We all know how important it is to care for our skin, but with the number of products and accessories we’re meant to buy just to do so, we could easily end up going broke. There are so many great beauty treatments on the market, but when you’re running a little low on cash it’s just not possible to indulge.
If you’re in need of a quick treatment but don’t have the cash to spare or just want to give your face a treat and have some fun experimenting, you might have considered making your own homemade facial scrub. These days, there are recipes and ways to DIY almost everything, so why not give it a shot when it comes to skincare?
We’ve found some easy to follow recipes of all-natural facial scrubs that you can try out. Even if you don’t like what they do for your skin, you’ll have a whole lot of fun making them and trying them out.
If you get good results, you’ll know what ingredients to look for the next time you’re ready to splurge on a professional skincare scrub, so there’s a lot to gain and nothing to lose.
Making your own facial scrubs couldn’t be easier, and you might even be surprised to learn that you have many of the ingredients already laying around at home. To get started, you’ll want a clean and clear space to work with and have a jar ready for storing your scrub once it’s done.
Depending on the ingredients, you might not be able to keep your homemade scrub for that long before it starts to go a little off. Keep an eye on your concoction and throw it out if it looks suspicious. It won’t hurt you, but it could end up smelling quite bad, and that’s not really something you want to stick to your skin for hours on end.
We’ve searched far and wide to come up with five of the best natural facial scrub ideas around. These offer their own unique benefits and have one or two key ingredients that will really get deep into your skin and deliver results, so don’t be afraid to try them all out when you have the time.
This one will smell so good that you’ll probably want to eat it, but you’ll need to show a little restraint. Sugar is a common ingredient found in exfoliators because it’s natural but effective at removing dead skin. Try out this recipe and see if it feels as good as it smells:
Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and once blended, rub on your face in the problem areas. Be very careful not to get this scrub near your eyes as the citrus can easily burn. Rinse off with warm water and dry thoroughly. If skin feels a little dry, add a few drops of gentle oil to your face.
As it turns out, honey and oatmeal aren’t just tasty breakfast foods. This scrub uses the exfoliating power of oats but also acts as a mask so that you’re getting twice the benefits from the one recipe. Try it out and see what you think:
Mix well together and then apply the scrub in circular motions, rubbing it onto your skin. Leave it to sit on the skin for around 20 minutes and then wash off with warm water.
Is there anything that chocolate can’t do? If you liked the sugar scrub but want a little more antioxidant and sweetness in it, adding some natural cacao or cocoa powder is the way to go. Try this recipe and see if it can add some brightness to your skin:
Mix all of the ingredients together and then start scrubbing into your face. Set a time so that you’re scrubbing for at least 30 seconds as you allow all of the nutrients to get into your skin. Rinse off with warm water and enjoy the smell of chocolate cake on your skin for days.
You can get the invigorating powers of coffee for your skin as well as your mind when you try out this natural scrub. The coffee facial scrub is good at removing blemishes and adding antioxidants to the skin which can reduce aging. Mix these simple ingredients together until they form a paste and enjoy the results:
Wash your face before applying the coffee scrub to allow it to stick to your skin. Scrub in circular motions onto the skin for at least 60 seconds before washing off. Moisturize with some olive oil if your skin is still feeling try.
This is another scrub that will smell so good you’ll want to eat it and thanks to the all-natural ingredients, you actually could if you wanted to. Find these ingredients in your fridge for a soothing and refreshing facial scrub:
Use a small food processor or blender to mix all of the ingredients together until there are no lumpy bits. Cleanse your face and apply the paste directly in a circular motion and then leave it on for 15 minutes for extra nutrients.