Beauty scrubs are a wonderful way to exfoliate dead skin cells from the body and face and reveal a fresher and healthier skin. Skin exfoliation can be done easily at home using scrubs conveniently made from numerous natural ingredients like fresh herbs, oatmeal, fruits, vegetables, honey and yogurt found in our kitchen. Exfoliation of the skin also promotes better absorption of skin care products.
Use of scrubs every day is not advisable as it will strip off the essential oil from your skin. Exfoliate your skin once a week if you have dry skin and bi-weekly if your skin is oily. If you experience any kind of irritation or unusual dryness, it is an indication that the ingredient in your scrub is not suitable for your skin. In that case, go easy and use some other ingredient.
Harsh abrasive scrubs are not suitable for dry skin. Oily skin is very much prone to acne. Scrubbing too much can aggravate the acne condition. Avoid use of artificial ingredients. Making scrub at home is the safest option. They do not contain any preservative or any chemicals which can harm your skin. Here are some easy ways to prepare homemade scrubs from simple natural ingredients to get healthy and younger looking skin all over the body.
Different Types Of Homemade Body Scrub
Scrub With Oat And Honey
Take 2 to 3 teaspoons of raw oats. Crush them using a grinder and mix 1 tablespoon of honey and ¼ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to make a thick paste. Add 1 drop of basil oil to this mixture.
If you have acne prone skin, you can use tea tree oil instead of basil oil. Wash your face, pat dry with a towel and apply the mixture on your skin and massage gently using circular motion. Wait for 15 minutes and then wash off with plain water.
Pineapple And Papaya Scrub
Take 1 cup each of diced papaya and pineapple, 2 tbsp oatmeal, 2 tbsp. sugar, 1tbsp. honey and 1tsp. baby oil. Mash pineapple and papaya and squeeze out the juice. Add rest of the ingredients and make a coarse mixture. Wash you skin and apply this mixture on your body and face in circular motion. Let the fruit scrub remain on your skin for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with cold water and discover a satin smooth, healthy and refreshing skin.
Homemade Scrubs For Oily Skin
Yogurt And Oatmeal Scrub
Mix yogurt and oatmeal together to make a thick paste. Now add 1 grated potato, 1 grated tomato and cucumber juice in the paste and apply on the skin. Wait for 10-15 minutes and wash off to get clear oil-free skin.
Egg And Lemon Scrub
Separate the egg yolk from egg white and add few drops of lemon juice in it. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and then apply on your face. Wait for 15 minutes and wash off with plain water. This will remove excess oil from your skin and provide clean and clear skin.
Carrot Juice Scrub
Prepare a scrub by mixing 5 drops of carrot juice, 5 drops of olive oil, 2 drops of lemon juice and a pinch of yeast powder. This scrub is very effective for oily skin.
Sea Salt Scrub
Sea salt scrub leaves your skin nourished as it contains vitamin C which rebuilds collagen underneath your skin and makes you look younger. Take ½ cup of sea salt and 1/2 cup each of lemon and lime juice and add ¼ teaspoon of almond oil in the mixture.
The antioxidant, antibiotic and disinfectant property of this scrub will heal and prevent acne, blemishes and rashes and also remove the dead layers of the skin effectively. You can mix few drops of carrier oils like avocado, apricot, jojoba, sunflower or olive oil for moisturizing the skin.
Homemade Scrub For Dry Skin
Harsh and abrasive scrubs are not suitable for dry and flaky skin. Dry skin needs mild scrubs that can provide moisturizing effect.
Avocado, Honey And Olive Oil
Mash avocado and cut cucumber into small pieces and mix with avocado. Add 1 tbsp. sugar, 1 tbsp. honey and few drops of olive oil to prepare a paste of thick consistency. Apply on the skin to be scrubbed. Wait till it dries and wash off. This scrub has all the ingredients required to treat dry skin.
Orange Peel, Lemon Peel And Yogurt
Take lemon peel powder and dried orange peel powder and mix with 2 tablespoon yogurt. Blend well and apply gently on your skin. Leave the scrub for 5 minutes and rinse. Presence of yogurt will make your skin feel soft after scrubbing.
Oats And Yogurt
Mix one tbsp. of oatmeal powder with one tbsp. of yogurt and apply on your face with gently scrubbing. Rinse with cold water.
Olive Oil And Brown Sugar Scrub
Olive oil scrub can remove dead cells and moisturize your skin as well. Add 1/2 cup brown sugar in ¼ cup of virgin olive oil. Blend well and apply using your fingers and circulate in small circles. Olive oil contains potent antioxidants which protects your skin from free radicals and prevent wrinkles and dry skin. You will enjoy smooth glowing skin after using this scrub.
Homemade Scrub For Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive skin, then you will have to take little extra care. Preservatives, colorants or artificial fragrance can irritate your skin. Homemade scrub using soothing and hydrating ingredients will be safe and suitable for you.
Cucumber And Aloe Vera
Take 2 tbsp. of Aloe Vera gel and 2 tbsp. of grated cucumber. Mix together and massage on your skin. Wash off with cold water.
Banana Oatmeal Scrub
Another effective, soothing and gentle scrub for sensitive skin is banana and oatmeal scrub. Mash a banana and add one teaspoon oatmeal and one tsp. honey to it. Massage your skin gently with this scrub for few minutes and wash off with cold water. This will not only exfoliate but hydrate and sooth your sensitive skin.
If you have sensitive skin, stay away from abrasive ingredients like salt, sugar or ground almonds. Adding yogurt in oatmeal can make great scrub for sensitive skin. The lactic acid content will be mild on your skin and will not cause any irritation.
Getting rid of dead skin cells can give your skin a real glow by removing blackheads and all other impurities. Homemade scrub can be prepared at just a fraction of cost in comparison to store brought products.