If you’ve got oily skin, face scrubs are your BFF. They help clear sebum, blackheads and acne-causing bacteria off your face like nothing else. These skincare heroes help you get oil-free, smooth and healthy skin and thus you absolutely need to include them in your weekly skincare routine.
Make use of all the free time you have at hand because of the lockdown and whip up these 3 DIY face scrub recipes your oily skin will love. Ps. the ingredients are readily available in your kitchen, thankfully.
Tomato and sugar scrub
Tomato helps control excess oil on the face and sugar helps exfoliate the skin and remove oil, dirt, blackheads and whiteheads deep settled on the skin. Mix tomato pulp and one tablespoon of sugar and use it as a scrub. Alternatively, you can cut a tomato in half, pour half tablespoon of refined or brown sugar and rub it gently on your cleansed face for about seven to ten minutes. Rinse off and follow up with a moisturiser. Do this twice a week.
Sea salt, lemon and honey
Lemon is a cleansing agent and thus a godsend for oily skin. While sea salt and lemon cleanse your skin of oil, honey leaves it moisturised and glowing. To make this scrub, mix two tablespoons of lemon juice and honey each, and add one tablespoon of sea salt. Mix it well and wash your face before applying it. Massage it on your face for ten minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. Moisturise and repeat weekly.
Coffee and yoghurt
Coffee and yoghurt are both excellent ingredients for oily skin. Coffee is full of antioxidants and yoghurt helps control sebum production and kill bacteria on the skin. Take two tablespoons of ground coffee in a bowl and add two tablespoons of yoghurt in it. Whisk it and apply it evenly on your face. Gently massage it on with your fingertips. Splash it off with water and use a lightweight moisturiser right away. Use this scrub once or twice a week.