4. Apply the paste to the entire face and allow it to soak into the skin for 15 minutes.
  5. Rinse and pat dry.

Bicarbonate Soda And Aloe Mask

You already know that bicarb makes a great exfoliator, but if you combine it with soothing aloe, you will get a real treat for your skin. You can also apply a second layer of aloe once you have removed your exfoliating mask. Your skin will appear smooth, flawless, and it will retain moisture more easily.

Ingredients:

  • Bicarbonate of soda
  • Aloe vera gel

Method:

  1. Mix the sugar and aloe to create a paste.
  2. Apply the scrub on the face and allow it to soak into the skin for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse the exfoliating mask off.
  4. Apply the aloe gel to your face and allow it to absorb into the skin.

Final Thoughts

If you have problematic skin or if your skin seems to be dry and dull, it may need to be exfoliated. You can buy a variety of different types of natural exfoliating masks at your local beauty supply store. You can also make your own out of things you may already have in your home that can be natural and healthy. The above recipes are a few that you can make yourself. They include natural and soothing ingredients that will leave your skin looking and feel great.

Have you tried any of these recipes? What is your favorite DIY natural face scrub?

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