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9 DIY Exfoliating Face Scrubs That You Need To Try Right Now

by Latha Bhat
9 DIY Exfoliating Face Scrubs That You Need To Try Right Now

Exfoliating the face means getting rid of the dead skin on your face. Exfoliating helps in improving the effectiveness of the regular skincare routine so that you get glowing skin faster. It is the key to keep your skin glow, especially when there is a transition from summer to fall.

The primary function of the skin is to provide protection when exposed to many environmental factors. Exfoliating is an essential part of a healthy skin care ritual, but over-exfoliating can harm your skin.

DIY exfoliating face scrubs are super easy to make, and most of the ingredients present in every kitchen. DIY scrubs are perfect for the skin. Renee Rouleau, celebrity esthetician and founder of Renee Rouleau Skincare, says that the scrubs help eliminate the dead skin cells leaving your face feel baby-level smooth and minimizing the looks of pores. Face scrubs made at home are significantly less expensive than a store-bought scrub. This way you can save some extra cash too.

Consider using a few things while making a scrub. Some of the ingredients used, like salt, walnuts, and kernels, do not have round edges. They can create tiny micro-tears in the skin, which might lead to skin irritation. It would be best if you also remembered that never rub the scrub too hard on the skin as there is a chance skin feeling reddish or burned.

Let us now start with creating your scrubs. Continue to read for the 9 DIY exfoliating face scrubs that you need to try right now at home. It will give you the feel just like you are at the spa.

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1. Soothing Aloe Scrub

Ingredients needed

  • Brown Sugar – ¼ cup
  • Aloe Vera Gel – 1 tablespoon
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 1 tablespoon

How To Prepare

Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients in it thoroughly well. Massage it into the skin for gentle exfoliation.

Benefits

This scrub recipe was provided by eforea spa at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino. It was created on the beach, so it is excellent for calming skin down after a full day in the sun.

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2. Almond And Green Tea Scrub

Ingredients needed

  • Almonds – 5 Nos.
  • Yogurt – 1 tablespoon
  • Green tea – 1 tablespoon

How To Prepare

For making this recipe, you will need a coffee blender. In the blender, put the almonds such that they are finely grounded. Take a bowl and mix almonds with yogurt and green tea to form a paste. Apply this paste onto your skin.

Benefits

Almonds leave your face a smooth and moisturized feel, while green tea adds antioxidants to your skin’s barrier. This scrub is just for you if you want to have hydrated and bouncy skin.

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3. Papaya And Pineapple Peel

Ingredients Needed

  • Papaya – 1 No.
  • Pineapple Juice – 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon Juice – 2 tablespoons
  • Superfine Sugar – 1 teaspoon

How To Prepare

Take a bowl and put in it some papaya, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and Sugar. Allow the mask to rest on your face for about 20 minutes. Later rinse well with tap water. In case you feel stinging, rinse it off sooner so that the skin does to burn.

Benefits

This recipe is not a scrub, but the fruit enzymes are a gentle alternative to chemical exfoliators. People having sensitive skin like eczema should avoid using this scrub as these are too abrasive and will only worsen the inflammation.

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4. Sugary Coconut Exfoliator Scrub

Ingredients Needed

  • Sugar – 1/3 cup
  • Coconut Oil – 1-2 tablespoons

How To Prepare

Take a bowl and mix sugar and coconut oil thoroughly well to get some scrubbing.

Benefits

You can make use of superfine Sugar so that the scrub is gentle on your face.

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5. Oats And Honey Scrub

Ingredients Needed

  • Oats – 2/3 cup
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Yogurt – 1 tablespoon

How To Prepare

Prepare this recipe, take a blender, put oats into it, and make it into flour. You get homemade oats flour instantly. Take a bowl and add the oats flour to it. Now add honey and yogurt to it and mix it well with a spoon. After mixing the above ingredients, thoroughly apply this scrub onto your face.

Benefits

Oats give a super soothing effect to the skin, and honey has anti-bacterial and acne-fighting agents. Hence a combination of both is beneficial to the skin.

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6. Jojoba And Essential Oil Scrub

Ingredients Needed

  • Jojoba Oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Refined Sugar – 1 tablespoon
  • Essential Oil of your choice – 1 drop

How To Prepare

Take a bowl and mix all the above ingredients in it. Mix them thoroughly well. Apply it to your face, and you will feel some moisturizing effect.

Benefits

Jojoba oil is excellent for people whose skin is prone to breakouts since it is noncomedogenic.

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7. Coffee Exfoliating Scrub

Ingredients Needed

  • Finely Grounded coffee – 1 tablespoon
  • Glycerin – 1 spoonful (instead, you can use jojoba oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, or avocado oil)
  • Bentonite or white Clay – 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar – 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

How To Prepare

Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients in it thoroughly well. Take this scrub on your palm and gently lather it onto your face.

Benefit

The presence of caffeine in coffee will give a boost to your skin. Caffeine helps in reducing the fluid buildup under your eye area and lets inflammation dissipate. You can make use of tea instead of coffee.

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8. Flax Seed Facial Scrub

Ingredients Needed

  • Flax – 1/3 cup
  • Glycerin – 1 tablespoon (you can use jojoba oil, shea butter, avocado oil, or cocoa butter)
  • White Clay – 1 tablespoon
  • Sugar – 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice – 1 teaspoon

How To Prepare

Take a bowl and put flax and glycerin in it, and grind both till they are smooth. Add lemon juice, white Clay, and Sugar and mix thoroughly well. Gently wipe this mixture onto your face.

Benefits

Flax seeds contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Alternatively, you can also add some oats for some extra moisturizing action.

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9. Kiwi And Yogurt Exfoliator 

Ingredients Needed

  • Kiwi – 1 No.
  • Yogurt – 2 tablespoons
  • Olive Oil – 2 teaspoons

How To Prepare

Take and bowl, and after removing the skin of kiwi fruit, mash it up. To the mashed fruit, add yogurt and olive oil. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly well and rub the formula in gentle circles around your face. Allow it to rest for 10 minutes and rinse it with tap water.

Benefits

The presence of lactic acid in yogurt helps to exfoliate in a non-abrasive way. Yogurt is helpful for a person having dry skin.

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