How to Make a Homemade Scrub

Summary

– Step 1: Scrub for sensitive skin

– Step 2: Scrub for all skin types

– Step 3: Scrub for oily skin

– Step 4: Scrub for dry skin

– Step 5: Oriental scrub with black soap

Scrubs (or exfoliants) are used to remove dead skin from the face’s epidermis or the entire body. Depending on your skin type, they can be very gentle or balancing. A few simple and inexpensive ingredients are enough to make these easy recipes and make a homemade scrub. For visible results, feel free to exfoliate once a week.

1.Exfoliation for sensitive skin

It is possible to use an oatmeal scrub suitable for sensitive skin. It is only very slightly abrasive and ideal for even the most fragile skin, which will gently purify and cleanse.

Recipe

– Mix :

◦ 45 g of oat flour (made by finely mixing oat flakes) ;

◦ 60 g powdered milk.

– Take 2 tablespoons of this mixture and add 1 or 2 tablespoons of mineral water to make a smooth mixture (adjust according to the desired consistency).

Use

– Apply the scrub to your skin in circular motions for 60 seconds.

– Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.

This scrub can also be used as a mask, in which case leave it on for a good 20 minutes.

Conservation

You can store the dry ingredients remaining from the preparation phase, preferably in the refrigerator and in a hermetically sealed container (glass or plastic). Ideally, you should use the mixture within 6 months.

2. Exfoliation for all skin types

There is an exfoliation that can be made with powdered almonds. It is enough for you to pass whole almonds to the mixer by regularly checking the consistency, not transforming them into a puree.

This scrub is suitable for all skins as long as they are not weakened or irritated.

Recipe

– Mix :

◦ 2 teaspoons of almond powder ;

◦ a little:

▪ mineral water for oily skin;

▪ milk for normal skin;

▪ moisturizing cream for dry skin.

– Adjust the amount to obtain a soft consistency.

– Allow the preparation to thicken for 60 seconds.

Use

You can then apply this scrub to your moistened face and neck.

– Apply it in small circles from the center of the face to the sides, massaging gently.

– After one minute of application, rinse with warm water.

– Dry your face with a clean towel and pat dry.

3. Scrub for oily skin

People with oily skin will need to adapt their cosmetics accordingly. Even if they are homemade cosmetics, some adjustments will need to be made. In this recipe, the astringent lotion will have the effect of tightening the pores.

Recipe

– Mix :

◦ 50 g of almond powder ;

◦ 45 g of oat flour;

◦ 1 teaspoon of fine salt;

◦ 1 teaspoon of chopped peppermint leaves.

Note: If you wish, you can add a teaspoon of chopped rosemary leaves.

– Take 1 tablespoon of the mixture (or more, depending on whether you want to exfoliate only your face or other areas) and add astringent lotion to make a smooth mixture.

– Leave to thicken for about 60 seconds.

Use

– Apply the scrub to your skin in circular motions.

– Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.

This scrub can also be used as a mask, in which case let it dry for 20 minutes before rinsing off.

Conservation

You can store the dry ingredients remaining from the preparation phase in the refrigerator in an airtight box. Use them within 6 months.

4. Exfoliation for dry skin

Dry skin, like oily skin, needs to adapt its care. Vegetable oils are very nourishing and have many benefits for dry skin.

Recipe

With a wooden spoon, mix :

– 1 teaspoon of almond powder (you can use coconut powder if you prefer) ;

– 1 teaspoon of honey;

– 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil of your choice (avocado, argan, olive, sesame, or other).

Use

– Apply the scrub to your skin in small circular motions.

– This scrub can also be used as a mask; in this case, let it dry for 20 minutes.

– Rinse your face with fresh water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Conservation

If you want to preserve your preparation’s effectiveness, it is better to prepare a small amount each time.

5. Oriental scrub with black soap

Black soap alone can be used as an exfoliating treatment. Indeed, obtained from oils and crushed black olives, it is rich in vitamin E (and therefore moisturizing) and exfoliating. Also, it activates the regeneration of skin cells and eliminates toxins.

Use

The ideal is to use the black soap during a hot bath or a hot shower if you are short of time.

– Apply the black soap to the skin that you have been in hot water or in which you are immersed.

– Then apply :

◦ leave it on for a good 15 minutes if you are in a hot bath;

◦ massage with the soap for a few minutes if you chose to shower.

– With a crepe glove (or kessa glove) designed to exfoliate gently, gently rub your skin. Use circular motions starting at the feet and moving up towards the heart.

– Insist lightly on the roughest parts but always be careful to respect your skin.

– Continue to rub gently by rinsing with cool water.

You can easily use it once a week for a firming effect after a few months.

Materials needed to make a homemade scrub.

– A bowl you already own at home

– Oatmeal From $2

– Honey From $5 to $25 per 300 g depending on the type of honey.

– Fine Salt Starting at $1

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