5 All Natural Exfoliators – The Secrets To A Flawless Skin Are In The Drawers of Your Kitchen

How To Do It Yourself By Nandita uppal | 3 min read

Throughout the day, we come in contact with dirty surfaces, we are surrounded by pollution, and are exposed to a wide range of pollutants and dust. When that dust accumulates on our skin, it can make our skin appear drab and aged, this is where exfoliator steps in to rejuvenate our skin.


Exfoliators are products that contain particles that scrub or remove dust and dead skin cells. Exfoliation is an essential part of good skin care as it is the process of gently scrubbing your face with a product to achieve that silky smooth, clear complexion.

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Store-bought exfoliators contain acids that can harm your sensitive skin and they may burn a hole in your pocket. They promise a lot but their manufacturing often damages nature by releasing unwanted chemicals while natural Exfoliation regularly can help hydrate dry and damaged skin, encourage new cell growth, and provide you with a bright, radiant complexion without causing any ill effects on nature that too in your budget.

All great things need extra attention, just like your skin. Most skin care experts believe that exfoliating your skin a couple of times a week is ideal for most skin types, to know more about such expert skin care read easy DIY face mists to rejuvenate your skin.

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Top 5 Natural Exfoliators

Exfoliants do not have to be pricey in order to be effective. I am sure that most of the items that are listed below to make your all-natural exfoliator will be available in your kitchen cabinet.

#1 No-more-breakout Green Tea Exfoliator

This exfoliator is my personal favourite as it is made up of green tea which has been used for thousands of years in several places around the world for therapeutic purposes.

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Green tea has elements that are beneficial to both the mind and the body. It is equally beneficial to the skin, which is why it is frequently included as an ingredient in a variety of beauty products.

What you will need:

  • One green tea bag
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • One small bowl

How to make and use it:

  • Cut open a green tea bag and pour the dried leaves into a bowl.
  • Then pour 2 tablespoons of honey into the same bowl and form a thick paste.
  • Generously apply that paste to your skin and scrub your skin gently with your fingers.
  • After scrubbing let that paste sit on your skin for 10-15 minutes.
  • To finish it off wash your face with warm water.
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#2 Yummy-Oats Exfoliator

Oatmeal is high in protein, making it beneficial for your skin and body. It even contains vitamin E, which is known for its skin-beneficial properties.

In fact, topical vitamin E is widely used in the cosmetics industry to reduce swelling and make your skin stay young. Vitamin E is also an antioxidant, which ensures that it protects and moisturizes your skin.

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What you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Milk
  • 2 tablespoons of oatmeal
  • Rose Water
  • Small bowl

How to make and use it?

  • In a small mixing bowl pour the olive oil and milk.
  • Add oatmeal to that same bowl and let the oatmeal soak in the liquid.
  • Then add a few drops of rose water for re-freshness and mix it well.
  • Massage the paste on your skin gently for a few minutes and then wash will cold water.
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#3 Coffee-Ground Exfoliator

Coffee grounds’ sand-like texture makes them an excellent exfoliant in DIY exfoliators. The coffee grounds help to rejuvenate and boost circulation by gently removing dead skin cells. It can also plump and tighten the skin, which can help to gradually lessen the appearance of cellulite.

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What you will need:

  • 1/2 cup ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

How to make and use it:

  • Combine ground coffee and brown sugar in a bowl.
  • Then add the melted coconut oil with vanilla extract.
  • Mixed until well combined.
  • Gently rub the paste on your skin-avoid areas around your eyes.
  • Leave it on for 5-10 minutes then rinse it off with cold water.

#4 Aloe-Fresh Exfoliator

‘Aloe vera’ the cute houseplant is a wonder on this planet that typically hides in plain sight. I think that it is one of the best elements on this planet as aloe vera can even produce electricity! you don’t believe me? check this out – This startup makes battery cells from a plant!

It has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries and nourishes the body from the inside out.

Aloe Vera gel is rich in vitamin C & E. Therefore, it is perfect to incorporate into your skincare regime.

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What you will need:

  • Aloe vera gel (best direct from an aloe plant!)
  • Sugar granules

How to make and use it:

  • Just simply mix aloe vera gel and sugar granules together to form a thick paste.
  • Apply it to the skin and gently rub it in a circular motion.
  • Clean up with cold water.

#5 Citrusy-Bliss Exfoliator

Lemon juice contains vitamin C, a fighter that may help with the prevention of skin irritation and premature ageing. Due to its high pH levels, it can reduce oil on the skin and inflammation.

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What you will need:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
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How to make and use it:

  • Just simply combine sugar granules and coconut oil.
  • Use a vegetable peeler to extract the lemon zest and add it to the liquid mix.
  • Apply it to the skin and gently rub it in a circular motion.
  • Clean it up with cold water.

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