There are many natural ingredients that you can find in your kitchen that can be used in your beauty routine. In fact, some natural ingredients can even be more effective (not to mention more affordable) than store-bought products. Here are three great all-natural facial scrub recipes that you can whip up at home.
Coffee and Coconut Oil Face Scrub Mask
If you are a coffee lover this one might be right up your ally. Coffee grounds are chock full of antioxidants which when used in a natural face scrub can be perfect for anti-aging and sun damage. When used in a face scrub the caffeine in coffee grinds also increases the blood flow in your skin and promotes cell turnover which ultimately brightens up your skin. So, if you are worried about dark circles this scrub can help. The coconut oil in this recipe is a fantastic deep nourisher and moisturizer so this scrub can be used for both the face and the body.
1/4 coffee grounds
2 tbs of coconut oil
Simply mix the two and apply the scrub in a circular motion to your face or body. Pro tip: this recipe is also great for cellulite.
Gentle Oatmeal Honey Scrub
For those of us with dry or acne-prone skin, this is the perfect face scrub because it gently exfoliates while also healing your skin. Oatmeal has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and it also soothes itchy skin caused by acne and eczema. Honey, on the other hand, has fantastic antibacterial properties and is great for locking in moisture.
1/4 ground oatmeal
2 tbs of honey
Simply combine the two and apply in a circular motion. Leave it on for a minute before rinsing to maximize its potential. If your face gets dry and dull in winter, then this scrub is perfect to give it that extra moisture and kick.
Anti-Wrinkle Olive Oil and Sugar Scrub
Even the ancients knew how great olive oil was for your skin, and today it’s still used in many moisturizers and creams. Olive oil is full of antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins that moisturize and rejuvenate the skin. This simple oil is therefore perfect for its anti-aging and anti-wrinkle effects. While it may seem weird putting sugar on your face, sugar is a great exfoliant. This scrub is great for dull, dry skin.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup sugar
Add the two together and apply to your face in a circular motion, making sure not to apply too much pressure. Make sure to wash and rinse your face afterward to get rid of any remaining sugar.