As we patiently wait for spas to re-open for a much-needed full pampering session, there’s one thing we can do while we’re in quarantine, DIY facials! These smoothing DIY face scrubs are SUPER easy to make in your kitchen. According to Women’s Health Magazine, DIY scrubs are good for your skin. Check out the DIY face scrubs they shared to help get rid of dead skin cells, leave your face feeling smooth, and minimize the looks of pores below:
Sugary Coconut Exfoliator Scrub
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil
Directions: Combine the sugar and coconut oil, mix, and get scrubbing.
The Benefits: Use a superfine sugar so that the formula is as gentle as possible on your face, save ones like brown sugar for your body.
Oats and Honey Scrub
- 2/3 cup oats
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of yogurt
Directions: For this recipe, deconstruct your oats in a coffee grinder or blender, or you can just use oat flour if you have it on hand. Then add the honey and yogurt to the oats and mix with a spoon until the ingredients are adequately combined. Then, yep, you know the drill. Start slathering that scrub onto your face.
The Benefits: Oats are super soothing to the skin and that honey naturally has anti-bacterial, acne-fighting agents.
Papaya and Pineapple Peel
- 1 papaya
- 1 tablespoon of pineapple juice
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of superfine sugar
Directions: Mash together some papaya, the pineapple juice, lemon juice, and sugar. Let this mask stay on for about 20 minutes and rinse. Feel a light stinging? Rinse it off sooner. Your skin should never burn.
The Benefits: The fruit enzymes are a gentle alternative to chemical exfoliators, great for people with sensitive skin conditions.
Coffee Exfoliating Scrub
- 1 tablespoon of finely ground coffee
- 1 spoonful of glycerin (or try shea butter, jojoba oil, cocoa butter or avocado oil)
- 1 tablespoon of bentonite or white clay
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- a splash of lemon juice
Directions: Mix all of your ingredients in a bowl and then gently lather onto your face.
The Benefit: The natural caffeine will give your skin a boost says Women’s Health Magazine, reducing fluid buildup under your eye area and letting inflammation dissipate. Not a fan of coffee? You can use tea instead.
Kiwi And Yogurt Exfoliator
- 1 kiwi
- 2 tablespoons of yogurt
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil
Directions: Remove the skin of your kiwi and mash up the fruit on the inside. Mix your mashed kiwi with the yogurt and olive oil in a bowl. Then, rub the formula in gentle circles around your face and rinse.
The Benefits: According to Women’s Health Magazine, yogurt has lactic acid which helps exfoliate in a non-abrasive way, perfect for sensitive skin.
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