3 Scrumptious Face Scrubs

Facials, masks, scrubs and other treatments speed the process of shedding dead skin cells, known as exfoliation. Sloughing off dead cells exposes cleaner, smoother cells that lie just beneath the skin’s surface. Save money by using items you already have at home.

 

Strawberry Scrub:

The face scrub:

Mash 5 or 6 strawberries, then mix in 1 tablespoon ground almonds and enough yogurt (about 2 tablespoons) for the mixture to be thick enough to apply.

Why strawberries?

Strawberries are rich in antioxidants, and other nutrients which can brighten your skin, exfoliate dead skin cells, fade blemishes and nourish your skin for that healthy glowing look.

Plain Yogurt contains a powerful nutrient that smoothens out rough skin, moisturizes and nourishes. The zinc found in yogurt is beneficial in that it soothes inflammations caused by acne. Applying yogurt on skin regularly also noticeably diminishes dark spot, acne scars and brightens skin complexion.

Almonds are commonly used in cosmetics for their various qualities. They brighten up the skin, protect from UV rays, and even get to work on fine lines.

 

Oat Cleanser

The face scrub:

Blend together 2 heaped teaspoons finely ground uncooked rolled oats with 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda. Stir in water slowly until you have made a spreadable paste.

Why oats?

Oats help to treat acne, remove dryness, moisturize, relieve itchiness, lighten skin, and naturally cleanse. Besides the fact that the grainy substance makes oatmeal a good scrub already, oats also absorb and remove surface dirt and impurities, they deep cleanse your pores, they scrub, as told, and gently exfoliate, and finally hydrate and soften your skin. And on the other hand baking Soda is great for acne relief, and exfoliation.

 

Ginger Snapper

The face scrub:

Blend together equal amounts of freshly grated ginger and brown sugar, then add vanilla extract or sweet almond oil to make an energizing body scrub.

Why ginger?

Ginger contains valuable anti-oxidants and is known to stimulate circulation. Ginger root contains volatile oils, amino acids (tryptophan, threonine, Leysin, methionine, phenylalanine, valine), vitamins (C, B1, B2, A, niacin and PP) and minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, etc.) in quite high concentrations which increases skin radiance and applying it topically can make your skin glow.