Let us learn to prepare homemade face scrub with natural Ayurvedic ingredients. The herbs that I have used are quite commonly available. The formula is flexible. You can add or delete some ingredients based on your convenience.
Purpose of this face scrub
To dig out the pore dust
To cleanse the pores
To remove the dead skin layer
To have a cooling and soothing effect over the skin, in spite of the scrubbing action
To heal any long lasting acne, acne scar, etc.
To have some therapeutic effect over skin diseases affecting face, like eczema.
Homemade face scrub video
What you need?
Coarse Green gram powder – 2 tablespoon. The powder needs to be coarse, to bring about the scrubbing effect.
Turmeric – 1 pinch – improves skin complexion, fights skin diseases and skin allergies
Manijshta (Rubia cordifolia)- Calms Pitta, commonly used in all skin diseases, cleanses blood. Quantity is 1 – 2 teaspoonful
Khadira (Acacia catechu) – another commonly used herb in all skin diseases. – 1 teaspoon
Neem powder – Nothing is as effective as neem to bring about scrubbing, cleansing effect. Also heals wounds, ulcers and very useful in skin diseases – 1 – 2 teaspoon
Sandalwood – To bring glow to the skin and to calm Pitta – 1 teaspoon
Coarse powder of almond – to have some nutritional value. A good source of Vitamin E – 1 teaspoon
Rose petal paste / Rose water – to nullify excess heat generated due to scrubbing. Calming and soothing to facial skin – 1 teaspoon
Curds – sour taste is penetrating in nature. It helps to evacuate the pores. – 1 – 2 tablespoon
How to make?
Mix all ingredients and make a semisolid, thin paste.
How to use?
Wet the face with water. Apply a thin layer of the scrub. Gently massage the face in upward direction with your finger tips for 5 – 7 minutes.
If someone else massages your face instead of yourself, better.
Wash off with lukewarm water.
Do not put too much pressure.
Take care to avoid active acne that are red in colour. It may induce bursting and bleeding.
Avoid contact to eyes. If some particle gets into the eye it may cause irritation. In that case, flush the eyes with cold water.