How to exfoliate the body with homemade products

From time to time your skin needs the benefits of a deep cleanse to get rid of all those impurities that accumulate and make it dull over time. That is why exfoliation becomes essential to improve its appearance and to always keep it impeccable, and glowing. We will teach you how to exfoliate the body with homemade products here.

How to exfoliate the body with homemade products

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Exfoliating the body is a beauty ritual that you must carry out at least once a week if you want to keep your skin flawless, hydrated and radiant. Exfoliation removes all dead skin cells, promotes skin regeneration, eliminates all impurities and the end result is a much smoother and more beautiful dermis. In addition, you should know that it is a spectacular aesthetic task to reactivate blood circulation and combat annoying conditions such as cellulite and orange peel. Before starting, keep in mind that it is important to exfoliate the skin of the body at the time of the shower or bath, since if you do it on wet skin you protect its natural structure and do not cause irritation or dryness.


There are several homemade products that you can use as body scrubs, so it is not necessary to use commercial lotions. One of the most popular is sugar, either white or brown, as its grain is perfect for effectively removing dead skin. We suggest the following options to prepare a sugar-based scrub:

  • Sugar and lemon scrub: mix 3 tablespoons of sugar, the juice of half a lemon and 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Honey & Sugar Scrub: Mix 1/2 cup of white sugar, 3 tablespoons of honey, and 2 tablespoons of olive or almond oil.
  • Sugar Scrub and Body Cream: Mix 3 tablespoons of your moisturizing body cream with 2 tablespoons of sugar.
Another way to exfoliate the body with homemade products is by making use of salt, but preferably the one with a coarse grain. It is ideal to leave the skin super soft and completely free of impurities. In this case, we suggest you make a homemade scrub based on half a cup of sea salt and 1/4 cup of olive or almond oil, as both are very hydrating. If you also want to add a little aroma to this lotion, also add a few drops of an essential oil that you like, be it roses, lavender, lemon, etc.

If you are not satisfied with just exfoliating the skin of the body, but you also want this task to serve you to face the unsightly cellulite of certain areas, then coffee will be your best option. Caffeine is excellent for promoting circulation of blood flow, reducing cellulite and making the skin regain its smoothness and firmness. To make a coffee body scrub, you just need to mix 2 cups of ground coffee, half a cup of white sugar and 3 tablespoons of olive or almond oil.

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Baking soda is a product that is already part of many beauty treatments and exfoliation is one of them. You can recover the softness of the skin, applying on your skin an exfoliating lotion made with 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and a little water
When you have your favorite homemade body scrub ready, just apply it to damp skin. For good results, it is best to pour a little of the exfoliating lotion on your hand and apply it to the area to be treated, spreading it out gently, upward circular motions. After a minute of massage, remove with plenty of warm or cold water and finally, apply a generous amount of your usual body cream to dry skin.
The horsehair glove, an incredible instrument to make your skin much smoother and silkier, just as if you had undergone a professional body peel.
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