Homemade Exfoliating Face Masks

By on May 8, 2013

If you start counting the amount of money spent on the skin care products, it will turn out an entire fortune! When seeing something new that promises to be outstandingly productive, you don’t spare money and efforts to buy it still being unsure whether it is of no harm to your skin or not. The expensive price is not a guarantee that the product is devoid of harmful constituents and ingredients. So there is a perfect solution for you! In order to be sure about the productivity of a scrub, mask or any exfoliator you use and about the formula they feature, just make it on your own! Here, we bring four easy homemade exfoliating face mask recipes that will hardly have competitors!

Homemade Exfoliating Face Masks


Firstly, it’s of vital prominence to understand why exfoliating is so important for your skin. Starting your day, you apply makeup, during the day it melts or just fades away; your face gets sun ray effects and gathers the dust and the dirt from the polluted air. Just think for a while, if all these remain on your face, the result will be disastrous. Exfoliating scrubs and masks are here to prevent all that harms your skin. They cleanse your face, remove dead skin cell and don’t let that pores be filled with dirt and cause breakouts.

Basic Baking Soda Scrub Recipe

Baking soda is used in such situations that it seems that it just works where nothing else can. Starting from the use in science up to freshening the air, cleaning the shower sinks and making shampoos, soda works amazingly everywhere! So it is also used as an ingredient for creating face scrubs. The grains that are in baking soda exfoliate the facial skin gently and clean the breakouts. Mix a teaspoon of soda with your cleanser and you’ll get a stunning exfoliating cleanser. However, the baking soda also works alone combined with water. Leave that mixture on your face for about 5 to 10 minutes. Like all exfoliating scrubs, this one also should be applied a few times a week and not every day.

Nourishing Sugar Scrub Recipe

Nourishing sugar scrubs will interest those, who have dry face or skin in general. Granulated sugar may become an effective ingredient of an exfoliating scrub. You need honey and lemon for this scrub. Mixing the sugar with antioxidant and antimicrobial full honey and a little lemon juice and applying it on your face, you will feel how calmed and soft your skin becomes. You just need to combine a teaspoon of granulated sugar with ½ teaspoon honey and natural lemon juice. Make sure that the mixture is fixed, if not, add a little more sugar to the mixture.Homemade Exfoliating Face Masks

Invigorating Coffee Scrub Recipe

If you use coffee every day, you may know how stimulating it can be. The same happens with you skin. Coffee boosts you collagen production, because it contains caffeine acid, which has anti-inflammatory effects. To make the scrub, you need just one tablespoon of ground coffee, one tablespoon of water or olive oil. If you opt for water, moisturize you skin afterwards, but if you choose olive oil there is no need to moisturize it again. For the caffeine part you can use your morning coffee wet grounds. So, as you see this scrub really takes too little to make!

Soothing Oatmeal Scrub Recipe

Once you use oatmeal scrub, you’ll fall in love with its effective result. This is truly an exceptional natural scrub, which nourishes your skin and hydrates it. Ground oatmeal also helps to removes the skin surface dirt. It’s ideal for sensitive skin. For making the scrub, you need to combine 1 tablespoon of ground oatmeal with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of water or olive oil. As you see it’s purely natural, keep it just for 10 minutes on your face and it will leave your skin looking soothed, soft and hydrated.

All the above mentioned natural scrub recipes are easy and safe to make at home! There are no harmful ingredients, no chemicals and no brand signs, which only adds up the price!

Homemade Exfoliating Face Masks

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