Homemade Facial Scrub | Does it Really Work


Recipes, How to Apply & Home Made Remedy Safety


Maybe a tightening budget is forcing you to stay away from the drug store or department store counter?

Perhaps, you just want to use a product you know is safe and without the harsh fragrances, cleansers, and chemicals found in some over-the-counter facial products?

Since I want to save money and use a safe product, I decided to learn if a homemade facial scrub was something I could do myself. These are the questions you might ask as I did:

What’s the Recipe for a Facial Scrub?

You don’t need a degree in cosmetic chemistry to whip up a batch of a homemade face cream. In fact, it’s so simple that your favorite preschooler can help. It’s easy to find recipes on the web, but I’m sharing three of the most common here:


Cornmeal Scrub

  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons Cornmeal
  • Small amount of water
  • Mix the ingredients until they form a paste.

Banana Scrub

  • 2 teaspoons mashed banana
  • 2 teaspoons rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Cucumber Scrub

  • 1 cucumber
  • Plain yogurt

Puree the two together until you get a nice green consistency.

You don’t have to rely on completely homemade facial scrubs either. On-the-go women can save a few minutes by adding easily available ingredients to store-bought beauty products. One cosmetics professional, interviewed by WebMD, blends a handful of instant maple brown sugar oatmeal (yes, the kind you eat for breakfast) with her regular cleanser.

One pleasant surprise I uncovered while researching a home remedy for facial wrinkles was how easy the ingredients are to find. There’s no need to head to the health food store or search through obscure online shops because you’ll find most of the ingredients in your own cabinets.

How Do You Apply a Homemade Scrub?

No matter which recipe you choose, the application process is the same.

  1. Remove makeup.
  2. Dampen your skin.
  3. Open pores by pressing a warm cloth to your skin for several minutes.
  4. Use circular motions to gently rub the homemade face cream, avoiding delicate skin around the eyes.
  5. To boost exfoliating power, use a sponge or loofah.
  6. Rinse with warm water.
  7. Gently pat dry.

If you’d like to follow up your treatment with a home made facial toner, add a few drops of lemon juice onto a cotton ball and apply to your face.

How Often Should I Use a Homemade Facial Scrub?

Homemade exfoliation scrubs are a great way to brighten the skin, but if used too often they can cause irritation and redness. The experts at WebMD recommend using scrubs twice a week to reduce blotchiness and soften skin.

Are all Home Made Facial Remedies Safe?

Just because the recipes for homemade facial cleansers are published on the Internet doesn’t necessarily mean they’re safe. For years, some women have raved about kitty litter face masks and their ability to clear up pimples. On his nationally televised medical advice show, Dr. Mehmet Oz was wary of the formulation because kitty litter isn’t made for human skin and may have unforeseen consequences, including irritation.

Are there other treatments I can perform at home?

Recipes for homemade facial cream and homemade facial cleanser are easy to find online. Retail beauty shops and online stores also sell at home facial peels to remove the dull top layer of skin. People who use home peel kits caution that the chemicals can be harsh, so be sure to follow the directions to the letter.

Should You Try a Facial Home Remedy?

Yes! If you’re looking for an inexpensive and easy way to remove dulling dead skin cells or to clean your face, then take the time to try one of these recipes.

Like me, you might be surprised at how simple and inexpensive a homemade facial scrub can be!

They’ll make you feel savvy, thrifty, and beautiful.


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