Fill Your Weekly Exfoliation Quota With This Simple DIY Face Scrub

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.



Wendy is a freelance writer who lives in Phoenix. Wendy's specialty is fashion and beauty and her work can be found both online and in print. She's written for myriad publications and blogs, including Glamour Magazine, Yahoo! Shine, Tyra Banks', the Huffington Post,, She also serves as Style Editor at AOL Shopping. She believes that every day should be a good hair day and that you should never leave the house without a fabulous pair of shoes.