Last week I posted about my Homemade Face Mask recipe, which I really love to do once a week these days. It draws out all of the toxins and dirt and leaves my skin clean. But you also need to use a homemade face scrub with tea tree oil for acne once or twice a week to rejuvenate the skin and get rid of the dead skin. Find out other tea tree uses here!
Homemade Face Scrub with Tea Tree Oil for Acne
This homemade face scrub helps your skin look brighter by getting rid of dry skin on top and soothing and healing the skin underneath.
Ingredients for the Homemade Face Scrub
Oats are effective in fighting dull, flaky dryness as they contain polysaccharides, which become gelatinous in water. They form a fine protective film when applied on skin. It acts as a natural moisturizer by removing the dead skin cells. It contains beta-glucan that forms a fine film on your skin as well as penetrates deep into the skin to provide much needed deep moisturizing to your skin. Oatmeal enhances wound healing and shallow abrasions and improves collagen deposition and activation of immune cells within the skin.
Yellow corn is a rich source of beta-carotene which forms vitamin A that is vital for the maintenance of healthy skin. Vitamin C and lycopene are potential antioxidants that prevent the UV generated free radicals from damaging the skin and increase the production of collagen that assists in the maintenance of smooth skin. Besides being eaten, corn can also be applied topically as corn oil which is a rich source of linoleic acid.
Kaolin clay is recommended for oily and normal skin. It is an excellent skin care treatment as it helps control sebum production, the major contributor to oily skin. The clay helps in regenerating and mineralizing of the dry areas, leaving your skin smooth and glowing. Kaolin clay contains a compound known as montmorillonite that helps to remove toxins and oils from your skin. It is also rich in phyto-nutrients and essential minerals and is commonly used for therapeutic purposes.
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Lemongrass will help limit bacterial or microbial growth on the skin. Lemongrass also acts as an astringent, which constricts the skin. This helps to minimize pores, limit the secretions of oil and provide a temporary skin-firming treatment.
Geranium oil helps with dry skin and also wrinkles.
Lavender oil is a wonderful soothing and healing ingredient in this homemade face mask. It can help stimulate new cell growth and regeneration as well as calm the skin.
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Tea Tree (Melaleuca A)
This healing essential oil can comfort and beautify the appearance of skin. Tea tree reduces sebum production by the skin.
Homemade Face Scrub Recipe
1 cup quick cooking Rolled Oats
1/4 cup Cornmeal
1/4 cup Cosmetic Clay
2 drops Lemongrass essential oil
2 drops Lavender essential oil
1 drop Tea Tree essential oil
1 drop Rose Geranium essential oil
- Grind the oats in a blender or food processor until fine. They need to be ground very fine so they make a smooth paste when you add water.
- Using a metal spoon, stir together the oats, cornmeal and clay in a glass or ceramic bowl.
- Drop in the essential oils, placing each drop in a separate spot to distribute. Stir (or shake) until thoroughly mixed.
- Make sure the oils are mixed and not just balled up in the dry mixture. If this happens, just smoosh them with the back of a spoon.
- To use, mix a heaping tablespoon of the scrub with enough warm water to make a paste. Just put a bit into your palm and use your finger to mix it.
- Massage the facial scrub into your skin using gentle circular motions.
- Let sit for a minute or two and then rinse with warm water. Use moisturizer as needed.
Don’t forget to check out ALL of the natural skin care posts here on this site!
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