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Affordable Dermalogically-Proven DIY Face Scrub that Will Give you Glowing Skin

Updated: Jul 14, 2023


If you're tired of spending a fortune on skin care products that fail to deliver on their promises of giving flawless, glowing skin, you're not alone. From moisturisers to anti-ageing creams and face scrubs, every day new products spring up that claim to be able to give us amazing skin. Most of them turn out to be mediocre at best while costing an arm and a leg. Well, maybe it's time to say goodbye to some of those expensive products and switch to homemade ones that are not only effective but also affordable.



The Benefits of Using Homemade Face Scrubs Over Store-bought Products


When it comes to skincare, we are spoilt for choice with the number of products available in the market. However, not all products are created equal, and most of them contain harmful chemicals that can do more harm than good to your skin. Homemade face scrubs, on the other hand, are made with natural ingredients that are free from harmful chemicals and are gentle on your skin. They are also affordable and easy to make, which makes them a great alternative to store-bought products.


Another benefit of using homemade face scrubs is that they are customisable. You can tailor your face scrub to address specific skin concerns such as acne, dryness, or oiliness. You can also experiment with different ingredients to find what works best for your skin. By making your own face scrub, you have complete control over what you put on your skin, which is essential for maintaining healthy, radiant skin.



Understanding Your Skin Type And Its Needs


Before you start making your own homemade face scrub, it's important to understand your skin type and its needs. Everyone's skin is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. There are four main skin types: normal, dry, oily, and combination.


Dry skin usually lacks moisture and can feel tight, itchy, or flaky. If you have oily skin, your skin produces excess sebum and can feel greasy and shiny. Combination skin is a mix of dry and oily and can be tricky to manage. If you have normal skin, you're one of the lucky ones. Normal skin is well-balanced, with a healthy amount of sebum production and minimal skin issues.


After you've identified the type of skin you have, you can choose ingredients that suit your skin's needs. For example, if you have dry skin, try incorporating hydrating ingredients, such as honey or avocado. If you have oily skin, ingredients that help control oil production, such as lemon juice or tea tree oil are essential.



Ingredients To Incorporate In Your Homemade Face Scrubs


Now that you know your skin type and its needs, it's time to start thinking about the ingredients you can incorporate into your homemade face scrub. The great thing about homemade face scrubs is that you can use ingredients that are easily available in your kitchen. Here are some of the best ingredients to use in your homemade face scrub:

Honey: Honey is a natural humectant that helps to lock in moisture and keep your skin hydrated.

Avocado: Avocado is rich in antioxidants and healthy fats that help to nourish and hydrate your skin.

Lemon juice: Lemon juice is a natural astringent that helps to control oil production and brighten your skin.

Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties that help to fight acne and prevent breakouts.

Brown sugar: Brown sugar is a gentle exfoliant that helps to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover.

Oatmeal: Oatmeal is soothing and helps to calm irritated skin. It also has exfoliating properties that help to remove dead skin cells.

Yoghurt: Yogurt is rich in lactic acid, which helps to exfoliate your skin and promote cell turnover. It also has antibacterial properties that help to fight acne.


Face Scrub Recipes



Dermatologically-proven Homemade Face Scrubs for Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, you know how challenging it can be to keep your skin hydrated and nourished. Here are some dermatologically-proven homemade face scrubs that are perfect for dry skin:


1. Honey and Avocado Face Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado

  • 2 tablespoons of honey

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil


Instructions:

  1. Mash the avocado in a bowl until it is smooth.

  2. Add the honey and olive oil to the bowl and mix well.

  3. Apply the mixture to your face and massage gently in circular motions.

  4. Leave the mixture on your face for 10-15 minutes.

  5. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

This face scrub is perfect for dry skin as it is packed with hydrating ingredients such as honey and avocado. Olive oil also helps to moisturise your skin and keep it soft and supple.


2. Oatmeal and Yogurt Face Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of plain yoghurt

  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal

Instructions:

  1. Mix the yoghurt and oatmeal in a bowl until they form a paste.

  2. Apply the mixture to your face and massage gently in circular motions.

  3. Leave the mixture on your face for 10-15 minutes.

  4. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

This face scrub is perfect for dry, sensitive skin as it is gentle and soothing. The oatmeal helps to exfoliate your skin, while the yoghurt helps to hydrate and nourish your skin.


Dermatologically-proven Homemade Face Scrubs For Oily Skin

If you have oily skin, you know how challenging it can be to control oil production and prevent breakouts. Here are some dermatologically-proven homemade face scrubs that are perfect for oily skin:


1. Lemon and Brown Sugar Face Scrub


Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar

Instructions:

  1. Mix the lemon juice and brown sugar in a bowl until they form a paste.

  2. Apply the mixture to your face and massage gently in circular motions.

  3. Leave the mixture on your face for 10-15 minutes.

  4. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.


This face scrub is perfect for oily skin because lemon juice helps to control oil production and brighten your skin, while brown sugar helps to exfoliate your skin.


2. Tea Tree Oil and Aloe Vera Face Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel

  • 1 tablespoon of fine-granulated sugar

  • 5 drops of tea tree essential oil

  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the aloe vera gel and fine-granulated sugar.

  2. Mix well until the sugar is evenly distributed.

  3. Add the tea tree essential oil to the mixture and stir again.

  4. If desired, you can also add a teaspoon of lemon juice for its astringent properties, which can help control excess oil.

  5. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until you have a smooth paste-like consistency.

  6. Apply the mixture to your face and massage gently in circular motions.

  7. Leave the mixture on your face for 10-15 minutes.

  8. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.


Important Note:

  • Because tea tree oil can be too strong, we recommend that you do a patch test on a small area of your skin before using it on your face.

  • If you have sensitive skin, you may want to dilute the tea tree oil with a carrier oil like jojoba oil.

  • It's best to use this face scrub 1-2 times a week to avoid over-exfoliating your skin.

Remember to store the remaining scrub in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for future use. Enjoy your homemade Tea Tree Oil and Aloe Vera Face Scrub!


Dermatologically-proven Homemade Face Scrubs For Combination Skin

Combination skin is a mix of both oily and dry skin. Typically, the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) is oily, while the cheeks are dry or normal.

If you have combination skin, your skincare routine should focus on balancing the needs of both oily and dry skin. Here are some dermatologically-proven homemade face scrubs that are perfect for oily skin:


1. Honey and Brown Sugar Scrub:


Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon raw honey

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the honey, brown sugar, and olive oil until well combined.

  2. Apply the mixture to your clean, damp face and gently massage in circular motions for about 1-2 minutes.

  3. Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat your face dry.

  4. Follow up with your regular moisturiser.

This scrub helps to exfoliate dead skin cells, unclog pores, and moisturise the skin, leaving it soft and smooth.


2. Green Tea and Baking Soda Scrub:


Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon green tea leaves (finely ground)

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or any other carrier oil of your choice)

  • Optional: a few drops of essential oil (such as lavender or tea tree oil) for added benefits and fragrance

Instructions:

  1. Start by brewing a cup of green tea. Allow it to cool completely.

  2. In a small bowl, combine the ground green tea leaves and granulated sugar.

  3. Add the honey and coconut oil to the mixture. Mix well until you achieve a thick, paste-like consistency.

  4. If desired, add a few drops of your preferred essential oil for additional benefits and fragrance. Mix again.

  5. Gently apply the scrub to your damp face and neck, avoiding the eye area.

  6. Using circular motions, massage the scrub onto your skin for about 1-2 minutes, focusing on areas with excess oil or dryness.

  7. Leave the scrub on your skin for an additional 5 minutes to allow the ingredients to work their magic.

  8. Rinse off the scrub thoroughly with lukewarm water, then pat your skin dry.

  9. Follow up with your regular moisturiser to lock in hydration.


Dermatologically-proven Homemade Face Scrubs For Normal Skin

Combination skin is a mix of both oily and dry skin. Typically, the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) is oily, while the cheeks are dry or normal.

If you have normal skin, good for you, your skin has minimal skin issues. This skin type usually has a smooth texture, small pores, and an even skin tone.

Here are some dermatologically-proven homemade face scrubs that are perfect for normal skin:


1. Honey and Almond Scrub


Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 tablespoons finely ground almonds

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix together honey, finely ground almonds, and lemon juice until well combined.

  2. Apply the mixture to your clean, damp face, and gently massage it in circular motions for 1-2 minutes.

  3. Leave the scrub on your face for an additional 5 minutes to allow the ingredients to nourish your skin.

  4. Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat your face dry.

  5. Apply your regular moisturiser to lock in the hydration.


2. Oatmeal and Coconut Oil Scrub


Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons ground oatmeal

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1 teaspoon raw honey

Instructions:

  1. Mix the ground oatmeal, coconut oil, and raw honey in a bowl until well combined.

  2. Apply the scrub to your clean, damp face, and gently massage it in circular motions for 1-2 minutes.

  3. Leave the scrub on your face for an additional 5 minutes to allow the ingredients to soothe and moisturise your skin.

  4. Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat your face dry.

  5. Follow up with your regular moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated.


Final Thoughts

Before using a new scrub on your entire face, always patch-test it on a tiny area of skin to check for any negative responses. To prevent over-exfoliation, use these scrubs no more than twice or three times each week.



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