We’re all in quarantine mode, but that doesn’t mean we have to neglect taking care of our skin. If you’re wondering what to do – we’re here for you. You may not be able to come in and receive a treatment from us – and we sure do miss seeing all your beautiful faces – but we got you.
Here’s a fun solution for you!
Open up that pantry and find some all natural, toxin free options – you probably already have them – and make your very own homemade Exfoliating Face Scrub.
Benefits of Exfoliating:
- Improves Skin Texture
- Prevents Breakouts
- Removes Dry, Flaky Skin
- Evens Out Skin Tone
- Reduces Appearance of Fine Lines
- Opens Blocked Pores
- Better Absorption of Skincare Products
How to Exfoliate:
- Clean Skin Thoroughly
- Pat Skin Dry
- Gently Massage Scrub For 30 to 60 Seconds
- Rinse With Cold Water
- Pat Skin Dry
See, there are so many benefits!! We believe exfoliating is a vital step in your skincare routine. If you’re skipping it and going straight for moisturizer – we say think again! It may be one more step in your routine, but Treat. Yo. Self. But, don’t over do it, because that would be no bueno. Exfoliate TWO to THREE times a week! That’s all you need to do to give your skin a nice smooth glow.
It’s DIY time, but first…
Know you can’t mess up + Have fun!
When you’re making a scrub you only need two or three items. A scrub consists of an exfoliating factor (coffee grounds, tea leaves, sugar) and some sort of wet ingredient (honey, oils, milk). We’re not here to get all scientific, but the honey or oil you use will give your scrub the nice pasty texture it needs. All of the recipes we’re sharing with you are quite simple. You got this… and your skin is going to love you for it.
FIVE DIY FACE SCRUBS TO TRY WHILE YOU QUARANTINE
COFFEE + OIL SCRUB
Two ingredients, that’s all! If you’re a coffee drinker, you can reuse those coffee grounds and literally make the easiest mask out there. Coffee grounds have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, that can help prevent breakouts.
- 1 Tablespoon Coffee Grounds
- 1 Tablespoon of Oil (Jojoba, Olive, or Rosehip)
Just add 1 tablespoon of any of the above recommenced oils to 1 tablespoon of your coffee grounds and you’ve got yourself a collagen boosting scrub!
GREEN TEA SCRUB
Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages on the planet, so you can only imagine all the healing properties it has for your skin. Smooths wrinkles, balances oily skin, reduces dark circles and protects from sun damage are just a few of the benefits. This recipe calls for five ingredients – a few more than the first one – but all good! This is multi-use recipe, so make sure you have an airtight container to keep your mask fresh for it’s next use.
- Dried Green Tea Leaves (2 – 4 Bags)
- 1 Cup of Organic White Sugar
- 1/2 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons of Honey
- 10 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil (Optional)
Mix, Mix, Mix!
And you’ve got yourself a Green Tea Scrub!
BLUEBERRY + HONEY SCRUB
Blueberries are my jam! They help fight breakouts, tones skin, and is a great source for overall skin healing. This little berry is packed with an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This one’s a little MESSY, but worth it. The recipe below should give you enough for two applications.
- 1/4 Cup of Fresh Blueberries
- 2 Tablespoons of Honey
- 1 – 2 Tablespoons of Fine Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of Olive or Coconut Oil
Now, it’s time to get out that blender. Add all ingredients to blender and blend to your skin’s delight. Again, this one’s a MESSY one, so steer clear of wearing your favorite shirt.
LARGE PORE “QUICKY” SCRUB
There’s no way to shrink pores, but you can use different products to help them look smaller. This is an easy, single use recipe! Also, sugar isn’t always bad. Especially, when we’re talking face scrubs. Sugar contains glycolic acid, which helps encourage cell turnover and fresh looking skin.
- 1 Tablespoon of Oil (Jojoba, Almond, Olive, Grapeseed)
- 2 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar or Cane Sugar
Jojoba Oil is one of our personal favorites! It contains Vitamin E and B-Complex vitamins that help in skin repair.
Dry flaky skin can be big nuisance. If you’re looking for a deep moisturizing ingredient to use in your kitchen, look no further than your favorite breakfast meal: OATS! They have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells.
- 1/4 Cup of Uncooked Oats
- 1/8 Cup of Honey
- 1/8 Cup of Olive Oil
Use a food processor or blender to break down the oats. You want there to be some texture, so don’t over do it with the blending. Once, the oats are blended, add them and the other ingredients in a medium bowl and start mixing. Gently massage the scrub on your face and leave this one on for 5 to 10 minutes for ultimate hydrating benefits!
And those are our top 5 Exfoliating Face Scrubs!
We can’t wait for you to try them out. Things to remember, you don’t want to over do it. You only need to exfoliate 2 to 3 times a week. Make sure your face is clean before you start your exfoliating treatment. Gently massage scrub into face for 30 to 60 seconds, rinse with cold water, and pat dry. And Voila, your skin will thank you.
Last thing – make sure you keep your scrubs in an airtight container and in a cool, dark place.
So clean out some space in the fridge – and get masking.