#DoItYourself: 6 household items that are perfect for face scrubs

So we talked about just how important it is for you to have a daily skin care routine here. And we promised to do a follow up post on DIY face scrubs you can make from basic household items you have at home. Did you know you can make a scrub from almost anything you have in your kitchen? Like literally anything from oats to sugar to salt. These are a couple of combinations that actually work.

  • Sugar scrubs. Either with honey, lemon juice (lime juice doesn’t work as a substitute here) or just water. Sugar scrubs work wonders on blackheads. I have a preference for brown sugar because I find it is milder on my rather sensitive skin than white sugar.


  • Oatmeal (Quaker oats) and honey. This exfoliates (the oatmeal) and moisturizes (honey) your face at the same time. Try grind the oatmeal to finer bits but not powder fine. Maybe it’s the honey but this combination is soothing on the skin. Be sure to let it sit for about fifteen minutes.
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    We all have this guy’s face in our kitchens

These ones are a couple of combinations some people swear by, but I cannot give a personal testimony just yet.

  • Rice and honey. Apparently here you have to grind the rice (which just seems like a lot of work) before adding some honey to form a paste and then using it as a scrub.
  • Baking soda. You can use a paste of  baking soda and water to exfoliate according to some sources. I’m a little sceptical about putting baking soda on my face, so I haven’t tried this yet. But if you have and it worked for you, please let us know below.

These are combinations that never work, and even if they seem like they are (working) trust me it’s not the best for your face in the long run.

  • Toothpaste and anything. No matter what never put toothpaste on your face. I’m pretty sure the people who made it with the intention of it being used to clean teeth, knew what they were doing. There is no magic ingredient contained in toothpaste that helps with acne or blackheads.
  • Salt scrubs. These are usually made of just salt and water and appear to be effective, but are really not. Salt is a little too harsh for most skin types and has the tendency to leave tears on your skin.
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