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exfoliate my face? i dont hav enough money to buy the expensive brand name scrubs. if ne one knows of ne thing that i could find around the house i would b greatful. i use sugat on my lips and body but found it clogged the pores on my face. my skin got all dry and its peelin and makin me break out becuase it wont come off. any ideas?

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Asked by xhellxfirex495 at 12:01 PM on Apr. 16, 2009 in Beauty & Style

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  • Some of the best exfoliates are found right in your pantry! Salt, sugar, and oatmeal all have grains, making them ideal for dead skin removal. Before you make your exfoliate, check all ingredients to make sure there are no small rocks or sharp edges. The goal is to gently abrade the skin, not to scratch it. Overly aggressive exfoliating with large or sharp grains can lead to skin irritation.

    Basic Oatmeal Facial Scrub

    Sometimes you want a long, drawn-out pampering session; other days, you want to cut the frills and justt see results. A basic oatmeal scrub is perfect for your no frills days!


    * 2 teaspoons ground oatmeal
    * 1 teaspoon baking soda
    * water
    1. Combine oatmeal and baking soda.
    2. Stir until well mixed.
    3. Add water, mere drops at a time, stirring until a paste forms.
    4. Apply to face, gently rubbing in a circular motion.
    5. Rins

    Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 12:05 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Sugar Spa Body Scrub

    For a pleasing all-over body scrub, try sugar. The fine grain makes for a gentle, yet effective, exfoliation.


    * 1 cup granulated sugar
    * 1/2 cup oil (almond is best, but any vegetable oil may be used)
    * fragrance, if desired


    1. Mix the sugar and oil until well blended.
    2. Add 10 to 15 drops of essential oil for fragrance, if desired.
    3. Apply the mix to wet skin with hands, washcloth, loofah, sponge, or bath glove, gently rubbing in a circular manner.
    4. Rinse well.

    Salt Body Scrub

    Like the sugar scrub above, this salt scrub is appropriate for the body, but should not be used on the face.


    * 1/2 cup (sea salt is best)
    * 1/2 cup vegetable oil (preferably almond)
    * fragrance, if desired


    1. Mix th

    Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 12:06 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • 1. salt and vegetable oil until well blended.
    2. Stir in 10 to 15 drops of essential oil if fragrance is desired.

    Important Note About Exfoliating

    While exfoliating can be an excellent addition to your beauty regimen, there are also times you shouldn't exfoliate. For example, if you have an undiagnosed skin rash or condition, please check with your doctor for diagnosis and treatment, since exfoliation can actually aggravate some skin conditions. Additionally, you should not exfoliate

    * skin with cuts
    * broken skin
    * sunburned skin

    Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 12:08 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Oatmeal, banana, "homemade exfoliating scrub" or something. You get lots of sites.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • check out this sight it has tons of home made scrubs and other stuff too!

    Answer by kflwrgrl at 4:18 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • any face wash and sugar!

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:43 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • the best thing i have found, and that was recommended by a derm, is plain old baking soda. amazing. clears up my skin super fast.

    Answer by trepsica at 11:40 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Have you tried sugar and olive oil? Clogged pores form internally. I'm an esthetician. It is not uncoomon for the facial area to go through as phase where it appears to be breaking out with acne when you begin a new skin care routine. What is happening is all the impurities under your skin are being pulled to the surface. Once the impurities are gone the skin begins to clear.

    Answer by PrttyMstng at 6:49 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • Add salt to any facial scrub

    Answer by nobakecheezcake at 6:16 PM on Apr. 17, 2009

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