6 Amazing DIY Homemade Facial Scrubs For Gorgeous Skin

Kritika Mishra

Updated At  13 Sep 22

We all suffer from layers of dead skin cells covering our faces and clogged skin pores due to our lifestyle, which constantly exposes us to pollution and dust! Exfoliation is key to eradicating the dead skin cells from our face, unleashing the true radiance hidden underneath! A good exfoliation depends on a good scrub and scrubbing technique. Hence, we spill the beans to achieve a relaxing and effective exfoliation at home with easy steps and some simple DIYs scrubs!

Let’s begin!




How to Exfoliate:

1. Tie your hair back to keep them away from face. You can also wear a headband to protect your hairline .

2. Use an effective makeup remover or baby wipes to remove the makeup. Wash your face with cold water using a deep cleanser or face wash. Ensure the skin is perfectly clean.

3. Open your skin pores by using the steaming method. You can also keep a face towel dipped in warm water for 2 minutes on your face.

4. Once the skin pores are opened, it is time to detox it off the impurities by scrubbing. You can either use a scrub available in stores or opt for a homemade one!

5. Apply the scrub on your entire face. Now with the help of your fingers, gently scrub in circular motion to remove the dead skins.

6. Scrub the entire face to maximize exfoliation. Wash it with cold water and pat dry. Apply toner on the skin and complete the process by moisturizing the skin properly!

Now you know how to scrub like a pro, hence it is time to indulge in making some really easy DIY face scrubs at home!


brown sugar


1. Brown sugar scrub

Ingredients: 2tbsp brown sugar and 2tbsp olive oil

How to: Mix the ingredients to get a scrub like consistency. Apply the scrub on the face and gently move on your fingers in circular motion for 2-3 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.

Why it works: The coarse sugar granules work amazingly well in exfoliating the face. Olive oil adds moisture and glow to your face at the same time!

Frequency: 2-3 times a week


baking soda


2. Baking soda scrub

Ingredients: 1tbsp Baking soda, few drops of water/lemon juice

How to: Add a few drops of water or lemon juice to baking soda to get the frothy scrub . Apply all over your face and scrub in circular motion. Wash it off with cold water.

Why it works: Baking soda is a go to scrub for daily basis. It helps in skin lightening as it removes the dead skin. It also helps in removing blackheads.

Frequency: 3-4 times a week.


red lentils


3. Red lentils scrub

Ingredients: 3 tbsp Red lentils (masoor dal), 2 tbsp milk and1 tsp honey

How to: Coarsely grind red lentils and mix raw milk and honey. Mix it all to get a scrub like consistency. Apply on the face and scrub gently for 2-3 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.

Why it works: Red Lentils work very effectively to make your skin glow again by removing the dead skin cells and dryness from your skin. It also works effectively to fight acne problems and blemishes on the skin.

Frequency: Thrice a week.




4. Oatmeal scrub

Ingredients: 1tbsp oatmeal, warm milk

How to: Soak oatmeal in warm milk for 5 minutes. (Ensure the milk is not hot or else the oats will become soft and will not be effective as a scrub. ) Now, apply the scrub all over your face and massage in circular motion for 1-2 minute. Wash it off with cold water.

Why it works: Oats due its grainy texture works like an amazing scrub! It cleans the impurities of the skin, unclogging the skin pores and leave the skin really soft.

Frequency: Twice a week.


honey almond


5. Honey-Almond face scrub

Ingredients: 2 tbsp crushed almonds(6-7 almonds) and 1tbsp honey

How to: Mix together crushed almond and honey to make the scrub. Apply on face and scrub for a few minutes in a circular motion. Wash with warm water and pat dry with towel.

Why it works: The scrub is suitable for all skin types and works in balancing the suppleness of skin. You can also keep it in a sealed jar for several months! Almonds give a healthy glow to skin and honey moisturizes it!

Frequency: 2-3 times a week


green tea sugar


6. Green tea-sugar scrub

Ingredients: 1sp green tea, 2 tsp sugar and 1bsp coconut oil

How to: Mix green tea, sugar and oil to get scrub like consistency. Apply on face and scrub in circular motion for 2-3 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.

Why it works: Green tea is highly enriched with anti-oxidants which help detox the skin and removing impurities that clog the skin pores whereas coconut oil helps as an excellent moisturizer!

Frequency: 2-3 times a week


Unleash the true beautiful skin behind the veil of dead cells and dirt without even spending a grand! Embed these simple DIYs to your daily routine and say Ciao to dull skin forever!

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