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Best DIY Scrub Recipes for Healthy-Looking Skin

If you want healthy clear skin then you must follow a regular skincare routine. Any skincare routine is incomplete without a good exfoliating scrub that suits your skin. Exfoliation is an important step to follow once or twice a week for so many good reasons. 

Your whole body including your face needs to get rid of all the dead skin cells so that new cells can regenerate.  Scrubbing improves the blood circulation which helps in making your skin fresh and glowing. It also clarifies the skin and makes it radiant and smooth.

Using an all-natural chemical-free scrub for this process can be better than a store-bought one. It is not just inexpensive but also gives your skin all the benefits mentioned above without being harsh on the skin. Check out some of the best DIY facial and body scrubs in this article to make your own scrubs at home using ingredients that are already available in your kitchen.

So, let’s get started:

  • Moisturizing Brown Sugar Scrub

So many branded scrubs use brown sugar as the main ingredient for exfoliating the face and body. It is humectant in nature due to which it deeply moisturizes the skin. It also removes dead skin cells and oil that clogs the pores. It also increases the blood flow and rejuvenates the skin. Another benefit of brown sugar scrub is that it effectively heals the scars and prevents breakouts while making your skin shiny and healthy.

How to make it:

Take ½ cup of brown sugar, 2 tbsps. Of Honey, few drops of lavender essential oil and fresh lemon juice. Mix all these ingredients and make your very own healing and fragrant scrub. 

Apply it on the body and massage gently for a few minutes before taking the shower. When applying it on the face make sure to massage with light fingers for a minute then rinse with cold water.

  • Detoxifying Himalayan Salt Scrub:

Salt is not just to season your food but also have many benefits for the skin specially this pure, mineral-rich, additive-free pink Himalayan salt. This salt contains about 80+ minerals which are really good for the skin. It exfoliates the skin and provides it with essential minerals. The aloe Vera in this scrub slows down the aging process and reduces the fine lines. It also increases collagen production in the skin. Check the website of Ittefaq Salt to know more about this natural salt.

It also helps in balancing the pH level of the skin. A lot of commercial skincare products contain this salt because of all these benefits. You can also reap all these benefits by making this very simple and effective scrub at home. 

How to make it:

Add 1/2 cup of fine Himalayan salt, 1 tbsp. of coconut oil or olive oil, 1 tbsp. of aloe Vera gel, and a few drops of tea tree essential oil in a bowl and combine them to make a scrub. Apply it on the body and massage gently. It will leave the skin smooth and radiant.

You can apply it on your face as well. Just massage very lightly with fingers for a minute and leave it for 5 minutes then rinse. It will clean the pores of all the dirt and gunk. It is also a remedy to treat acne. 

  • Oatmeal Scrub:

Oatmeal is not just a wholesome meal but also gives the skin many benefits due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It exfoliates the skin while giving it the required moisture. It soothes the dry patchy skin and makes it smooth and supple. It is also very good for treating acne and pimples.

How to make it:

Add ½ cup of uncooked grounded oatmeal, 2 tbsps. Of raw honey, ¼ cup of coconut or jojoba oil, few drops of your favorite essential oil in a jar and mix well to make the scrub. Apply it the same way as mentioned above.

  • Baking Soda and Lemon Scrub:

This scrub is best for sensitive skin. Baking soda gently cleans the skin and removes all the dead skin cells, dirt, and oil. Lemon juice is the natural astringent and helps to reduce sebum and oil production on the face. It also helps in lightening the skin and fading away the dark spots.

How to make it:

Mix 1 tbsp. of baking soda and 1 tsp of lemon juice to make a paste. Apply it after cleansing your face and massage with the fingers in circular motions for 2 minutes. Then clean with cold water and follow other skincare steps.

  • Exfoliating Green Tea Scrub:

Green tea is the healthiest beverage in terms of the benefits it offers to the human body. It is also incredible for the skin because of its anti-oxidant properties. When used in the form of a scrub, it helps in preventing aging and wrinkles. It also fights against free radicals that damage the skin. It is a very gentle exfoliator that clarifies the skin by removing oil and dirt from the clogged pores. 

How to make it:

Take two green tea bags or two tbsp. Of green tea leaves, ½ cup of fine white or brown sugar, ¼ cup of coconut oil, 1 tsp. of lemon juice and mix all these ingredients. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil to make it more effective.

After cleansing your face, apply this scrub and massage in a clockwise motion for 1 to 2 minutes and rinse with cold water. Then apply a good moisturizer on the face. Use this scrub once or twice a week for better results.

So, stop spending on costly scrubs and make any above-mentioned scrub that you think will be best for your skin type and make your skin clear, clean, glowing and rejuvenated naturally. You can also give these scrubs as a gift to your female friends to show how much you care for them.

Jeffrey Lewis: (Author Bio)

Hi! There, I am Jeffrey! A writer and blogger at My love for trying out new things is never-ending. I love to share my knowledge and experiences with others and help to bring a positive change in their lifestyle. I am here to provide useful tried-and-true tips and tricks to a healthier, more vibrant you. I mostly write about home décor, health, natural beauty, and skincare. Go Natural, Go Healthy!

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