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DIY Face Scrub For Glowing Skin

By: Mamta Khati

Why is it important to exfoliate? Exfoliation is very important if you want a healthy, glowing, and smooth skin. Our skin tends to become dry and dull and it's very important that we exfoliate the upper layer of our skin (the dead skin cells), so that the new layer beneath it can breathe.

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Why Is Exfoliation Necessary?

Exfoliation clears the pores and prevents skin problems, like blackhead, white heads, and acne. As we age, our body's ability to generate new skin cells becomes slow. The old skin cells pile up on the surface of the skin and makes the skin look dull, rough, and dry. In order to have a glowing skin, we have gathered 10 homemade remedies just for you. These are as follows:

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Olive Oil And Sugar Scrub:

Olive oil contains natural antioxidant properties that treat damaged skin cells and moisturize the skin.

Sugar is a natural humectant and it contains glycolic acid, which penetrates deep into the skin and makes your skin look younger and fresh. Glycolic acid is used to treat sun-damaged skin and ageing skin.

Procedure:

  • Add 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil.
  • Mix half a cup of sugar with the oil.
  • Massage this scrub on a moist face in a circular motion for 2-3 minutes.
  • Areas such as the knees, feet, and elbows will need more than a minute because these areas are mostly dry.
  • Wash it off with warm water.
  • Do this two times in a week for glowing skin.

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Sea Salt And Olive Oil Scrub:

Sea salt is rich in minerals and is an excellent exfoliator, which gently removes the dead skin cells.

Sea salt when combined with olive oil makes a good scrub for the body.

Procedure:

  • In a bowl, add 1 cup of olive oil, 1 cup of sea salt, and 1 tablespoon of lemon zest.
  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Rub this mixture on a moist face and massage it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.
  • Do this two times in a week for glowing skin.

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Banana And Sugar Scrub:

Banana is rich in vitamins A, B, and E, and potassium, which are all good for the skin. It acts as a natural moisturizer and makes the skin smooth and soft.

Sugar is a natural exfoliator. It gently removes the dead skin cells.

Procedure:

  • In a bowl, add one ripe banana, and 3 tablespoons of sugar.
  • Mix the ingredients properly.
  • Massage your face in a circular motion with this scrub for 2-3 minutes.
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water.
  • Do this twice in a week for glowing skin.

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Tomato And Sugar Scrub:

Tomatoes contains a high level of lycopene, which helps in improving skin complexion. It also acts as a sunscreen and brightens dull skin. It is also rich in vitamins A, and C and also contains antioxidant properties that help in preventing acne and other skin problems.

Tomato sugar scrub is an amazing remedy for clearing dead skin cells and tanned skin.

Procedure:

  • Slice one tomato into thin slices.
  • Dip the tomato slices in sugar and rub it on your face in a circular motion.
  • Massage your skin with it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Rinse off with normal water.
  • Pat dry your skin with a clean towel.
  • Do this twice in a week for better results.

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Coffee And Coconut Oil Scrub:

Coffee is rich in antioxidants that protect the skin against damage. The caffeine found in coffee beans stimulates the skin and improves blood flow.

Coconut contains vitamin E, an excellent ingredient for making the skin smooth, healthy, and soft.

Procedure:

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with 2 tablespoons of finely ground coffee beans in a bowl.
  • Make sure that the scrub is not runny.
  • Massage your skin with it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Rinse off with warm water.
  • Pat dry your skin with a clean towel.
  • Do this twice in a week for better results.

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Walnut And Milk Cream Scrub:

Walnuts are packed with vitamins B and E, and it also acts as a natural antioxidant. It locks moisture into the skin and nourishes the skin deeply.

Milk cream contains lactic acid that helps brighten the skin and adds a glow to dull skin. The hydrating properties present in milk cream lock the moisture to your skin and make your skin appear soft and smooth.

Procedure:

  • Smash a handful of walnuts in a food processor and make it into a smooth paste.
  • Add 1 cup of milk cream to the walnut paste.
  • Rub this paste on your face and massage it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat this for two to three times in a week for glowing skin.

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Almond And Milk Scrub:

Almond contains a great amount of vitamin E, which nourishes the skin and makes it soft and supple.

If you want to improve your skin and help regain its lost glow, almond is just the right nut for you.

Milk contains vitamins, calcium, and antioxidants that nourish the skin and keeps the skin moisturized for a long period of time.

Procedure:

  • Soak 5-6 almonds in a glass of warm milk overnight.
  • In the morning, blend the soaked almond and make it into a semi-smooth paste.
  • Moisten your skin first before applying the paste.
  • Massage the paste on your face for 1-2 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.
  • For best result, follow this process two to three times in a week.

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Orange Peel, Honey And Salt:

Orange peel contains citric acid that helps brighten the skin and gives it a natural glow. The calcium present in it helps renew the dead skin cells and potassium moisturizes and hydrates the skin.

Honey is a natural humectant, which traps the moisture and makes the skin smooth.

Salt is an excellent exfoliator, which gently removes the dead skin cells.

Procedure:

  • Add 2 tablespoons of dried orange powder, 1 tablespoon of salt, and 2 tablespoons of honey into a bowl.
  • Moisten your face and gently massage this scrub for 3-4 minutes.
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water.
  • For best results, follow this process two to three times in a week.

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Oatmeal And Milk Cream Scrub:

Oatmeal is a natural exfoliator. It helps the damaged skin to appear brighter and makes it smooth and soft.

Milk contains vitamins, calcium, and antioxidants that nourish the skin and keep the skin moisturized and hydrated for a long time.

Procedure:

  • Soak oatmeal in lukewarm water for one minute. Squeeze out the excess water.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of milk cream to the oatmeal and mix it to form a thick paste.
  • Rub the paste onto the moist skin and massage it in a circular motion for 2-3 minutes.
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water.
  • Use this scrub 2-3 times in a week for best results.

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Papaya And Sugar Scrub:

Papaya has powerful enzymes and phytochemicals that are good for the skin. The enzymes slow down the ageing process and lighten the skin tone. Papaya contains papain, which acts as a natural exfoliator and removes the dead skin cells. Papaya rejuvenates your skin and makes it smooth and soft.

Procedure:

Mash a few pieces of ripe papaya and make it into a smooth paste.

Add 3 tablespoons of sugar to the papaya paste and mix it properly.

Massage the paste onto the moist skin in a circular motion for 2-3 minutes.

Leave the scrub on the face for 10 minutes.

Wash it off with normal water.

For best results, use this scrub 3 times in a week.

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Story first published: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 17:03 [IST]
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