Who thought the secret to glowing skin could lie in our kitchen? If you are one of those who like to avoid using chemicals on your skin for a while, then we got good news for you. You can make do with these DIY facial scrubs from nature’s best products to get that supple, radiant glow you have always wanted. Here are five of our favourite ingredients to try.
Pick one banana from the pantry and mash it with a proportionate amount of sugar granules and a few drops of your go-to essential oil. (We like lavender for soothing and Frankincense for softening.) After mixing the ingredients sufficiently, rub the concoction gently over your skin and rinse off with lukewarm water.
Given its status as a natural humectant, honey is a no-brainer for locking in your skin’s hydration during the drier months on the calendar. Mix two parts of honey and almond oil, each with one spoon of ground oats and apply it to your face. Let the concoction seep into your facial skin for five minutes and wash it off.
Add a spoonful of glycerin to a spoonful of coffee grounds and apply the combination on your face to instantly get rid of dead skin cells. Not only does glycerin act as a magnet for attracting moisture in the skin, but it can also signal your superficial skin cells to mature more rapidly too. Glycerin can pull moisture from the surface in humid environments and put it back into skin cells and is also able to stop water from evaporating from the body—leaving your skin feeling fresh, cool and toned.
The reigning superstar of the skincare aisle, aloe vera is well worth its weight in gold when it comes to hydrating thirsty skin. If you’re looking to go au natural with this ingredient in your beauty regimen, combine one tablespoon of aloe vera gel with an equal amount of olive oil and three spoons of sugar. Massage the scrub gently onto your face and rinse off with cold water.
The alpha hydroxyl acid in papayas help weed out dead skin cells to leave you with soft baby skin. Take a few slices of diced papaya and whip them in the blender with one tablespoon of honey and granulated sugar. Scrub this mixture on your face in gentle circular motions and follow up with a moisturiser to lock in the hydration.