Homemade Facial Scrubs and Masks
In addition to making your face feel clean and renewed, a good facial scrub can prevent breakouts and exfoliate dry skin. Next time you're ready for a facial, try making a scrub or mask at home: you'll save money, and with a little practice you can swap out ingredients and create a unique blend that suits your preferences.
Chamomile and Oatmeal Scrub
Best for: Normal to Oily Skin types
¼ cup chamomile tea (brewed and cooled)
¼ cup oatmeal (lightly ground)
2 Tbsp honey
2 drops almond oil
Combine all ingredients. Gently rub all face, leave on for a few minutes than wash off with warm water.
Oatmeal Exfoliating Scrub
2 heaped tsp fine oatmeal
1 tsp baking soda.
Combine with enough water to make a thick paste. Leave on for a few minutes than wash off with warm water.
Egg White Mask
1 egg white
1 teaspoon of orange juice
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
Whisk egg white, orange juice and turmeric powder together. Leave mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
Honey Lip Scrub
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp honey
2 tsp white sugar
A dash of lemon juice.
Mix ingredients together to make a sugary paste. Gently sweep mixture back and forth over lips.
Honey, Lemon and Oatmeal Facial Scrub
4 Tbls honey
1 tsp lemon juice
½ cup oatmeal
¼ cup buttermilk
Grind oatmeal in blender or food processor. Combine honey, lemon and buttermilk in bowl with ground oatmeal. Mix until it becomes a paste. Use on face and neck for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
1/2 ripe avocado
1 teaspoon plain yogurt
1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon virgin olive oil
Mash avocado until it's soft then mix in yogurt, honey, and olive oil until it forms a paste. Use on face and neck for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
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