I love homemade face scrubs! They take off the itchy, flaky and unclean layer of your skin that turns teenage and smooth–your skin feel refreshed. Do it twice a week and you’ll enjoy a constant smooth, salutary skin. I’ll also mention a few homemade body scrubs.
What’s a scrub?
Scrubs, exfoliators, or exfoliating scrubs–they basically mean the same thing; an agent that gently removes the outer layer of your skin. A scrub is a deeper cleanse than using cleansers, toners or soaps. The result is not only a smooth skin but scrubs also stimulate blood circulation, skin rejuvenation and revive the natural glow of your skin. Scrubs works best on clean skin; a body scrub after a bath or shower is prefect.
Begin with your feet and with slow circular motions work your body up to your shoulders. A body scrub often rubs the skin more than a face scrub so use a gentler scrub for your face than your body.
Avoid irritating your skin
Face scrubs can be used twice a week but body scrubs only twice a month if you have general skin. If you have sensitive skin like me, avoid rubbing your skin too hard. I’ve seen that if I rub my skin too hard or too often it causes skin irritation and this is a reminder to treat your skin gentler. You don’t all the time notice right away if you’re rubbing too much; sometimes your skin will show signs of irritation only after a few hours.
Why can I do a face scrub twice a week but a body scrub only twice a month? One intuit is that your face is under strike all day long from dirt particles, environmental toxins, Uv radiation and more. This is why you need to revive your delicate facial skin more often. Your body is more protected under layers of clothes for most of the year.
Scrubs containing oils
A vegetable oil like extra virgin olive oil will make your scrub easier to use–oil makes your scrub gentler and lessen skin friction. It means that your skin doesn’t get irritated as easy. Oil also protects your skin and makes it smoother.
Prepare a milder face scrub
Oat flour and almond flour are both gentle and comprise salutary oils. If you have oily skin you can try kaolin clay instead. Mix equal parts oat flour, honey, almond flour. Add yogurt until you get the consistency you like. Wet your face and gently massage the mix with circular motions. Leave it on for a microscopic while and rinse.
Flaxseed scrub for acne and pimples
- 1 part ground flax seeds
- 2 parts oat flour
- 2 parts baking soda
Leave flax seeds in water to form a gel, add oat flour and baking soda. You might need to add a microscopic water to get the right thickness. Add baking soda last and then speedily apply the mask while the baking soda is still fizzing.
Algae and kelp
Algae and kelp are often used in spa treatments and are good for aged skin. Put the dry algae or kelp in water for a while before use. They comprise minerals and salt that makes for a gentle scrub.
Body scrubs with salt
Salt is exquisite in body scrubs. Just be aware that salt dries out your skin and to balance this you should use a moisturizer or oil after you rinsed the scrub off. A straightforward salt scrub is to use a gentle soap that creates a foam on your skin. While the foam is still on your skin gently gently massage your skin with salt and rinse it off. And again, be sure to use a moisturizer. If you mix salt with olive oil or rapeseed oil it becomes less irritating and does not dry out your skin as much. Try extra virgin coconut oil after this scrub–it’s fabulous for the skin and smells great.
Face and body scrubs with sugar
Sugar is gentle on your skin and does not dry it out as much as salt. Use raw sugar if you can. Mix ¼ cup sugar with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a tablespoon milk.
As you can see, these homemade scrubs are straightforward to create but still very effective. You can also learn to create more developed masks and scrubs and to use more sophisticated ingredients that provides your skin with more nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Keep your skin teenage and glowing!
Homemade Face and Body Scrubs