The general indicator to how often you should use a face scrub can be related to how your skin feels after you do it. So if your skin feels smooth and soft after you exfoliate then it shouldn’t cause alarm. However, if you skin feels irritated or becomes red and blotchy, then it may be an indication you are overdoing it.
Below are some really useful natural face scrubs that you could make yourself and save having to spend a fortune on expensive products.
Oatmeal face scrub – Oatmeal has many wonderful effects on your skin, especially when it comes to acne. It is also really good at absorbing and pulling out oil from the surface of your skin. If you have a dull, itchy or dry skin then an oatmeal face scrub is ideal. Get 3 tablespoon of oatmeal and mix this with 1 and half tablespoon of honey. Apply this on your face concentrating on the nose, chin and forehead area. Avoid the skin under the eyes. Leave it on for 15 minutes then wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Baking soda face scrub – If you suffer from blackheads then this face scrub is ideal for you. As we know, blackheads are really an unpleasant sight and they are especially prominent on your nose. Get 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon of baking soda, and 2 tablespoons of rose water. Rose water is really good for toning the skin. Mix this well and apply it on your face, concentrating especially on the nose and affected areas. Leave it on for 15 minutes then wash off.
Honey and Olive oil face scrub – Those with dry skin will really benefit from this ingredient. Honey acts both as a really good cleanser and facial moisturiser while olive oil will make the skin soft, supple and bring a natural glow. Get 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar. Mix this well and apply it on your face for 15 minutes. Wash off then pat dry with a towel. Over time your dry skin will feel hydrated and the itchiness and flaky skin will improve.
Cucumber and sugar face scrub – Cucumber has to one of my favourite ingredients when it comes to skin care. It has a really soothing effect on the skin and helps to tighten the pores while the sugar acts as an exfoliator removing dead skin. Chop small amounts of cucumber into a blender and create a puree. Then get a tablespoon of granulated sugar and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil (almond oil will also do). Mix this well and add it to the cucumber puree. At this point the quantity should be half and half. Apply on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then wash off and pat dry.
Avocado and Lemon face scrub – Avocado really helps to nourish and revitalise the skin while the lemon will help brighten the skin for those suffering from dull lackluster skin tone. Cut a ripe avocado into half and scrape the contents into a bowl. Mash this with a spoon until it becomes creamy. Then add 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and mix well. Apply this onto your face and scrub in circular motions. Leave it on for 20 minutes then wash off. You will feel your skin is revitalised and radiant.
If you're looking to buy a face scrub with natural ingredients and without harsh chemicals, then I would recommend Green People. They have a really good range.