Though there are a multitude of commercial exfoliating facial scrubs on the market, a homemade facial scrub can be tailored to your skin type and needs.
What would be the point of taking the time to moisturize and soothe dead skin cells anyway?. It would be a waste to use products on skin that should be scrubbed away, which is where exfoliating body scrubs comes in.
Exfoliation is the process of sloughing away the dull, top layer of skin which is littered with dead skin cells. Though this is natural, if you do not properly exfoliate, you may be carrying around dull skin cells which are inhibiting your skin’s youthfulness.
Benefits of Exfoliation
A homemade exfoliating facial scrub may seem daunting, but an all organic recipe will always be more nutritious to your skin than a multitude of chemicals in a store-bought container.
- Slough away dull, dead skin cells on the surface of the skin.
- Uncover new, glowing skin underneath.
- Infuse new layer of skin with naturally occurring moisture and minerals through bath scrub.
Experiment with the best exfoliating facial scrub ingredients such as brown sugar, olive oil and yogurt for a glowing complexion.
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A more extravagant adaptation to the exfoliating facial scrub and the facial mask was made by Cleopatra herself, who used all organic facial scrubs and slept in a gold facial mask each night to maintain her youthful appearance.
While I’m not promoting the use of pure gold on your skin, using all-natural exfoliating facial scrubs with high-quality ingredients will make you feel just as youthful as Cleopatra herself. But, without the gold of course.
Exfoliating Facial Scrub Recipes
The exfoliating facial scrub recipes below involve some common ingredients found in your kitchen or fridge, such as citrus, yogurt, and olive oil.
Though you may not have seen yogurt in the recipes before, it is a true gem in the world of creating smooth and radiant facial skin. While citrus freshens your senses, it also lightens your complexion.
Sweet Citrus Exfoliating Facial Scrub
- 4 tbs. Yogurt
- 2 tbs. Honey
- 3 tbs. Lime juice
- 2 tbs Sugar
Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl; add more yogurt (preferably Greek yogurt) to make sure the scrub is thick enough.
If you would like to add more scrubbing power, add 2 tbs. raw granulated sugar. Enjoy the creamy texture and nutrients.
When adding any dairy product to an exfoliating facial scrub, you will receive many benefits, as it can create a most gentle homemade facial scrub for dry skin.
Especially with yogurt, it transfers the milky smoothness and nutrients to your face through this unique facial scrub. The contract of honey and lime juice also adds a refreshing twist, sweet yet sour.
Oatmeal Exfoliating Facial Scrub
- 2 tbs. Oatmeal
- 1 tbs. Baking soda
Mix oatmeal and baking soda, store in airtight container.
Gently cleanse when needed. The baking soda in this exfoliating facial scrub recipe serves as a good blemish remedy, yet it is also sensitive on the skin. However, remember to do a small test just in case you may be allergic. Oatmeal is a great exfoliation for sensitive skin.
Orange Raspberry Exfoliating Facial Scrub
- 2 tbs. Plain yogurt
- 1 tbs. raspberry pulp (with seeds please)
- 5 drops orange essential oil.
Mix all the ingredients together. You may vary the essence oil if you wish. Store in airtight container and save for later use.
Though you may feel like this is much too close to delicious fruit yogurt, resist the urge to snack. The raspberry scent is intoxicating, and the pulp act as tiny, red exfoliants that scrub away dead skin cells.
Exfoliating Body Scrub Recipes
Exfoliating body scrubs are one of the most important in the family of bath scrubs, as they truly invigorate and renew your skin.
By using an exfoliating natural body scrub, each time you get in the shower to pamper yourself you will also be getting rid of that dull skin. Talk about killing two birds with one stone.
Exfoliating Ingredients in Body Scrubs
Depending on your skin’s dryness and other factors, you can choose which type of exfoliating ingredient to use in your homemade exfoliating body scrub.
Salt and Sugar Body Exfoliant
The two most common are salt and sugar and each has their own specific properties. Salt is perfect if you have rough, coarse skin that needs extra exfoliating power; while sugar is best suited for more sensitive skin types.
If you are looking to be more adventurous, try some coffee or oatmeal as your exfoliant.
Coffee Body Exfoliant
Coffee’s natural caffeine offers rejuvenation in the body scrub and can assist with bumps and cellulite. Though there is no proven cure for cellulite, caffeine in an exfoliating body scrub (couple with circular, scrubbing motions) have been proven to help reduce it.
Oatmeal Body Exfoliant
As for oatmeal, it has amino acids and a hypo-allergenic quality which helps it soothe even the most sensitive skin while exfoliating. If you suffer from acne-prone skin or are very sensitive, use oatmeal to begin with and work your way up to other exfoliants.
Tip: Always test your exfoliating body scrub on a small patch of skin to avoid unintended allergies.
Any ingredients you choose in your exfoliating body scrub must be suited to your skin type and personal taste. Add in fun scents (essential oils) to create a spa experience right in your own home!
Try these delicious exfoliating body and facial scrubs and reap the benefits of this fruity skin parfait.