5 DIY Scrubs For Acne You Should Be Using Right Now

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Hey, why waste much money on expensive scrubs when all you need to do is make it right there in your home?

As you already know, to exfoliate is important for any person’s skin who’s interested in following a regular skin care routine. It’s no longer news that dead skin cells are constantly left off on the skin and can accumulate right there on the surface.

The issue is that these dead skin cells may clog your sweat pores hence causing acne breakouts. This is definitely not healthy for a person who’s running from acne breakout.

For your pleasure, we’ve come up with a profound list of the best DIY Scrubs for acne that you can effortlessly prepare from the comfort of your home to help you remove the dead skin cells.

Each one doesn’t need to take much money to make. They’re relatively cheap to prepare or make. Their ingredients aren’t hard to find. These are ingredients that are readily available in the house.

Let me not bore you long letters, let’s take a look at 5 of them of these best DIY scrubs for acne:

1. You Can Try Out a Coffee Scrub


Sorry dear, sorry to bust your bubbles dear, your coffee drink you like so much isn’t just for drink  alone.  You can actually use it as an exfoliator for your skin.

What it does is it cleanses dead skin and helps you unclog unnecessary substances that block the pores. It also greatly reduces the chances of having a skin breakout like acne.



This happens because the coffee help to boast your skins blood circulation. And whenever the blood vessels are circulating blood to the skin, they will make the required nutrients to get to your skin quick and thereby helping in wound healings.

The coffee scrub works wonders and can even perform upon stubborn-stiff-necked cellulite skin.

How Do I Make a Coffee Scrub?

Here are the steps to take.

Making a coffee scrub for acne is super easy to set up. You don’t have to go scouting for new ingredients; I believe you already have these ones at home.

Coffee DIY scrub for acne all comes down to these few ingredients:

One Tablespoon of coffee grounds

One tablespoon of yoghurt . . .  and that’s it.

Mix both and keep mixing them until you get a paste in the bowl. It should have a paste-like consistently. When you’ve achieved that go on and apply it gently on your skin. Do this in a gentle circular motion until it is uniform all through the body.

Allow it to lie for 5-6 minutes, then rinse.

2. You Can Try Out a Lemon and Sugar Face Scrub


I love sugar and its properties. I’m not joking. The sugar that will come from this scrub helps to remove dead skin cells and make your skin more beautiful.

Lemon on the other hand helps that effect work better by using its acid properties to work on the skin. Lemon helps to tighten the pores of your skin and it also reduces your skin’s pH – if it’s not normal.

These two ingredients work perfectly well to ensure that both large pores and irregular pH are totally taken care of by the properties of the lemon and the sugar.

How Do I Make a Lemon and Sugar Face Scrub?

Creating this scrub you will need at least 2 ingredients that aren’t too scarce.

You will need Brown Sugar – at least 2 teaspoons of that and at least one teaspoon of lemon juice.

Don’t stop there; you will need to add at least one last ingredient. You either choose olive oil or honey. They both have moisturizing effects and that’s what your skin need after such a degree of exfoliation.

Mix the ingredients in a bowl until yogurt a paste-like mixture. After that collect some quantity and put in unto your skin and rub it in circular motions until it covers the areas you want.

Wash them off when it has past 2-3 mins.

3. You Can Try Out Honey and Oatmeal Scrub

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Yummie. I already feel like eating it first before applying on my face.

LOL, I’m joking.

But sincerely speaking the Honey and Oatmeal Scrub is a wonderful treat for your skin and can effectively fend off acne and reduce its annoying outbreaks.

One profound reason I love the mixture is because of what the two items carry. Oatmeal come preloaded with saponin which can effectively detox your skin. It comes loaded with numerous anti-inflammatory properties that helps your skin fight off acne outbreaks that could be by numerous reactions to stuff you can’t control.

The cool thing is while oatmeal is doing its thing – like exfoliating your skin and cooling off the inflammation points in your skin – the honey on the other hand will help hydrate your skin and make it look healthier.

And I’m in no way forgetting the adding of yoghurt, which goes a long way to control your skin’s excess oil production.

How Do I Make a Honey and Oats Scrub?

Here’s how.

Get some quantity of honey, yoghurt and oatmeal. Make sure the ingredients are at least equal amounts.

After mixing them thoroughly, go ahead and apply them onto your face and leave it there for like 10 mins.

Around the end of the 10 minutes, you can proceed to scrub your face/skin with it. Do it for like 4-5 minutes and rinse.

For those who are allergic to yoghurt or don’t just like it, you can replace it with rose water. That’s a better substitute.


4. You Can Try Out a Strawberry and Oats Scrub

Strawberry and Oats Scrub

One of the reason I love strawberries is due to their rich salicylic acid content. I know you’re probably wondering what salicylic acid does to acne. Does it affect it positively in any way?

Well it sure does. One of the things you should know is that salicylic acid is predominant in lot of acne treatment products in the market.

And one of the beauties of this ingredient is its active dissolving of dead skin cells. But it doesn’t stop there. It helps reduce the tendency for clogged pores to develop. Another thing I like about this is it can change drastically the acne look on your face and turn it from severe to normal looking.

How Do I Make a Strawberry and Oats Scrub?

Good question. Here’s how.

For this DIY scrub for acne to be a success, you’ll need some essential ingredients. You’ll need some strawberries – let’s say 3 to 4 ripe ones, two tablespoons of oatmeal and ½ of a good and clean lime juice. Don’t forget, you will need water to make the mix.

Start by smashing the strawberries in the bowl. A better word for it is to mash it or crush it. When done grind the oats thoroughly and make it smooth. Then add the juice and a little water to produce a paste.

This image should give you an idea how it should look like:



You did it perfectly well if you got the result in the image above. Apply the now converted Strawberry and Oats Scrub onto your face. Make sure to gently apply them to mostly the areas that are prone the outbreak of acne i.e. your forehead, chin and nose region.

5. You can Try Out the Green Tea Scrub.


Yes, green tea isn’t only for drinking. It also works very well for getting rid or reducing the effects of acne. As a DIY scrub for acne, it contains a considerable high level of antioxidants that have the ability to protect your skin from free radicals in the environment which are obviously harmful.

Green tea scrub also helps in accelerating wound healing and is highly proficient in slowing the effects and signs of skin aging.

So here’s the fun part of the whole stuff – you will get a clear skin and a younger looking skin and a tea you can drink if you want that too.

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How Do I Make a Green Tea Scrub?

Good question. Here’s how to go about creating the mix.

First of all put two green tea bags into a hot water and let it cool down definitely. Once it has become cool, take out the tea bags and open the content in a clean bowl. Add sugar to the mixture and also add lemon juice alongside it.

Take like 2 – 3 tablespoons from the tea water that you allowed to cool and thoroughly mix them altogether.

We don’t want it to be too pastry or too watery. But if yours is, try adding more green tea to it. Once your mixture looks like a scrub, then you are free to apply the green tea scrub to your skin.

Try at least to rub it thoroughly on your skin for around 4 – 6 minutes before finishing it off with warm water. Finish it off with a final wash of cool water to make it every neat.

The frequency for fastest result will come when you use it at least twice a week on your face.


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