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03-18-2010, 03:24 AM
i want to make a cheap homemade scrub ?
does someone has an idea
what do u use a a scrub ?
once i read about a scrub with sugar and honey , but is it ok to put sugar on to your skin ?
03-18-2010, 08:29 AM
Sugar, a carrier oil such as almond and an essential oil (optional). Use it on wet facial skin. Can use it dry on the rest of the body.
03-18-2010, 07:40 PM
Sugar and honey scrub is very nice. I like to keep things simple though. I just keep baking soda in the shower and scrub my face with baking soda about every other day. Works like a charm!
04-01-2011, 07:45 PM
rice bran or gram flour work great and it isn't harsh like baking soda
04-02-2011, 02:40 PM
I bought a body scrub that has sea salt in it and its amazing! Maybe if you just do some sea salt and some essential oils(pretty much all the scrub I got is) then lightly scrub your face that could work. :)
04-03-2011, 05:23 AM
I think that anything with jagged edges would scratch your skin.
I am going to try papaya seeds. They are nice and smooth and you the benefit of the enzymes as well.
In the past I have used the skin of the papaya and rubbed my skin with the inside of it and then left it for a while before washing off.
04-03-2011, 05:24 AM
I have to add that I do not often feel the need for anything other than water.
04-28-2011, 06:32 AM
Hopefully Eva will jump on soon - she has a great one.
04-28-2011, 05:04 PM
Be really careful with facial scrubs! A lot have very jagged edges, which end up roughing up the skin in general because those edges leave micro-tears in the skin that lead to irritation, and the general roughing up of the skin in response to such stimuli. The deceptive part is that the skin might look and feel better initially. Scrubby stuff works better on the body - facial skin is more delicate and should be treated as such.
Another thing to consider is that physical facial scrubs, unless they have very fine round beads and also an acidic or enzymatic element in them, don't do much for pores. Lots of people have normal all the way up to oily skin, which skin types tend to have varying degrees of clogged pores that can contribute to a dull rough appearance as well. In this case, a facial cleanser, toner, or a good mask that has either natural acids or enzymes in it will work much better without roughing up the skin, and also getting into the pores. Many people swear by the aspirin mask for pore issues, other people like half and half diluted raw apple cider vinegar and water for a daily toner. I have an enzyme mask that's natural but really well-formulated and works great. A bottle of this lasts a LONG time since it's so concentrated - I have normal to very slightly oily skin myself. I also use a cleanser that has alpha hydroxy acid in it that works well too without trashing my skin.
However, for people with sensitive and dry skin, doing as little as possible is usually the best path to follow, as such skin is easily disturbed by exfoliation. This is how some people can say they just wash with water and they're fine, while others if they did that(including me)would have dull, clogged, rough skin to deal with. Genetics speaks very loudly when it comes to skin. We all know someone who uses almost nothing and they have flawless skin that looks like they've spent a mint on it, while others "do all the right stuff" including diet" and still look, well, just OK. I feel for the acne sufferers in particular, or those who have really big pigment problems - both are challenging to treat. YMMV.
04-28-2011, 09:08 PM
I use raw honey- just open my pores first with warm water, spread on the honey in little circles, leave it for about 20 minutes, rinse off with warm water and finish with cold water to close pores- really great for acne too.:kisses:
04-29-2011, 09:34 AM
I used a two inch peice of nori to make a facial scrub/mask.
Last night I stumbled across the idea on youtube. You just soak the nori in a little water to soften it, and then start rubbing it all over your face. Leave on for 10 minutes, and wash of with wash cloth and warm water.
My skin feels looks and feels so ingredibly smooth today.
04-29-2011, 02:29 PM
I know you are looking for a 'natural' scrub, but I purchased the Mia facial brush scrubber from Clarisonic (Available online and in many retail outlets). For those of you who do only water - this would be a great addition; it uses oscillation to clean the pores and it is awesome. My very sun damaged 59 year old skin responds very well to it. (I didn't KNOW any better in the 60's and early 70's...)
Lady Green Jeans
04-29-2011, 02:47 PM
I was told that the roughness actually dulls the skin after a short while so I ceased using abrasive products. I have used avocado and also did the oil cleansing for awhile. Both gave nice results. I've also heard of cucumber masks being of great benefit. I usually just eat them, though.
Hope you find something that works well for your skin.
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