While an at home facial is great, some store bought products can be very abrasive and irritating, so should be used gently on the face. If you determine that some facial scrubs are too harsh or cause an allergic reaction, discontinue use. Wait until your skin has recovered before trying a different one. The rule of thumb is that if you have allergies to eating certain foods, you should not put them on your skin.
especially those fighting pimples, should use them sparingly.
There are some satisfying bonuses to making your own at home facial.
- no chemicals, you know and control the ingredients
- the product is always freshly made, whereas purchased scrubs can sit on a store or warehouse self for lengthy periods of time
- you can try a different facial scrub recipe each time
- many homemade scrubs can double as masks
- they're inexpensive and convenient because you often have the ingredients on hand
- having an at home facial is just fun and satisfying
The following suggestions apply to all homemade facial scrubs:
- gently rub onto your face in a circular motion
- avoid eye area
- rinse well with clear water
- moisturize after rinsing
- do a small test patch before using on face
Oatmeal Facial Scrubs
This is one of the easiest and cheapest facial scrubs ever. For the basic recipe, just blend some oatmeal until you have gotten it to a powder. Put some of it into the palm of your hand, moisten with water to form a thick paste. Use to scrub your face, rinse well, pat dry and moisturize.
To get double duty from an oatmeal facial scrub, leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing off. Your skin will feel clean and soft.
VARIATIONS OF THE OATMEAL FACIAL SCRUB:
For a natural treatment for blackheads, moisten the oatmeal (ground finely) and rub it on the affected areas for 5 minutes or so. Gentle but effective.
Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of yogurt to a tablespoon of the basic oatmeal recipe to increase toning, hydrating and fading age spots.
Mix 3 tablespoons each of oatmeal, ground almonds and powdered milk, with 2 tablespoons of powdered rose petals. Add enough almond oil to make a paste, mixing thoroughly. Store the finished product in a sealed container or glass jar.
Almond Meal Facial Scrub
This is another super-easy homemade facial scrub recipe. Simply mix a little water into a handful of dried almond meal to cleanse your face. Rinse really well and moisturize.
Honey and Almond Facial Scrub
Just mix together 1 teaspoon of honey, a half teaspoon of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of ground almonds. This scrub has great cleansing power that you'll feel the results of. Rinse well with warm water.
Cucumber Facial Scrub
Take a small cucumber and throw it into a blender with 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt. Add enough honey to form a consistency you like and can work with. Rub this mixture all over your face for 2 or 3 minutes. After you've done that, you can either rinse it off or leave on and let dry. This is another one of those facial scrubs that doubles as a face mask.
Invent Your Own Facial Scrub
Give these homemade facial scrubs a try and see which are your favourites. Feel free to experiment with your own, maybe you'll invent some new face mask recipes that you can share with others or keep as your special skin secret. Either way, enjoy your at home facial!