Exfoliating sloughs off dead skin and clears the pores of dirt and debris leaving you with youthful, glowing skin. It is an essential part of a skincare routine. which should be performed once a week. Homemade facial exfoliants are extremely cheap and easy to make. To make a basic exfoliant you will need an exfoliating (abrasive) ingredient and a base ingredient.
steel cut oats
oil i.e., olive, almond, apricot kernel, coconut
egg white- good for toning and tightening
pureed fruit, i.e., berries, cucumber,tomato- acid refines skin
yogurt- smoothes and refreshes
milk-smooths and refreshes
honey-for moisture and antiseptic property
To make exfoliant combine 1 part exfoliant, 1 part base and 1/4 part additional ingredient if desired. Chill if desired for a refreshing effect. Pat mixture onto face and neck and rub gently with small circular motions. Leave exfoliant on skin for five more minutes. Rinse with warm water until all traces of exfoliant have been removed. Do a final rinse of cool water and finally, moisturize.