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  • Writer's picturePauline Susman

Easy Ways to Exfoliate Your Face (with kitchen ingredients)

Updated: Apr 7

Most of us lead such busy lives that we are lucky if we can wipe off our makeup before falling into bed at night. Exfoliating regularly? You must be joking!! I totally hear you, it really is the very last thing I make time for in my busy life…

As it turns out though, as I’ve learned through all the research I’ve done for the post, exfoliating is a very important part of any skincare regime. As important as moisturizing regularly and brushing your teeth at night. Yeah, I know!!!

It doesn’t take much to figure out that as we are going about our daily routines, dust, and pollution can clog up pores. On top of this we regularly shed dead skin cells that accumulate on the surface of the skin and make it look duller. When it comes to anti-aging, exfoliation is one of the most effective ways to promote youthful skin. Now that is music to my ears!

And that’s not all. In addition to its main act of sloughing off dead skin cells and promoting softer, smoother skin, exfoliation can increase circulation, get rid of cellulite, and even assist the body with its natural regeneration process. All of which results in brighter, firmer, more healthy-looking skin. Wowza!

Easy Face Exfoliation Methods

The beauty industry has a million products that will exfoliate your skin. Products that contain plastics, irritating fragrances, glycerin, parabens, phthalates, and other questionable ingredients. YECH…who wants those!!!

The good news for you is that simple exfoliating face scrubs are insanely easy to make from home. They’re inexpensive and good for your skin! Check out the simple exfoliating face scrubs below if your skin needs a boost or pick-me-up. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to learn to make your body exfoliant. I’ve got you!

Basic Baking Soda Scrub

The range of what baking soda can do just seems to be getting wider and wider. It can freshen the air, remove stains, clean showers and sinks, and trigger explosions in science fair volcanoes. Oh yes, we can use it to bake, too.