Acne can sprout into skins of both genders from all ages, though it is really common during the puberty stage or other hormonal-related periods like pregnancy and menopause. The exact cause of acne remains unknown but it has been believed that it occurs when oil and dirt clog into the skin pores resulting to red and inflamed spots.
There are over-the-counter facial scrubs but the downside of these is that they have the tendency to irritate and dry your skin as adverse effects. That is why many are opting to go the natural way.
Using natural or homemade facial scrub is preferred by many because they are cost-effective and organic. Users do not worry to use them because they do not have side effects like those from mass-produced synthetic scrubs. Besides, there are still a lot of traditional methods working effectively on skin up until today. Still, a doctor’s advice would always matter on whichever method you use.
Things to Consider
Prior to applying any natural and homemade facial scrub, there are some considerations that are important to take note.
It is the most basic, yet most important thing to consider in preparing your homemade facial scrub. Check your skin if they are just normal, overly dry, oily, or sensitive. For those with oily skin type, steer clear of using fatty or oily ingredients to the scrub. Those with dry skin should get rid of those ingredients that would further dry the skin. And for those with sensitive skin type, take note of ingredients that can easily rash the skin. Knowing the skin type is necessary for you to be aware which set of ingredients can provide you full potential work and results.
It is also important to check every ingredient you use because there can be instances that you use those you have sensitivity with – which doubles up the problem.
Preparation and Application
Always ensure cleanliness on the preparation and application processes. You must know the specifics of the application of our homemade facial scrub such as what to do prior and after, the length of time of application, how often, and all those matters. These things are often overlooked, but these are your keys to effective results.
Homemade Facial Scrubs for Different Skin Types
For Normal Skin Type
- Oatmeal and Sea Salt – this homemade facial scrub has both moisturizing and exfoliating properties while the sea salt helps in lessening the inflammation resulted from acne.
- Crack an egg open and into the bowl, separate the egg yolk from the egg white.
- Add a tablespoon of each: oatmeal and sea salt, and then add a teaspoon of olive oil into the bowl. Mix the ingredients together.
- Apply the mixture into the skin surface with acne and massage for three minutes. After that, rinse the scrub off using warm water.
- Honey and Lemon Juice Scrub – this scrub can tone the skin.
- In a small mixing dish, put 3 tablespoons of softened honey.
- Add a tablespoon of lemon juice then stir the mixture.
- To create a scrub effect, add a little bit of sugar then mix the ingredients for a minute.
- Wet your face with warm water. Apply the scrub and massaging mainly those surfaces with acne and those acne-prone areas. Let the scrub stay for 10 minutes.
- Rinse thoroughly and avoid scrubbing face with face cloth.
- Baking Soda – this is to remove dead skin cells and for more radiant complexion.
- On a small plate, place a teaspoon of baking soda.
- Add a teaspoon of olive oil and mix the elements together.
- Wet your face and start applying the scrub into the skin surfaces with acne avoiding contact with eyes.
- Massage the scrub using a circular motion and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Rinse scrub with warm water and pat skin dry.
- Orange Peel – vitamin C in oranges can help fight free radicals and dry up the existing acne.
- Grate the peels of an orange into a bowl.
- Add milk enough to make a paste mixture.
- Using circular motions, rub the paste into the face mainly on surfaces with acne.
- Rinse off the mixture with warm water. Pat skin dry with soft, clean cloth.
For Oily Skin Type
- Tomato Scrub
- Using one tomato, mash it and mix with a teaspoon of yellow cornmeal.
- Massage the scrub into the oily skin surface using a circular motion for not more than 5 minutes.
- Rinse scrub off with warm water.
- Almond and Oat Scrub
- In a coffee grinder, grind ¼ cups of each oats and almonds until mixture becomes fine.
- Store mixture in a clean and dry container.
- In each use of this homemade facial scrub, place a teaspoon on a small dish and add enough water to form a paste.
- Massage paste into the oily and acne skin surface.
- Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
- Egg and Oatmeal Scrub
- Separate an egg white from yolk and mix with a tablespoon of oatmeal.
- Whisk the mixture and spread over the face and massage for 3 minutes. Leave the scrub for 15 minutes on skin.
- Rinse the homemade facial scrub off with cold water (warm water can cook the egg).
For Dry Skin Type
- Brown Sugar Scrub
- In a small bowl, mix ½ cup of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of honey, and 2 teaspoons of olive oil.
- Gently rub the mixture into the face.
- Rinse the mixture well and pat skin dry.
- Olive-Castor Scrub
- In a small bowl, mix a teaspoon of olive oil and castor oil. Then slowly add a tablespoon of salt.
- Whisk the mixture. Apply an easy scrub in your face for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Rinse the mixture well with warm water and pat skin dry.
For Sensitive Skin Type
- Oatmeal and Baking Soda Scrub
- Mix a teaspoon of baking soda and 2 teaspoons of ground oatmeal.
- Add water enough to make a paste.
- Apply scrub into the face and rub gently.
- Rinse thoroughly.