6 Best Natural Face Scrubs 2022 | DIY Homemade Face Scrubs For You!
Here are the best natural face scrubs you have to try!
Face scrubs are a great way to cleanse your skin of dirt and dust, while also hydrating and nourishing it. One should be scrubbing their face at least twice a week as a part of their skin care routine to reap the best benefits.
While there are always commercialised and high end face scrubs that you can purchase from the mall or from a store, it is always good to have a few tricks up your sleeve when it comes to home remedies and beauty.
This is where we come in. Natural face scrubs are made from ingredients that are usually lying around in your kitchen. Once you get an idea of what the exfoliating agents are and what the hydrating or moisturising agents are, you can even start whipping up your own unique face scrubs that address your unique skin problems.
But for starters, here are a few beneficial face scrubs that can do wonders to your skin. Read on to find out more.
Top Natural Face Scrubs
An oatmeal scrub is an easy, home remedy that is overlooked by most people. Its benefits are immense in number and work equally well on dry and sensitive skin.
As one can guess, the important ingredient is oats, and you can mix it with ingredients easily available at home, or even water works just fine.
The simplest mix involves taking half a cup of old fashioned oats and some water. Add the oats to the blender, and blend it till it’s fine powder. Then mix it with water until you acquire a paste-like consistency.
You can also soak the ground oatmeal overnight, or cook it.
You could also use milk or yoghurt instead of water, both of which contain lactic acid, which acts as an exfoliant. You could even add apple cider vinegar which has malic acid, which acts as a brightening agent.
You can further add egg whites as well. In fact adding natural oil will give the scrub moisturising properties. You can pick any natural oil for this, almond, olive or the likes.
Apply the natural scrub to your face, in a circular motion, and store the excess scrub in an airtight container for later use.
This scrub is especially great for you, if you are prone to allergies. The oats gently unclog your pores, by deeply cleansing dirt and oil.
Tip : Make sure your oats don’t get washed down your drain directly, as it is known to clog them. Make sure you have an alternate method to get rid of it.
Pineapple And Papaya Face Scrub
The pineapple and papaya natural scrub is a great fruit mask that is as beneficial as it is refreshing.
Get some pulp of papaya and pineapple, and mash them. About a quarter cup of each fruit should be perfect. Now add two tablespoons of brown sugar, another tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of sweet almond oil to the mix. Apply this to your face, leave it on for a few minutes, and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
You can use this scrub one or twice every fortnight.
Both these fruits are excellent natural exfoliators and brightening agents which makes them a great ingredient in face masks and face scrubs. Papaya on one hand, has the ability to decrease inflammation, decrease small bumps and marks, and make your skin less prone to acne.The pineapple being a great source of Vitamin C contains antioxidants that protect the skin from sun damage. The pineapple, like any other citric fruit really, is especially acidic though. So make sure you do a patch test as it is not extremely agreeable with sensitive skin, and can even exacerbate skin problems.
Coffee And Oil Scrub
The best part about this scrub is that it is sustainable. It required you to (re)use leftover coffee grounds. This natural scrub made from coffee leftovers are mild to be used on your face, and even the rest of your body.
All you have to do is grab a spoonful or two of ground coffee and mix it with a tablespoon of natural oil. You could use almond, jojoba, olive or rosehip oil. You could also add some cocoa and chocolate powder as well if you want. Adding honey, milk or yoghurt instead of oil is another way of getting the moisturising element into the mix.
Once done, apply the scrub on your dry skin. Don’t use too much friction, gently apply it, especially on your face and the rest of your body. Make sure you avoid your eyes.
Use this scrub once a week.
The coffee is full of caffeine and antioxidants; caffeine in particular is a natural stimulant for blood flow, and is great for reducing fluid retention that makes your face feel puffy or inflamed. Caffeine also leaves you with tighter skin.
The grains make for excellent exfoliants. This collagen boosting scrub is great for cellulite prone areas, and of course, dirt prone ones. The scrub leaves your skin looking smooth and perky, and even adds brightness and glow to your skin. It reduces puffiness, and leaves your skin looking more toned.
Rose Petal Face Scrub
Roses are one of the most beautiful, fragrant flowers which make for a great addition to your skin care routine as well.
There are different ways you can incorporate rose petals in your natural scrub. Take some petals, crush them, and add them to grape seed oil, ground almonds, warmed honey and maybe even a few drops of rose oil or rose water.
The natural oils here help to reduce wrinkles and redness by hydrating your skin.
Another method is to blend the rose petals with some ground oats for a scrub which is even more exfoliating.
You can always follow up your scrub with rose water. Once you have dried your face, take a few drops of rose water and spread it over your face, it is an excellent toner (and we cannot deny its fragrance).
Because of Rose’s mild nature, you can use the scrub more than once a week.
Rose petals are excellent for sensitive skin also, and in fact, it can also act as an SPF. Of course, you can’t replace it with your everyday sunscreen. But rose petals help brighten your skin, and give it a glow.
Roses are an anti-ageing agent as well. The first rose petal natural scrub is especially an all-rounder. It is hydrating, reduces inflammation and acne, tightens pores. And ground almonds are great exfoliators, and help smooth out wrinkles also.
All in all, the rose natural scrub makes your skin very healthy, is refreshing and fragrant, and leaves you feeling like a new person.
Lemon And Honey Face Scrub
The lemon and honey face scrub is a great exfoliator, and is one of the easiest quick fixes made from stuff you can find in your kitchen at all times.
Take half a lemon, squeeze it to get the juice out. Add a few drops of honey to it, and a pinch of salt that acts as an exfoliating agent.
Mix the ingredients well, and honey is quite sticky in this aspect. Now rub the paste into your skin in a circular motion and let it dry for a few minutes. Now rinse it off with lukewarm water, and pay dry.
If your skin is not sensitive to lemon, you can use this scrub once or twice a week.
Lemon juice has brilliant antiseptic properties. This aids in killing off bacteria, getting rid of blackheads and also helps reduce acne and dark spots. Lemon juice reduces inflammation and sebum.
Keep in mind that lemon juice is quite acidic in nature, so it can irritate your skin, especially if it is sensitive.
The honey on the other hand moisturises your skin, making it soft and smooth. It also brightens your skin. And the salt is the exfoliator in the scrub.
The lemon and honey natural scrub is great for getting rid of tans as well.
Coconut Sugar Face Scrub
The coconut and sugar face scrub is an innovative and organic face mask that you can easily whip up at home.
All you have to do is to take a third of a cup of coconut oil, a cup of coconut palm sugar, a tablespoon of honey and matcha powder. Mix these ingredients together and voila! Gently apply the scrub on your face and feel free to use it even on your body.
Use the coconut and sugar scrub at least two or three times a week.
Sugar is a very popular exfoliating ingredient in natural scrubs, and for good reason. It gives you a smooth cleansed skin without drying it out too much. The coconut oil soothes and hydrates your skin, while also deeply moisturising it. The honey or course, gives a glow to your skin, by brightening it. And finally, the high levels of polyphenols in matcha promotes skin growth.