Home DIY Recipes How to Make Homemade Exfoliating Body Scrubs (5 Recipes)

How to Make Homemade Exfoliating Body Scrubs (5 Recipes)

by Sandy Taylor

Who does not crave for clear skin that glows naturally? The key to clear skin is to follow a regular skincare routine that involves all the necessary steps such as cleansing, toning, exfoliating/scrubbing and moisturizing. Exfoliating is a vital step that helps in shedding the dead skin cells and revealing new and fresh skin. It also unclogs the pores and makes the skin smooth and clear. Dead skin cells and dirt makes the skin dull and unattractive. 

There are many good scrubs that exfoliate, detox and cleanse the skin and refresh it with a healthy glow. A good scrub contains all the right elements that not only remove excess oil, dirt, and pollution but also heal and nourish the skin. Though different types of scrubs are available in stores you can easily make some of the best scrubs at home. Go to your kitchen pick up your favorite items that suit your skin and make these scrubs to make your skin clear and healthy without wasting your money – Let’s start scrubbing to enjoy clear, smooth and glowing skin!

Homemade Body Scrub For Dry Skin

Sugar is one of the best exfoliating agents that gently buffs away the dead skin. Honey also has mild exfoliating and antimicrobial properties that can be really helpful in removing the oil build-up and bacteria that cause acne and pimples. It also hydrates the skin and fades away the scars.

How to make it:

It is certainly the simple yet most effective scrub for the faces. Simply, mix 2 tablespoons of fine white or brown sugar, ½ tablespoon of organic honey and lemon juice each. Make a scrub like a mixture and apply on a clean face. Rub with light fingers for a minute and rinse with lukewarm water. This honey sugar scrub gently exfoliates dry cells clearing the skin pores.

Homemade Body Scrub Recipe for Acne-Prone Skin

Himalayan pink salt is a natural antiseptic and disinfectant. It works great for disinfecting acne-prone skin. It is also used as an active ingredient in many commercially available scrubs. You can make this detoxifying scrub by yourself. Himalayan salt scrub mineralizes the skin and sloughs away all the dead skin cells and lets the new fresh cells to appear on the skin. It unclogs the pores and removes the blackheads and whiteheads.

How to make it:

Mix 2 tablespoons of fine Himalayan rock salt, half tablespoon of coconut oil and lemon juice to make this scrub. After cleansing and toning, apply it on face and massage with your fingers in a circular motion for 30 to 60 seconds. Rinse with water and apply a good moisturizer.

How to Make Body Scrub for Sensitive Skin

Due to its proven benefits, activated charcoal is widely used in skincare products. Its great exfoliating ability makes it ideal to use as a scrub. You can easily make this scrub at home. It is amazing for sensitive and oily skin. It draws out all the impurities and toxins. Due to the presence of coconut and essential oils in this scrub, it accelerates the healing processes of the skin.

How to make it: 

Mix 1 tablespoon of activated charcoal, half tablespoon of coconut oil and few drops of tea tree essential oil to form a mixture. Then apply this mixture on a clean face and massage for about 30 seconds. Rinse off the scrub with lukewarm water or warm washcloth. It will make your skin clean and clear gently.

Homemade Body Scrub for Aging Skin

Did you know that green tea is the healthiest beverage in the world? It is not just beneficial for the internal body but also for the skin. The usefulness of green tea for the skin is due to its anti-oxidant properties. 

In the form of a scrub, green tea detoxifies the skin and also slows down the aging process and wrinkles. Green tea scrub eliminates the damaging free radicals. It gently exfoliates the skin and removes all the dirt and makes it clear.

How to make it:

Mix 2 bags or 2 tablespoons of green tea, 2 tablespoons of fine sugar, 1 tablespoon of cold-pressed coconut oil, and ½ tablespoon of lemon juice to form the scrub. Apply this scrub after cleaning your face and massage with light fingers for a minute and rinse with water.

DIY Body Scrub For Bumpy Skin (Cellulite)

Another beverage that has excellent exfoliating properties is coffee. It may help reduce the appearance of cellulite on the skin. It is also a powerhouse of antioxidants that help in detoxifying the skin. This DIY coffee scrub takes out all the dead cells, dirt and excess oil buildup on face. The olive oil in this recipe helps to nourish and moisturize the skin.

How to make it:

Mix 1 tablespoon of grounded coffee, half tablespoon of fine brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and few drops of any essential that suits your skin type. Apply it on a clean face and massage gently. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water. It deeply cleans the skin and removes all the gunk, oil, and toxins. This will remove the dead skin cells and give your skin a natural glow. 

All these scrubs are not just good for the face but also for the whole body. You can use them once or twice a week because over scrubbing can cause dryness and break out.

Author Bio:

Hi! I am Jeffrey, a writer, and blogger at Himalayan Pink Salt. My love for trying out new things is never-ending. I love to share my knowledge and experiences with others and help to bring a positive change in their lifestyle. I mostly write about health, beauty, and skincare. Go Natural, Go Healthy!

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