3 DIY Homemade Face Scrub Recipes for Oily Skin
With just a few items from your kitchen pantry, you can whip up some effective homemade face scrubs without having to worry about the toxic substances and chemicals in artificial, store-bought ones. Using your own homemade scrubs is the way to go if you're apprehensive about putting chemical products on your face.
We'll look at three amazingly simple and easy to make scrubs in this article, each will have a different focus:
- Cleansing (Oatmeal, Honey and Yogurt Mask)
- Moisturizing (Baking Soda, Honey and Lemon Mask)
- Exfoliating (Brown Sugar, Olive Oil and Honey Mask)
1. Oatmeal, Honey and Yogurt Cleansing Mask
To prevent acne, you need to deep cleanse your face to get rid of the dirt, grime, pollution and germs lodged within your pores. This simple recipe uses only three ingredients: oatmeal, honey and yogurt. These are all powerful acne-fighting foods that can be topically applied to acne-prone skin.
Before we get into it, let's glance through the benefits each of the ingredients offers your skin.
Benefit for skin
Natural absorbent. Deep cleanses pores hence removing excess sebum and germs. Gently exfoliates and nourishes oily skin.
Rich in lactic acid, lightens blemishes, cleanses pores and removes deeply lodged sebum, which can cause pimples in oily skin.
Has anti bacterial and anti septic properties. Kills germs and bacteria that are responsible for acne. Gently moisturizes oily skin.
- 1 tablespoon oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon yogurt
- Mix all the above ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
- Using clean fingertips, rub the mixture in a circular motion, starting with your chin to your forehead.
- After two minutes, rinse off with warm water. Splash cold water on your face to close up the pores.
- Pat dry with a soft towel.
- Gather your hair away from your face into a ponytail. This is to prevent it from getting onto your hair.
- Do facial steaming before hand to open up your pores.
- Do not make the mix too dry and chunky. If it is a bit chunky, you can always add more yogurt or honey. Oatmeal is an exfoliator and too much of it will over-exfoliate your skin, robbing it of all the natural oils. This will cause your skin to produce more oils and cause more acne!
2. Baking Soda, Honey and Lemon Moisturizing Mask
The moisturizing face scrub works wonders for oily skin! It uses three simple ingredients; baking soda, honey and lemon juice. Baking soda is a gentle cleanser that rids oily skin of its excess sebum as well as dirt and pollution. Honey has anti-bacterial properties for fighting acne, while lemon is great for oil control.
Benefit for Skin
Gets rid of dirt, grime, pollution and excess sebum from deep within the pores. Unclogs pores hence preventing pimples.
Cleanses skin and removes excess sebum. Destroys germs that cause acne. Moisturizes oily skin.
Natural astringent. Has disinfecting properties that kill off acne causing germs on the skin's surface which prevents breakouts on oily skin.
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Stir all the above ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Using clean fingers, rub the mixture into your face using a circular motion.
- After two minutes, rinse thoroughly.
- Pat dry with a soft clean towel.
- Use only small amounts of lemon juice and baking soda, as these two ingredients may burn skin if used in excess.
- Be gentle on your skin when rubbing on your face. Scrubbing too hard can cause irritation and redness.
- Test this on a small patch of your skin to verify that you are not allergic to baking soda or any of the ingredients. If it causes itchiness or redness, do not use on your body.
3. Brown Sugar, Olive Oil and Honey Exfoliating Mask
Using brown sugar, olive oil and honey, use this to exfoliate your face, giving it a youthful glow. This exfoliating scrub absorbs excess sebum on skin and moisturizes oily skin. It also eliminates dead cells on the surface of the skin and removes unsightly skin peels, common with acne.
What are the benefits these ingredients provide for your skin? Let's find out below!
Benefit for Skin
A natural humectant. Moisturizes and lubricates skin as well as removes excess oils from deep within skin pores.
Kills germs on the surface of the skin. Removes excess sebum on skin's surface.
Unclogs pores. Deep cleanses skin by pushing out 'bad' oil from within skin pores.
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Add the brown sugar, honey, and olive oil into a bowl and stir well with a spoon.
- Using clean fingertips, rub the mixture onto your face working from your chin upwards, going in a circular motion.
- After two minutes, rinse thoroughly with warm water until all the mixture is off your face. Splash your face with cold water to close your skin pores.
- Pat dry with a towel. Enjoy the silky feel of your skin!
- Make sure your mix isn't too chunky, or it may scratch up your face. If its too chunky, add a little more honey to it.
- If you don't have brown sugar, white sugar will do. Brown sugar is gentler on skin and can be used for super sensitive skin.
- Don't be harsh. Brown sugar is good for removing excess oils on oily skin but rubbing it too harshly on skin may strip off all the natural oils in your skin. This will cause your body to produce more oils!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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