Homemade Face Scrubs
A facial scrub is a beauty ritual that we should all do -- regardless of age and skin type. By doing so you are able to remove impurities and dead cells that cover your skin.
This process restores beauty and radiance and is the only way to profoundly clean your skin.
Through exfoliation, dead cells that clog pores and lead to acne and blackheads are removed. Furthermore, exfoliation helps stimulate blood circulation so your skin will look younger and fresher.
A facial scrub offers many benefits so it is important to know how to do it according to your skin type.
Tips on how you should efficiently use your facial scrub:
- Keep in mind that facial scrubs are effective if applied regularly according to the recommendations for your skin type.
- To prevent irritations, use gentle circular motions while massaging your skin.
- Check for an allergic reaction by testing the scrub on your wrist first.
- The under eye area should be always avoided when applying a scrub.
- It is strongly recommended that face exfoliation should be done in the evening.
- If you have an irritated skin, wait until it recovers before doing a face scrub.
Facial scrub by skin type
Oily skin is the one in most need of exfoliation (but no more than one session per week). You probably know that in this case, the excess of sebum clogs oily pores faster and lead to blackheads and acne.
Even if you might be tempted to rub your skin more aggressively, try to avoid it, especially if you have a very irritated acne skin.
The right choice when it comes to buying a Facial scrub product is one that contains BHA (beta hydroxyl acid).
BHA is a lipid-soluble acid, which means it has the power to penetrate through the sebum, reaching the depth of pores.
It is known for its ability to exfoliate the skin and reduce inflammation.
Therefore, it exfoliates excessively accumulated dead cells.
Try any of these 2 homemade Facial scrubs for oily skin:
Even if you might think that dry skin doesn’t need peeling, things are not quite so. A gentler scrub will succeed to restore the shine of your skin.
However, this type of skin needs a special scrub that will not dry but leave your skin feeling soft. It is appropriate to prepare it yourself from natural ingredients, like corn flour, honey or yogurt. If you have dry skin, exfoliation can be done every two weeks.
Exfoliation helps to even diminish fine lines. Products that are known to have a profound effect in fighting fine lines and wrinkles contain AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids).
AHAs are a group of organic carboxylic compounds and are most commonly used in cosmetic applications.
These acids are typically derived from food products including glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, citric acid and tartaric acid.
AHA is a scrub that penetrates the skin surface "melting" dead cells, allowing new ones to emerge. Cosmetic products containing AHA cleanses pores, reduce fine lines and improves the skin condition. It is also ideal for normal or dry skin, as this acid exfoliates at the surface of the skin.
If you have a sensitive complexion and think that Facial scrubs are not suitable for you, think again.
Even sensitive skin needs a gentle exfoliation to allow new cells to regenerate.
In case you don’t know what product to choose or if you can not afford a high quality one, the only option left relying on natural ingredients and preparing it yourself at home.
By doing so, you at least know exactly what your scrub will contain, the ingredients used will be natural and will work wonders for your skin.
One of the most efficient and delicate homemade scrubs for sensitive skin is the combination between oat and honey.
All you have to do is to mix one tablespoon ground oatmeal with honey, depending on desired consistency. Apply it on your face with a gentle circular motion and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. After that, rinse it with warm water.
You can repeat this process once a week.