Tips for making homemade skin exfoliators
This past year has seen many of us trapped at home due to the ongoing global crisis of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. While lockdown restrictions might have seen the most previously unenthusiastic person head to the kitchen to get cooking, the more adventurous may have already started experimenting with natural, homemade beauty products.
Homemade soap and shampoo top many people’s list as places to start, though others might begin with natural remedies and beauty tricks such as using lemon juice to lighten hair. Natural ingredient homemade exfoliating scrubs however are a deceptively simple recipe for even the biggest kitchen dunces to follow!
Scrubs are a fantastic addition to any skincare routine. Body and face scrub recipes can be tailored to meet specific needs for any skin type, which is one benefit to making your own at home!
Other fantastic reasons to Do It Yourself (DIY) a scrub for your facial or body skincare routine is that it can often save money too. Ingredients can usually be found already in kitchen cupboards and it is their mixing together that makes the magic happen. Maybe you already have some of the ingredients we love to use?
Breakfast oats are an unassuming first choice of ingredient for a simple scrub. Oats can be blended down to a fine substance and the pummelled grain mixed with water to create a paste consistency. The fine granules in the paste then become excellent environmentally friendly alternatives to microbead plastics as an exfoliator.
Taking from the breakfast table once again, used and then dried coffee granules are another great and easy way to create an exfoliating texture in your scrub. Rubbed on to the face or body with water, coffee granules finely work away at built up layers of dust and grime on your skin leaving you looking fresh and rejuvenated.