DIY: Exfoliating Facial Scrubs

April 7, 2016

Rather than drying out the skin with acne products, exfoliating is an alternative method to achieving healthy skin. Drying out the skin will initially stop the acne, but it causes irritation which then leads to future breakouts. Exfoliating not only reduces acne-causing bacteria, but it cleans clogged pores and removes dead skin. You can combine any of the following ingredients to make your own version of an exfoliating facial/body scrub. 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

Sugar- a natural source of glycol acid which promotes new cell growth and breaks down dead cells hanging onto the skin.
Raw Honey- an antibacterial, and anti-fungal that hydrates the skin while reducing inflammation. It also kills skin infections that cause acne. 
Sea Salt- contains trace minerals which stimulates cell growth and helps the skin retain moisture (good for those suffering from dry skin).
Oatmeal- good for sensitive skin because it's a gentle exfoliant. It moisturizes and reduces inflammation.
Lavender Oil- has a soothing smell and contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory components. It reduces swelling and redness. This can be added to any facial scrub.
Pure Baking Soda- draws out blackheads and removes excess oil from the skin
100% African Shea Butter- treats blemishes, dark spots, discoloration, and dry skin. Shea butter should be used after the facial scrub.

 

Please Note: I am not an expert!!!! This is what works for me and my sensitive skin so I decided to share it.

 

 

Brown Sugar Scrub

What You'll Need

-1 T. of Raw Honey
-1 T. of Brown Sugar

 

How To Make It

  1. Rinse face with warm water to open pores

  2. Mix brown sugar and honey

  3.  Massage scrub into skin in gentle circular motions

  4. Rinse face with cold water and pat dry to close pores

  5. Apply 100% African Shea Butter

 

 

Baking Soda Paste

What You'll Need

-4 tsp of pure baking soda
-1 T. of water

 

How To Make It

  1. Rinse face with warm water to open pores

  2. Mix baking soda and water

  3.  Massage paste onto skin and let it sit for 10 minutes or until it dries

  4. Rinse face with cold water and pat dry to close pores

  5. Apply 100% African Shea Butter

 

 

Oatmeal Paste

What You'll Need

 – 1 cup of oatmeal
 – 1 T. of honey
 – 15 drops of lavender oil
 – 1 T. of water 
 – blender

 

How To Make It

  1. Rinse face with warm water to open pores

  2. Combine oatmeal, honey, lavender oil, and water in a blender

  3. Massage paste into skin in a gentle circular motion

  4. Rinse face with cold water and pat dry to close pores

  5. Apply 100% African Shea Butter

 

 

Lavender Scrub

What You'll Need

 – 1/2 cup sugar 
 – 1/2 cup sea salt
 – 1/2 cup of organic coconut oil
 – 20 drops of lavender oil

 

How To Make It

  1. Rinse face with warm water to open pores

  2. Combine sugar, salt, coconut oil and lavender oil

  3. Massage scrub into skin in a gentle circular motion

  4. Rinse face with cold water and pat dry to close pores

  5. Apply 100% African Shea Butter

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