We know there are a ton of face scrubs out there, but finding exactly the right one to fit your skin type can be very hard. Making a custom one to fit your skin’s needs is the right way to go. Plus, you already have half of the ingredients in your kitchen. It’s a win-win state!
We will walk you through the basic ingredients, and what they can do. We come up with five of our favorite types that we’ll show you how to make them step-by-step. So let’s get started!
At first choose your exfoliate. It originates down to sugar or salt, but as you know there are several variabilities of each. We recommend 4 different types: plain white sugar, iodized table salt, brown sugar and black lava sea salt.
Sugar dissolves more easily. Therefore is less abrasive than salt. Brown sugar is best for sensitive skin, because it is the softest. Salt exfoliates well and can help you remove scums and dead skin. And the black lava sea salt also removes deceased skin along with helping growth cell activity.
The second ingredient you have to select is your oil. Five different oils that are great for your skin are olive oil, almond oil, safflower oil, avocado oil and extra virgin coconut oil.
Except the avocado oil all of this oils are naturally antibacterial, that will help avoid any problems. Olive oil is very good for dry skin, and won’t clog up your pores. Safflower oil is fatty oil that can help to calm irritated skin and prevent clogged pores.
Almond oil is great because it can reduce the effects of UVB rays, and can help improve skin tone. Avocado oil is extracted from the pulp of the fruit, not the seed, so it’s amazingly rich and will help your skin to retain moisture.
Extra virgin coconut oil is packed with antioxidants and free radicals which can help prevent aging. It’s our favorite multitasker.
Although you can make a scrub with just exfoliate and oil, we recommend you to add in one of these five fruits & vegetables. Be cautioned that adding in a fresh fruit will reduce the shelf life of your scrub, and you’ll want to keep it in the refrigerator—not your shower.
Keep this in mind:
- Kiwis can help brighten your complexion, and the seeds in the fruit pulp can act as mini exfoliates on their own.
- Strawberries are best for evening and enhancing your skin tone and they are packed with vitamin C.
- Pineapple is great for acne prone skin; it has an enzyme that helps dissolve dead skin cells.
- Tomato holds lycopene which can help protect skin from UV rays. And finally cucumber can help reduce puffiness by decreasing water retaining.
Either use an old scrub container or buy a plastic container to store your face scrub that has a lid insert like these. Trust us; it will help you keep your scrub fresh.
Now let’s make our masks!
Ingredients & Tools
1.Sugar or salt that’s your choice
2.Pick an oil
3. Select fruit or vegetable
Choose your container, and measure your exfoliate so that the container is 3/4 full. Measure out your oil, 2-to-1 ratio. That means twice as much salt or sugar as oil. Combine oil and salt or sugar in a bowl. Stir until is well combined. Add in the fruit or vegetable chopped as finely as you can get it. Muddle the mixture together until it’s well combined. Don’t mix it too much or the granules will start to dissolve. Transfer into your storage container and store it in the refrigerator for to 2 weeks.
- First scrub combines salt, tomato, and olive oil. It will help retain your skin’s elasticity.
- You can get another brightening scrub mixing together sugar, kiwi and safflower oil.
- Almond oil, sugar make and strawberries – this one is the best kind for evening out your complexion.
- We endorse this one. It combines brown sugar, avocado oil, and cucumber for sensitive skin. It’s incredibly healing.
- The Last scrub is the best of the bunch. The mixture of the jagged black lava sea salt and the pineapple enzymes will clarify your skin. Fortunately the coconut oil is very calming.
Result:Highly effective scrubs