An Exfoliant is a product that is made to remove dead cells from the surface of the skin. The process of removing dead cells from the topmost layer of the skin is called Exfoliation. The process of exfoliation involves gently scrubbing the exfoliant on the skin.
There are a bunch of Scrubs available in the market that are formulated for various skin types but why buy when you can DIY.
5 Best Homemade Exfoliant Recipe Every DIY Buff Must Know
1 Baking Soda Exfoliant For Face
What You Need
Mix Baking Soda and water, apply gently on the face and rinse off. This is believed to work great on oily skin type.
Do not use this scrub if you have open wound on your face (cuts or burns)
This baking soda exfoliant is not suitable on excessively dry skin.
Keep the scrub away from eye area
2. Sugar And Honey Exfoliant With Strawberry Twist
Brown Sugar or White Granulated Sugar
Strawberry Extract / Fresh Strawberry (Mashed)
Just mix everything together and apply as you would apply any other face scrub. Strawberry is very enriching for skin, it nourishes the skin with all the goodness of Vitamin C. Straberry will revitalize the skin. Fresh strawberry is quite refreshing but as the per availability you can choose between the extract or pulp.
With this same recipe you can make your very own DIY Blueberry Scrub, just replace Strawberries and use Blueberries.
3. DIY Cocoa Exfoliant
1 tsp Cocoa Powder
1/4 tsp Cocoa Butter
2 tbsp Coconut Oil
1 tsp brown sugar
Any essential oil of your choice
Melt cocoa butter and add cocoa powder and brown sugar . Now add coconut oil, you can adjust the amout of coconut oil you are adding depending on the desired consistancy. Finally add few drops of essential oil. Store in an airtight jar.
Cocoa is rich in Antioxidants and thus it will help you manage the free radicals and will repair the skin, leaving it smooth and supple.
4. Homemade Milk Scrub For Face
This recipe calls for powdered milk, DIY scrubs are made with whole milk also but in this recipe we will use powdered milk. Now there is alot of confusion regarding Dairy Whiteners and Milk Powder. What we want here is evaporated milk that is in powdered form. Dairy whiteners can be used as a second option.
1 tsp Milk Powder
Sweet Almond Oil
1/2 tsp Oatmeal
Mix the dry ingredients first and then pour in sweet Almond Oil, add as much as is required to soak up the dry ingredients and thats it. The lactic scid present in the milk powder is one component that we look up to in this scrub. The exfoliant used in this recipe is the oatmeal which is again quite good for skin.
5 DIY Almond Scrub
For this Scrub you need
1 tsp Almond Meal
1/4 tsp of Sandalwood Powder
2 tsp Sweet Almond Oil
Rose Essential Oil Few Drops
Mix all the ingredients and apply gently on your face. Sandalwood powder will have nice cooling effect and will also add scent to the scrub. Almond is an excellent cleanser, it also smoothens the skin and is very easily available. If you cant find Almond Meal, just grab a handful of Almond nuts and grind them to powder and you can supply yourself until forever.
These are some simple homemade scrub recipes that you can use as a guide, there is no particularly written rules, all you need is an exfoliant, a medium and the fregrance. You can experiment with these recipes and come up with something more enriching and interesting, and if you do, please comeback and share the variation you used so that we all get to try it.