Acne Scrubs: 3 Miracle-Working Acne Facial Scrubs
Natural Acne scrubs can be a great alternative to taming your acne-prone skin, without drying it out with harsh chemicals and ingredients.
You may be wondering how simple homemade acne scrubs will be able diminish the appearance of your acne, but it is much simpler than you think.
Natural acne scrubs include nourishing ingredients such as green tea extract, oatmeal or coffee, each known to assist with diminishing acne.
Acne affects young adults and adults, and can be caused by a variety of factors including stress, hormones, and genetic predisposition.
Acne occurs when abnormal flaking of cells inside each hair follicle begins, which leads to the formation of a plug. This plug can then rupture onto the outer layer of skin, causing swelling and inflammation.
Other causes of acne include the common bacteria Propionibacterium acnes, as well as hormones. Washing and exfoliating your face daily to cleanse it of excess oils is crucial for maintain an acne-free appearance, and exactly where an acne scrub can help!
However, though the ingredients in your homemade acne scrub recipe will help you and your acne-prone skin, it is important to know exactly how to exfoliate. Acne prone skin is fairly sensitive, and there are certain precautions to be taken when scrubbing away dead skin cells.
Always exfoliate in a gentle, circular motion, never rubbing acne scrubs too deeply into skin. After scrubbing your skin with the homemade acne scrubs dry your face and continue with your facial routine as normal.
Do not apply harsh acne medicine or chemicals, as the natural acne scrub will renew your new layer of skin which will be sensitive. Stay away from salt scrubs such as sea salt based coconut body scrub or salt based olive body scrub. Because salt granules are coarse and much bigger than sugar granules, salt based scrubs are not good for acne prone skin.
The acne scrub recipe below utilizes the antioxidant power of green tea extract, while also exfoliating with sugar, which is less harsh than salt granules. Green tea extract has an infusion of nutrients, all the while balancing your complexion with natural antioxidant power.
In addition, our green power scrub also encompasses avocado oil adding even more natural acne fighting oils and nutrients. Green tea and avocado now goes beyond the kitchen.
Green Power Acne Scrubs
1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tbs. almond oil
2 tbs. green tea extract
3-5 tbs mashed avocado
1. Mix all ingredients together, until the desired consistency has been achieved.
2. Smooth on skin while gently scrubbing, rinse off.
Oatmeal & Brown Sugar Scrub
2 Tbsp. ground oats
2 tsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. aloe Vera
1 tsp. lemon juice
1. Mix the oatmeal, brown sugar, aloe Vera and lemon juice together in a mixing bowl.
2. Make sure you reach your desired consistency; a thicker scrub will be easier to exfoliate it.
The oatmeal in this acne scrub is the essence of its acne-fighting power. Oatmeal is a soothing agent for exfoliation, as well as assist with healing of problem skin. They are packed with amino acids, are hypoallergenic and can routinely be seen in beauty products from boutiques to department stores.
In addition, the lemon juice in this acne scrub acts as a brightener, the brown sugar is a sensitive exfoliant and aloe Vera a skin nutrition powerhouse.
It can’t be a coincidence that all of our favorite foods nourish our skin as well, can it?
Coffee Body Scrub
2 cups of coarse ground coffee
½ cup raw sugar
3 tbs. olive oil
1. Mix olive oil, sugar and ground coffee together until desired consistency is reached.
2. Let sit in container, use when needed.
This is a unique acne scrub which utilizes the power of coffee, which has been proven to rejuvenate and tighten skin. Additionally, olive oil is good oil which assists with nourishing skin (not clogging it) and sugar exfoliates, as always. This homemade acne scrub recipe is a simple way of achieving acne free results with simple ingredients lying around the house.
Ground coffee has many benefits within sugar scrubs, and the caffeine rejuvenates your skin just as it does your mind. Careful though, you may just become addicted to this natural acne scrub too!
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