Two Homemade Exfoliant Scrubs To Use Between Professional Treatments

Posted on: 30 September 2015

There's nothing like a professional exfoliating treatment to leave your skin feeling bright and rejuvenated. However, these treatments can be expensive, and they're not typically covered by insurance since they're considered to be cosmetic. If you're hoping to extend the time between your professional exfoliation treatments, try using one of these homemade exfoliating scrubs between appointments to keep your face silky smooth.

Eucalyptus and Peppermint Sugar Scrub

This scrub is remarkably soothing and cooling, making it a great choice for summer. Since it is made with sugar, rather than salt, it does not feel overly harsh against the skin and is a good choice if you have sensitive skin. The castile soap makes the scrub foam slightly, but is an all-natural and non-irritating ingredient.

For a batch of scrub, you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 - 6 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 4 - 6 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unscented liquid castile soap

Combine the essential oils, soap and olive oil in a small, lidded container. Stir well, and then stir in the sugar until it appears to be evenly mixed.

To use this scrub, moisten your face, and then scoop about 1 teaspoon out of the container, using a spoon or spatula so you don't contaminate the remaining scrub. Scrub the mixture onto your face in a circular motion, using your fingertips. Rinse the scrub away, and pat your face dry with a towel.

Herbal Citrus Salt Scrub

This exfoliating scrub is a bit harsher than the one above, since it is made with sea salt rather than with sugar. It's a good choice if you have acne-prone or oily skin, as the acidic citrus helps rid your face of excess oil. The recipe calls for fresh basil, which infuses nourishing vitamins and minerals into the scrub.

For a batch of scrub, you'll need:

  • 6 - 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup unscented, liquid castile soap
  • The zest of 1 orange
  • 4 drops orange essential oil
  • 1/2 cup sea salt

Place the orange zest and the basil in a small container, and pour the olive oil over them. Mash the ingredients with a fork, and let them sit overnight. The next morning, press the oil through a sieve or some mesh, removing the zest and herbs.

Combine the scented oil with remaining ingredients, except for the salt, and mix well. Add the salt, and stir to combine. Use this exfoliating scrub in the same manner as described above.

Work with your dermatologist for more skin care tips and be sure to let them know if you have problems with any of the ingredients in these scrubs.


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