Did you know there are lots of natural exfoliants in your kitchen? When you think about exfoliating, it would be fair to assume that your mind goes immediately to all of the expensive and trendy beauty products that are created and endorsed by the biggest brands in the industry. It might please you to know, though, that you don’t have to break the bank to carry out this vital part of your beauty and skin care routine! All of the things that you need to exfoliate successfully and effectively can be found in your own kitchen! Don’t believe me? Here are seven natural exfoliants in your kitchen.
1. Oatmeal Flakes
Grind up half a cup of oatmeal flakes with a touch of milk to create a paste. Apply this by massaging into your skin in little circles and you will be pleasantly surprised by the soft and moisturised finish!
2. Coconut Oil
Mix up half a cup of coconut oil with some brown sugar and you will have yourself a superb homemade exfoliant paste. Apply in the same circles as before, but this time remember to moisturise afterward. The smell is amazing.
3. Olive Oil
You’ll need to buy some skincare quality clay for this one, but once you have the clay all you need to do is dilute it with some kitchen olive oil to make a thick mixture. Apply in circles to the areas you want to exfoliate and then rinse using warm water after a few minutes.
Lemons are just as great for skin as they are for taste buds! You need the juice of half a lemon mixed with about three tablespoons of sugar. Make sure your face is clean and damp, and then rub the mixture in circles on your face. Rinse well, but you will find that the luscious scent of lemon will still linger.
Coffee is perfect for exfoliating and fighting cellulite in a double attack style! Mix some grounds with the lotion of your choice and then apply in circles to your face and body. You can also get the same benefits if you add coffee grounds to your bath!
This one is for your lips. Take half a tablespoon of powdered sugar, half a tablespoon of olive oil and three drops of peppermint oil. Mix it all together and proceed to massage it gently on your lips. It will remove dead skin, moisturise and add scent and flavour at the same time!
Mash up a banana with four tablespoons of sugar, mixing into a smooth but not watery consistency. Apply it to your face and body for a nourishing, softening effect on the skin.