Natural Skin Care

At Home Facial Scrub for an Amazing Complexion

homemade facial scrub

Want to know how to make your skin glow? Use a facial scrub! 

We all should be exfoliating our skin with a facial scrub because we all lose between 30,000-40,000 dead skin cells per minute. Whoa! That blew my mind.

Because dry dead skin is getting in the way of our glow, it’s time to exfoliate. Not to mention the creams and serums we are using can not penetrate when dead skin is in the way.

Let me introduce you to two at home micro-dermabrasion face scrub recipes to save the day.  Both of these scrubs will leave your face feeling and looking silky smooth….and only cost pennies to make!

Are you using those expensive face scrubs and microdermabrasion pastes sold in department or drug stores that are full of ingredients you can not pronounce?

Instead, use these natural ingredients that are safe to use and are amazing exfoliants

My motto: Keep ingredients simple (pronounceable) and keep it healthy.  

Because we know what goes on our skin gets absorbed into the body.

If you are new to making your own natural beauty products (or a seasoned veteran) I highly encourage you to try out these face scrub recipes. It is like having a spa treatment in your own home!

 

 At Home Microdermabrasion Scrubs

  1. Skin smoothing Baking Soda Facial Scrub
  2. Rice Flour Facial Scrub- a Japanese beauty secret!



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What is the Right Way to Exfoliate?

Gentleness is key when working with your facial skin.  You need a mild abrasive.

Some scrubs and microdermabrasion pastes on the market are too rough for regular use.  A good microdermabrasion paste will gently exfoliate, leaving skin smooth and supple without leaving it inflamed.
  • Start with a clean face, wet your face with warm water.  With wet fingertips slightly and gently move in circular motions around your face, avoiding the eye area. Make sure your fingertips stay wet.
  • You do not need any extra pressure when using the paste.  Just moving the scrub around your face is plenty of pressure to get the job done.
  • Wash off with warm water and follow with a facial toner and moisturizer.
  • Ideally, you should exfoliate 2 times a week.  You can irritate skin by overdoing it. But a gentle scrub a couple times a week will invigorate skin and maximize absorption of skin care products.

 

 

baking soda to make a facial scrub

Baking Soda Face Scrub Ingredients

“Have you been to the spa?” they’ll ask.  When really you simply tapped into the most multipurpose DIY agent out there to make an at home face scrub using…baking soda!

For just pennies, this at home scrub mimics a spa treatment like a pro.

-Baking Soda

Baking soda feels like a microdermabrasion at home.

It’s extremely fine grain makes it an amazing exfoliant for our delicate facial skin.  As such, it helps to keep pores clear and stimulates collagen production.

the inside gel of an aloe vera plant-Aloe Vera

Known for its healing and rejuvenating properties, aloe vera provides moisture, protecting the delicate underlay of skin that is now exposed.


Be sure to look for as natural an aloe vera gel as you can find (hint: aloe is not naturally green). Make sure it says at least 99% pure. 

-Vitamin E Oil

A nutrient rich and anti-oxidant powerhouse, Vitamin E oil helps to rejuvenate and heal your skin. It provides enhanced hydration and suppleness.

It also has natural properties which extend the shelf life of the facial scrub.

 

 

Baking Soda Facial Scrub Instructions

YIELDS: 3-4 Uses

-4 tsp baking soda

-1 tsp aloe vera gel (I use this one)

-1 tsp vitamin E oil (I use this one)

-5 drops lemon essential oil (optional, but recommended)

  1. Mix all the ingredients together into a smooth paste.
  2. Store in an air tight jar. (I use these cute wide mouth containers to easily scoop out with my fingertips. Also can be used as a great gift idea)
  3. Wet face and fingertips and massage in a gentle circular motion.
  4. Rinse with warm water.
  5. Do a final rinse with cold water to close the pores.
  6. Follow up with a toner and moisturizer.

(Once you buy these natural ingredient items, they can be used to make many batches of DIY skin care products.)

**The lemon essential oil gives a delightful uplifting scent to your face scrub.  It is also good for brightening the skin. It is not necessary, but definitely recommended. Rocky Mountain Oils are high quality 100% pure oils with FREE shipping!

 

rice flour in a bowl with rice around it for a facial scrub

 

Ground Rice Powder Facial Scrub Ingredients

-Ground Rice Powder

Smooth skin is a highly regarded beauty trait in Japan, and is achieved with regular exfoliation.

Ground rice flour has been used by Asian women for ages.

Finely ground rice is used to buff away dead skin and get rid of trapped makeup and dirt.

As well as giving smooth skin, exfoliating also leaves no barrier between your skin and the toners, serums, oils and moisturizers you use afterwards.

Plus, I read in Giada De Laurentiis’s book Feel Good Food that she cleans her face daily with ground rice flour and olive oil, and that girl’s skin looks amazing!

 

coconut oil in a glass jar for skin care

-Coconut Oil

Virgin Coconut Oil is an excellent moisturizer.

The fats in coconut oil moisturize while its lauric acid protect and softens skin.

It hydrates and helps maintain a healthy pH level in the skin.

**NOTE: Coconut oil is a soft solid at room temperature. The DIY scrub you make will become a soft solid. Do not let that bother you. Scoop some out with your fingertips or crumble the whole mixture in the jar you put your facial scrub in.  It will warm up between your fingertips and move smoothly across your skin.

(OR)

-Olive Oil

Since ancient times, olive oil has been used for its anti-aging benefits and anti-oxidant protection.

It is a vitamin E- rich beauty powerhouse that plumps and moisturizes skin.

olive oil in a bottle

 

-Vitamin E Oil

Again, for the same reasons listed above. Vitamin E is a great addition to most DIY skincare.

A nutrient rich and anti-oxidant powerhouse, Vitamin E  helps to rejuvenate and heal your skin. It provides enhanced hydration and suppleness.

It also has natural properties which extend the shelf life of the facial scrub.

 

Ground Rice Powder Facial Scrub Instructions

YIELDS: 3-4 Uses

-5 tsp brown rice flour (like this one)

-2 tsp (melted) virgin coconut oil (like this one)or– olive oil (just 2 tsp of whichever oil you prefer)

-1/2 tsp Vitamin E Oil (like this one)

-5 drops Lavender Essential Oil (like this one)

 

  1. Melt coconut oil
  2. Mix all the ingredients together into a smooth paste.
  3. Store in an air tight container. (I use these cute wide mouth containers to easily scoop out with my fingertips. Also can be used as a great gift idea)
  4. Wet face and fingertips and massage in a gentle circular motion.
  5. Rinse with warm water.
  6. Do a final rinse with cold water to close the pores.
  7. Follow up with a toner and moisturizer.

Lavender Essential Oil is optional but, definitely recommended.  Lavender gives a soft elegant smell.  It is also very beneficial for the skin.

** PLEASE NOTE:  I tried to grind my own rice into flour in a nutribullet. It did not work (for me that is!). Unless you have a very powerful food processor, the rice will not grind into a fine powder.  Anything that is not a fine powder will be too abrasive on your delicate facial skin.

Brown rice flour is already ground to the perfect consistency and can be used to make many batches of facial scrub.

Summary

Exfoliation is a crucial step in a good skin care routine.  A facial scrub gets rid of dead skin cells and trapped make-up and dirt leaving smooth, baby soft skin.

All natural face scrub is a safe alternative to chemical and paraben laden store bought products that seep into our body, through our skin. Nature gives us everything we need for a beautiful complexion!

 

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Are there any natural facial scrubs that you make? I am always eager to learn new ways of doing things!

 

 

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