Quick and easy recipes to get glowing.
Looking to get glowing skin and have a little fun in the kitchen? We've got you covered. Whether your skin is dry, acne-prone, oily, aging, or just in need of a boost, there is a homemade natural face scrub for your needs. All you'll need is a mixing bowl, measuring cups and spoons, a liquid or cream base, and the ingredients you want to add in. From there you just need to mix and apply, says Rachel Roff, founder and CEO of Urban Skin Rx.
"Many DIY face scrubs are based on traditional remedies," says Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salons and Skin Care. "Some of these recipes were developed when there wasn't accessibility to products. You'll see your skin is instantly softer and brighter after using them."
Worried about the safety of DIY face scrubs? Don't stress, Balensi says: DIY face scrubs are generally safe to use since the natural ingredients aren't likely to cause skin problems. When applying, remember to use gentle movements and light to moderate pressure to prevent irritation and avoid the delicate eye area.
There are many ways to exfoliate skin naturally. Coffee grounds, sugar, finely ground sea salt, cinnamon, and oats are some of the best ingredients to use in a homemade exfoliating scrub, Roff says. She is a big fan of sugar face scrubs, as they can brighten dull skin and fight signs of aging. They remove dead skin cells and surface build-up to reveal new, healthier skin and speed up the skin renewal process. Just make sure that the sugar granules are finely ground and small enough so that they don't irritate the face, she advises.
When it comes to the "best homemade face scrub," it all depends on your skin type, says Lorena Balensi from Balensi Spa. When choosing a DIY facial scrub, look for one that is meant for your complexion type and targeted to treat your skin issues. Ingredients like salt and baking soda are better for oily or breakout-prone skin, while those with dry or sensitive skin should choose gentler exfoliators like oats. If you have combination or normal skin, sugar and coffee grounds provide a balanced buffing.
Now that you've got the scoop on scrubs, it's time to start mixing! Check out the eight best DIY natural face scrubs from skincare pros for every skin type, goal, and concern, from breakouts to brightening and more.