A scrub should be mild enough to be used everyday. Scrubs stimulate circulation and cleanse the pores, preventing blackheads by efficiently removing the dead scaly outermost layer of the skin. It helps bring lustre to your complexion and stimulates new skin growth. Avoid scrubs claimed to be natural that use crushed apricot pits or nutshells, as they are too rough and abrasive for your skin.
Listed below are some home made scrubs for various skin types. Gently rub the mixture on the face in small clockwise circles. Rinse off with cool water.
For Normal Skin – oat flour plus a little Basil (tulsi), sandalwood (chandan) powder and rose (gulab) petals. Mix to a paste with water, milk or comfrey tea.
For Dry Skin – chickpea or fine lentil flour with wheat germ, powdered almonds, ashwagandha, haritaki, fenugreek, basil and rose petals. Mix these ingredients and with aloe vera juice, milk or cream.
For Oily Skin – barley flour with rice bran, Indian gooseberry (amla), corriander (dhania), neem, sandalwood and lavender powder. Mix these with diluted lemon or aloe vera juice.
For Mature Skin – lentil, barley or rice flour with ashwagandha, basil and powdered orange blossom mixed with aloe vera (ghrita kumari) juice or milk with a little honey.
For Blemished Skin – oat flour and clay powder plus ashwagandha, coriander, cumin, fenugreek, ginger (adrak), neem and pinch of turmeric (haldi), all mixed with yogurt (dahi).
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