Cleansing, toning, and moisturizing is the popular skin care routine most of you are aware of and would be following strictly. While you follow this, you may forget about skin exfoliation.
Exfoliating your skin regularly is an important part of the facial skin care regime which you should not miss out on. Exfoliating your skin with a scrub helps remove the dead skin and deep clean the skin pores. It will help get rid of dirt and unclog the pores. Also, scrubbing is extremely useful to keep your facial skin free of acne. Scrubs used for the delicate facial skin should not be harsh. So, opting for homemade facial scrubs is a great idea.
Wheat Husk Scrub
This is a scrub for normal skin. Take half cup of wheat husk in a medium-sized bowl and add 2 tbsp of honey and 2 tbsp of milk to make a thick paste. Apply it over your face thoroughly, except the eyes. Exfoliate gently with your hands in circular motion for 5-10 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. This scrub keeps your skin clean and healthy.
Here is a scrub for oily skin. This will also help control acne flare ups. Take 4 mashed strawberries and add 2 tbsp of brown sugar to it. The granules of brown sugar are very effective in removing the dead cells. Use this scrub to thrice a week to have a soft and supple skin.
Take ½ of a medium-sized cucumber and peel it. Put it in a blender and add 2 tsp honey to it. Blend until you get smooth paste. Now transfer this to a small bowl and add 1 tsp oatmeal powder, 1 tsp ground almond, 1 tsp ground sunflower seed, and 1 tsp wheat germ. Mix well to form a paste. Apply it on your face and scrub well to exfoliate your skin. Leave it for 5-10 minutes and wash off. This is a good scrub that helps reduce tanning as well.
Olive Oil Scrub
It is a mild scrub for dry skin. Take 3 tsp olive oil and add 1 tsp sea salt to it, and exfoliate using this scrub. Also, you may apply olive oil thoroughly on your face, take sea salt in your hands and start scrubbing the face. This scrub will remove dead cells and make the skin smoother.
This is a good scrub for acne. Soak rice in a bowl overnight. Make a paste from it the next morning, and add ¼ tsp turmeric powder to it. Mix well, apply it on your face, and scrub it after a few minutes when it slightly dries.
Almond and Oatmeal Scrub
It is a wonderful scrub to get a soft and radiant skin. Take 4 tbsp ground almonds, 4 tbsp medium oatmeal, 1½ tbsp powered rose petals, and 2 tbsp powdered milk in a bowl. Add about 5 drops of almond oil, and mix thoroughly to make a paste. Use this gentle scrub for sensitive skin regularly, preferable before going to bed.
Using the suitable scrubs alternately will help you have a healthy skin. It will help improve the texture of your skin and keep it problem-free. After applying the scrub, dry the skin and apply a toner and a gentle moisturizer.