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
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
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
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, corriander, cummin,
fenugreek, ginger (adrak), neem and pinch of turmeric (haldi),
all mixed with yoghurt (dahi).
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