Homemade Facial Scrubs

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Are you suffering from a dull face caused by flaky skin? It’s time to exfoliate your skin to get rid of those lustreless dead cells.

homemade exfoliating scrub

Our skin is in a continuous process of replacing old cells with new ones. Sometimes, the old, dead cells do not fall away and tend to clog up the top layer. They need to be removed in order to bring forth brighter, more youthful layer.

Most skin experts suggest a simple regimen that can be followed for clean, healthy and glowing skin. Cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturising are the four cardinal steps that guarantee you beautiful skin.

Exfoliation helps in removing those dull and dead cells that conceal your beautiful underlying skin. So, scrub to a youthful vibrant skin.

Some Natural Homemade Exfoliating Scrubs:

Facial scrubs should be used twice or thrice a week to shed off dead cells. They rejuvenate the skin and increase blood circulation. And you don’t necessarily have to spend exorbitant sums on buying them. Here are some highly effective and easy-to-make scrubs that can be prepared at home without spending much.

  1. Honey scrub: Honey is known to be good in imparting radiance. Honey scrub is ideal for dull skin as it gives you a shine and youthful look. Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice in a bowl. Rinse your face with fresh water and use the mixture as scrub for 5 minutes. Wash and dry with a clean towel.

  2. Olive oil and sea salt scrub: Mix 1 teaspoon of olive oil with ½ teaspoon of sea salt in a small dish. Scrub your face for 5 minutes and then wash with clean water. The results will be remarkable. You will see a visible glow and shine on your face. Olive oil will also nourish your skin.

  3. Cucumber facial scrub: Blend a medium sized cucumber with 1 teaspoon of honey until a fine paste is prepared. Add 1 teaspoon of almond oil and 1 teaspoon of wheat germ. Use it as a scrub for 5 minutes. Wash with water and pat dry. You will notice a shine and radiance that this scrub gives your face. Cucumber scrub is also effective in removing dark spots and freckles that act as beauty stoppers. 

  4. Papaya Scrub: Add ½ teaspoon of brown sugar to a piece of papaya and blend smoothly. Scrub on your face for few minutes. Rinse well. Your skin will glow and you will experience a fresh feeling.

 A word of caution:

In case you have acne, consult a dermatologist before scrubbing your face, as it might exacerbate the situation.

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