Face washes, packs, facials, creams and peel-offs are all good but what your pores really yearn for is a good scrub every once in a while. And what’s better than a chemical-free au naturale exfoliator? Use these methods to whip up a rehydrating face exfoliator at home. Trust us, the clogged pores will thank you for this!
Take 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds (not powder) and mix it with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Apply it on the desired area and rinse off. The coffee coconut scrub brightens up and refreshes your skin by doing away with dead skin, leaving it softer. Also, the coffee ground can help melt away unwanted cellulite!
Mix a quarter cup of brown sugar, an eight of a cup of olive oil, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and a quarter o a teaspoon of vanilla extract in a bowl. Spread the mix evenly over your face in circular motions and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with war water. This cocoa enriched scrub cleanses and exfoliates the skin and also helps reduce fine lines.
Place a handful of raw almonds (not salted or roasted) in a blender and pulse it to get a fine-grained powder. Add half a cup of almond oil to the powder along with a few drops of essential oil. Apply the mix over your face and remove using a wet cloth and a splash of cold water. The natural oils of the almond and added oils moisturize your skin, bringing it to life like never before!
Pulp half a cup of fresh blueberries, 2 tablespoons of raw honey and a tablespoon of sugar in a blender. Apply a generous layer of the mix on to clean skin and leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. Honey acts as a natural antiseptic and wipes off any visible inflammations or blemishes, while the blueberries light up your face with their high antioxidant and vitamin C content.
Break about 2-3 tablespoons of rice into smaller granules and add enough honey to make a thick paste. Cut a lemon into half, dip it in the rice-honey mix and use it to apply the scrub on your face. Rinse off with water and pat dry. Rice not only helps revive dry and dull skin but also brightens it up.
Mix together a quarter of a cup of uncooked oats, an eight of a cup of honey and olive oil. Apply over dry areas and leave on for 10 minutes. Wash of with warm water and follow up with some moisturizer if necessary. The mix is excellent to bring back dead skin to life.