DIY Oatmeal Brown Sugar Facial Scrub

DIY Oatmeal and Brown Sugar Exfoliating Facial Scrub

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Sugar scrubs are one of the easiest ways to pamper yourself in the convenience of your own home. You may have tried some sugar scrub recipes already like this DIY Coconut Coffee Sugar Scrub or this Hydrating Body Scrub. These are awesome body scrub recipes, but today we are going to focus on your face.

Why Should You Use A Facial Scrub?

Face scrubs are great for removing dead skin cells and polishing the skin. They can help reduce red spots and blemishes while softening the skin. As it exfoliates, the face scrub helps to increase circulation and uncover the radiant skin beneath.

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Facial Scrub Ingredients

There are so many options for facial scrub ingredients. It can be exciting coming up with fun, nourishing combinations.

But there are a few things to consider before choosing your ingredients.

1. Choose a gentle, fine exfoliator.

You don’t want to use a harsh, abrasive exfoliator on your face. These are fine for body scrubs but we need a gentler option for your face. Some examples are finely ground sugars and salts, powdered herbs, and oatmeal. Nothing harsh for the delicate skin on your face.

2. Choose the right carrier oil or base for your facial scrub.

Facial scrubs are usually mixed with a carrier oil for easier application and nourishment for your skin. I chose jojoba oil for this facial scrub recipe because it is a great oil for acne prone skin but also extremely moisturizing. The last thing you want your face scrub to do is break you out.

If you aren’t prone to breakouts you could swap the jojoba for sweet almond oilcoconut oil, or your favorite carrier oil for your skin.

Not sure which carrier oil to use? Check out this great article: How To Choose Carrier Oils

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Why I Chose These Ingredients:

Oatmeal – Oatmeal is a great all-natural exfoliator. It can help troubled skin and is naturally soothing.

Brown Sugar – Brown sugar is hydrating and exfoliating, making it a great addition to any scrub recipe.

Raw Honey – Honey is AMAZING for your skin! It is gentle enough to cleanse without stripping or drying out your skin. It is ideal for all skin types. If you do suffer from breakouts, Manuka Honey is a little more powerful option to cleanse and help prevent future breakouts.

Jojoba Oil – I love jojoba oil. It is a non-greasy oil that closely resembles your own skin’s sebum. It is an awesome option for moisturizing the skin without clogging the pores.

Essential Oils – Frankincense, Geranium and Lavender are all known for their healing properties. Frankincense is a great addition to many DIY anti-aging serums and creams because of it’s tightening properties.

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How Often to Use A Facial Scrub

For most skin types it is beneficial to use a facial scrub 2-3 times per week. Unless you have super sensitive skin, then try once a week and see how your skin reacts. This recipe will be enough for around 3 uses.

A facial scrub can be an integral part of an at-home facial pampering.

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Oatmeal and Brown Sugar Exfoliating Facial Scrub
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Grind oatmeal and brown sugar into a fine powder using a coffee grinder or blender of your choice.
  2. Add the raw honey, jojoba oil and essential oils and stir well.
  3. Wet face with a little warm water.
  4. Apply a small amount of facial scrub to your skin and gently massage using small, circular motions for several minutes.
  5. For best results, leave facial scrub on your face for 5-10 minutes if you have time.
  6. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Not feeling particularly DIYish, but want the whole spa scrub experience at home?
Check out Scratch Mommy Founder Jess’s lovely Face Scrub in the Pronounce Skincare Shop!

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    1. Kassidy Kalberer
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    I absolutely love facial and body scrubs but I’m not really good with DIY’s. But this recipe seems to encourage me to do this at home. Oatmeal, honey & brown sugar are just available in my kitchen. Will definitely try this out. Thanks for sharing!

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    I really want to try out these scrubs sometimes. I think they would be a lot of fun to try. I have heard that they help with different things like circulation like you mentioned. I have also heard they are good to remove dead skin and flakes. That would really make a difference for me because I have really bad flakes on my feet.

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    I cannot for the life of me get all the oil to combine with everything else. Is this a problem you’ve encountered? If so, how did you fix it?

    1. Kassidy Kalberer

      Hi Jessika! A little extra oil is a-okay. Just stir it up with your fingers before you use it and let the yummy oils sit on your face for a few minutes before rinsing. Happy DIYing 😊

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    1. Kassidy Kalberer
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    Wow! Based on experience, this is amazing! When I made this, I only used the basic ingredients: brown sugar, oats, and coconut oil. I expected it to make my sensitive skin irritated, but it didn’t! Just find a secure place to put it, though. I caught some ants (3 or 5 of them little things) trying to sneak inside the container I used.
    Before, I would use coconut oil on its own, but I didn’t like the greasy feel to it. Plus, it felt like the more I did put oil on my face, the more dry and peeling it was after (I’ve never felt the need to prove it, though).
    So it was during my worst- when you could clearly see dry skin flakes (I know, disgusting, right?) on my face -that I found this lifesaver of a recipe online.
    5/5 will be doing this again!

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    1. Kassidy Kalberer

      Hi Cheryll! We are not entirely sure where this jar came from 😅 we did find one that is similar on Amazon. Those come in a 12 pack. If you are looking for just a single jar, we have small glass jars for sale in our shop over at Pronounce. I hope this helps you 😊

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      Fantastic…I’m glad you found the recipe! The way the recipe is written is a really small batch and will be used up pretty quickly, I’d think. Honestly, with the honey (and even adding a few drops of vitamin E), I would have no concerns having this around for a few months. Just make sure that you use clean utensils when DIYing, and always use clean hands when using the mask. Happy DIYing!

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    Nice article! You are sharing such a great recipe and this face scrub seems easy to create with handy ingredients. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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