Facial scrubs are a great way to keep your skin looking nice and young. Store bought scrubs can be expensive though. This is a guide about homemade facial scrubs.
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Baking soda can be used as a facial scrub for oily skin either alone on a damp washcloth or with a little soap. It leaves skin soft and smooth.
To make a salt or sugar scrub for dry skin, fill a small jar with salt or sugar. Add baby oil or vegetable oil until the salt or sugar is moistened. Massage about a teaspoon of it over your face or other areas with your fingers, then rinse with warm water. Towel off any excess.
For portable face-cleansing, fill a cosmetic jar with large cotton balls or gauze pads. Mix together in equal amounts rubbing alcohol and water. In place of water you can use green tea, a herbal tea made from chamomile or lavender (soothing), or rosemary (refreshing). The alcohol keeps it from spoiling. Add a few drops of baby oil or vegetable oil if your skin is dry. Put enough of this mixture in the jar of cotton to wet it thoroughly. Screw cap on well, so it won't dry out.
By Jennifer from Gilbertsville , NY
To give yourself a cheap facial that will soften your skin, just make a paste with dry oatmeal and water. First, make a paste. Next, spread it all over your face, staying away from eyes. Recline and relax until the paste is dry. It usually dries in about 10 minutes. Gently wash with warm water.
Your face will feel so smooth and silky. It cost very little to do, and the results are big. Give it a try and you will like the results!
By Dorothy from New Creek, WV
I decided to try a brown sugar scrub, what a treat! I didn't think I would like it and I am glad I tried it.
Mix 1 cup brown sugar with half cup olive oil,and mix well. Your skin will be so soft. Used on your face followed with lemon juice, you will see an improvement in your skin within a week.
By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario
I know most of you have heard of sugar scrubs as a facial, so I thought I would try a homemade version. I put about a tablespoon of sugar in my hand and add any lotion on top of it, then rub it onto my face and neck for about a minute or as long as you like. Rinse well. My face and neck feel so soft and looks smoother.
By stronium from Grayson, KY
Baking soda makes a fantastic facial scrub! Just mix around a teaspoon of baking soda with a little dab of mild liquid soap, and a drop or two of water. Be sure to rinse thoroughly with warm water. Your face will be soft and glowing. I used to spend around $25 on micro-dermabrasion scrubs for generally the same result.
By Janet R. from Rossville, GA
Instead of paying for expensive facial dermabrasion scrubs, I use fine granulated sugar! Pour your usual amount of your favorite facial cleanser into the palm of your hand, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar, rub hands together, then wash/scrub your face gently. I also add sugar to my bath gel and voila, a full body scrub. Plus, use it each time you wash your hands. Your skin will feel wonderfully soft and smooth!
Ohhhh this is a good one. For a good clean face, dip a cotton ball into olive oil and a bit of white sugar. Wash your face lightly. It peels off the dry skin, oils your skin, cleanses, and sugar is healing.
By Acesnanna from Idaho
Make your own sugar scrub with brown sugar and baby oil. These household items are almost always around!
Just mix 2 parts oats with 2 parts honey and mix it together in a blender. Then massage it into your face and rinse well. It leaves your skin nice and clean feeling. It helps get rid of all the dead skin. About two tablespoons of honey and oats works well for one use.
Papaya skins make brilliant complexion softeners (like a fruit-acid peel). When you've scooped out the flesh, rub the inside of the skin on your face and leave for two minutes or so. Rinse off, and your face will feel as smooth as a baby's.
By Lucy L. from England
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Here are questions related to Homemade Facial Scrubs.
Which is good, using salt or sugar, as a facial scrub?
By Sandi/Poor But Proud 09/09/2014
Villa: I swear by equal parts sugar and olive oil. I love the scrubbing affect it gives me and it's soooo cheap. You just need enough to use on your face daily, so I just put a drop of oil about the size of a quarter in my hand, and then enough sugar to mix it up. I hope that helps.
If you use baby oil in a facial scrub recipe, won't your face be oily from the baby oil?
Maybe other people do it differently but I exfoliate, then cleanse and then use a toner so I don't see how your face could be oily after that. Even if you cleanse first and then exfoliate by using a toner as the last step would remove any excess oil.
How do you make homemade facial scrub?
By Karen from Lakeville, MA
By Maya Lee 07/28/2012
My aunt taught me to soap my face and then use sugar as a scrub. It works.
I have tried so many facial scrubs and either they didn't work or they were too expensive. Does anyone out their have a simple recipe for a facial scrub? One with not too many ingredients. Thanks.
By annie bee from Del City, OK
By Karen H. 07/04/2011
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I want to make homemade body and facial scrubs to give out as favors, to my baby shower party I am hosting. Any recipes out there?
By Kim 10/29/2007
A great recipe I made for a body scrub works really well and softens the skin. You will need: salt, sugar, brown sugar, vegetable oil or olive oil and food color, optional.
Mix all the ingredients together, dye it a color like pink or blue( the sex of the baby pink for a girl blue for a boy if you know if not just do a mixture of both)
A cute way to put them in something is empty baby food jars, get "its a boy! or its a girl! ribbon (if you do not know the sex do both) tie the ribbon around the jar (like a christmas present) OPTIONAL: tie a pink or blue lollipop into the bow
Please email me if you use this: pumkinpieeee34 AT yahoo.com
Hope I helped!
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A friend and I were having a conversation on problems teens have with their skin. She said one of her school classmates made a facial scrub with table salt and water. It was inexpensive and gave her smooth, acne free skin.
By Terri from NV
I tried a lot of things and I mean a lot. I even tried pro active and it did not work for me. What I am using right now is giving me quick results and it's natural also.
1) Mix 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt with 1 teaspoon of honey. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes then wash off with luke warm water. Do this 4 times a week.
2) Then wash clean face with baking soda. Mix some baking soda with a bit of water till it makes a paste like form and rub for 3 minutes. Wash off with luke warm water. Do this 2 times, 1 in the morning and the other at night.
I have been doing this for 4 days now, and it is giving me great results. My face looks better, of course I still have some acne but it is going away. Keep doing this and it will help your face a lot. (12/09/2008)
By Cassandra Connecticut
I would like to make a facial scrub similar to St. Ives. Their scrub is too coarse for my skin, I need something with smaller grit. What can I use? I have heard of using ground almond shell. Is this okay, what else is there to use? I like to make mine up enough to use for a month or so at a time. Please help.
Judith from Lincoln City, OR
Whisk the egg white and honey together in a bowl, then add a TBS of finely chopped oats until it forms a paste. If it is still runny, then add more oats. Relax for 10 minutes, then wash off. (12/13/2008)
By Cathy from Townsville, QLD
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