Dry skin can be a chronic problem or just a problem during the winter. This is generally rough with appearance of white flakes which give an ugly look. You can prepare a number of homemade scrubs for dry skin, which will help in removing whitish flakes ( dry, chapped skin) and will also help in moisturizing and nourishing the skin. These scrubs can be prepared in easy steps and are completely natural – the best part is you do not have to spend a lot to buy them, which happens when you buy cosmetics from the stores.
How To Prepare Homemade Scrubs At Home
Honey and Orange Peel Scrub
You will need two tablespoons of orange peel powder of slightly coarse consistency and mix it with a tablespoon of honey. You need to have a thick paste. Add a few drops of water if you wish. You can apply this paste on your skin and massage in upward motion, in circular strokes. Let it remain for at least 10 minutes. Rinse off. Your face will be rid of all flakes, will no longer be dry and will be well moisturized.
Mixed Vegetables Scrub
Nothing can be healthier than vegetables and fruits, which are now being used in preparing natural beauty products. For this scrub, you will need sweet potatoes, kale, spinach and carrots. Grate all vegetables and prepare a paste, slightly coarse in texture. Add some honey or milk to this, to make a paste. You can then apply this scrub on your dry skin. Milk and honey will moisturize the skin, while vegetables will help in removing dead skin. The richness ( vitamins, minerals and other nutrients) from vegetables will add a fresh glow to your skin.
Ripe Banana Scrub
You will need two ripe bananas for this pack and some ground sugar. Mix sugar with ripe bananas well till you get a coarse paste. For additional moisture and to hydrate your skin, you need to add honey or milk or olive oil. Start to massage your dry skin with this sticky pulp for at least ten minutes. You can then wash your face with cold water. Your skin will be soft and glowing in no time.
Oats and Almond Scrub
For this scrub, you will need around 8-10 almonds, two tablespoons oats, two tablespoon yogurt and a teaspoon of honey. Grind the oats and almonds well, so that you get a powdered consistency. To have a smooth paste, you can add additional honey or yogurt, which are both excellent skin moisturizers. Mix well and apply this paste on the dry skin. Almonds will nourish your skin, while removing dead skin easily.
Pumpkin Seeds Yogurt Scrub
Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc which helps in keeping body cells healthy. You need a bowl of pumpkin seeds well ground. Add some fresh yogurt to form a paste. This paste will be slight coarse so that it works to remove dead skin cells from the body. You can apply this special yogurt scrub on your dry skin and massage in rotational movement. It will help in keeping the skin soft, nourish it and slowly help in getting rid of dry skin.
Sugar and Lemon Scrub
You will need one lime and slice it into two. In another bowl keep some coarsely powdered sugar. Now, take a lemon slice and dip it in the sugar. Use this slice as a scrubber. Gently massage your skin using this lemon scrub. Lemon helps in maintaining skin softness, will remove debris, remove bacteria and infection while sugar will help in exfoliating the skin.
Cucumber is known for its cooling effects which makes soothes skin, makes it supple and soft. To prepare this pack, you need one whole peeled cucumber well mashed, one tablespoon of sugar and a spoonful of honey if needed. You can apply this scrub on your face and let it remain for at least 10 minutes. You can then rinse it off using cold water. You will love your soft, glowing and nourished skin.
Tomato and Oats Scrubs
Tomato helps in nourishing the skin, adds softens and moisturizes dry skin. You will need two ripe tomatoes, two tablespoons powdered sugar and one cup of ground oats. You need to slice the ripe tomatoes into two three pieces. You can dip one thick tomato slice, in the ground oat and sugar mixture. When well coated, you can take this tomato slice and rub it gently on the dry skin in circular movement. Rubbing this slice will help in removing dry flaking skin. Tomato slices will help in nourishing the skin. Oats will soothe the skin.