Homemade Natural Face Scrubs for Glowing, Gorgeous Skin
Gorgeous, glowing skin is often at the top of our wishlists. We would all love to have that smooth, bright, radiant complexion that is free of blemishes, spots, scars, bumps, and uneven texture. However, we are also all too familiar with just how difficult it can be to achieve perfect, glowing skin. It depends a lot on genetics, your environment, lifestyle habits, and hormones!
But with that being said, getting yourself a beautiful glow doesn’t have to be difficult, and neither does it have to be expensive either, contrary to what many magazines and social media might say. You don’t need a ton of fancy products to get glowing skin. There is so much natural goodness in ingredients that we can find right in our kitchens or just a walk away at the grocery store. The star ingredients of many skincare products that promise to give you a beautiful glow often include ingredients that can be found in fruits and vegetables. All those anti-aging vitamins and minerals that they tout and advertise can be found in the most basic fruits like apples, oranges, and lemons. So don’t waste your time and money trying out different expensive products when you can do it all at home!
One of the key products in getting glowing skin is an exfoliator. Exfoliation is essential to glowing skin because it helps to remove the layer of dead skin cells that build up on the surface of our skin, causing a dull appearance. Our skin sheds millions and millions of skin cells every day as it regenerates. Fresh new skin cells will move up to replace these old, dead ones. However, the rate of removal of these old skin cells is often not as fast as the production of new ones. Hence, a layer of dead skin cells tends to accumulate on the top of our face. This layer is something like a layer of dust on a mirror. It covers and hides the natural, radiant glow of the skin.
Exfoliation is exactly what gets rid of this layer and lets the fresh skin shine through. There are many exfoliators on the market, from physical ones like grainy scrubs to chemical ones that contain ingredients like glycolic acid which dissolves the dead skin cells to remove them. Chemical exfoliators tend to be more expensive than physical scrubs as they are stronger.
In this article, we will show you some easy, homemade natural scrubs that you can make yourself. These ingredients will both nourish and exfoliate your skin for a healthy, fresh glow. Some very common ingredients are well-known for being excellent exfoliators, such as coffee, sea salt, sugar, oatmeal, and cinnamon. Choosing the right ingredients for your homemade scrub will depend very much on your skin type and skin concerns. You want the ingredients to target your specific concerns. For example, ingredients like salt and bicarbonate of soda are good for oily skin or people who are prone to breaking out. People with normal or combination skin will find sugar and ground coffee very good for them.
Best Homemade Face Scrubs
To fight acne: Strawberry Yogurt Face Scrub
This might sound like a recipe for a smoothie, but it is actually a very effective anti-acne face scrub. It doesn’t matter what the difference between pimples and acne is, because either way, this face scrub works wonders for both condition. Strawberries have tons of vitamin C which are excellent for combating free radical damage and lightening acne scars. It also has lots of antioxidants. By adding apple cider vinegar, you can also kill off bacteria that are on your skin, while the natural lactic acids in yogurt combined gently exfoliate the skin while also delivering a boost of moisture. The almond meal will also aid in exfoliation as well as soaking up extra oil causing acne.
Recipe: Mix 1 cup of natural yogurt, ½ cup of mashed up strawberries, ½ of almond meal, and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar till combined. Gentle massage the mixture into your skin. Leave it on for about 20 minutes then rinse off with warm water.
To hydrate: Honey Cherry Brown Sugar Face Scrub
This lovely sounding concoction will both hydrate and nourish your skin, imparting a beautiful glow. Brown sugar is less coarse than white sugar so that makes it a great choice of a grainy scrub. Honey has endless benefits for the skin, namely being a natural humectant that draws moisture from deep within and around the skin to intensely hydrate the skin.
Recipe: Mix 5 crushed cherries, 1 tablespoon of almond powder, ¼ cup of honey, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and 3 tablespoons of yogurt. Scrub the skin gentle for 1 minute then rinse off with warm water.
For anti-aging: Rose Face Scrub
Rose is well known for being a calming and soothing ingredient. This mask will help to moisturize the skin, tighten up the pores, and combat inflammation to brighten the skin. The ground almonds will exfoliate and reduce the look of wrinkles.
Recipe: To create an effective pore facial treatment, mix 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil, 5 teaspoons of ground-up almonds, 1 tablespoon of honey (warmed), and two drops of rose oil. Mix the ingredients up then gentle massage on the face and decolletage area. Rinse off with warm water.
To brighten: Brown Sugar Oatmeal Face Scrub
This potent mix of ingredients will bring out that inner glow and radiance in no time! Oatmeal is excellent for soothing the skin while honey will add that much-needed boost of moisture. The lactic acid in milk will gently exfoliate the skin and you will feel your dull skin become alive as you massage this rich and creamy face scrub into your skin.
Recipe: Mix a ¼ cup of honey, ¼ of milk, ½ cup of cool cooked oatmeal, and ½ tablespoons of brown sugar. The texture should be thick and grainy. Massage it into your face for 1-2 minutes then rinse off.
For a mega-glow: Coffee Face Scrub
Caffeine is excellent for waking up both us and our skin. The addition of milk and honey make this delicious sounding cup of joe ideal for imparting a superb glow to your skin. You’ll come out refreshed, rejuvenated, and glowing for the gods!
Recipe: Mix ½ cup of freshly ground coffee beans, ½ cup of milk, and 1 tablespoon of honey. Gently rub it onto your face then rinse it off with warm water.
These super easy face scrubs can tackle your skin concerns while also brightening and adding radiance to your complexion. Try these out and you will see an immediate glow and brightening in your face.