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How do I Choose the Best Homemade Facial Scrub?

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  • Written By: Felicia Dye
  • Edited By: C. Wilborn
  • Last Modified Date: 08 November 2018
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Homemade facial scrub can be a great skincare option. If you are not careful, however, it could become a skincare disaster. Before investing in or using any homemade facial scrub, you should know your skin type and your allergies.

Consumers often take for granted that many commercial skincare products have variations for different skin types. If you are planning to make or buy homemade facial scrub, it would be wise to consider your skin type. You should also do some research on which ingredients are helpful and which may aggravate any conditions you may have.

One way to get a good idea of the ingredients for various skin types is to analyze some commercial products. Take notice of what is added to products for oily skin that is not in those that are for normal skin. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to pay special attention to the ingredients that are contained in or missing from most consumer products.

Once you have identified what is beneficial for your skin, it is best to make or choose products with those items. If you are getting homemade facial scrub from someone else, you should make sure you know what is contained in the product. Consumer products list their ingredients because it is important that people know what they are putting on their skin; the same is true with homemade products.

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Another thing you need to consider is any items that you are allergic to. Many items that cause allergic reactions when eaten can be found in skincare products. If you are allergic to raspberries, for example, you may want to avoid raspberry scrub. Do not assume that just because you are not ingesting the item that there is no need to worry. A lot of people who have allergies have only been exposed in one way and do not know whether topical use will cause the same problems.

Since the face can be so sensitive, and its appearance is important, it is also wise to carefully consider whether it is a good idea to get homemade facial scrub from someone else. You should consider that person’s experience and source of knowledge. Even if that person is a friend or relative, you may want to consider whether that qualifies her to produce skincare products.

If you feel comfortable that you or another person is capable of making a safe homemade facial scrub, it is best to use those that have limited amounts of synthetic or chemical ingredients. It is advisable to choose products which are composed completely or mostly of natural items. You should also remember that scrubs are designed to act abrasively, so it is also best to use a homemade facial scrub that has soothing and moisturizing ingredients.

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