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I’ve been using a home-made exfoliator recently and I thought I’d share it with you because it works so well. It’s super simple and really cheap.


My face looks a little red because it wasn’t long after I’d done it. I should probably say that I’m 33 so if my skin doesn’t look totally amazing that’s why! I’ve just found it so much better than any shop-bought exfoliators I’ve used and feel like my skin looks a lot fresher afterward.

So to make it you need only 2 ingredients:

  1. granulated sugar
  2. honey
Just mix up honey and sugar until you get a good consistency for rubbing over moist skin. I did try it with soft brown sugar at one point but for me plain white sugar works best.
Honey is naturally fantastic for skin –
  • Honey is naturally antibacterial, so it’s great for acne treatment and prevention.
  • It’s full of antioxidants, and it is great for slowing down aging.
  • It is extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a glow.
  • Honey is clarifying because it opens up pores making them easy to unclog.


Just to reiterate something from my post about natural ways to cleanse, tone and moisturise. If you get spots on your chin – take vitamin B6! Take a lot – at least 100mg and it clears them up completely. Apparently spots on your chin are caused by a hormone imbalance or something and B6 sorts it out.

This exfoliator also helps with spots in a more general way though.


So there you go – super quick and easy to make. Really cheap and works SO well! I’ll never ever go back to shop-bought exfoliators.


In the photo you’ll notice my skin is a bit oily. I always put a little on my face afterward to soothe the skin – again check out my post:


for more about using oils on your skin.


I hope this is helpful. Give it a try! Let me know what you think in the comments and if you’ve got any good recipes for things like this I’d love to hear about them!