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5 DIY Exfoliating Face Scrub Recipes For Glowing Skin

Updated: June 20, 2021

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Yes, you wash your face every day, apply a face mask once in a while and apply moisturizer daily. But something’s still missing and that’s exfoliation! Your skin is continuously exposed to a variety of skincare products and pollution. Therefore, there’s a build-up of dead skin cells that you need to get rid of. In this article, we will be sharing 5 easy DIY exfoliating face scrub recipes that you can make at home.


Is Exfoliation Good For The Face?

  • Controls acne: exfoliation removes the buildup of oil and dirt, thereby leading to improvement in acne-prone skin. 
  • Improves skin tone: regular exfoliation leads to the breaking up of pigmented cells. It also helps in stimulating healthy cell regeneration process. Hence fading dark spots and improving overall complexion.
  • Removes blackheads: Blackheads are stubborn, dark (usually black) lesions that appear on the face, usually at the tip of nose and chin. They are caused by clogged pores. Exfoliation removes the buildup of excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells. Therefore removes blackheads.
  • Aids in skin moisturization: Regular exfoliation of your face removes the layer of dead skin cells and allows the fresh cells to come upon the surface of your skin. This renewed skin will be able to readily absorb moisturizers. Hence making the skin soft and supple.
  •  Anti-aging benefits: Regular exfoliation can help in the maintenance of healthy skin. It boosts collagen synthesis, which leads to tighter and youthful skin.

5 DIY Exfoliating Face Scrub Recipes For Glowing Skin

1. Honey Face Scrub

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon Honey
  • 2 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

How To Use

  • Mix all the ingredients properly in a bowl.
  • Wash your face with your regular cleanser.
  • Apply the scrub to your damp skin.
  • Gently massage the skin for 1-2 minutes.
  • Rinse it off after 5-7 minutes and pat dry your face.
  • Finish by applying moisturizer.
  • Repeat it 1-2 times a week.
  • You can store the rest of the mixture in an airtight jar.

Brown sugar properly exfoliates your skin, removing the buildup of sebum and dead skin cells. The antioxidants present in brown sugar neutralize free radicals. Thus prevent oxidative damage(source). 

While honey is a humectant, meaning it attracts moisture from the environment and seals it in. This prevents the skin from drying out. 

The astringent-like properties of frankincense essential oil help to soothe the skin, tighten skin pores and gives the skin an even tone. 


2. Vanilla Face Scrub

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Grapeseed Oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

How To Use

  • Mix all the ingredients properly in a bowl.
  • Wash your face with your regular cleanser.
  • Apply the scrub to your damp skin.
  • Gently massage the skin for 1-2 minutes.
  • Rinse it off after 5-7 minutes and pat dry your face.
  • Finish by applying moisturizer.
  • Repeat it 1-2 times a week.
  • You can store the rest of the mixture in an airtight jar.

This face scrub provides B vitamins like niacin, vitamin B6. These vitamins are very essential for maintaining the overall health of the skin. Other exfoliating the skin, this face scrub hydrates your skin and prevents moisture loss. Hence making your skin soft, smooth and plumpy.


3. Tea Tree Face Scrub

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • 2 tablespoon Argan Oil

How To Use

  • Mix all the ingredients properly in a bowl.
  • Wash your face with your regular cleanser.
  • Apply the scrub to your damp skin.
  • Gently massage the skin for 1-2 minutes.
  • Rinse it off after 5-7 minutes and pat dry your face.
  • Finish by applying moisturizer.
  • Repeat it 1-2 times a week.
  • You can store the rest of the mixture in an airtight jar.

The presence of tea tree essential oil makes this face scrub one of the best for acne-prone skin. Tea tree oil is an effective remedy for acne. (source) While argan oil improves skin elasticity and skin hydration. It also provides a softening and relaxing effect on the skin. The humectant effects of brown sugar prevent the skin from drying out.


4. Coffee Face Scrub

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Coffee Grounds
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Jojoba Oil

How To Use

  • Mix all the ingredients properly in a bowl.
  • Wash your face with your regular cleanser.
  • Apply the scrub to your damp skin.
  • Gently massage the skin for 1-2 minutes.
  • Rinse it off after 5-7 minutes and pat dry your face.
  • Finish by applying moisturizer.
  • Repeat it 1-2 times a week.
  • You can store the rest of the mixture in an airtight jar.

Coffee grounds along with brown sugar make up for a really good exfoliator. They remove dead skin cells and other impurities, revealing fresh, glowing skin. Coffee protects the skin from UV damage too, due to the presence of caffeine(source)  While jojoba oil moisturizes the skin and has anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it effective for a variety of skin conditions including skin infections and skin aging(source).


5. Rose Face Scrub

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoon dried and crushed Rose petals

How To Use

  • Mix all the ingredients properly in a bowl.
  • Wash your face with your regular cleanser.
  • Apply the scrub to your damp skin.
  • Gently massage the skin for 1-2 minutes.
  • Rinse it off after 5-7 minutes and pat dry your face.
  • Finish by applying moisturizer.
  • Repeat it 1-2 times a week.
  • You can store the rest of the mixture in an airtight jar.

The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of olive oil reduce oxidative damage and reduce skin inflammation. The fatty acids present in it nourish the skin and provide adequate hydration. The sweet scent of rose petals combined with the exfoliating effects of brown sugar and olive oil makes this scrub a must-have.


Conclusion

Exfoliating the skin once in a while is advised by beauty gurus. The key lies in not overdoing it as it can lead to dry skin and aggravate skin problems.

The best part about these scrubs is that they are composed of natural products, so you don’t have to worry about what you are putting on your face. So try these DIY face scrubs and say hello to glowing skin.

Also, do not forget to share your experience with us in the comments down below.


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