facial scrub for dry skin

Facial Scrub for Dry Skin

It is April in New Mexico, and we have had a dry year, a windy spring so far, and very little rain to accompany it. Unfortunately for me, that means allergies and excruciatingly dry skin. While I am constantly looking for a good facial scrub for dry skin, I am running large humidifiers in my house all day, and washing my face using the Oil Cleansing Method has helped quite a bit, but my skin is still DRY.

I have made a ton of homemade facial scrub recipes over the past few years, but I wanted to create a facial scrub for dry skin, specifically. I grabbed a few of my favorite, deep moisturizing pantry ingredients, and thought you guys might want to see what I came up with. I figure there may be others out there with unkindly dry weather that may be suffering along with me.

Facial Scrub for Dry Skin

    • 1/4 cup uncooked oats
    • 1/8 cup honey
    • 1/8 cup olive oil

In a food processor, pulse oats until they are broken down a bit, but not yet powdered. The oats are going to gently exfoliate the skin, removing dead and dry skin. Transfer oats to a small and clean bowl, and add in honey and olive oil. Mix together with a spoon or fork.

Clean skin thoroughly. Add a thick layer of the facial scrub, and gently massage into face for 60 seconds. Leave on skin for an extra 5 – 10 minutes, for extra moisture, then rinse with cold water. Pat skin dry, removing any remaining scrub.

facial scrub for dry skin from homemade for elle

Apply another layer of olive oil or coconut oil as a moisturizer, if necessary.

Here are some other facial scrub recipes, if you have oily, combination, or dry skin… there is something for everyone!

Do you make your own facial scrub for dry skin?  Are there any favorite combinations you want to share?

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6 Responses to Facial Scrub for Dry Skin

  1. calli says:

    Wonderful ideas to stay healthy, moisturized and toxic free! Thank you!

  2. Kathy Norman says:

    Thank you for ideas.

  3. farah says:

    thanks nice tips for dry skin

  4. ESTHER knight says:

    Hi good remedy for dry skins for this recipe is to omit the oats and replace with turmeric or besan. I have dry skin and oats make my skin drier esp cheek area.I found these ingredients work wonders…..Happy scrubbing

    • Andrea says:

      Thanks for the tips Esther! I know ingredients work differently on every person, so that is good to know you have had success with those substitutions.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Robin says:

    Great scrub recipe! I love how it does double duty as a mask as well.

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