How to Make Strawberry Facial Scrub

If your face is feeling dry and signs of aging are beginning to show, then a good exfoliating facial scrub may be in order for you. Doctors use exfoliation as a means to restore a more youthful look. Frequently their mixtures are quite strong, but here is a gentle recipe that gives you a youthful look with natural ingredients.

Things You'll Need
  • Lemon juice
  • Strawberries
  • Blender
  • Bowl
  • Milk
  • Measuring tool
  • 1/2 lemon
Blend enough strawberries to get 7 tbsp. of strawberry mash. The grittiness of the mixture will act a natural scrub, but strawberries are an important part of the recipe because they contain alpha-hydroxy acid, which helps lift off the old dead cells and reveal new more youthful skin cells.

Add 1 tsp. of lemon juice. Lemon juice contains alpha-hydroxy acids, making it another powerful tool to remove the dead skin that no longer retains water to give the skin a youthful, plump, fresh appearance.

Blend in 2 tsp. of powered milk into the strawberry and lemon juice mixture. The milk is another ingredient to act as an exfoliant because it contains alpha-hydroxy acids that also slough away dead skin cell and help to unplug pores, thus removing blackheads. Milk also contains fats that help this recipe soften and seal the skin.

Apply the mixture to the entire face and neck. Leave it for about 15 minutes and scrub off with a bowl of lukewarm water that has been mixed with the juice of 1/2 of a lemon.

Rinse one more time with cold water to help close the pores and remove any residue.