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Homemade Face Scrub Recipes

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Make Natural Face Scrubs for Your Skin Type

Making your own homemade face scrub requires only a few basic, inexpensive ingredients, and it works just as well as many of the products lining drug store shelves. A major benefit of making your own face scrubs is that you can customize them to suit your particular skin type. Beginning with a neutral base, such as Epsom salts, ensures that anyone can benefit from their use. Epsom salts contain minerals that help reduce excess oil production and slough away dry skin, revealing the fresh skin beneath. Individuals with normal, dry or oily skin can all craft a suitable exfoliating face scrub using nothing more than Epsom salts and a handful of household ingredients.

Homemade Face Scrub for Normal Skin

If you have normal skin, you can create a natural face scrub using nothing more than Epsom salts, lemon juice, powdered milk and essential oil for fragrance. You can omit the essential oil if desired, however, and simply use the basic ingredients. Here's how to do it:

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup powdered milk

  • Juice from 1 lemon (about 2 tbsp.)

  • ½ tsp. Epsom salts

  • 5 drops essential oil, optional

Directions:

  1. Crack the egg into a small ball and whisk until the white and yolk is well-blended.

  2. Add the powdered milk and lemon juice, and mix well to combine.

  3. Stir in the Epsom salts and essential oil, if using.

  4. To use, hold a warm, damp wash cloth on your face for about a minute. Rub the face scrub over your face, avoiding the sensitive eye area. Leave on for about 10 minutes.

  5. Rinse with warm water to remove the scrub, then rinse with cold water to close your pores. Discard any leftover mixture.

Note: Use essential oils suitable for normal skin such as lavender, rose or geranium.

Homemade Face Scrub for Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, you'll want to avoid citrus-based face scrubs and focus on moisturizing ingredients instead. The following recipe is formulated specifically for dry skin, but you can further customize the scrub by adding your favorite essential oils (as long as they don't irritate dry skin). Normal skin types can also use this scrub, but avoid it if you have oily skin.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. Epsom salts

  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil

  • 2 drops essential oil, optional

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, making sure to thoroughly coat the salts with the oils.

  2. To use, hold a warm, damp wash cloth on your face for about a minute. Rub the face scrub over your face, avoiding the sensitive eye area. Leave on for about 10 minutes.

  3. Rinse with warm water to remove the scrub, then rinse with cold water to close your pores. Discard any leftover mixture.

Note: Use essential oils that benefit dry skin such as Roman chamomile, neroli and ylang-ylang.

Homemade Face Scrub for Oily Skin

Combining Epsom salts with orange juice makes an excellent face scrub for oily skin. Epsom salts help absorb excess oil and orange is an astringent that reduces oil production. Fresh orange juice works best in this recipe, but you can use bottled orange juice if necessary.

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange

  • 1 ½ tbsp. cornmeal

  • 1 tbsp. Epsom salts

  • 2 drops essential oil, optional

Directions:

  1. Squeeze the juice from the orange into a small bowl.

  2. Add the cornmeal, Epsom salts and essential oil if using, and stir to combine. You should be left with a thick, paste-like consistency. If the mixture is too thick to spread, add a bit of water or the juice from another orange to thin it out some.

  3. To use, hold a warm, damp wash cloth on your face for about a minute. Rub the face scrub over your face, avoiding the sensitive eye area. Leave on for about 10 minutes.

  4. Rinse with warm water to remove the scrub, then rinse with cold water to close your pores. Discard any leftover mixture.

Note: Use essential oils that benefit oily skin such as sandalwood, lemon or peppermint.


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