Thursday 29 October 2015

CWP Beauty: 4 Natural Ways to Exfoliate your Skin

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One of the key steps to having radiant, younger looking skin is to get rid of old, dry, dead skin cells. And the best way to do that, or course, is to exfoliate. New skin cells are created in the skin’s inner layer (dermis). As they form, the old, dead skin cells are pushed to the outer layer of the skin (epidermis). These dead cells gradually flake off. But some of them hang on for too long, making your complexion look dull & rough and clogs your pores causing acne & other blemishes. Exfoliating the skin removes these dead cells and the good thing is, you can make natural home made exfoliants for you skin which can be done at least 3 times in a week. No need to bother about going to spa if you can not afford it and even if you can afford it, it is still advisable that you exfoliate your skin at home.

Here goes some DIY natural exfoliants....

Basic baking soda scrub

The range of what baking soda can do just seems to be getting wider and wider, remember when I told you that you can use baking soda to whiten the teetheliminate body odour and get rid of pimples? its uses are boundless. The grains in baking soda are just the right size to act as a gentle exfoliant.


  • Baking soda
  • Facial cleanser
  • Water


  1. Mix baking soda to your facial cleanser to make it an exfoliating cleanser.
  2. Optionally you can make a paste of just baking soda and water.
  3. Gently rub it onto your skin and leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing off.
This is my fave, cos it is both cheap and easy to do. I only use baking soda and water though.

Sugar scrub

Sugar is another wonderful, natural exfoliant -- and with all these reports coming out that sugar may be toxic when ingested, I’m thinking we might be better served to use it on the body versus in the body.Mix it with honey, which contains powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, and a little lemon for clarifying purposes, and you have a wonderfully nourishing and effective face scrub.


  • 1/2 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. raw sugar
  • Fresh lemon juice


  1. Combine 1 teaspoon sugar with 1/2 teaspoon honey and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
  2. Mix ingredients well.
  3. If the mixture is a little loose, add a bit more sugar.
  4. Gently rub it onto your skin and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing off.

You can as well do just sugar mix with a natural oil, I like to use sugar and olive oil.

Coffee scrub

Coffee is another fantastic natural exfoliant. It contains caffeic acid, which has anti-inflammatory effects and can boost collagen production. Just as coffee stimulates our body in the morning, it can serve as a skin stimulant as well.


  • 1 tbsp of ground coffee
  • 1 tbsp of water or olive oil


  1. To make the scrub, combine 1 tablespoon of ground coffee with 1 tablespoon of water or olive oil.
  2. To make this inexpensive face scrub even more economical, save the wet coffee grounds from your brewed morning coffee and use those.
  3. If you use olive oil, skip applying a moisturizer afterward, as olive oil will leave your skin super-moisturized.
Side note: Since coffee grinds can clog drains, apply the scrub and buff off the grounds over a plugged sink so that you can wipe them out or use a mesh drain strainer to catch them before they go down your pipes.

Never tried this one before.....if you have, kindly give a short review in the comment box below.

Oatmeal scrub

People who use oatmeal as a natural face scrub swear by it. Ground oatmeal not only serves as a wonderful exfoliant, but it also absorbs and removes surface dirt and impurities while leaving your skin nourished and hydrated. It has been known to soothe and heal everything from acne to sunburn to dry, flaky skin. Given its gentle nature, it is also ideal for those with sensitive skin.


  • 1 tbsp. ground oatmeal
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1tsp. water or paste


  1. Combine ground oatmeal with salt, which boosts the face treatment's exfoliating properties
  2. 1 teaspoon of water or olive oil to make it into a paste.
  3. Gently rub it onto you skin in circular motions, let sit for five to 10 minutes and rinse.
Natural home made exfoliants are far much better than the store bought ones cos  most store-bought exfoliants contain harsh chemicals and dozens of questionable ingredients that have unknown benefits. Instead of shelling out the money for a store-bought exfoliator, try concocting one of these four homemade exfoliators using ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

There so many natural ways to exfoliate the skin, just find one that works for you. How do you exfoliate your skin, please be kind to share with us in the comment box below...sharing is caring!



  1. My darlin which one have you tried and what was the outcome...some people have extremely sensitive skin

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    1. Glo dear, Like I said in the post, I have only tried the first 2....and you know why natural beauty therapy is always the best? cos sensitive skin or nah, you will always find something that works for you. Maybe you should give the sugar scrub a trial.

  2. That sounds great, exfoliating is a necessity. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I've never done any of these. Thank God for the skin I'm been blessed with. I use water. Water is the best exfoliant ever. Lol.

    1. Oh wow! Good for you dear, whatever works for you.

  4. I hsve used the sugar scrub. I didn't know there is anything like coffee scrub ooo.i will try it out. I love experimenting stuff like this.

    1. Well, now you know and its all thanks to me, hehehehe **tongue out** dont mind me joor. There's no harm in exploring.

  5. Emi ke? To rub rub all this issokay

    1. Hahahaha, trust Chinco bee to bring on all the hilarious comments. choi! you ehn.

  6. Do a piece on dark knuckle please

  7. Hmmm this is nice.. will try it out. Thanks dear..

  8. I received strength to always do it myself.. Nice tips..


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