There is a difference between the skin on your face and your body, and this means your exfoliating methods need to be different.
The facial skin is much softer and more delicate, so you need to be less harsh when it comes to scrubbing.
When you are using an exfoliator, chances are you won’t need to use it more than once a week.
The skin will take 20-40 days to renew once you are passed your teenager years.
Those with dry, sensitive or acne-prone skin may prefer just a washcloth and a mild chemical exfoliator, as mechanical exfoliation may be too irritating for this skin types, if you have only skin or normal to combination skin, then you can use a mechanical exfoliator.
Here are some DIY face scrubs for all skin types:
BANANA SUGAR FACE SCRUB
- 1/4 CUP SHEA BUTTER
- 1/4 CUP COCONUT BUTTER
- 1/4 CUP COCONUT OIL
- 1/4 APRICOT KERNEL OIL
- 1 RIPE BANANA
- 1 CUP OF SUGAR
Place Shea butter, apricot kernel oil, coconut butter, coconut oil, and banana into
a blender. Blend until completely smooth. Stir in sugar.
Using the tips of your fingers, gently rub scrub into clean face. Take care to
avoid the eyes. Remove by rinsing with cool water, and pat dry with a clean
towel. Add on a layer of oil as a moisturizer, if necessary.
CHOCOLATE SUGAR FACE SCRUB
- 1/4 CUP BROWN SUGAR
- 1/8 CUP ALMOND OIL / AVOCADO OIL / JOJOBA OIL / COFFEE OIL / ROSE
OIL / APRICOT OIL
- 1 TBSP COCOA POWDER
- 1/4 TSP VANILLA EXTRACT
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Lather generously onto clean face,
rubbing gently into the skin for 60 seconds. Allow to set on skin for 10 minutes,
if desired, then rinse clean with warm water.
LEMON SUGAR FACE SCRUB - oily skin
- 1/2 FRESH LEMON
- 1/2 CUP GRANULATED SUGAR
- 1 TBSP JOJOBA OIL (OR ANY OTHER OIL)
- 1 TBSP ORGANIC HONEY
Add lemon juice and olive oil in to a bow until they mix together. Add the honey
and whisk or stir quickly until the ingredients bind together into a medium-tothick
consistency. You can add or subtract the amount of jojoba oil and honey
that you use depending on how thick you want your scrub to be. Combine the
sugar and mix.
This provides a simple exfoliating face scrubs recipe while moisturizing. The
lemon juice may help brighten the skin. All of the ingredients are highly beneficial
to acne-prone skin.
OATMEAL HONEY FACIAL SCRUB - sensitive skin
- 1/2 CUP OF UNCOOKED OATS
- 2 TBSP HONEY
- 1 TSP NUTMEG
- 15 DROPS LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
- 15 DROPS MELALEUCA ESSENTIAL OIL
Run oatmeal through the blender to break it up. Add remaining ingredients. Stir
to combine all ingredients. It will be a bit crumbly. Add more honey to mixture if
necessary to combine. Use this scrub as you would any other facial scrub.
Apply argan oil or other moisturizer as needed.
BLUEBERRY COFFEE FACE SCRUB
- 1 CUP FRESHLY GROUND COFFEE
- 1 CUP BLUEBERRIES
- ¾ CUP COCONUT OIL
- 1 TBSP. VANILLA EXTRACT
Run the blueberries through the blender. Combine the coffee with the blueberry
paste. Add coconut oil and vanilla extract to the mixture. Stir well.
Massage your skin gently with the facial scrub for one minute. Rinse the scrub
off your face.
This scrub only keeps fresh in the fridge for a couple of days, so enjoy it
immediately. You can also use the paste as a mask.