15 Effective Homemade DIY Face Scrubs You Must Know


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I started using homemade scrubs a few months back, and now I love my skin even more. Trust me; they work well. DIY scrubs are inexpensive, and since we add fruits or honey or lemon these things to the scrub, we get the benefit of these ingredients too.

I have compiled a list of best 15 Homemade DIY scrubs you can use. These scrubs will not only exfoliate your skin but will also help you get rid of acne, blackheads, excess oil, and other skin problems. So, go through this list beauties and let me know which one you liked the most.

1. DIY Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are my favorite. I use homemade DIY sugar scrub almost all the time. Sugar scrubs are best for all skin types even for sensitive skin beauties too. Sugar scrub does not make our skin too dry, so ideal for people with dry skin. Sugar scrub has so many benefits that I have dedicated a whole article about the beauty benefits of sugar scrub.

How to make a homemade DIY sugar scrub

  • Take  3 tbsp of brown sugar in a bowl
  • Add 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 2-3 drops of olive oil
  • Mix well and apply this sugar scrub gently in a circular motion
  • Massage for about 3-5 minutes, wash away with lukewarm water.

This is my favorite recipe for a sugar scrub. If you have oily skin, then skip the olive oil. Use this DIY sugar scrub twice a week.

2. Baking soda – DIY Face Scrub for Acne

Another powerful DIY face scrub. Everyone can use this homemade scrub, but if you have acne, then it might be just the best for you. Baking soda is a natural exfoliant and has antiseptic properties. It kills the germs and acne-causing bacteria. It also soothes the inflammation and redness caused by acne.

How to use baking soda scrub for acne

  • Take 1 tbsp of baking soda.
  • Add little water, enough to make a paste.
  • Rub it on your face for about 3 minutes in a circular motion, be gentle
  • Wash away.

It is the simplest DIY face scrub made at home. You just need baking soda, which you can find in the kitchen and some water.

3. Oatmeal DIY Face Scrub

Oatmeal homemade scrub is best for people with sensitive skin. It is gentle and reduces inflammation besides exfoliating the skin.

How to make oatmeal DIY face scrub at home

  • Take 1/2 cup finely ground oatmeal.
  • Add 2-3 tbsp of unflavored yogurt or honey to it and mix well.
  • Now apply this oatmeal scrub on your face.
  • Massage in circular motion gently.
  • Wash away after 5-7 minutes with lukewarm water.
4. Chocolate DIY Face Scrub for Acne

You must have heard of chocolate body massage and other treatments. Well, chocolates have many benefits for our body and skin. That is why we have listed chocolate scrub for anti-aging. Chocolate keeps us young by removing wrinkles and fine lines. It also makes our muscles tight and more flexible.

How to make Chocolate DIY face scrub

  • Take 1 tbsp cocoa powder in a bowl
  • Add 2 tbsp of brown sugar and 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Also, add 1/2 tbsp of vanilla extract to it and mix well
  • Massage gently with this homemade chocolate scrub for about a minute
  • Now leave it on for about 10 minutes
  • Wash away with lukewarm water

After washing your face, you will find soft and moisturized skin. Use this DIY face scrub twice a week.

5. Papaya homemade natural scrub

Papaya is the most excellent fruit for our skin. The benefits it offers to our skin is unmatched. A lot of home remedies are based on papaya, so why not a scrub. Here is how to make a papaya scrub exfoliating your face.

How to make Papaya DIY face scrub

  • Take 1/2 cup of mashed ripened papaya
  • Add 2 tbsp of brown sugar and 1 tbsp of honey to it and mix well
  • Now exfoliate your skin with papaya DIY face scrub
  • Leave it on for 15 minutes
  • Wash away with lukewarm water

The papaya face scrub is a fantastic fruit scrub that removes dead skin cells and impurities from our face, along with providing essential Vitamins that our skin needs.

6. Coffee DIY face scrub

Coffee has caffeine, which has stimulating effects. Coffee grinds when mixed with olive oil and organic honey. Olive oil has Omega-3 fatty acid, which nourishes our face and cleanses it.

How to make a coffee DIY face scrub

  • Take 1/2 cup of fine coffee grinds.
  • Add 2 tbsp of honey and 1/2 tbsp of olive oil.
  • Mix well and scrub your face with it
  • Leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wash away.
7. Green tea DIY face scrub

We all know green tea has antioxidants that reverse the signs of aging. Green tea, when applied to the face, improves the flexibility of skin and repairs it. Let’s make a scrub with green tea and get its benefits.

8. DIY lemon scrub  for face

Lemon is a natural bleach and antiseptic ingredient. It fights microbes and reduces the appearance of scars. This scrub is best for people with oily skin or acne-prone skin or has scars. If you have sensitive skin, then you should use not use this.

How to make DIY lemon scrub for face

  • Add 1 tbsp of sugar and a few drops of olive oil to it
  • your DIY face scrub is ready, rub it on your face in a circular motion
  • Wash away after 5 minutes
9. Blueberry DIY face scrub

Blueberries have many nutritional benefits for face. If you want to use a fruit-based face scrub, then you can make the blueberry facial scrub at home.

How to make blueberry face scrub at home

  • Take 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries
  • Put them in a food processor and grind well
  • Now add some brown sugar to it and make a scrub
  • Spread this mixture on your face and neck and massage for 3 minutes
  • Wash away after 15 minutes
10. Almond DIY Face scrub

Another effective facial scrub to make at home. In this scrub, we get the goodness of almonds and essential oils.

How to make an almond DIY face scrub

  • Take some raw almonds and put them in a food processor to make a fine meal
  •  Add 3-4 tbsp of almond oil or coconut oil
  • Add a few drops of essential oil like lavender oil or rose oil
  • Mix well and make the scrub
  • Apply it on your face and massage well
  • Wash away with lukewarm water
11. Coconut oil – DIY face scrub for dry skin

Coconut oil is used for skin care and hair care in many ways. You can use it to exfoliate your dry skin. This scrub won’t leave your skin dry. It will remove all the dead skin cells and impurities.

How to make Coconut oil & sea salt DIY face scrub

  • Take 3 tbsp of coconut oil.
  • Add enough sea salt to make a thick paste.
  • Now exfoliate your face with this homemade scrub.
  • Wash away with lukewarm water.
12. Cinnamon Scrub

Take 1 tbsp of cinnamon powder and add an almost equal amount of honey to make a paste. Now massage your face with this homemade facial scrub.

Wash away after 15 minutes.

13. Yogurt DIY scrub

Yogurt is very nourishing for our skin. It stimulates the blood circulation and improves the cell regenerating power of our skin. This scrub is very simple.

Take some unflavored yogurt and massage your face with it. Wash away after 5 minutes. Use this scrub once or twice a week.

14. Strawberry DIY face scrub

Increasing our list of fruits based scrub, we are adding strawberry DIY face scrub.

How to make a strawberry DIY face scrub

  • Take 1/2 cup strawberries and put them in the food processor.
  • Add 2 tbsp of brown sugar and mix well.
  • Massage your face in a circular motion with strawberry scrub
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash away.
15. Rice DIY face scrub

Take 1/2 cup of rice and grind them to make fine grains for a scrub. Add 2 tbsp of honey and little amount of lemon juice to it.

Rub your face with rice scrub concentrating on marks. Wash away with lukewarm water

I hope you liked my article on the best homemade DIY scrubs. These are all-natural and have no side effects. Replace your cosmetic scrub with any of these DIY face scrubs, and you will start noticing a difference in your skin texture after a few weeks. Using natural skin care treatment goes a long way to keep young and glowing skin