Exposure of skin to pollution, dirt, stress and uv-rays damage the skin cells. As a result skin becomes dull and develops early signs of aging like fine lines and uneven skin tone. Homemade scrubs are gentle and the abrasion makes the skin tone even. It removes the dead and damaged skin cells accumulated over the skin. The gentle massaging application of scrub on the skin enhances blood circulation and increases collagen production and skin cell regeneration. It prevents wrinkles acne, whiteheads, blackheads, breakouts and other skin blemishes.
So take some time to slough off the dead cells and make the skin radiant with these homemade natural scrubs. Exfoliate 2-3 times a week to make the skin blemish-free and boost the collagen production. These scrubs can be stored for 10 days when stored in an airtight jar and placed in a refrigerator.
1. Banana Brown Sugar Age-Defying Scrub:
Bananas are rich in powerful anti-oxidants, phytochemicals and moisture. Ripe bananas nourish and revitalize the skin by smoothing out the rough aging skin. Banana mask controls acne by preventing excess oil production and deep cleansing the pores. Bananas are known as Nature’s botox as they are rich in nutrients that can fight against aging, fades age spots and prevents fine lines and wrinkles from forming.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3 brown bananas
Add brown sugar and brown banana to a bowl and use your fingers to mash the banana. Store this in a airtight container and place in a refrigerator. Apply on a clean damp face and massage in small circular motions. Leave for few minutes and rinse.
2. Pumpkin Baking Soda Collagen Boosting scrub:
This super gentle scrub has hella restorative powers from vitamin-packed pumpkin, which can help reverse skin damage. Soothing honey gives your skin a natural glow and helps to unclog pores.
- 1/4 cup pumpkin (blended)
- 1 cup baking soda
- 4-5 tbsp honey
Baking soda is an extremely gentle exfoliant, so this scrub is great for those with super sensitive skin. Mix it together with pumpkin pulp and honey. Store in an airtight container and keep in a refrigerator.
3. Tomato Olive Oil Super Glow Scrub:
The benefits of tomato juice for the skin include increasing fairness, balancing pH, tightening pores, treating sunburn, reducing irritation and curing acne.
- 1 cup salt/sugar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 large tomato
Mix salt or sugar with olive oil. Cut open a tomato and scoop out the flesh inside the tomato with a spoon. Add this to the salt/sugar. olive oil mixture and mix well.