How to Make a Basic Homemade Facial Scrub

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A facial scrub helps hasten the process of sloughing off dead skin cells so that the new skin can shine through. We are constantly creating new skin cells and sloughing off the old. New skin is fresh and glowing, while dead skin cells can make us look dull and tired. Create an effective, inexpensive basic facial scrub with just a few common pantry items.

Things You'll Need

  • Uncooked oats
  • Brown sugar
  • Aloe vera
  • Lemon juice

Basic Facial Scrub I

  • Cleanse the face with soap and water or the preferred product. Rinse well and pat dry.

  • Place about tablespoon of cleansing cream in the palm of the hand. Add enough table salt to create a gritty paste.

  • Use the fingertips to apply the mixture to the face in a circular motion. Use the fingertips of both hands once the mixture is applied.

  • Work the mixture over the nose, chin and forehead. Focus on any problem areas to remove dead skin and loosen clogged pores.

  • Rinse with warm water. Pat dry. Apply moisturizer.

Basic Facial Scrub II

  • Cleanse the face thoroughly and pat dry. Pull hair back with a clip or headband.

  • Mix honey and 1 tbsp. of uncooked oats in a small bowl. Use the fingertips to spread the mixture on the face in a circular motion.

  • Pay particular attention to problem areas, like the chin, alongside the nose, forehead. Leave the mixture on for 5 minutes.

  • Rinse off the facial scrub with warm water. Dry gently with a towel. Use a moisturizer or toner.

Basic Facial Scrub III

  • Make sure the face is completely clean and free of make-up before using the facial scrub. Rinse with clear water and pat dry so that the face is slightly damp.

  • Mix a handful of baking soda in a small bowl with a few drops of water. Add enough water to create a runny paste.

  • Use the fingertips to apply the paste to the face in a gentle circular motion. Focus on problem areas where there are clogged pores and blackheads.

  • Rinse with warm water. Pat dry.

Basic Facial Scrub IV

  • Mix the oats, brown sugar, aloe vera and lemon juice in a bowl. Apply to a clean, damp face and massage in a circular motion.

  • Rinse the scrub with warm water. Pat the face dry with a towel. Apply moisturizer.

  • Make multiple batches of this scrub and store in the refrigerator. Use for an all over body treatment and rinse in the shower.

Tips & Warnings

  • When using any facial scrub, avoid the delicate skin around the eye.
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