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Transform Your Skin With This DIY Brown Sugar Oatmeal Face Scrub

I use brown sugar face scrubs all the time and let me tell you, they are amazing! Homemade face scrubs made with brown sugar are healthy and usually don’t cause allergic reactions to the skin. If you want an easy and moisturizing scrub recipe, try this DIY brown sugar oatmeal face scrub.

Now although I mentioned above that brown sugar face scrubs are almost always safe on the skin, it is always recommended to do a skin patch test at home.

It’ll help you decide if the ingredients are right for your skin or if you are allergic to them. To so a simple skin patch test, apply a small amount of the mixture behind your ear or inner upper arm.

If there is swelling, redness, or itching, it means that you are allergic to one or more of the ingredients in which case, do not use the remedy.

DIY Brown Sugar Oatmeal Face Scrub

Why You’ll Love This Face Scrub

  • It’s very easy to make
  • You only need 4 ingredients
  • It’s very effective
  • Great for all skin types
  • Removes makeup, greases, and dirt, plus unclog pores
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Improves circulation
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Improve skin texture

DIY Brown Sugar Oatmeal Face Scrub


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely ground oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey

How To Make This DIY Brown Sugar Oatmeal Face Scrub

Simply mix the sugar, olive oil, oatmeal, and honey evenly in a clean bowl and apply it to your face. Make sure to steer clear of your eyes.

Using your fingertips, begin scrubbing your face in a gentle circular motion for 1-2 minutes. Leave the scrub on for a few extra minutes so that the nutrients penetrates your skin.

Rinse your face with warm water and pat it dry with a clean towel. Repeat this scrub once per week for all the amazing benefits.

Benefits Of This Homemade Face Scrub

Honey – is extremely moisturizing because it is a natural humectant, this means that it helps draw moisture into the skin.

Brown sugar – exfoliates the skin, removes dead skin cells, improves complexion, locks moisture into the skin thanks to glycolic acid, cleanses your pores, and stimulates collagen production.

Olive oil – is very similar to coconut oil when it comes to its skin benefits. This oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-aging, and anti-fungal properties.

Using olive oil in your face scrubs can help reduce skin infections, redness, acne breakouts, improve skin elasticity, make your skin smooth.

Oatmeal – helps reduce oil production and free radicals in the skin. It’s great for exfoliation and removes dirt and unclog pores. People with dry irritated or itchy skin can also benefit by using oatmeal face scrubs.

Who Should Not Use This Face Scrub

If you are allergic to olive oil, have acne prone skin, seborrheic dermatitis, oily skin, or rosacea, do not add olive oil to this sugar scrub.

Also, you suffer from eczema, psoriasis, or have open cuts or wounds on your face, you should not use brown sugar on your skin because it can aggravate the wounds.

How To Store This Brown Sugar Oatmeal Face Scrub

To store your homemade brown sugar scrub, simply transfer the remaining of your scrub into a jar with a tight lid. Close the lid and put it in the fridge for up to a month.

Since this scrub does not contain fresh ingredients, it can be stored longer however, I recommend you always check your scrubs for molds when storing for long-term. 

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There you go! You now know how to make your very own homemade brown sugar oatmeal scrub with just a few ingredients. If you liked this post, please share it. You can also find me on Pinterest for more helpful tips, recipes, and remedies. Until next time, stay awesome.

DIY Brown Sugar Oatmeal Face Scrub