If you don't like spending a lot of money on grooming, you should learn how to make an aloe vera face scrub. Women aren't the only ones who can benefit from a face scrub. Dry, flaky skin affects men too, and this buildup of skin can eventually lead to breakouts. It is best to get rid of this dead skin before it turns into a bigger problem. Instead of buying some frilly product for top dollar, you can easily and cheaply make your own aloe vera face scrub at home as needed. This scrub will help slough away dead skin cells that can lead to clogged pores and leave the skin underneath feeling fresh and clean. Best of all, there is no frilly scent. This scrub has a clean, refreshing, light aloe vera fragrance that doesn't linger on the skin. Aloe vera gel can be found in most drug stores in the sun care aisle and is also great to keep on hand to soothe sunburned skin. Gently massage this scrub into your face once a week in the shower for optimum results.
To make an aloe vera face scrub, you will need:
- 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- A bowl
- A spatula
- Combine the ingredients. Place the sugar in the bowl. Add the aloe vera gel and mix with a spatula to form a thick paste. You may need to add more sugar or more aloe vera gel to get the right consistency. It should be fairly thick.
- Apply to the face. Scoop the mixture out of the bowl with your fingers and scrub gently into your face using gentle, circular motions. Pay extra attention to the forehead, nose and chin as these are areas where dead skin cells tend to build up. Scrub gently for about five minutes before rinsing off with cold water.
You can add other ingredients to this scrub, such as oats and honey, if desired as long as the end result has the consistency of a thick paste. Follow up with moisturizer if your skin feels tight after using this aloe vera face scrub. Remember not to apply the aloe vera face scrub too close to your eyes. This scrub is not recommended for very irritated or sunburned skin.