Once a week, your skin needs an exfoliating face scrub. Remember that exfoliating can help you remove the dead skin cells as well as other remaining impurities from your skin. Also, it helps to keep your skin clear and healthy.
The beauty industry has a variety of products that will be able to exfoliate your skin. These skincare products have plastics, glycerin, irritating fragrances, parabens, phthalates as well as many other negative and harmful ingredients. However, these commercial products can cause a lot of damages to your facial skin.
The good news for you is that you can make some homemade exfoliating face scrubs at home. They are inexpensive and really good for your facial skin.
General Facial Scrub Procedure:
 At first, you tie your hair back
 You remove your makeup and wash your face with lukewarm water
 To open your skin pores, you steam your face over hot water. Alternative, you press lukewarm cloth to your facial skin for some minutes.
 After preparing your homemade scrub, you apply it to your face and neck. Remember to avoid your eye areas.
 You can use a facial loofah, brush or sponge to exfoliate your skin.
 Finally, you wash it off with lukewarm water and enjoy results.
Check out some simple exfoliating face scrubs as I will reveal in this article and then try doing them for good!
List Of The Exfoliating Face Scrubs - Top 18 Simple Recipes:
1. Simple Sugar Face Scrub
 1 tsp. of organic granulated sugar or cane sugar
 1-2 drops of clean water
 1-2 drops of lemon, orange, melaleuca or lavender essential oil (optional)
You combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Then, you use your fingertips to gently rub this face scrub into your clean face and avoid getting it into your eyes. After that, you remove this scrub by washing it off with cool water and then pat it dry with the help of a clean towel. If necessary, you can add a layer of essential oil as a moisturizer.
2. Chocolate Sugar Face Scrub
 ¼ cup of brown sugar
 1 tbsp. of cocoa powder
 1/8 cup of olive oil
 ¼ tsp. of vanilla extract
You mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Apply it onto your clean face, gently massaging for a minute. Allow it to sit on for about 10 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.
3. Lemon And Sugar Face Scrub
 ½ cup of granulated sugar
 ½ fresh lemon
 1 tbsp. of organic honey
 1 tbsp. of olive oil
You combine fresh lemon juice, olive oil, sugar and honey together. This can provide a simple exfoliating face scrub while also moisturize your facial skin. The lemon juice can help you whiten your skin.
4. Oatmeal And Honey Face Scrub
This simple exfoliating facial scrub may help you reduce breakouts, moisturize and even your skin tone. As oatmeal is a mild exfoliant, so it is good for sensitive skin.
 ½ cup of uncooked oats
 1 tsp. of nutmeg
 2 tbsp. of raw honey
 15 drops of melaleuca oil
 15 drops of lavender oil
 1 tsp. of dried lavender (optional)
You combine all of the ingredients together to make a paste. Rub it on your face and then rinse it off with warm water.
5. Yogurt Face Scrub
You can use yogurt, a good source of lactic acid, can hydrate and soothe your skin. Apply it to your facial skin and allow it to sit on for about 30 minutes. Finally, you wash it off as usual. Your skin will become soft and smooth for several days.
6. Facial Scrub For Dry Skin
Raw honey is anti-viral, anti-bacterial an anti-fungal, so it can help to kill skin infections. Besides, honey also helps reduce inflammation and hydrate the skin.
 1/8 cup of honey
 ¼ cup of uncooked oats
 1/8 cup of olive oil
All of these ingredients make this scrub a little difference from the oatmeal and honey face scrub. However, it is simple and good for your dry skin that needs moisture.
7. Coconut Oil And Sugar Face Scrub
This is a simple recipe to do when you do not have much time. You can increase the amounts of the ingredients to make more of the mixture and this can be stored for up to about 3 months. In case you live in a hot climate, you can store it in the fridge because coconut oil has a low melting point. If you want to know how to make this face scrub, follow the directions.
 2 tbsp. of sugar
 1 tbsp. of coconut oil
You combine coconut oil and sugar together in a bowl. Then, you gently rub this face scrub into your clean skin for a minute in circular motions. Finally, you wash it off with lukewarm water and pat it dry.
8. Blueberry And Honey Scrub
 2 tbsp. of raw honey
 ½ cup of fresh blueberries
 1-2 tbsp. of sugar
You combine all of the ingredients in a mixer and process it until smooth. Then, you add a generous layer of this scrub into your clean face. Allow it to sit on for about 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
9. Basic Baking Soda Face Scrub
Baking soda is the main ingredient found in a variety of exfoliating products. Besides, this facial scrub is good for everyday use.
 2-3 tbsp. of baking soda
 a small amount of water
You mix all of the ingredients to make a paste. Apply this scrub into your face and gently scrub in a circular motion.
10. Sea Salt Face Scrub
Sea salt is packed with trace minerals that can help rejuvenate the skin, boost cell growth and retain moisture, so this scrub is perfect for dry skin
 sea salt
 lavender essential oil or any of your favorite oil (olive, jojoba, almond, grapeseed, etc.)
You mix sea salt with lavender oil and/ or your favorite oil to create a paste. Apply it in your face in circular motions and then rinse it off as usual.
11. Rose Almond Face Scrub
This facial scrub can brighten and soften your skin.
 1 tsp. of rosewater
 ½ tsp. of almond flour or ground almonds
You mix all the ingredients to make a paste and then apply it onto your face.
12. Azuki Bean Face Scrub
This facial scrub can help you get rid of your blackheads, especially for oily and combination skin types.
 ½ cup of dried Azuki beans
 a small amount of water
You grind beans and add some water to make a mixture and then apply it.
13. “Eat Your Greens” Face Scrub
 2 tsp. of organic wheat bran
 2 tbsp. of olive oil soap, shredded
 2 tbsp. of organic oatmeal
 1 tsp. of dried parsley
 1 part of dried lettuce
 your favorite plant oil-based soap
You grind lettuce and parsley with pestle in mortar. Otherwise, you can blend it in a mixer. Then, you add soap shavings and mix them well. Whisk in the wheat brand and oatmeal and go on stirring until well-mixed.
14. Banana Face Scrub
 2 ripe bananas
 1 tbsp. of honey
 ground sugar
You mash 2 bananas and then add ground sugar. For moisture and hydration, you add honey to this mixture. Gently massage this mixture on your clean face for about 5 minutes. After that, you rinse it off with cool water.
15. Ground Oats And Tomato Face Scrub
Tomatoes contain natural bleaching properties while the oats can soothe your skin.
 ground oats
 red and ripe tomatoes
 powdered sugar
You slice large tomatoes and then dip 2 large thick tomato slices into the mixture of the ground oats and powdered sugar. You apply this face scrub onto your skin and gently massage with it in circular motions. Once your face is completely scrubbed, you place some tomato slices on your face and allow it to sit on for a while.
16. Honey And Orange Face Scrub
 2 tbsp. of orange peel powder
 2 tbsp. of oats
 1 tbsp. of raw honey
You combine all of the ingredients and then add a little water to make a thick paste. You gently massage this facial scrub on your clean skin in mild upward and circular motions. Allow it to sit on your face for several minutes and then wash it off. Pat it dry, use your toner and moisturizer.
17. Curd And Papaya Face Scrub
 ½ cup of ripe papaya, mashed
 2 tbsp. of hung curd
 3 drops of lemon juice
 1 tbsp. of raw honey
You combine all of these ingredients and then gently massage this natural face scrub onto your clean skin in circular motions. Allow it to sit on for about 5 minutes and then wash it off with cool water.
18. Exfoliate Your Facial Skin With Homemade Pumpkin, Sugar And Spice Face Scrub
 ½ cup of canned or cooked pumpkin, pureed
 ½ cup of brown sugar
 ¼ tsp. of ground cinnamon
You blend all of the ingredients in a bowl. Apply this mixture to your face and then wash it off with warm water as usual.
Tips For Using And Making Natural Face Scrubs:
 Do this for a mini spa at night while you watch TV
 If you have extra face scrubs, store them in air-tight containers in the refrigerator. Ensure that you use them within 3 days.
 Like any of the other commercial face scrubs, you only use homemade face scrubs 1-2 times a week.
 Do not use homemade face scrubs that have baking and bi-carbonate soda too regularly or leave them on your facial skin for too long, especially when you have sensitive skin.
 To scrub correctly, you should splash water on your clean face. Take 1 tbsp. of face scrub and massage all over your facial skin and neck in a gentle manner. Remember to avoid the skin area around your eyes. Also, do not apply too much pressure and keep scrubbing for longer than 2 minutes. However, you can scrub on the T-zone area a little harder.
 For normal skin, scrubbing 2-3 a week is perfect.
 For oily skin, you should use face scrubs twice a week
 For dry skin, you should exfoliate not more than 2 times a week.
 For combination skin, you should scrub twice a week.
 For sensitive skin, you should only exfoliate once a week.

Author's Bio: 

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