Fill Your Weekly Exfoliation Quota With This Simple DIY Face Scrub

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FYI: You should exfoliate your skin at least once a week, though most skin experts recommend twice weekly. Not only does a good exfoliating job make your skin feel and look brighter, it actually improves the functionality of your dermis. In layman’s terms: It makes your skin do its job better.

Exfoliating nixes built-up makeup and product residue and also removes dead skin cells just hangin’ out on the skin’s surface. This, in turn, makes skin appear brighter and healthier. It also decreases the likelihood of an unexpected drop-in by the dreaded Mr. Pimple.

Today’s three-ingredient DIY facial scrub combines coffee, honey and baking soda. Coffee smells fabulous and works as an exfoliator; honey is a natural antioxidant that cleanses, protects and moisturizes; and baking soda exfoliates and brightens the skin.

Exfoliate with a Do-It-Yourself Face Scrub!

Step One: Combine Ingredients

Combine Ingredients

Combine equal parts coffee, honey and baking soda. I used a tablespoon of each, but you can double or triple the recipe and store in an airtight container for up to a week in your refrigerator.

Tip: Use local honey. It’s only slightly more expensive and likely supports small/independent business.

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  • Stacy

    Super soft! I used dry ground coffee and doubled the honey. Perfect! =)

  • Bre

    I’m confused, so you use brewed coffee or coffee grounds?

  • Carrie Medford

    Awesome info. Definitely going to try it! Thanks!

  • Terry

    The benefits were undeniable, but following this recipe, I ended up with a sludge so thick, it was impossible to “massage” it into skin.  

  • Goodie3_99

    Do you use coffee that has already been brewed?

    • Wendyrgould

      either will work — but use the grounds. 🙂