DIY: Tumeric Exfoliating Face Scrub

Hullo everyone. How are you doing? *wide smile* Let’s just dig in already, shall we? Not every time long pleasantries and dramatic entrances *covers face*. If by now, you don’t know how important exfoliating your skin is then I just have to ask, “What planet have you been on? Definitely not the planet of skin enthusiasts”. Just saying…

I don’t wanna go on about how important exfoliating is for fear of resounding what most of you already know. But for the minority that don’t, a little introduction wouldn’t hurt.

Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells from the epidermal layer. It can be achieved through mechanical and chemical means.

Mechanical exfoliation is a process of physically scrubbing the skin’s surface using mechanical exfoliants like micro fibers, micro bead facial scrubs, pumice, loofahs, adhesive exfoliation sheets, and microdermabrasion is another form of mechanical exfoliation.

Chemical exfoliation involves use of scrubs containing salicylic acid, glycolic acid, citric acid. It also includes use of products that contain alpha hydroxy acid (AHAs), beta hydroxyl acid (BHAs) which is recommended for people treating acne. Enough about all that. Let’s get to it already.

Why Tumeric?

Tumeric has the following beauty benefits:

• Wound healing and scar diminishing.

• Helps fight acne.

• Moisturizes your skin.

• An excellent exfoliant.

• Softens skin.

What do I need?

1. Tumeric powder.

If you can get the raw Tumeric powder in a packet, that would be great, but you can also get the one in the spices section in any food store or supermarket, that would work just fine. (If you reside in Nigeria, the tumeric powder shown in the picture can also be gotten at any Shoprite supermarket near you).

2. Granulated sugar.

3. Lemon juice (I mean juice squeezed out of a real lemon *lol*).

How do I make the scrub?

Mix the Tumeric: Sugar: Lemon Juice in a 40:40:20 ratio.

Basically, what you want is a thick paste, so add the lemon juice a little at a time and stir till you get the desired thickness. Ensure there is no undissolved Tumeric powder.

How do I use it?


1. Apply the scrub on a clean and dry face.

2. Apply it in a clock-wise rotation and gently scrub all over the face for a few minutes.

3. I usually leave it to dry on my face for about 10 minutes but this is optional.

4. Wash off and dry.

Tip: When drying your face, you can choose to air-dry (that is, letting it dry on it’s own/letting air-dry it *ha ha*) or towel-dry. If you opt for the latter, ensure you avoid using the same towel you use for your body to prevent the spreading bacteria from your body to your face. It’s also best to use a SOFT towel and PAT dry.


How often can I exfoliate with this?

I’d say 3 times in a week. But if you’re super busy, try to exfoliate at least once a week. If you pay attention to your skin, sometimes you’d be able to tell when you need to exfoliate.

Tip: I mix the ingredients in a container, cover it and keep in the fridge so I don’t have to mix during the week as I usually have a busy week. I also ensure I buy enough ingredients to avoid running to the supermarket whenever I need to exfoliate. You could try this too if you end up sticking with this scrub.

Congrats! You made it to the end of this post *kisses* I hope you learnt something. If you’re huge on DIYs and haven’t tried this, then you should totally give it a try. If you’re not a big fan of DIYs because of the “stress” involved, you might find this pretty easy because the ingredients are few and relatively easy to get.

How do you exfoliate? And how often do you exfoliate? Share your exfoliating routine with me in the comment below. I’d love to read about it and will reply as soon as possible.

If you eventually try out this DIY scrub, I’d really love to know how it goes. If you have any questions, leave them in the comment section below and I’ll attend to them as soon as I can.

Catch ya soon Guys.

Love always,

Jasmine 🌸


13 Comments Add yours

  1. stephanychux says:

    Confession! 🙈 I’m cannot remembee and your post just reminded me of this side of life. I think it’s the fear of having to commit to an extra routine in my already bombarded week, However this scrub mix seems easy to prep.

    I’m feeling hyped about trying it out now and I’ll probably post about it if I do. Nice write-up BTW!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks for reading. Awww, I understand but your skin isn’t going to take care of itself you know. Let me know how it goes when you eventually try it. And try mixing enough to last you for a week. Good luck.


  2. Angie 💕 says:

    This is perfect for my lazy ass. Question though, can I the scrub for my body as well?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi Angie. I’ve never tried it for my whole body only because I’ve never made that much quantity and I usually exfoliate when I’m super tired, so not enough time. But you can definitely use it for your entire body. Let me know if you do like it… Thanks for reading.


  3. Sunshineeeee says:

    This post came at a much needed time. My skin needs some love. I’ll try his and hopefully give you a review whenever I can.
    The blog’s new look is amazing. Congrats love!
    P.S.- we want more DIYs


    1. Aww, I’m glad you found this DIY useless. Please do. I will be looking forward to your comment after trying it out. Thank you ❤️


  4. Love the post. I’m huge on exfoliating but i normally go the mechanical route. I’ve been thinking of giving chemical exfoliation a try lately as it isn’t as harmful as the former depending on how it’s used.
    Love the blog revamp btw. Happy to see you’re back and better🙇


    1. Thank you darling. ❤️ Do try it and share how it goes.


  5. Sunshineee says:

    The scrub is super . I add honey and coconut oil to mine. I leave it on my face for about an hour. Although, the smell of tumeric is a bit too strong for me. I believe it’s yielding results so I’ll definitrly continue

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Wow! That’s great to hear. Glad that you tried it like you said you will and it’s yielding results. ❤️ Thanks for the feedback boo.


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