9 Homemade Facial Scrubs For All Skin Types

Facial scrubs can be used on your face and neck area to remove dead skin cells, improve blood flow to help promote healthy cell growth in new skin tissue, improve the appearance of cellulite, and reduce stretch marks.

There are different ways to make a facial scrub, depending on what you want it to do for your skin. You can use raw cane sugar or sea salt as both are exfoliants, in addition to natural oils such as coconut oil or olive oil, which help to moisturize and nourish your skin.

You can also add in the benefits of essential oils by adding a few drops to your facial scrub before you mix it. Essential oils are known for their skin-friendly properties and work great as natural fragrances!

How to Use a Facial Scrub

To use a facial scrub, all you have to do is gently massage the mixture onto your face and neck area for about two minutes.

After giving it a gentle rub for at least two minutes, rinse the scrub off with cold water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Frequency

It is recommended to use a facial scrub about twice per week, but you can increase or decrease the frequency depending on your skin type and needs.

Types of Facial Scrubs for Different Skin Types

Depending on your skin type, you may need to use a different facial scrub recipe from that used by someone else.

Suppose you have dry, sensitive, or mature skin. In that case, it is best to stick with sugar scrubs because they are generally less harsh on the skin and can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time. If you’re looking for something a little gentler, then you can try a scrub with almond or jojoba oil as the exfoliant. This is also good for dry skin because these oils moisturize and nourish the skin without causing irritation.

If you have oily, acne-prone, or combination skin types, it would be best to stick with a facial scrub that uses salt as the exfoliant. Salt is a much more effective exfoliator than sugar and works well for oily skin because it helps absorb excess oil without causing breakouts or irritation.

If you are looking to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, or hyperpigmentation, then it would be best to try a facial scrub with essential oils as the exfoliant. Essential oils are known for their anti-aging properties and work great in improving blood flow which can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks, scars from acne breakouts, or hyperpigmentation caused by hormonal imbalance or sun damage.

DIY Organic Recipes for Facial Scrubs

We have gathered a few of our favorite DIY recipes for facial scrubs that you can try out:

1. Brown Sugar Face Scrub (for Dry and Mature Skin)

This recipe is best for those with dry, sensitive, and mature skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1⁄4 cup Brown Sugar (can also use raw cane sugar)
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon Jojoba Oil or Almond Oil

A few drops of Rose Essential Oil (optional, but recommended for dry and/or aging skin types)

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and rub onto your face in a circular motion for two minutes.
  2. Rinse off with cold water to reveal your fresh, moisturized skin!

2. Sugar and Sea Salt Scrub (for Oily Skin)

This recipe is best for those who have oily, acne-prone skin types.

Ingredients:

  • 1⁄4 cup Sea Salt
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon Coconut Oil

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and rub onto your face in a circular motion for two minutes.
  2. Rinse off with cold water to reveal your fresh, moisturized skin!

3. Strawberry Face Scrub (for All Skin Types)

This recipe is best for those with dry, sensitive skin. Strawberries are known to be a little gentler on the skin than other fruits and work great as an exfoliant.

Ingredients:

  • 1⁄4 cup Strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon Jojoba Oil (or almond oil)

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender until you get your desired consistency.
  2. Rub onto your face in a circular motion for two minutes and rinse off with cold water to reveal your fresh, clean skin!

4. Lemon Face Scrub (for Sensitive Skin)

This recipe is best for those who have dry or mature skin types. Lemons are known as natural astringents that can help tighten up pores and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Ingredients:

  • 1⁄2 Lemon (fresh or frozen)
  • 1⁄4th cup Brown Sugar (can also use raw cane sugar)

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and rub onto your face in a circular motion for two minutes. Rinse off with cold water to reveal your fresh, cleansed skin!

5. Coffee Scrub (for All Skin Types)

This recipe is best for those with oily or combination skin types because coffee grounds are great at absorbing excess oil.

Ingredients:

  • 1⁄4 cup Coffee Grounds (or you can use a teaspoon of instant or espresso powder)
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon Jojoba Oil (can also use almond, coconut, or olive oil)

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and rub onto your face in a circular motion for two minutes.
  2. Rinse off with cold water to reveal your fresh, clean skin!

6. Oatmeal Scrub (for All Skin Types)

This recipe is best for those who have dry, sensitive skin types. Oatmeal contains beta-glucan, which has been known to help calm down inflammation and itchiness on the skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1⁄2 tablespoon Oatmeal (either ground or in flakes – you can use a blender if needed)
  • 1⁄4 cup Brown Sugar (can also use raw cane sugar)

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and rub onto your face in a circular motion for two minutes.
  2. Rinse off with cold water to reveal your fresh, clean skin!

7. Aloe Vera Scrub (for Dry Skin)

This recipe is best for those who have dry or mature skin types. Aloe vera is known for its moisturizing and soothing properties, which work great at hydrating the skin and preventing fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots, and dark circles under the eyes.

Ingredients:

  • A few drops of Aloe Vera Gel (can also use rosehip seed oil)
  • 1⁄4 cup raw Cane Sugar (can also use brown or coconut sugar)

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and rub onto your face in a circular motion for two minutes.
  2. Rinse off with cold water to reveal your fresh, moisturized skin!

8. Citrus Sugar Scrub (for All Skin Types)

This recipe is best for those with oily or combination skin types because the citric acid in oranges helps cut through excess oil. Oranges are also known as great astringents that can help tighten pores and reduce the appearance of blackheads.

Ingredients:

  • 1⁄2 orange (fresh or frozen)
  • 1⁄4 cup raw Cane Sugar (can also use brown or coconut sugar)

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and rub onto your face in a circular motion for two minutes.
  2. Rinse off with cold water for clean and refreshed skin.

9. Neem Oil Scrub (for All Skin Types)

This recipe is best for those who have oily or combination skin types because neem oil is great at balancing out the pH levels of the skin and reducing excess sebum (oil) production.

Ingredients:

  • 1⁄4 cup raw Cane Sugar (can also use brown, coconut sugar)
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon Neem Oil (you can substitute this for coconut oil)

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and rub onto your face in a circular motion for two minutes. Rinse off with cold water to reveal your fresh, clean skin!
  2. You may use any combination of these recipes to create your own natural scrub. All you have to do is mix the dry ingredients with a carrier oil (jojoba, coconut, or olive) and store them in an airtight container!

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