DIY: Homemade Facial Skin Scrub
Homemade Facial Mask
You don't have to go out and buy a facial scrub when, more often than not, homemade recipes work better! Here is a simple and easy-to-make do-it-yourself (DIY) homemade facial scrub that you can create using basic ingredients from your kitchen. This mask will leave your skin glowing and hydrated, while exfoliating and removing dead skin cells from your face!
For this homemade facial scrub, you will need just 3 simple ingredients
- Buttermilk (or yogurt)
- Ground oats, rice, or cornmeal
Oats, Cornmeal, or Rice
Take about 1 spoonful of ground oats, cornmeal or rice. Either of these 3 choices are fine. The only purpose these serve is to exfoliate your skin so it does not matter what you choose as long as it has a granule type texture and is not too rough.
Next, add in 1 spoonful of sugar too. Sugar is a good exfoliator.
It acts to give you a more glowing and even skin tone because sugar has Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA's). These are used in most anti-aging skin products and help to reduce cellular cohesion meaning that they help to exfoliate and keep your skin soft with regular use
Before you add in your buttermilk make sure you mix the 2 ingredients together well.
You are trying to avoid having to mix too much once you add in your buttermilk or else some of your sugar will start to melt before you get a chance to use it to exfoliate your skin!
Add your buttermilk or yogurt
Buttermilk acts in a similar way to the sugar.
Buttermilk is acidic and contains a lot of lactic acid which is used in many facial peels. It acts like an astringent to tone and tighten skin and pores and can even fade sunspots and freckles if used regularly.
If you don't have buttermilk or yogurt, you can make your own by mixing regular milk with some lemon juice, which will react and curdle the milk.
Mix sparingly and gently
Try not to mix more than necessary to avoid "melting" the sugar before it gets a chance to be on your skin.
When you are finished your homemade facial scrub should look something like this. Scrub you entire face gently for about 30 seconds and rinse with warm water. Pat dry.
Store in a cool place
You mask can be stored for 24 hrs if it is covered and put in a cool place such as your refrigerator.
Remember, treat the mask as you would a bottle of opened buttermilk. The milk is the ingredient that will spoil first so don't keep the mask hanging around for too long. Use it right away or toss it after 1 day.