Best Facial Scrub for Acne
This face scrub recipe makes the best facial scrub for acne and oily skin
This is one of the best facial scrub recipes for acne I've found. It contains a mixture of grains, nuts and clay
(not to mention essential oils!) to gently remove dead skin cells, absorb excess oil and cleanse away the day's dirt and grime.
I love the way this face scrub recipe is both a scrub and a mask,
so you get the scrubbing action from the almonds along with the deep
cleansing effects of the clay. Plus the oats nourish your skin and calm
Lavender is good for relieving acne and minor skin irritations. Tea tree is well-known its cleansing effect, and ylang ylang is very balancing.
This is the best facial scrub to reduce breakouts. Use it every night to improve the tone and texture of your skin and to control oiliness.
Best Facial Scrub Recipe
2 cups (200g) quick cooking Rolled Oats
1/2 cup (75g) Cornmeal
1/2 cup (60g) Cosmetic Clay (see left-hand column)
4 drops Lemongrass OR Petitgrain essential oil
3 drops Lavender essential oil
2 drops Tea Tree essential oil
1 drop Ylang Ylang OR Rose Geranium essential oil
- In separate batches, grind the oats
to a very fine texture using a coffee grinder. (Make sure it's well
cleaned first so your homemade facial scrub doesn't end up smelling like
coffee.) They need to be ground very fine so they make a smooth paste when you add water - lumps are annoying.
- Using a metal spoon, stir together the oats, cornmeal and clay in a glass or ceramic bowl (or even the jar you intend to keep it in - remember to use dark glass or PET plastic.)
- Drop in the essential oils, placing each drop in its own little spot on top of the mixture.
Stir (or shake) until thoroughly mixed.
- To use, mix a heaping tablespoon of the scrub with enough warm water to make a paste.
You can use a little jar and a spoon for this, or just pour a bit into your palm and use your finger to mix it (more my style!)
- Massage the facial scrub into your skin using gentle circular motions. Do not get it into your eyes (Ow!) or your mouth (Yuck!)
- If you have time, let the scrub dry on your face for 10 to 15
minutes. This gives the clay time to draw out the oils and the oats time
to nourish and calm your skin.
- Rinse with warm water, pat dry, then apply an
astringent toner and
acne treatment oil.
Where to Buy the Best Facial Scrub Ingredients
Rolled oats and cornmeal are available at your supermarket or at Amazon.com
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Customize the Recipe to Make the Best Facial Scrub for Your Skin
Green clay and red clay are
two of the best facial scrub ingredients for oily, acne-prone skin. To
learn how to choose clay, check out the left-hand column of this page.
You can also use this face scrub recipe as an acne-fighting body scrub.
To make it rougher (for body scrub only) add a tablespoon of dried whole cloves
and grind them to a gritty powder in your coffee grinder.
If you'll be using this face scrub recipe at night, you can substitute
the lemongrass essential oil with orange or bergamot, which is
especially nice before bed. (You don't want to use citrus oils before
sun exposure - they're phototoxic.)
You can replace the almonds with Dead Sea salt. Or use brown sugar for an excellent sugar facial scrub.
Ready-to-Go Organic Acne Facial Products
If you're struggling with acne and you're looking for skin care products
that are a little more sophisticated than homemade, I definitely
recommend Just Natural Organic Care.
They make one of the best facial scrubs I've found online, with Aloe
Vera Leaf Gel, Willow Bark Extract, Rosehip Oil, Jojoba Beads,
Pomegranate Seed Oil, Pansy Flower Extract, Essential Oils of Tea Tree,
Manuka, Geranium, Clary Sage, Lavender, Atlas Cedarwood and Vitamin E.
All their products are organic - they're better than most commercial
products because they only use the best ingredients - no harsh fillers
or chemicals to hurt your skin. Check these out!
Acne Facial Scrub
"I love this stuff. It's amazingly all natural and makes your skin
feel so soft. I have adult acne and notice that when I use this stuff
before I go to bed my skin is much less irritated in the morning. Love
it, love it, love it!" Susan L, Rumson NJ
Acne Spot Treatment
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WONDERFUL PRODUCTS you have made (the acne spot treatment especially!) I
honestly can't thank you enough!! It has only been 2 weeks and my skin
has been improving!" Eileen C, Shenandoah TX
Acne Night Treatment
"It really works - I'm in my mid 30's and I broke out like crazy
suddenly. Nothing had worked, but this acne night treatment has saved
me. Unlike Proactive or some other acne treatments out there, this does
not dry out or irritate skin at all." Barbara N, Acampo CA
Acne Face Cream
"Best blemish acne cream I've ever used. Calms the blemish down
overnight. I've been a Proactive user for several years and it doesn't
compare to this product! The jar is small, but you don't need much at
all. Great product!" Patrick C, Chesapeake VA
Here's a few more acne recipes to get you started...
Best Essential Oils for Acne
Tea Tree Facial Wash
Astringent Facial Toner
Light Daily Facial Lotion
Healing Night Cream
Deep Cleansing Facial Mask
Acne Treatment Oil
Herbal Facial Steam
Facial Recipes Help
Homemade Acne Remedies Main Page
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