Unpredictable, temperamental and cranky—no, we aren’t describing a four-year-old; we are talking about the sensitive skin type, although the pampering and caring are somewhat the same for both.
Dealing with a moody AF skin type isn’t easy. You experience a minor weather change or try a new ingredient or product or simply breathe, and it starts acting up.
Picking an exfoliator for sensitive skin type is a real task though. You need to use mild ingredients that don’t leave it red, irritated and itchy. So, to make your life easier, we rounded up three gentle face scrubs you can make at home and treat your super sensitive skin with them without angering it. Take a look.
01. Honey and oatmeal
Honey and oatmeal are both super calming and nourishing ingredients that exfoliate your skin gently. While oatmeal soothes the skin, honey leaves it bright and glowing. To make this scrub, grind two tablespoons of oatmeal and add two tablespoons of organic honey in it. Mix the two ingredients and massage it on your face gently. Rinse it off and moisturise. Do it once a week.
But let's be honest, concocting a face scrub every time before you want to use it can be a little cumbersome. Hence, if you want something that's readily available each time you want to use it then we recommend you try the St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Scrub and Mask. Enriched with oatmeal and honey, this face scrub helps to slough away dead skin cells as well as delivers your skin with oodles of nourishment.
02. Coffee and coconut oil
Ground coffee helps the exfoliate skin and remove dead skin cells, excess oil and deep-settled impurities on the face. Coconut oil, on the other hand, moisturises and reduces itchiness, redness and rash. Mix equal amounts of finely ground coffee and extra virgin coconut oil and apply it on your face. Massage for a few minutes and wash your face with lukewarm water. Follow up with a moisturiser. Repeat weekly.
The St. Ives Energizing Coconut and Coffee Scrub delivers the same results as the scrub above, just a tad bit faster and more effectively. It provides deep exfoliation to your skin without being even a tiny bit harsh and leaves your skin super smooth and nourished.
03. Brown sugar and olive oil
Brown sugar is finer and thus softer than refined white sugar. It is a better option to include in a facial scrub if you have sensitive skin. Mix some brown sugar with olive oil and make a smooth paste. Use it as a scrub and gently massage it on before splashing it off with water. You can use this DIY scrub once or twice a week. This scrub will soothe skin irritation, lend a healthy glow and leave your skin moisturised.
But if you want quicker results, you should definitely try the St. Ives Radiant Skin Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub. This amazing scrub not only lifts away dead skin cells to give your skin a radiant glow, but is super gentle on the skin and is perfect for anyone with sensitive skin.