10 Wonderful DIY natural homemade exfoliators

Over time, your skin is dulled by its exposure to pollution, dirt and the rays of the sun, and a layer of dead skin cells can build up on the surface. This is why regular scrubbing away of the dead skin cells, or exfoliating, is so important in maintaining a clear and healthy looking skin. There are thousands of branded products on the shelves that you can use to do the job, but they often contain harsh chemicals that can damage your skin, and they can also be expensive! The best exfoliators are the ones that you can make yourself at home. They are natural and effective, so feel the differences and try some of our top ten natural exfoliators:

1. Lemon, epsom salt and olive oil homemade body scrub

Lemon juice, epsom salt and olive oil is a great natural combo for a homemade body scrub. Epsom salt naturally softens the skin and helps to get rid of dead skin cells, lemon juice, which is rich in vitamin C, is a natural whitener and brightener, and olive oil will make your skin silky smooth. Mix a couple of tablespoons of epsom salt with olive oil and add a little lemon juice (adjust the amount of ingredients until you get the consistency that you want). Exfoliate your body with this scrub once or twice a week while in the shower and you will see how your skin becomes more radiant and soft.

2. Almonds and honey face and body scrub

Grind a handful of almonds and mix with it with a spoon or two of honey, add some olive oil if the consistency is too sticky for you, to create a natural scrub that will lift your dead skin and refresh and nourish your good skin. You can use this scrub both for your face and for your body. The antibacterial property of the honey is also good for clearing up blemishes.

3. Olive oil and sugar homemade body scrub

Olive oil and sugar scrubs are one of the most popular home exfoliators that there is. Just mix together some sugar and olive oil for a skin softening skin treatment that will scrub off all the dead skin cells. This scrub is also good for both face and body, but make sure to be very gentle when you massage the scrub into your skin. Avoid using it on your face, if your skin is sensitive.

4. Homemade sugar scrub

You don’t need expensive tubs of exfoliator from the store, just sugar and water will do the job! Mix some brown sugar with water and rub away. It will work wonders!

5. Egg and sour cream homemade face scrub

Finely grind the shell of an egg, mix with one egg yolk and some sour cream to create another great exfoliator for dry skin. Scrub gently and then leave on for 5-10 minutes and you will find fresh and glowing skin underneath.

6. Coffee, sugar and lavender homemade body scrub

A scrub for both exfoliating and treating skin blemishes, a mixture of lavender, coffee and granulated sugar calms aggravated skin and cleans the dead cells, leaving your skin clear, soft and refreshed. Just mix a tablespoon of sugar with one tablespoon of finely ground coffee, add a teaspoon of dried lavender and a little olive oil to get the consistency that you want. Massage your body with this scrub while in the shower and enjoy beautiful, soft and glowing skin!

7. Oatmeal and buttermilk homemade face scrub

Mix 2 spoons of buttermilk with 1 spoon of powdered oatmeal and leave for a while to let the milk soak into the oatmeal. Stir the mixture and use as a face scrub for a radiant glow to your skin. Gently massage your face with this scrub, leave it on for 5 minutes then rinse. Your skin will love it!

8. Epsom salts homemade body scrub

Brush away the dead skin with one of the purest salts on the planet. Just mix some epsom salts with a little water or olive oil for a simple, straightforward and natural homemade body exfoliator. (This scrub is too harsh to use on the face, so use it only as a body scrub).

9. Crushed strawberries homemade face scrub

If you already have soft skin, but still suffer from oil, then gently rubbing crushed strawberries on your face will mildly exfoliate your soft skin and remove some of the excess oil.

10. Lip scrub

For soft and kissable lips, as well as for an even and smooth lipstick application, make sure to exfoliate your lips regularly. Start by applying a thick layer of Shea butter to soften your lips. After about 5 minutes, use this natural, homemade lip scrub: mix granulated sugar with a teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil, add a teaspoon of lemon or lyme juice and gently rub your lips with this mixture in circular motion for a minute or two, be gentle. Wash off and enjoy soft, beautiful and kissable lips!

Quick note: Ladies with sensitive skin should avoid harsh scrubs and exfoliators, because it can lead to skin irritation and redness. If you have sensitive skin, avoid exfoliating altogether and opt for a washcloth instead.

What are your favorite natural homemade exfoliators? Please share your beauty recipes in the comment section below.

Stay beautiful and happy!


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