A finely ground facial scrub can be used to exfoliate dead skin cells, and deeply cleanse pores.  However, take care not to overly scrub or irritate the skin.  If the acne includes flaky dry skin, blackheads, and whiteheads then the facial scrub will be most beneficial.

In the following recipe, the oatmeal and cornmeal are the abrasive exfoliates.  Honey is a very good antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent for the skin

Remember: overstimulation of the skin can cause an increase in sebum production, so don’t overdo!


1 tsp fine to medium ground oatmeal

1tsp finely ground cornmeal

1 tsp honey

1tsp natural yogurt

1 tsp Brewer’s yeast (optional)

Mineral water (enough to make a paste)

3 drops lavender essential oil

Combine oatmeal, cornmeal, honey, yogurt and brewer’s yeast.  Add just enough water to make a paste-like-consistency.  Add Lavender essential oil and mix well.  Apply to the face with fingertips, massaging very gently with upward and circular movements.  Do not rub hard or near the eyes.  Rinse well with warm water.

Have fun and let me know how it went!

Yamin Chehin L.Ac