With the large number of ingredients to choose from and not knowing what will help moisturize your skin, skin care at home can be confusing and scary. Many women nowadays prefer to make their own homemade skin care products because it saves time and money both, along with providing wonderful results! And because it’s homemade, these products are free of preservatives and chemicals that may be harmful for your skin in the long run.
Let’s look at a few homemade scrubs and why you should try them instead of booking your next salon appointment.
Coffee Grounds and Oil Scrub
Coffee grounds work very well in revitalizing the skin. Leftover coffee grounds have high contents of antioxidants and caffeine that help perk up the skin and tone it. Coffee works very efficiently for dry skin as well.
Mixing coffee grounds with jojoba, rosehip, or olive oil makes a great scrub that boosts your skin's collagen levels. Adding coffee based scrubs with essential oils also works efficiently for areas of the body prone to cellulite.
Coconut Oil and Lemon Scrub
Coconut oil is renowned as a tonic for the skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. Mixing this with lemon works in a number of ways to benefit our skin. It treats acne and lightens blemishes along with being an excellent exfoliator. Lemon works to cleanse and nourish our skin internally. In general, oil based scrubs are best suited for dry skin.
Avocado and Honey Scrub
Avocado is naturally soothing and contains multiple vitamins and antioxidants. It works to improve skin elasticity and improves overall skin health. Honey contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and works as a great moisturiser for dry skin. An avocado and honey scrub is gentle enough to be applied on your face as well as your body.
Flax Seed Scrub
Flax seeds have anti-inflammatory properties. They also contain antioxidants that tighten your skin and prevent it from sagging. Flaxseeds also have fatty acids that help keep your skin nourished, moisturized, and hydrated.
Green Tea and Honey Scrub
We already know honey has several benefits for our skin. Apart from its antibacterial abilities, honey is a great hydrating agent and works to tone your face. Green tea has anti-aging effects on the skin. It also works in reducing blemishes, dark spots, wrinkles, and also repairs scar tissue.
Almond Meal Scrub
Finely ground almond works as an excellent exfoliator for the skin. Almond helps in removing dead and dry skin, allowing your skin to glow and replenishing it. They contain a large amount of vitamin E which helps protect the skin from UV rays and helps maintain its health.
Aloe Vera and Sugar Scrub
Finely ground sugar is a great addition to face scrubs. The finer it is, the better it will exfoliate your skin. Aloe vera is known to be soothing and healing for the skin. It works very well as a moisturizing agent and reduces signs of aging and acne on the skin.
Oats are known for being a great moisturizer for your skin. It has cleansing properties and relieves itchy skin. It’s not too harsh and gently exfoliates and unclogs the pores. Using an oatmeal scrub will give you a brighten skin tone and an overall healthier skin.
The bottom line is that it is much better to make your own skincare products and scrubs at home. They’re easier to make than they look, definitely don’t contain those harmful and toxic preservatives, and are all natural. Organic ingredients do for your skin everything and more than what chemical products do, and they nourish your skin in the most proper and safe way.