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 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.
Step Two: Apply to Clean Face
Remove all makeup, sunscreen, lotion, etc. from your face. Keep skin wet. Apply the mixture to your face and massage into the skin for at least 45 seconds. Let it set for three to five minutes.
Tip: If you have children, roommates, a husband or even a pet, now is the perfect opportunity to scare them with your gooey face.
Step Three: Rinse and Dry
Rinse the facial scrub off your face with tepid water and gently pat dry. Follow up with your favorite facial serum or cream to lock in moisture.