Getting rid of dead skin cells is one of the simplest and most efficient possibilities for enjoying a cleaner, much more attractive complexion. We’ve discussed many natural scrub possibilities already but I’d like to share a new favorite with you – a rice and banana facial scrub.
The facial scrub is suitable for all skin types and it can be used on sensitive or acne-prone skin without causing irritation.
This DIY Beauty facial scrub will help gently slough away your tired outer dead skin cells and add moisture and brighten your skin tone. Bananas have moisturizing qualities, thus making the exfoliation gentler.
Benefits of the Ingredients
Bananas and coconut milk are moisturizing and provide a gorgeous fragrance to your regular exfoliation ritual.
Grind up the rice finely and you’ll have an ideal base for this Banana & Ground Rice Scrub.
- 2 tbsp organic rice (you can substitute it with rice flour)
- Half a ripe banana
- lemon juice
- 1 or 2 tbsp coconut milk (you can use goat’s milk or plain yogurt)
1. Use a coffee grinder to grind the rice beans. Opt for the finest setting. If you don’t have a coffee grinder, you can use rice flour.
2. Put the ground rice in the blender and add the banana and the coconut milk and add 2 tsp of lemon juice. Blend together, until you get a thick mixture. If the scrub is too thick, you may consider adding a little bit more of the coconut milk.
3. Wet your face with lukewarm water and gently massage the scrub into the skin. Use your fingers to apply the paste to circular, gentle movements. Let it act for a couple of minutes and wash your face. Moisturize and you’re done.
To get the best results, use the facial scrub once or twice per week. Keep in mind that this scrub contains no preservatives. Make small quantities of it and use the entire amount on your face. You can’t store the scrub for a long period of time but if you have some leftover amount, keep it in the fridge.
You can add 1 tsp. jojoba or sweet almond oil to this recipe, or substitute 5 tbsp. oil in place of the goat’s milk (or coconut milk), if desired, for extra moisturizing.