11 Homemade Exfoliating Face Masks for Clearer Skin
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11 Homemade Exfoliating Face Masks for Clearer Skin

As mentioned in my 10 Step Guide to Fading and Treating Acne Scars, exfoliation is one of the most important things you will need to do as a part of your skin care regimen.  This process is especially important for reducing dark spots and blemishes.

What is exfoliation?

Simply stated, exfoliation is a process that involves removing dead skin cells from your skin.  Most exfoliating agents contain natural ingredients used to soften the skin and remove contaminants to make way for healthier and more refreshed looking skin.

The Benefits of Exfoliating Skin

There are several benefits that you will receive from exfoliating your skin.  Here is a list of 10 of them:

  • Removes dead skin cells
  • To remove excess oils from the skin
  • To unclog pores
  • Allows products to deeply penetrate your skin and work more effectively
  • Speeds up the skin renewal and regeneration process
  • Helps improve the appearance of dark spots and blemishes
  • Improves hyperpigmentation
  • Helps smoothen the skin
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Is a key factor in speeding up the healing process of new blemishes that appear due to acne breakouts

DIY Homemade Exfoliating Face Masks

I’ve rounded up a list of essential and DIY homemade and exfoliating masks that you can use to help you on your journey to clearer skin.

The best part about using these masks is that they all include 100% natural ingredients and therefore do not contain any harsh chemicals.   Here is that list:

 

  1. Papaya Exfoliating Mask  Papaya Skin Mask

What you will need:

  • ¼ Papaya
  • 1 Tbsp Raw honey
  • ½ Tsp Lemon juice
  • Blender
  • Small bowl

Directions:

  • Chop papaya into small pieces
  • Add papaya, honey and lemon juice to blender
  • Blend mixture to paste
  • Apply mixture to your face; Leave on for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water; Pat dry
  • Apply a moisturizer

 

  1. Coffee Mask

What you will need:

  • 3 Tbsp used coffee grounds
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • ½ Tsp raw honey

 

Directions:

  • Mix coffee, honey and water together until it turns into a paste
  • Apply mixture to your face and massage gently
  • Let the mixture sit on your face for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse off with warm water; Pat dry
  • Moisturize your skin

 

  1. Baking Soda Scrub   Baking Soda Scrub

What you will need:

  • 1 Tbsp Baking Soda
  • Water
  • Small bowl

 

Directions:

  •  Combine baking soda, water into a small bowl
  • Mix ingredients into a paste
  • Dampen your face then apply mixture to your face; Massage into your skin
  • Leave mixture on for 2-3 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water then pat dry
  • Apply moisturizer

 

  1. Sugar Scrub

What you will need:

  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp organic coconut oil

 

Directions:

 

  • Combine the sugar and coconut oil in a small bowl.
  • Mix the two ingredients thoroughly
  • Rub the mixture in circular motions on cleansed skin for about a minute
  • Rinse face with warm water and pat dry
  • Moisturize the skin

 

  1. Sugar Lemon Scrub

What you will need:

  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • Juice from ½ a lemon
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey
  • 1 Tsb olive oil

 

Directions:  

  • Combine the lemon juice and olive oil thoroughly in a small bowl.
  • Once the 2 ingredients are well combined, add the raw honey and the granulated sugar
  • Rub the mixture in circular motions on cleansed skin
  • Rinse face with warm water and pat dry
  • Moisturize the skin

 Green Tea and Sugar Mask

  1. Sugar Honey and Green Tea  

What you will need:

  • 1 unflavored Green Tea bag
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey
  • 3 Tsb granulated sugar

 

 

 

Directions:  

  • Brew a cup of green tea. Use less water than normal so as to have a more concentrated tea
  • Take 2 teaspoons of the green tea and pour into a bowl. Let it cool.
  • Pour the sugar into the tea until the right texture is achieved.
  • Add the honey and mix well
  • Apply the mixture on freshly cleansed skin and rub in circular motions
  • Rinse face with warm water and pat dry
  • Moisturize the skin

 

  1. Yogurt and Honey Mask

What you will need:

  • 2 Tbsp unflavored yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey

 

Directions:  

  • Mix the yogurt and honey
  • Apply the mixture on the skin and leave on for about 10 minutes
  • Rinse face with warm water and pat dry
  • Moisturize the skin

 

  1. Oatmeal & Honey Scrub   

What you will need:

  • 3 Tbsp finely ground oatmeal
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey

 

Directions:  

  • Combine the 2 ingredients together and mix well
  • Apply the mixture on freshly cleansed skin and rub in circular motions
  • Rinse face with warm water and pat dry
  • Moisturize the skin

 

  1. Salt & Sugar Scrub    Salt Sugar and Honey Scrub

What you will need:

  • 1 Tbsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • I Tbsp Olive oil
  • A few drops of essential oil such as lavender or peppermint

 

Directions:  

  • Combine the salt, sugar and olive oil
  • Add the drops of your choice of essential oil and mix thoroughly
  • Apply the mixture on clean, dry skin
  • Rinse face with warm water and pat dry
  • Moisturize the skin

 

  1. Rice, Lemon & Honey Scrub  

What you will need:

  • A handful of rice grains
  • 1 Tbsp Honey

 

Directions:  

  • Roughly grind the rice in a food processor
  • Add the honey to form a thick paste
  • Apply the paste to the skin in circular motions
  • Rinse face with warm water and pat dry
  • Moisturize the skin

 

  1. Cinnamon & Honey Mask   Cinnamon Scrub

What you will need:

  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp raw honey

 

Directions:  

  • Combine the cinnamon and honey until a paste form
  • Apply the paste onto the skin
  • Leave on the face for 20 to 30 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water and pat dry
  • Moisturize the skin
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