DIY Face Scrubs
APRICOT AND PAPAYA FACE SCRUB
1 tsp apricot kernel powder (finely grated)
3 tbs apricot pulp
3 tbs ripe papaya pulp
Mix all ingredients together and apply to your face and neck for 20 minutes. If you don’t have apricot kernel powder at home, you can substitute it with oatmeal powder or almond powder.
Skin care benefit: Apricots are high in beta-carotene and known for reducing problematic skin issues. A mixture of sub-acids and sugar, apricots are great for gentle exfoliation and nourishment, leaving your skin soft and brighter.
LEMON AND HONEY FACE SCRUB
2 tablespoons of honey
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 ½ tablespoons of sugar
Blend all ingredients in a bowl, apply to face, and rinse with warm water.
Skin care benefits: To remove dead skin, retain and provide moisturizing benefits, and brighten your complexion
SALT LEMON AND SUGAR SCRUB
2 tablespoons of salt
Juice from half of a lemon
Add sugar until the mixture is solid but not dry
Blend the ingredients in a bowl and gently massage the mix into skin. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes, and then rinse with water
Skin care benefits: to exfoliate and brighten your complexion
AVOCADO AND OATMEAL SCRUB – for oily skin
2 teaspoons of finely ground oatmeal
1 teaspoon of avocado
1 teaspoon of honey
Blend ingredients in a bowl forming a thick paste. Massage the mask onto damp face in a circular motion, and then rinse with warm water.
Skin care benefits: to provide moisture, soften and keep skin looking healthy.
BAKING SODA BLACKHEAD SCRUB
1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
1 tablespoon of baking soda
2 tablespoons water
Blend the ingredients in a bowl. Massage the mixture onto damp skin, and rinse with warm water
Skin care benefits: To eliminate blackheads
BANANA AND SUGAR SCRUB
1 ripe, peeled banana
¼ cup of granulated sugar
¼ cup of dark brown sugar
Mash the banana in a bowl, add the other ingredients blending them into a paste.
Massage the paste onto your face, leave on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
Skin care benefits: To exfoliate and nourish your skin.