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DIY | 6 Homemade, Natural SCRUBS For FLAWLESS, BEAUTIFUL Skin

posted in Skin & Body
08/20/2016
  • As you all know regular exfoliation is very important because by removing the dead cells from the skin surface, you stimulate its own rejuvenating process, which makes it a must-follow beauty procedure, regardless of your age + skin type. 
    As you all know regular exfoliation is very important because by removing the dead cells from the skin surface, you stimulate its own rejuvenating process, which makes it a must-follow beauty procedure, regardless of your age + skin type. 
  • MINERAL WATER + BAKING SODA | This recipe is an absolute wonder for sensitive (prone to redness + irritation) skin. For people with sensitive skin, exfoliation can be an issue. Sodium Bicarbonate is an alkaline compound that neutralizes acids + is incredibly gentle on the skin. 
    MINERAL WATER + BAKING SODA | This recipe is an absolute wonder for sensitive (prone to redness + irritation) skin. For people with sensitive skin, exfoliation can be an issue. Sodium Bicarbonate is an alkaline compound that neutralizes acids + is incredibly gentle on the skin. 

  • People with allergies, this is one of the few options that is sure not to cause any irritations or breakouts.

INGREDIENTS | 1 tbsp baking soda + some water + get a consistency suitable for applying. Then massage on the skin + wash away with cold water.
    People with allergies, this is one of the few options that is sure not to cause any irritations or breakouts.

    INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp baking soda + some water + get a consistency suitable for applying. Then massage on the skin + wash away with cold water.

  • HONEY, CINNAMON + COCONUT | Honey is full of antioxidants that neutralize free radicals (one of the main causes for premature aging), it has antibacterial properties (as all bee products) + it makes your skin baby soft!
    HONEY, CINNAMON + COCONUT | Honey is full of antioxidants that neutralize free radicals (one of the main causes for premature aging), it has antibacterial properties (as all bee products) + it makes your skin baby soft!
  • WARNING : ALLERGEN | Apply a drop of honey to small area on face + see how skin reacts. Bee products are a very strong allergen + if you arent aware, you might be allergic!

Cinnamon + coconut flakes -added to serve as exfoliating particles, so you can have nourishment + exfoliation.
    WARNING : ALLERGEN | Apply a drop of honey to small area on face + see how skin reacts. Bee products are a very strong allergen + if you arent aware, you might be allergic!

    Cinnamon + coconut flakes -added to serve as exfoliating particles, so you can have nourishment + exfoliation.
  • INSTRUCTIONS | Mix 1 tbsp of honey + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + coconut flakes. 

Massage gently on the skin for 2-3 minutes (and yes, you are allowed to taste some before putting it on your face). Wash with lukewarm water.
    INSTRUCTIONS | Mix 1 tbsp of honey + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + coconut flakes. 

    Massage gently on the skin for 2-3 minutes (and yes, you are allowed to taste some before putting it on your face). Wash with lukewarm water.
  • GRATED CUCUMBER + BAKING SODA |  Cucumber is super famous among people that have problems with puffy eyes + dark circles, + also known as a great calming agent for sunburns + marvelous cleanser + toner. 
    GRATED CUCUMBER + BAKING SODA |  Cucumber is super famous among people that have problems with puffy eyes + dark circles, + also known as a great calming agent for sunburns + marvelous cleanser + toner. 
  • Cucumber is rich in silica – an organic mineral that strengthens the skin, by protecting the connective tissues. It effectively reduces puffiness (caused mainly by water retention), without leaving your skin dehydrated. It also tightens + tones, which makes it great for people with enlarged pores. 
    Cucumber is rich in silica – an organic mineral that strengthens the skin, by protecting the connective tissues. It effectively reduces puffiness (caused mainly by water retention), without leaving your skin dehydrated. It also tightens + tones, which makes it great for people with enlarged pores. 
  • OPTIONAL | You can add baking soda if you want the mask to have exfoliating properties as well – it is a matter of personal preference + what is the effect you are seeking.
    OPTIONAL | You can add baking soda if you want the mask to have exfoliating properties as well – it is a matter of personal preference + what is the effect you are seeking.
  • INSTRUCTIONS | Grind 1/3 cucumber + add 1 tsp of baking soda. Gently apply the mixture on your face with circular motions. You can leave some on your face for 5min, for even greater effect. Rinse with cold water. As a finish you can put two slices of cucumber on your eyes for 5 more mins  - Voilà!
    INSTRUCTIONS | Grind 1/3 cucumber + add 1 tsp of baking soda. Gently apply the mixture on your face with circular motions. You can leave some on your face for 5min, for even greater effect. Rinse with cold water. As a finish you can put two slices of cucumber on your eyes for 5 more mins  - Voilà!

  • OATMEAL + MILK | Oatmeal soothes irritations, providing relief for dry + itchy skin, + it can help you in the battle with acne + excess oil production. Milk is great for deep nourishment + leaves skin smooth. It's of vitamins, minerals + healthy fats to improve elasticity + promote firmness.
    OATMEAL + MILK | Oatmeal soothes irritations, providing relief for dry + itchy skin, + it can help you in the battle with acne + excess oil production. Milk is great for deep nourishment + leaves skin smooth. It's of vitamins, minerals + healthy fats to improve elasticity + promote firmness.
  • Oats contain specific polysaccharides, that become jelly-like in contact with water + when applied to the skin form a thin protective layer, that prevents water from evaporating, thus keeping your skin hydrated longer.
    Oats contain specific polysaccharides, that become jelly-like in contact with water + when applied to the skin form a thin protective layer, that prevents water from evaporating, thus keeping your skin hydrated longer.
  • It's important to always go for full-fat milk, as all beneficial substances are in higher concentrations. For oily skin, you can try with yoghurt, instead of milk, because it has acidic properties and there are certain bacteria in it that can be beneficial if you suffer from acne or breakouts.
    It's important to always go for full-fat milk, as all beneficial substances are in higher concentrations. For oily skin, you can try with yoghurt, instead of milk, because it has acidic properties and there are certain bacteria in it that can be beneficial if you suffer from acne or breakouts.
  • INSTRUCTIONS |  Mix 2 tbsp of oatmeal with approximately 50ml milk (preferably warm) or yogurt + leave for 1 hour, so the oats can "soak" well + release all of its beneficial substances. Apply with circular motion + leave some of the mixture on your face for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with cold water.
    INSTRUCTIONS |  Mix 2 tbsp of oatmeal with approximately 50ml milk (preferably warm) or yogurt + leave for 1 hour, so the oats can "soak" well + release all of its beneficial substances. Apply with circular motion + leave some of the mixture on your face for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with cold water.
  • Coffee, Brown Sugar and Olive Oil | This exfoliating mixture nourishes + effectively cleanses dead cells. By massaging it you also improve microcirculation, which removes excess water from your skin + make it appear firmer (coffee is said to fight cellulite + prevent water retention).
    Coffee, Brown Sugar and Olive Oil | This exfoliating mixture nourishes + effectively cleanses dead cells. By massaging it you also improve microcirculation, which removes excess water from your skin + make it appear firmer (coffee is said to fight cellulite + prevent water retention).

  • INSTRUCTIONS | 3 tbsps of coffee, 3 tbsps of olive oil (or sweet almond oil) + 1 tsp of brown sugar. Massage on the skin with circular motions for at least 10 minutes on your legs, thighs, belly – any part of your body you want. Wash with warm water. Put your shorts on + go out!
    INSTRUCTIONS | 3 tbsps of coffee, 3 tbsps of olive oil (or sweet almond oil) + 1 tsp of brown sugar. Massage on the skin with circular motions for at least 10 minutes on your legs, thighs, belly – any part of your body you want. Wash with warm water. Put your shorts on + go out!
  • SEA SALT (or Himalayan salt) + OLIVE OIL | Sea salts have detoxifying properties + are rich in minerals that strengthen your skin, + thus improve its overall condition + appearance. 
    SEA SALT (or Himalayan salt) + OLIVE OIL | Sea salts have detoxifying properties + are rich in minerals that strengthen your skin, + thus improve its overall condition + appearance. 
  • It's good to know that the content of minerals depends on where the sea salt has been gathered from. Always make sure to use sea salt with edges that are not sharp, so you can exfoliate gently, otherwise you risk scratching your skin. 

NOTE | As an alternative of sea salt, Himalayan salt may be use
    It's good to know that the content of minerals depends on where the sea salt has been gathered from. Always make sure to use sea salt with edges that are not sharp, so you can exfoliate gently, otherwise you risk scratching your skin. 

    NOTE | As an alternative of sea salt, Himalayan salt may be used!
  • While the salt removes the dead cells, the olive oil nourishes the skin in depth + forms a protective layer on it. Your skin is smoother, firmer + healthier. 
    While the salt removes the dead cells, the olive oil nourishes the skin in depth + forms a protective layer on it. Your skin is smoother, firmer + healthier. 


  • INSTRUCTIONS | Mix 3-4 tbsps of sea salt + the same amount of olive oil. Massage onto your skin with circular motions for 10 minutes + then wash with warm water.
    INSTRUCTIONS | Mix 3-4 tbsps of sea salt + the same amount of olive oil. Massage onto your skin with circular motions for 10 minutes + then wash with warm water.
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