Scrubs exfoliate the skin, clearing away excessive oiliness. Facial scrubs are usually not as abrasive as body scrubs because the facial skin is more tender. However, face scrubs do help to unclog the pores and improve the circulation, leaving the skin looking renewed.
How often should you use a facial scrub? That depends entirely on your skin type. Oily skin care take using face scrubs more often than dry skin, which seems to be the total opposite of logic. But, dry skin is more fragile than oily skin. Oily skin needs the pores cleaned more frequently. If one has blemished and oily skin, such as acne, they should choose a facial scrub that is free of or low in carrier oils and high in fibers and clays – however, honey is acceptable.
There a few ingredients you can add to your facial scrub to enhance the effects. For example, apple cider vinegar helps the skin maintain its natural acidity while yogurt helps to balance the PH of the skin.
To apply the face scrub recipes below, mix in the wet ingredients with the dry until it forms a paste-like texture. Gently massage into the face and neck, rinse with warm water and pat dry.
General Face Scrub
3 teaspoons powdered oatmeal
2 teaspoons almond meal
1 teaspoon cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon kaolin clay
1/2 teaspoon raw sugar
use water, orange juice or honey to moisten the ingredients as described above.
FACE SCRUB FOR DRY SKIN
2 teaspoons powdered oats
2 teaspoons almond powder (aka almond flour)
1 teaspoon kaolin clay
1 teaspoon honey
use water a few drops at a time if more moisture is needed to make the scrub glide more easily.