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Saturday, 20 September 2014

How to Make a Basic Homemade Facial Scrub


Method 1 of 9: Cleansing Cream and Sugar ScrubMake a Basic Homemade Facial Scrub Step 1 Version 3.jpg

Nine Methods:Cleansing Cream and Sugar ScrubGreen Tea, Sugar and Honey ScrubCoconut Oil, Sugar and Lemon ScrubAlmond Meal, Oil and Essential Oil ScrubCoffee Grounds ScrubYogurt ScrubRice ScrubToothpaste and Salt ScrubHoney and Cinnamon Scrub


In addition to making your face feel clean and renewed, a good facial scrub can prevent breakouts and exfoliate dry skin. Next time you're ready for a facial, try making a scrub at home: you'll save money, and with a little practice you can swap out ingredients and create a unique scrub that suits your preferences. This article provides instructions for making four types of scrubs with ingredients you probably already have around the house, like sugar, olive oil and honey. 


  1. Wash your face thoroughly. Splash a little lukewarm water on your face, and use a soft and clean cloth to gently scrub it. You may also use some facial soap, whichever you prefer or is best for your skin.
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    Put about a teaspoon of cleansing cream in the palm of your hand. This can be whatever you have on hand - just make sure it is creamy in texture.
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    Pour 2 teaspoons of sugar over the cleansing cream. use both hands to mix the cleansing cream and sugar together, creating a gritty paste.
    • Use a fine grained sugar, rather than course or turbinado sugar. Larger grains can scratch your face.
    • If you want to make extra scrub for later, mix the cleansing cream and the sugar in a bowl, adding the right amount of both ingredients to create a gritty texture. Place the mixture in a jar with a lid, and store on your bathroom shelf for next time.
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    Apply the mixture to your face in a circular motion. pay close attention to the side of the nose and any little lines or dry spots. Be careful around the eyes.
    • If you get a little scrub in your eyes, just flush with water.
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    Wet a washcloth with lukewarm water. Lean over the sink and start removing the scrub from your face, wetting the washcloth again as needed.
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    Finish by splashing your face with cold water. This closes your pores and freshens your face. Dry with a soft towel.   


Method 2 of 9: Green Tea, Sugar and Honey Scrub
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    Brew a mug of extra-strength green tea. Green tea is said to have anti-aging effects when applied to the skin. It reduces wrinkles and blemishes, and even repair scar tissue.
    • For best results, use loose green tea and a tea ball or strainer, rather than using a bag of green tea.
    • If you're using bagged green tea, go with plain tea, rather than flavored. This will give you a more concentrated result.
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      Pour a tablespoon or two of brewed tea into a bowl. Allow the tea to cool.
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    Pour a tablespoon of sugar into the tea. Keep adding sugar until the mixture has a consistency that's gritty enough to scrub your skin, but still wet enough to apply easily.
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    Stir in a tablespoon of honey. Make sure it's thoroughly mixed in. Honey has great moisturizing and antibacterial properties.
    • To store this scrub for later, put the mixture in a jar sealed with a lid. Keep it in a cool, dry place. It should last for several weeks.
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    Apply the scrub to a freshly washed face. Rub the scrub all over your face, concentrating in spots that are dry. Use a wet washcloth to remove the scrub, and splash cold water over your face when you're finished.

Method 3 of 9: Coconut Oil, Sugar and Lemon Scrub

Coconut oil has been used for centuries by Pacific Islanders; it is renowned as a good skin tonic. Sugar and lemon soften and exfoliate.
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    Place 1/2 cup of coconut oil in a bowl. If you don't have coconut oil, use olive oil, almond oil, or grapeseed oil.
    • Peanut oil, canola oil, and vegetable oil should be avoided, since these have a strong smell that may take away from the experience of giving yourself a facial.
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    Add 2 tablespoons of sugar to the bowl. Keep stirring sugar into the mixture until it has a gritty, spreadable consistency.
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    Add 1 Tablespoon lemon juice to the mixture. This will increase the cleansing properties of the scrub.
    • To store this scrub for later, put the mixture in a jar sealed with a lid. Keep it in a cool, dry place. It should last for several weeks.
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    Apply the scrub to a freshly washed face. Rub the scrub all over your face, concentrating in spots that are dry. Use a wet washcloth to remove the scrub, and splash cold water over your face when you're finished. 
    Oil-based scrubs will leave your skin feeling very soft, with a slight residue of oil. These types of scrubs are best for dry skin.                                                                                                   Method 4 of 9: Almond Meal, Oil and Essential Oil ScrubMake a Basic Homemade Facial Scrub Step 16.jpg
  1.   Place 1 cup of almond meal in a bowl. You may buy almond meal at the store, but it's easy to make it at home: just place raw almonds in a blender or food processor and pulse until they've turned into a fine-grained meal.
    • Don't pulse for too long, or the almonds will turn to almond milk.
    • Don't use salted or roasted almonds.
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    Mix 1/2 cup of almond oil with the almond meal. You may also use olive oil, coconut oil, or another cosmetic-grade oil.
    • Avoid peanut oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, and other oils with strong smells.
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    Add a few drops of essential oil. Lavender, lemon, rose, and other essential oils make this scrub feel even more luxurious.
    • To store this scrub for later, put the mixture in a jar sealed with a lid. Keep it in a cool, dry place. It should last for several weeks.
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    Apply the scrub to a freshly washed face. Rub the scrub all over your face, concentrating in spots that are dry. Use a wet washcloth to remove the scrub, and splash cold water over your face when you're finished.

Method 5 of 9: Coffee Grounds Scrub

Coffee grounds are a natural exfoliant, sloughing away dead skin cells and leaving the skin feel refreshed. Coffee grounds also soften the skin.
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    Grind up some coffee. Or, use leftover grounds from the morning's cup.
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    Take a tablespoon of coffee. Add a tablespoon of water. Mix together well.
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    Apply the coffee ground mix to your face. Use a circular motion.
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    Rinse off. Pat the skin dry.

Method 6 of 9: Yogurt Scrub

The B6 in yogurt helps to stimulate blood flow, making your skin feel fresh and renewed.[2]
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    Wash your face with a soap bar or cleanser. Pat dry with a towel.
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    Place ordinary yogurt in a bowl.
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    Apply it on your skin. Leave it for 15 minutes or more.
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    Wash your face with cold water.
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    Pat dry with a towel or wash cloth.
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    Repeat once a week.

Method 7 of 9: Rice Scrub

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    Choose any type of bagged rice (brown, jasmine, etc.).
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    Grind the rice into smaller grains. Do not grind too much or you will get a powder. It needs to be small beads of rice for exfoliation.
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    Add honey to the rice. Mix to form a thick paste.
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    Cut a lemon in half and dip in rice mixture. Scrub the lemon on face, transferring the rice mixture. If a lemon is not available, use clean hands.
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    Rinse off. Pat dry with a towel or wash cloth.
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    Repeat weekly.
Method 8 of 9: Toothpaste and Salt Scrub
This is a great treatment for dead skin and acne.
  1. Squeeze out 1 tablespoon of toothpaste (not gel).
  2. Get 1 teaspoon of salt (table salt is fine).
  3. Mix together.
  4. Apply to the skin in a circular motion.
  5. Leave on the skin for 10 minutes.
  6. Rinse off with warm water. Switch to cool water to close the pores.
  7. Pat dry the face. Feel refreshed.

Method 9 of 9: Honey and Cinnamon Scrub

  1. Put 1 1/4 teaspoons of cinnamon in a small bowl.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of honey to the bowl.
  3. Stir until it forms a thick paste.
  4. Apply in circular motion.
  5. Wait for 30 minutes. Then rinse off with warm water.
  6. Pat dry gently. Done.
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