A homemade facial scrub is a perfect complement to daily care. The effect of the treatment is, among others facial cleansing, exfoliation of dead skin, smoothing the skin and improving its color. Coffee, sugar or almond peeling are the most popular. Recipes for natural peels are not complicated. What and how to make a face scrub at home?
The effects of peeling – what gives a face scrub?
Exfoliation of the epidermis is an inherent element of proper face care because the preparations for face and body peeling support the natural process of cellular exchange, which can be disturbed as a result of skin aging, environmental pollution and even under the influence of stress.
As a result, the skin becomes rough, earthy, it ages faster, and on its surface may appear pimples, blackheads, and discoloration.
Systematic performance of the peeling not only speeds up the process of cell renewal and thoroughly cleanses the face. The effect of peeling on the face is also:
- ensures proper regeneration of the epidermis and stimulates the synthesis of collagen and elastin, which makes the skin firmer and more elastic, and thus smoothed and rejuvenated,
- stimulates skin microcirculation, which improves skin nutrition and color,
- prevents inflammation,
- accelerates metabolism in skin cells and prevents lymph stasis,
- ensures better penetration of active ingredients from care preparations.
There are many peeling formulations available on the cosmetics market. However, it turns out that equally good effects can be achieved by using a home facial peeling.
How to choose and how often to do a face peeling?
If we do not have ingredients for a home peeling, it’s worth remembering that the drug offer should be chosen depending on the type and condition of the skin. Its condition will also depend on the frequency of treatments.
In the case of oily or combination skin, the treatment can be performed 1-2 times a week and peeling may be used for this purpose. However, attention should be paid to whether the skin does not have inflammation or purulent lesions, because then the peeling can contribute to the severity of skin lesions.
In the case of vascular or dry skin and sensitive skin, delicate enzyme peels performed no more frequently than once every two weeks, will be the best choice.
It should be remembered that too frequent peeling may damage the protective hydrolipid layer of the skin and cause its irritation and excessive dryness.
The peeling should be performed during face care, i.e. immediately after removing make-up and cleansing the face of residual impurities. The peeling product should be applied to wet skin and gently massage with circular movements, for about 2 minutes, and then rinse the rest of the preparation with warm water.
Peeling should not be performed on irritated, burned or freshly tanned skin, and after its performance should be given up for a few days from sunbathing.
Natural peeling – how to make a home facial scrub?
Drugstore preparations are worth replacing entirely with natural face peels, which you can freely do yourself at home, with ingredients available in every kitchen. Such homemade facial scrubs are entirely safe, free of chemical additives and cost little, and the effects of their use are the same as in the case of ready-made cosmetics. What and how to prepare a scrub at home?
- 3 teaspoons of dregs after brewed coffee,
- 5 teaspoons of olive oil,
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
The caffeine contained in coffee stimulates skin microcirculation, has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, and cinnamon, in turn, is a strong antioxidant and has disinfecting properties. After doing this peeling, the skin may be red for some time. Coffee peeling should not be used in case of sensitive or capillary skin.
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar,
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil,
- half a teaspoon of vitamin E
Home peeling with sugar is perfect for dry and scaly skin because coconut oil has moisturizing, soothing and antibacterial properties, and vitamin E has antioxidant, nourishing, regenerating and moisturizing and oiling properties.
- 3 tablespoons of honey flooded with a teaspoon of water,
- sea or kitchen salt (1 teaspoon for a gentle peeling or 3 teaspoons for a strong peeling),
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil or grapeseed oil (optional).
Salt peeling can be appropriately used for all skin types. The honey contained in it has antiseptic properties as well as moisturizes, firms and nourishes the skin, while the salt perfectly smoothes, cleanses the skin and removes dead skin, improves skin circulation, oxygenates skin cells, has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent and moisturizing properties. Also, it contains valuable minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and manganese.
- 1 teaspoon of finely chopped almonds,
- 2 teaspoons of yogurt. Natural,
- 1 teaspoon of honey
Such a peeling perfectly smoothes the skin, brightens and cleanses it, as well as soothes irritations, moisturizes and inhibits the aging process of the skin. In the homemade enzyme scrub, the peeling ingredients are fruit enzymes, for example, papaya, pineapple, blueberry or pomegranate.
The enzyme peels in addition to supporting the process of exfoliation of the epidermis, soften and lighten the complexion and minimize scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles.
A great alternative to home facial peels is using a soft, silicone facial cleansing brush, which is provided with some cleansing cosmetics