For people with oily skin, accumulation of dead skin cells on the face and body increases the risk of breakouts. The dead skin blocks the skin pores and causes blackheads, whiteheads, acne and pimples. Scrubbing helps in sloughing off the dead skin. If you have oily and acne prone skin, scrubbing twice a week may help in keeping your skin acne free for a longer time. Although you will come across different types of scrubs in the stores, to save money and protect your skin from chemicals, you can make your own facial and body scrub with simple kitchen ingredients. The homemade scrubs for oily skin, apart from helping in exfoliation, offer a number of skin benefits.
Here Is How You Can Make Scrubs For Oily Skin At Home:
1. Sugar Scrub
To prepare sugar scrub for oily skin you will need two cups of brown sugar, ¾-cup of almond or jojoba oil, half a teaspoon of ground turmeric and 10 drops of lemon or tea tree essential oil. Mix the sugar and the oil to make a thick paste. Add turmeric and the essential oil. Mix the ingredients well. Take a small amount of the mixture and gently scrub your face.
2. Oatmeal Scrub
Oatmeal is an excellent exfoliant for the oily skin. It contains saponins that help in absorbing the excess oil from the skin and loosening the dirt. You can make a simple scrub my mixing ground oatmeal with water. However, for better result, you will need additional ingredients. Mix ¼-cup of ground rolled oats with a tablespoon of unflavored yogurt, two teaspoons of honey, ½-teaspoon of powdered cinnamon and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Gently rub your face with the mixture for a few minutes.
3. Salt Scrub
You can get rid of the dead skin and reduce the oiliness of the skin with the help of salt scrub. The ingredients you need to prepare the scrub are ¾-cup of salt, ¼-cup of sunflower oil, ¼-cup of almond oil and 3 drops of tea tree, lavender, grapefruit or bergamot essential oil. Make a thick paste by mixing the ingredients and use it as your regular scrub.
4. Almond Scrub
Combine ½-teaspoon of finely ground almonds or a teaspoon of almond flour with two teaspoons of rosewater or milk. Gently rub your face with the paste for about 3 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.
5. Gram Flour Scrub
Gram flour is a natural skin cleanser and exfoliant. Mix a tablespoon of gram flour with two tablespoons of low fat plain yogurt. Add a pinch of turmeric powder. Mix the ingredients well. With gentle circular motion, rub the paste on your face for a few minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.