The skin-whether oily, dry or a combination of the two-requires care. From daily cleaning to moisturizing and exfoliation, skin requires special care to stave off the signs of aging, to maintain a youthful glow, and to daily rejuvenate your appearance. You don’t have to spend lots of money on expensive facial exfoliators; you can make one at home using a few simple ingredients that already may be in your kitchen cupboard.

Things You'll Need

Add and mix 2 tsp. of oatmeal and 1 tsp. baking soda. It is not necessary to level off the spoon, simply fill the spoon to overflowing.

Add enough water as you stir to create a paste. Add the water slowly so the paste does not liquefy.

Apply the mixture to the skin by hand. Allow it to sit for approximately 1 minute. Rub gently with your fingertips, moving upward in a circular motion.

Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a cotton face towel. Moisturize your skin immediately after removing the facial exfoliator.


Tips

  • It is best to exfoliate the face only twice a week.

  • Oatmeal has calming properties, which may reduce the. redness and itchiness associated with acne, according to DestressedDerma.com. Oatmeal is also absorbent, which makes it ideal for oily skin. According to AcneTeam.com, “The amino acids it contains are nearly perfectly balanced, the better to heal skin that’s dry or itchy.” Oatmeal is also hypoallergenic.