After 30, our skin encounters a very crucial period. Aging sets in and the skin starts getting damaged with fine lines, wrinkles, dull complexion and dark circles, making a dedicated skin care routine compulsory. Further, if you’re a fitness or body-building enthusiast who consumes enhancing drugs like rad140 and performs hardcore workouts, your skin deals with dirt and sweat on a regular basis and needs good care.
In nearly all supermarkets, departmental stores and drugstores, there’s an entire section dedicated to a variety of skincare products, claiming to be the best and this huge collection keeps updating itself with new products every few months. The cosmetic industry is aware of people’s obsession with perfect skin and tends to exploit that for handsome profits. While these chemical and unnatural beauty products might initially provide beneficial results and have a longer shelf life, in the long run, they have their own set of side-effects. Even the products that claim to be natural, have a very little amount of these natural ingredients to maintain high profits. Further, these products are generalized, environmentally detrimental and burn a hole in your pocket.
On the other hand, there are tried and tested natural recipes for skin care and beauty. When making DIY natural recipes, not only can you make it according to the specific needs of your skin and ensure the quality of the ingredients, but they also come without any side effects and are way cheaper compared to their commercial counterparts. For a DIY scrub, mix all the ingredients of your choice in a bowl until completely and evenly mixed. Wash your face with soap and pat it try. Apply the mixture on your face and neck and massage in circular motions for a couple of minutes before washing off and applying some moisturizer. Store the unused mixture in a jar in a cool, dry place and use once a week.
So, here are 10 DIY scrubs for healthy skin-
- Epsom salt scrub
- 2 tbsps. Epsom salt/Himalayan salt
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- ½ tsp sweet almond oil/olive oil
- 5 drops of essential oil
- 1 tbsp beer
Due to the high mineral content of salt, whether Himalayan, Epsom or table salt, it has a huge number of skincare benefits like its therapeutic, healing and exfoliating properties. A quality beer exfoliates skin and Improves skin texture. This scrub improves blood circulation, reduces any form of scarring, removes dead cells and gives your face a fresh and healthy glow, while also preventing acne breakouts.
- Choco-mint Scrub
- 2 tbsp unsweetened chocolate
- 10 drops of Peppermint oil
- A ¼ cup of coconut oil
- 1 cup of brown sugar
Peppermint is well known for its refreshing and invigorating properties and who doesn’t like chocolate? This scrub is perfect for days that aren’t going your way or to beat the summer heat and sweat. Used as a bath scrub, the cooling scent of peppermint along with the luxurious feel of chocolate is likely to rejuvenate you through and through.
- Oatmeal scrub
- A ½ cup of raw oats
- A ¼ cup of jojoba oil/coconut oil
- 2 tbsp raw honey
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 drops of essential oil
Oatmeal is one of the best and most common natural scrub ingredients. Its amazing anti-inflammatory, exfoliating, moisturizing and anti-aging properties not only scrub away dead skin while still retaining skin’s moisture but also help heal skin problems like poison ivy, eczema, bacterial or fungal infections or even insect bites.
- Sugar and vanilla scrub
- 1 tbsp of vanilla essence
- 1 cup of brown or white sugar
- 4 tbsp of almond oil/olive oil
This body scrub feels amazing and luxurious on the skin. It removes dead skin cells while leaving the skin supple, moisturized and healthy. Used regularly for a long period of time would help keep you looking young and give your skin a healthy glow. The sugar unclogs your pores gently without stripping its oils while the sweet vanilla scent helps you relax in a rejuvenating bath.
- Coffee and Sugar Scrub
- 1/2 cup of ground coffee
- 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
- 2 vitamin E capsules
- A ¼ cup of sugar
This highly balanced scrub has you covered on all fronts. Coffee is rich in antioxidants, curbs cellulite production while the exfoliating properties of sugar get rid of dead cells and the olive oil and vitamin E penetrate the skin to provide deep nourishment.
- Citrus Scrub
- Juice and pulp of 1 grapefruit/orange
- 1 tbsp of sea salt
- 1 tbsp of sugar
- 2 tsp of lemon juice
- 2 tsp of raw honey
- 5 drops of lemon essential oil
This amazing astringent scrub is extremely effective for exfoliating. The pulp and juice of the citrus fruit – orange/grapefruit – is high in Vitamin C that stimulates collagen production and thus slows down the aging process. The scrub further helps in unclogging pores, reducing dark spots and wrinkles, preventing breakouts as well as detoxifying the skin.
- Berry and sugar scrub
- 1 cup of blueberries
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp raw organic honey
Packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants, blueberries are great for your skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties help heal zits, boils, and blemishes. The honey also cleanses your skin and calms it due to its awesome antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps ease the feeling of the scrub and makes it feel like a cleanser.
- Green tea scrub
- 2 green tea bags
- 2 tbsp of coconut oil
- 1 cup of white sugar
Everyone knows the benefits of drinking green tea. But the benefits of green tea for your skin are no less significant. It prevents breakouts, slows down aging, and protects the skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Further, it also removes excess oil and dead skin cells and promotes cell regeneration.
- Pumpkin and sugar scrub
- 1 cup of pumpkin pulp
- 5 tbsp of organic raw honey
- 2 cups of brown sugar
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil
Being loaded with enzymes, alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s) and Vitamins A and C, pumpkin helps brighten, soften and smoothen your skin. Coupled with the natural antioxidant and anti-microbial properties of honey, this scrub unclogs pores, protects the skin from sun damage and leaves it glowing.
- Almond scrub
- 1 cup homemade almond pulp
- 2 tbsp coconut oil/almond oil
- 10 drops of essential oil
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
This scrub works wonders even for sensitive skin types. Made from almond pulp leftover after making almond milk, this extremely rejuvenating and calming mask is extremely effective and simple to make. The scent of the essential oil of your choice will make the experience even more luxurious.
These were 10 amazing and easy DIY scrub recipes for healthy glowing skin.