10 Simple Exfoliating Face Scrubs
I have been using the Oil Cleansing Method to wash my face for almost a year now! My face feels moisturized, healthy and I am having fewer breakouts. For my skin, this organic and homemade face wash works great for me.
I do admit though, about once a week, my skin needs to be exfoliated. Exfoliating helps remove the dead skin cells and other remaining impurities, and helps keep complexion clear.
The beauty industry has a million products that will exfoliate your skin. Products that contain plastics, irritating fragrances, glycerin, parabens, phthalates and other questionable ingredients. These commercially-prepared exfoliating scrubs can do a lot of damage to the delicate facial skin.
The good news is that safe exfoliating scrubs are insanely easy to make from home, inexpensive, and good for your skin!
10 Simple Exfoliating Face Scrubs
- 1 tsp organic cane sugar
- 1-2 drops of water
- 1-2 drops orange, lemon, lavender or melaleuca essential oil
How you do it:
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined. Rub into clean face by using gentle circular motions, avoiding the eyes. Rinse with water and pat dry. If you need a moisturizer, rub in a light layer of olive oil.
This sugar scrub gets rid of dead, dry skin, leaving you with a fresh and clean face. Essential oils all add their own unique properties to the scrub, which you can learn about here.
Here are some wonderful simple exfoliating face scrub recipes from other bloggers!
Lemon and Sugar Face Scrub : Made from fresh lemon juice, sugar, olive oil, and honey, this provides exfoliating goodness while moisturizing and brightening the skin and tightening pores.
2 Ingredient Sugar Face Scrub: Only two ingredients: sugar and coconut.
Chocolate Sugar Face Scrub: A yummy face mask utilizes cane sugar, vanilla extract, cocoa and almond oil.
Blueberry Scrub: This recipe has anti-oxidant-rich blueberries, brown sugar, and lemon juice.
Tomato Sugar Face Scrub: This scrub is made with tomatoes, filled with lycopene (which protects against harmful UV Rays) and sugar.
Oatmeal-Lavender Face Scrub: Ground oatmeal, dried lavender flowers, powdered milk and cornmeal make up this unique facial scrub.
Coffee Face Scrub: Olive oil, organic honey and coffee grinds are mixed together to create this stimulating scrub.
Papaya Face Mask: Papayas, honey and sugar come together to exfoliate and dissolve dead skin cells and moisturize:
Honey and Oatmeal Facial Scrub: Honey, Oatmeal, Nutmeg, Lavender and Melaleuca essential oils are joined together to reduce breakouts, even skin tone, and moisturize:
Not in the cooking/creating mood? There are some really fantastic organic facial scrubs that are available for purchase. These products are free from all of the nasty chemicals that dry out your skin and cause aging. If you don’t want to make your own, these are the next best thing:
|Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub: Made from natural ingredients like Organic Acai Berry, Blackberry and Rosehips, this facial scrub is for all skin types. It removes impurities, stimulates new cell growth and brightens skin while exfoliating.|
|Lavender Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub: Made with organic lavender, licorice root, white tea and arnica, this enzyme scrub gently exfoliates to smooth dulls surface cells and impurities. It improves the texture and clarity of your skin, while stimulating healthy circulation for improved complexion.|
|Pangea Organics Facial Scrub: I love this scrub for it’s simplicity. The ingredients include adzuki seed powder, organic cranberry seed, evening primrose oil, and a fragrant blend of blood orange essential oil, and French rose flower extract. The combination restores flaky, dehydrated sin, exfoliates, cleanses away dead, dull surface skin and moisturizes and hydrates your skin for a radiant glow. It’s gentle enough for all skin types to enjoy daily or weekly.|
|Honey Girl Organics Facial Scrub: A simple blend of organic aloe gel, coconut butter, cane sugar, raw pupukea wildflower honey and pineapple and papaya enzymes helps to wash away dead skin cells, increase blood circulation, reduce fine lines and smooth skin. Good for all skin types.|
Which one of these 10 simple exfoliating face scrubs do you want to try? What is your favorite exfoliating facial scrub?
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