Exfoliating your skin can help remove dead skin cells while at the same time get rid of any dirt or dust build up on the pores for a smoother and more beautiful looking skin. Although there are many facial scrubs being sold today, most of them contain harsh chemicals that can age the skin in the long run. Fortunately, making your own facial scrub is easy to do plus you have more freedom in choosing which ingredients to use.
For those who want to make their own exfoliating scrub, here are some examples of DIY scrubs that you won’t have a hard time making on your own.
Baking Soda Scrub. This is probably the easiest scrub that you can make on your own. We all know that baking soda can be used in a lot of ways, from removing foul smell in the fridge, to removing stains on the floor, and others but did you know that you can use it as an exfoliant? Simply combine baking soda with your choice of facial cleanser. Gently rub the mixture on your face and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse afterwards.
Classic Sugar Scrub. Another DIY exfoliating scrub that you can do on your own is the classic sugar scrub. You will need sugar and your choice of vegetable oil. You can opt for brown or white sugar for this scrub and coconut, olive or any other oil that you like. The ratio should be 2:1 where for every tablespoon of oil that you add, you add two sugars. Combine the two ingredients then apply some on your face before rubbing gently. Rinse afterwards to remove dead skin and excess scrub.
Nourishing Sugar Scrub. Aside from the basic classic sugar scrub, this DIY scrub will also help nourish your skin for a more glowing look. For this scrub, you will need 1 teaspoon of raw sugar, ½ teaspoon of honey, and of course, fresh lemon juice. You need to combine the sugar with honey and squeeze some lemon juice into the mixture. Mix them thoroughly. If you find the scrub to be too loose, add more sugar to it.
Baking Soda and Coconut Oil Scrub. Baking soda is believed to have a drying effect on the skin especially after prolonged use but not when you use coconut oil with it. Simply combine the two to create your scrub then apply on your skin. Rub it on gently to help remove dead skin then rinse afterwards.
Peppermint Scrub. Mint can certainly help invigorate your skin. For this DIY scrub, you will need sugar, coconut oil, green food coloring, and peppermint extract. Microwave half a cup of coconut oil before adding 1.5 cups of sugar, a few drops of food coloring, and a tablespoon of the peppermint extract. Mix the ingredients thoroughly until you get the desired consistency for your scrub.
As you can see, these are just a few examples of scrubs that you can do on your own that are free from any chemical content. For sure, you will enjoy making your own scrubs once you see how easy it is to do.