Is your face in desperate need of some TLC after the long, dry winter? If so, one of these homemade natural face scrubs might be just the ticket. And you won’t have to go further than your pantry or fridge to create most of them. Keep reading to check out 25 of our favorite refreshing, easy-to-make face scrubs and masks.
1. DIY Calming Face Scrub
Give your face a breath of fresh air with this cucumber and oatmeal based concoction. This lovely smelling mask will both sooth and hydrate your parched, tired skin. Make your way over to Hello Glow check out the recipe (along with a recipe for a fancy spa water, as well!).
2. Kiwi Skin Brightening Mask
This brightly colored mask is made with kiwi, a fruit known for its enzymes that remove dead skin cells an brighten dark spots on your face. The coconut oil and honey will moisturize your face too. Head over to Simple Medicine to find out how to mix up this one.
3. Aloe Green Tea Face Scrub
If you like your face scrub to be exfoliating, then this sugar based scrub could work quite well for you. It also contains green tea leaves which will be very invigorating for your skin. Check out the recipe and more photos over at the Sweet Simple Living blog.
4. Turmeric Face Scrub
Turmeric has become a popular spice of late, thanks in part to its anti-inflammatory properties. In this recipe, it is combined with almond milk and baking soda to create a bright face scrub that will even out your skin tone. Read all about it over at the Hello Glow blog.
5. Vanilla Green Tea Face Scrub
This thick scrub will leave your face feeling hydrated and soft. It is made with a healthy mix of oatmeal, honey and green tea, along with some lavender and vanilla which will make for a pleasant aroma. Check out the full recipe over at Pastels & Macarons.
6. Coffee Cacao Face Scrub
This one uses coffee grounds as the main ingredient, something that will help to tighten your skin and reduce redness and inflammation. The cacao will also help rid your body of free radicals. Read all about this lovely face scrub over at Kale & Caramel.
7. Brown Sugar and Honey Scrub
This mixture includes sweet exfoliating brown sugar, antibacterial honey and moisturizing olive oil. It will leave your face feeling clean, smooth and refreshed. Make your way over to Curious and Catcat to find out how to mix up a batch of this luxurious face mask for yourself.
8. Blackhead Removal Scrub
If you have trouble with pesky blackheads on your face, then you might want to give this simple mixture a try. Combine fresh orange juice with baking soda to create an effective black head reducing scrub. Check out the recipe and more photos at Sprouting Healthy Habits.
9. Pimple-Be-Gone Mask
This rich mask combines raw honey with sugar to create a super effective acne reducing face scrub. Cinnamon, mint and tea tree oil are also added, helping further to eliminate those frustrating red bumps. Head over to The Candid Kitchen to check out the recipe.
10. Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub
This thick face scrub is made with a variety of healthy ingredients, including coconut oil (which is actually thick in texture), turbinado sugar, honey and vitamin E gel capsules. Make your way over to Ciao Mama to find out how to mix up this lovely scrub.
11. Oatmeal and Honey Scrub
This oatmeal and honey mixture can be used as both a scrub and a mask, if you leave it on your face for a few extra minutes. In addition to oatmeal and honey, almond oil is also added to give it a moisturizing effect. Check out the full tutorial over at Dabbles and Babbles.
12. Sugar and Coconut Face Wash
This thick face wash is made with coconut oil, coffee grounds and sugar and it delivers an exfoliating scrub that will leave the skin on your delicate face feeling smooth and rejuvenated. Make your way over to the Savvy Naturalista to find out how to mix up this treat for your face.
13. Chamomile Face Scrub
This scrub is made using a unique mix of chamomile tea, olive oil and white sugar. The chamomile works wonders to sooth problem areas on your face, while the sugar exfoliates. Head over to Lorimer Street Kitchen’s blog to find out how to make this lovely scrub.
14. Coffee Mud Mask
This intense mask is great for skin that is developing fine lines, and the mud will also help reduce any inflammation that may be occurring on the skin. Not to mention the apple cider vinegar which will tone your skin. Get the full recipe over at the Savvy Naturalista.
15. Almond Face Scrub
This luxurious face scrub has some different ingredients, including almond meal and wheatgerm. Combined with a few other items, they make for a lovely potion that will gently exfoliate and cleanse your sensitive skin. Head over to Blah Blah magazine to check out the full recipe and some customizations for different skin types.
16. Lemon Apple Mask
Give oily skin a good cleanse with this fruity face mask made using applesauce, fresh lemon juice and dried sage. The lemon and apple both contain exfoliating properties that will help with excess oil, while the sage acts as an astringent. Find out how to make your own over at Hello Glow.
17. Herbal Facial Scrub
This natural mix of herbs, clay and oats and almonds will leave your face feeling rejuvenated and ready for spring. Again, you can add other ingredients that address your own personal skin concerns. Head over to Simple Medicine to check out the recipe and all of the additions you can make.
18. Greek Yogurt Face Mask
Greek yogurt has lactic acid in it, which is a natural cleanser and a gentle scrub. The live bacteria and probiotics are also super beneficial to your skin. And as mentioned before, the honey has its own set of helpful benefits. Make your way over to Hello Glow to check out all the details.
19. Grapefruit Scented DIY Face Scrub
There’s something so refreshing about citrus, isn’t there? The grapefruit essential oil in this lovely face scrub is sure to give you a boost of energy while it helps to rejuvenate your face. And the olive oil and honey will moisturize your skin. Head over to Rise and Shine to check out the full recipe.
20. Banana Mask
Bananas are another great fruit that can be used for all kinds of masks and scrubs. One of the simplest includes just bananas and apricots, but there are a whole host of other options too. Make your way over to Hello Glow to see ten different ways to use bananas in a variety of different skincare potions.
21. Strawberry Age Spot Remedy
If age spots are a skin ailment that you struggle with, then this strawberry based mask may be the perfect solution for you. All you’ll need are some fresh strawberries, plain yogurt, clay and essential oil. Head over to Paula Parrish’s blog to find out how to mix up this lovely treat for your face.
22. After Sun Mask
Are you guilty of spending a bit too much time under the sun’s damaging rays during the summer? Help sooth your fried skin with this concoction of avocado, honey and a couple of essential oils. Make your way over to She Uncovered to find out how to mix up your own batch.
23. Lavender Honey Face Mask
This one will keep your face feeling bright and clean, thanks to the cleansing antibacterial agents of raw unfiltered honey and the addition of fresh lemon juice which has lightening effects on your skin. Head over to Kale and Caramel to find out how to create your own beautiful lavender honey mask.
24. Honey Face Wash
Are you noticing a trend yet? Honey is great for your skin! Here we have a honey face wash that is made with tea tree old that will help to clear any acne and prevent further breakouts. Make your way over to Blah Blah Magazine to find out how to mix up your very own face-clearing wash.
25. Strawberry Smoothie Face Mask
And last but not least, this strawberry face mask looks just like a smoothie you’d drink – only its made with uncooked oats so it probably wouldn’t taste very good! Strawberries have a whole slew of beneficial antioxidants that will make your skin healthier. Check out the full tutorial at Call Me A Hippie.