Interested in making your own skincare? DIY skincare has become more popular than ever, prompting many people to raid their kitchens for skin-friendly ingredients. If you haven’t yet tried an at-home face scrub, we’ve got news for you: they’re fun to throw together, all-natural and easy on the wallet! The following are 3 at-home options.
Soothing Oat Scrub
• ½ cup uncooked old-fashioned oats
Sensitive skin benefits from oats, which are known for their soothing, anti-inflammatory properties. This recipe gently unclogs pores while cleansing the skin and absorbing dirt and oil. In a blender, pulse the dry oats until finely ground. Place a pinch of the ground oats into the palm of your hand, then add water until a paste forms. Gently massage into your face and neck. Store the ground oats in an airtight container for later use.
Moisturizing Honey & Brown Sugar Scrub
• 1 tablespoon finely ground brown sugar
• 1 tablespoon honey
Honey and sugar are natural humectants that help your skin retain moisture. Combine them to create a natural scrub that gently buffs away flakes, clears pores, and locks in moisture. Mix the brown sugar and honey together, and with clean fingertips, very gently apply the scrub to your face in small circular motions to aid in the exfoliation process without damaging the skin. Rinse with warm water and use a washcloth to remove any residual honey, if needed.
Energizing Coffee Scrub
• 1 tablespoon used coffee grounds
• 1 tablespoon oil (jojoba, olive, or rosehip)
When you make your coffee in the morning, hold on to your leftover grounds! They can be used to exfoliate your entire body, including your face. Plus, coffee grounds remain chock full of caffeine and antioxidants that leave the skin looking perky and toned. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to used grounds, and you’ve got a collagen-boosting scrub ready to go.
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