Exfoliation is crucial to skin’s health. Other than cleaning and renewing your skin, timely exfoliation can prevent skin’s flakiness and breakouts. Appropriate exfoliation removes blackheads, dead skin cells and unclogs the dirt and oil present in your pores. Although an exfoliating product can easily be bought from a store but it may contain harsh chemicals and a number of questionable ingredients. To keep things harmless, easy and cheap, try one of these DIY face scrubs and slough your way to smoother, clearer, blackheads free skin.
Here Are 5 DIY Face Scrubs To Remove Blackheads
1. Baking Soda Scrub:
Baking soda grains are just the right size to be used as a gentle exfoliant. Other than removing blackheads, this scrub is also beneficial for acne and breakout prone skin.
Any Facial Cleanser (the one that do not contain any micro-particles)
Just mix enough some baking soda with the cleanser or face wash that you use to make it exfoliating. In absence of facial cleanser you can simply prepare a paste of baking soda and water. Splash some water on your face and gently rub it in circular motion over your skin. Leave it on your skin for 5 – 10 minutes before you wash it off with water.
2. Sugar Face Scrub:
Granulated sugar is another natural exfoliant that nourishes your skin and reveal a smoother and softer skin beneath by removing blackheads easily.
1 tbsp organic cane sugar
½ teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Mix honey, sugar and enough lemon juice to make a mixture of thick consistency. Rub it on face and then wash with lukewarm water. Honey has anti-microbial properties and is also a powerful antioxidant. Lemon Juice has bleaching and clarifying properties.
3. Blueberry And Honey Scrub:
Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, Blueberries eliminate blackheads and scars, smooth the skin, prevents breakouts and acne, increase elasticity, prevent fine lines and wrinkles, evens out the skin tone and maintains oil levels on skin. Try out the goodness of blueberries and honey in scrub and get a clear glowing skin in no time.
1/2 cup blueberries
1-2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp raw honey
Blend all the ingredients in a food processor just enough to smooth it out. Use generously to clean your face and allow it to stay on face for 15 – 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
4. Rejuvenating Coffee Scrub:
Other than being an excellent natural exfoliant, coffee boosts collagen production. Presence of caffeic acid makes it an excellent skin stimulator. Coffee also has anti-inflammatory effects which can soothe the skin and help get rid of unwanted blackheads.
1 tbsp ground coffee
1 tbsp olive oil
Combine both the ingredients to make a nice scrub and rub it on your face. You may skip using olive oil if you have oily skin and use water instead. Do not apply moisturiser on your skin if you are using olive oil in this scrub as your skin will automatically be super moisturised after using this scrub.
5. Calming Oatmeal Scrub:
Other than serving as a wonderful exfoliant, oatmeal also removes impurities and surface dirt, revealing hydrated and nourished skin. Oatmeal is known to heal everything from sunburn to acne and flaky skin.
1 tbsp ground oatmeal
1/4 tbsp salt
Combine ground oatmeal with salt and just enough water to make a paste. Rub the paste gently on your skin in circular motions. Let it stay on the skin for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.