Home-made Facial Scrub

Posted by on Apr 3, 2011 in Beauty | 1 comment


I’m always ready to try new things – so today, when I noticed a droopy branch on my huge aloe vera plant, I saw it as a great opportunity to use the aloe gel in a homemade facial scrub. Because I love the polished feel of my skin after scrubbing it with baking soda, I decided to combine the two – 1 tsp aloe gel, and 1 tsp baking soda.

So, I cleansed my face, and then dried it off a bit, and mixed the aloe and baking soda together before scrubbing my entire face and neck (avoiding the eyes) for a few minutes. I rinsed it off with lukewarm water, and then decided to take exfoliation one step further, by applying fresh lime-juice to my face and neck using a cotton ball (again, avoiding the eyes). WARNING – lime juice stings a little if applied immediately after a scrub – who knew? I let that sit for 20 minutes, and then rinsed it off with lukewarm water and applied my nighttime moisturizer as usual.

Lime juice – contains vitamin C, an antioxidant, and citric acid, a natural exfoliate. Gives smoother skin, refines pores, and can help fade age spots.
Baking soda – great for exfoliation; also good against acne
Aloe gel – anti-inflammatory, healing properties, moisturizing, promotes increased cell turnover, stimulates circulation

One Comment

  1. I too also tried the one you did. It is really soothing. The sting can be rid just not to scrub it hard. Gently scrub it and do avoid contact with eyes just for safety reasons though I did not experience eye sores of something when accidentally put on. Aloe vera is known to have great medicinal value with regards to skin care and it is truly a good choice for facial wash procedure.

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