Now a days many Facial Scrub available in the market which are made by chemical. While scrubs are said to slough off dead and dry skin, we often overdo that. “Some scrubs that have mineral oils, synthetics (abrasive beads made of plastic) or chemicals that can be harmful if you skin is sensitive. If the skin has a cut or bruise, then avoid using a salt body scrub as it will aggravate the condition and burn the skin,” adds Anand.
So, what works?
Natural exfoliants are said to be the ideal choice. Adds Anand, “Scrubs made with natural ingredients such as sugar, salt, carrier oils, honey work, assuming you are not over doing it. Also choose natural oils such as sweet almond oil, Jojoba and Avocado oil. These natural ingredients are great for the skin.”
Use a scrub about once a week to slough off dead skin cells and stimulate circulation. The mild exfoliating action of an herbal scrub will leave your face looking radiant and feeling baby soft. Be careful, though: Scrubbing too vigorously can leave unsightly blotches, although these will fade with time. If you have sensitive skin, be extra gentle.
1 c rolled oats
⅓ c cornmeal
⅓ c dried herbs (such as calendula, lavender, peppermint, rose petals, or a mixture of herbs)
Almonds, clay, or sugar (optional; use alone or in combination to total 1 Tbsp)
1. COMBINE the oatmeal, cornmeal, herbs, and almonds, clay, or sugar (if using) in a clean coffee grinder.
2. GRIND the mixture to a fine powder. (You could also use a mortar and pestle.)
3. STORE the scrub in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dry location for up to 3 months.
4. TO USE: place some of the mixture in the palm of your hand. Add enough water to make a paste. Apply the mixture evenly over your face, avoiding your eyes. Massage the scrub gently into your skin, using circular motions. Rinse thoroughly.