Have you ever wondered how to make your own homemade facial scrub? It’s actually a lot easier than you think! Check out this easy DIY facial scrub for oily skin I got here for you today!
Homemade Facial Scrub for Oily Skin and Acne Prevention
Is your oily skin becoming a problem for you? I totally understand where you’re coming from…especially during summer when you’re sweating profusely wherever you go! Well, don’t you worry girl, I got your back on this one. I have a great homemade facial scrub tutorial for you today that will specifically target your oily skin and help treat and prevent acne as well. The secret? The natural ingredients! Let’s do it now!
What You’ll Need:
- Brown Sugar
- All-Natural Honey
- Lime or Lemon
- Clean bowl
- Measuring spoons and cups
- Empty jar
Step 1: Mix all the ingredients together.
Making your own homemade facial scrub is as easy as mixing all the ingredients together. But before we do that, let’s talk about what these ingredients will do for your skin.
Brown sugar is known for its exfoliating ability making it one of the go-to natural exfoliators of all time. The rough texture of sugar allows it to remove dead skin cells. It’s not as abrasive as white sugar, which makes it the perfect choice for facial, lip, and body scrubs.
Lime or lemon has plenty of benefits for the skin and body. But for the purpose of this tutorial, lime or lemon aids in controlling oil production of the face. The enzymes in lemon juice tighten the pores and the acid in lemon juice balances the skin’s pH. With less oil, there will be less acne production as well. Moreover, lime or lemon has antibacterial properties that fight acne-causing bacteria.
As for honey, it helps moisturize the skin. Scrubbing can be harsh on the skin so the honey, being a natural humectant, will help preserve and retain the moisture on the skin. Further, honey contains antioxidants that slow down aging as well as anti-bacterial properties.
To make this homemade facial scrub, mix 1 cup of brown sugar with honey and 1 lime or lemon (squeeze the juice out). If you find the mixture to be too watery, add more brown sugar. Be careful not to overmix because that will break down the brown sugar.
Step 2: Transfer mixture into a container.
Once you’re satisfied with the texture of the DIY facial scrub, you can now transfer it to an empty jar. I prefer clear glass jars so I can always see if the facial scrub is still good for using. Bear in mind that this is a natural recipe and it has lesser shelf-life. Plus, depending on the room temperature, the brown sugar can melt as well. And that’s how easy it is to do a homemade facial scrub for oily skin!
5 Natural Homemade Facial Scrub Recipes to Try
Wasn’t that fun? I know you enjoyed that one! Not only is it great for your skin, it’s easy on the wallet too. But wait… there’s more! Check out these 5 other homemade facial scrub recipes you can easily do at home:
1. Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Scrub for Detox
You’re probably no stranger to activated charcoal and its benefits. For this homemade facial scrub, we’re tapping into its detoxifying properties. Activated charcoal traps toxins and chemicals in the body, and attracts dirt and grime in the face, helping you get rid of anything and everything nasty!
To make this detoxifying facial scrub, mix 1/3 cup cane sugar and 2 capsules of activated charcoal in a clean bowl. Whisk the ingredients together and slowly add 2 tbsp of Olive oil. You can also add some skin-nourishing essential oil if you wish. Mix until you have something that looks like wet black sand and then transfers it to a clean jar.
2. Oatmeal Lavender Facial Scrub for Calming the Skin
Does your skin need a heavy dose of r&r? Look no more…this is the homemade facial scrub for you! This scrub contains oatmeal which helps moisturize the skin, protect it from the sun and irritants, and can also soothe dry, itchy skin. The lavender helps in healing and calming the skin, while the baking soda and sea salt helps in exfoliating.
How to make this scrub? Simply put the 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 tbsp. lavender flowers, and 7 drops of lavender essential oil, in a blender and pulse until the mixture is grounded. Get the mixture out and transfer into a clean bowl and then put the 1 tbsp. baking soda and 2 tbsp. Himalayan sea salt. When using this scrub, mix 2 tsp. of the scrub with 1 1/2 tsp. of water before application.
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3. Mint or Tea Tree Sugar Facial Scrub for Acne
Are you constantly battling acne? Aside from using lemon to lessen sebum in the face, you can also give this mint or tea tree facial scrub a try! Mint is more for relaxing and soothing the face, while tea tree’s antiseptic and antibacterial properties are great in healing acne.
To make this facial scrub, mix 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted) with mint extract or tea tree oil (depending on your preference). Mix the 1 cup sugar. 1 tbsp. Vitamin E oil, and 1 tbsp powdered milk with the melted coconut oil. At this point, you can add 1-2 drops of green food coloring to the mixture if you wish. Transfer the scrub to a clear glass jar and make sure to seal it tightly.
4. Green Tea Facial Scrub for Rejuvenated Skin
There are days when we just want our skin to feel rejuvenated and more alive! Thankfully, I got the perfect homemade facial scrub for that purpose!
The green tea ingredients help in reactivating the skin cells and fighting damaged skin. The Olive oil contains antioxidants the help with premature skin aging. It also draws out unwanted oils in the skin, helping you to clean the skin easier. As for honey, its natural enzymes also help in cleaning and nourishing the skin.
To make this facial scrub, mix 1 tbsp. dried green tea leaves, 1 cup organic brown sugar, 1/2 cup extra virgin Olive oil, 2 tbsp. honey, and 10 drops lavender essential oil (this is optional). Once the mixture is done, just transfer to a clean container and you’re done!
Watch the full tutorial from JusBeauty here:
Exfoliating is great for the skin and should be part of your skincare regimen. However, you must be cautious about over-exfoliating. I know that your skin feels so much better after exfoliating and the feeling can get addictive. However, exfoliating must only be done twice a week as this process is harsh on the skin. The goal is to remove dead skin cells only, but if you scrub more than the recommended time, you might scrap off healthy skin cells as well. Also, make sure to scrub lightly and in circular motions. Hope you enjoy your cleaner and more supple skin with these homemade facial scrub recipes!
Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in September 2014 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.