Natural Beauty DIY: Better than Store-bought Facial Exfoliant

Most people know by now that commercial facial exfoliants with those little plastic micro beads are bad for the environment and have looked for alternatives.  Thank Goodness!

However, I don’t understand why people are willing to still buy products, containing other harmful ingredients, in packaging (that may or not be recyclable) and throw down a huge chunk of change to do it.  I just did a quick search and saw a dozen or so facial exfoliants, ranging in price from $5 to $50.  My facial exfoliant is all natural, only has two ingredients and costs practically nothing.  You can make it right now.

Honey-Sugar Facial Exfoliant

Pour approximately a tablespoon of honey onto a dish or in a small bowl.  Add a teaspoon of sugar. Mix them together.  Apply to damp skin in gentle circular motions with your fingertips.  Avoid your eye area.  (If any gets in your mouth, eat it!)  Rinse with warm water.  Voila! Beautiful smooth skin!

Sometimes, we seem to consume for no other reason than …just because.  Our inner child is lured by a shiny new package (destined to crowd landfills and pollute our oceans.)   We are looking for a quick fix to assuage our fears and insecurities.  So we buy something that we not only don’t need but may cause us harm either through artificial ingredients or by befouling Mama Earth.  Let’s top the madness; shall we?  Let’s take care of ourselves by being creative instead of blindly consuming.

How do exfoliate your skin?  Do you DIY your beauty products?  Leave me a reply.  I would love to hear from you.

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4 thoughts on “Natural Beauty DIY: Better than Store-bought Facial Exfoliant

  1. sylvia

    I have no beauty secrets. I’m just a natural beauty. Lol hehe. Nor do I buy expensive products. Plain water and soup work for me. lol but I’m going try your honey and sugar mixture. Thanks for another fantastic tip.

  2. Andrea

    I find sugar too harsh for my skin so about once a month, I do a honey, lemon juice and cinnamon mask. It can burn so I don’t leave it on too long but my skin is sooo soft afterwards! Love using natural swaps for ridiculously expensive and chemical laden products that don’t work any better than what nature gave us!

    1. Cynthia Lenz Post author

      Great idea Andrea! You can do a mask with just honey as well. If you want more gentle exfoliation, you may want to try honey and oats. I have used honey, lemon and cinnamon on my hair since it is a very gentle hair lightener combo. Cinnamon and lemon would be a little too much zing for my face. I do use cinnamon for sore, tired muscles sometimes though.


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