Homemade Face Exfoliator With Just 4 Ingredients

By Aniela / May 22, 2015

Exfolianting is a super important part of a good skin care routine, and while store-bought exfoliators are good, homemade exfoliators are BETTER. Here's why:

  1. They're cheaper (MUCH cheaper)
  2. They use natural ingredients
  3. They're better for your skin

Homemade Face Exfoliator

homemade face exfoliator

You'll need:

  • The juice of 1 lemon (organic of possible)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp honey

This recipe makes enough for 3-4 uses so this stuff will last you a whole month!


Mix all ingredients in a bowl and transfer to a jar. After washing your face, and while skin is still wet, gently massage onto your skin, focusing on your t-zone as well as on the neck. Rinse with warm water and pat try. Don't forget to moisturize!

The entire recipe costs just $1.25 (depending on the cost of the lemon at times) and it's super good for your skin! This would also make a great gift! Just place in a nice jar and tie a ribbon around the lid.

Why This Lemon Exfoliator is Good For Your Skin

Lemons: A natural brightener, the lemon evens out your skin tone and reduces the appearance of scars and dark spots.

Olive Oil: A natural moisturizer, olive oil is a great anti-oxidant and protects your skin against the sun as well as environmental gunk.

Sugar: Because of its granules, it's very effective at sloughing away dead skin cells.

Honey: Known for its antiseptic properties, honey is also a great moisturizer that minimizes pores, reduces pimples, and erases fine lines.

Don't forget that this is NOT a face wash, but an exfoliator. Use it only once a week. Using it anymore than that will cause your skin to break, redden, and result in breakouts. So use it once a week and do it gently!

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4 years ago

Hoping to get good and better results from this ingredients.