Homemade scrubs: 4 simple and natural options
Exfoliation is a technique that removes dead cells and excess keratin from the skin or hair surface, providing cell renewal, smoothing marks, blemishes and acne, in addition to being an excellent stimulus for the production of new cells, leaving the skin smoother and smoother.
Exfoliation also stimulates blood circulation and facilitates the penetration of moisturizing substances. This procedure can be performed on the entire body and face weekly during the summer and on winter days every 2 weeks. To do this, just have an exfoliating product and rub it on the skin, without too much force. Some homemade exfoliating options are:
1. Sugar and almond oil
A good homemade scrub is sugar with almond oil, as it has vitamins that are able to promote the removal of dead cells and thus improve the appearance of the skin. Learn more about sweet almond oil.
To make this exfoliator just mix them in the same proportion in a container. Then apply to the skin making circular movements, avoiding only the most sensitive areas of the body, such as the mouth, breasts and around the eyes. After exfoliation, it is important to moisturize your skin with oils or moisturizer to have a better result.
Exfoliation with cornmeal is great for removing dead skin cells, as it has the ideal consistency, not falling apart. Exfoliation with cornmeal is a good option for dry and oily skin, being more used on elbows, knees and heels. Check out other options for homemade recipes for oily skin.
To exfoliate with cornmeal, simply place 1 tablespoon of cornmeal in a container with a little oil or moisturizer and apply it in a circular motion. Then, remove the scrub with cold water and dry the skin with a soft towel.
3. Honey and sugar
Exfoliation with honey and sugar is great for the face, although it can be used throughout the body. Exfoliation with honey and sugar in addition to cleaning the skin, promotes hydration.
To make this scrub, just mix a tablespoon of honey with a spoon of sugar in a container and then apply it on your face in circular movements. Leave for 10 minutes and remove with warm water.
Exfoliation with oats is a great option to make your lips smoother and your mouth more beautiful.
This exfoliation can be done with a moisturizer of your choice and a little bit of oats. Rub the mixture on your lips and then wash. Then, to moisturize, it is recommended to pass cocoa butter.
How to exfoliate correctly
To do the exfoliation correctly and be able to have the maximum benefits possible it is necessary:
- Pay attention to the type of skin, since there are several types of exfoliating, each being more suitable for a type of skin;
- Do not perform exfoliation after epilation, as the skin becomes more sensitive, which can lead to minor injuries or skin irritation;
- After exfoliation, use a moisturizer, since with the removal of dead cells the skin can be a little dry;
- Perform exfoliation on the face every 15 days and, in the case of knees and elbows, for example, can be done weekly 1 to 2 times a week;
- Perform the exfoliation in circular movements and applying a little pressure.
After exfoliation, it is important to remove all exfoliating with warm water or a heated towel and moisturize your skin.