The homemade Face Scrub has been around for centuries as woman have know about the beneficial properties of these exfoliants. Exfoliants have become very popular in just the past few years. When the face gets covered with a thin layer of built up dirt, dead skin and oils the face scrubs are an easy way to restore a dull and lifeless complexion. Removing dead skin cells faster than the normal rate.
Oatmeal, cornmeal, bran, almond meal, all make a gentle inexpensive cleansers. Keep a jar of your homemade face scrub in the bath room. All you will need to do is add a little water or witch hazel.
All you need is 20 minutes: 5 to make them and 15 to relax and let the Homemade Face Scrub do their work.
Homemade Facial Scrubs and Masks
By : Rachel Paxton
Make a paste from a little oatmeal and water. Apply to face and allow to dry. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.
Mash 1/2 banana and add 1 tablespoon honey and 2 tablespoons sour cream. Apply to face and let set for about 10 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.
Two tablespoons of cornmeal mixed with enough water to make a thick paste makes a great inexpensive facial mask. Gently apply to face and wash off.
In a food processor or blender, combine 1/2 cucumber, 1 tablespoon yogurt, a few strawberries, and 1 teaspoon honey. Apply to face and allow to dry. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.
Grind 1 tablespoon almonds into a fine meal in a blender or food processor. Mix almond meal together with 1 tablespoon honey and 1 egg white. Apply to face and let set for about 15 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.
To loosen blackheads, combine equal parts baking soda and water in your hand and rub gently on your skin for 2 to 3 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Mash half of an avocado and apply to entire face. Let set for about 20 minutes and then gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.
Soak 1 cup dried apricots in water until softened. Puree in blender or food processor with 2 tablespoons skim milk powder. Apply to face and let set about 15 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.
Puree 1/2 peeled, sliced cucumber in a blender or food processor and add 1 tablespoon yogurt. Apply to face and let set about 20 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.
Crush a handful of strawberries and mix well with 1 teaspoon honey. Apply to face and let set for about 15 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.
Mix 1 1/2 teaspoons honey, the juice from 1/2 of a lemon, and 1 small carton plain yogurt. Stir in 1 whipped egg white. Apply to face and let set about 15 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.
Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom who is the author of What's for Dinner?, an e-cookbook containing more than 250 quick easy dinner ideas. For recipes, tips to organize your home, home decorating, crafts, holiday hints, and more, visit Creative Homemaking at http://www.creativehomemaking.com
Easy Oatmeal or Cornmeal Face Scrub
1 to 2 tablesppos of oatmeal or cornmeal
1 to 2 teaspoons of witch hazel
A few drops of water to make a past.
Apply to your face in a outward circular motion. To remove rinse with lots of warm water. For dry skin add a little olive oil to this homemade face scrub.
Honey is a great natural ingredient for a face cleanser and nourisher. All you will need for this homemade face scrub is:
1 to 2 tablespoon of honey
1 teaspoon of wheat germ
Mis the honey and wheat germ together. Now with this scrub moisten the face first with warm water. Place a dab of the mixture directly on a blemish with a otten ball. Leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes. Then rinse off with more warm water.
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People with very sensitive skin or extremely dry skin may want to avoid these homemade face scrub.
Note: Don't use scrubs within a few days of the Junior Prom, your wedding, or other special events, because your skin can develop temporary blotches when it is cleaned so well.