Introduction: An Affordable All Natural Exfoliant for Sensitive Skin

About: I am an artist and a homemaker. I want to share ways to do things with whatever you have available. Ya know, so you can get done what you want done without having to spend extra money or making a special trip …

I have a personal rule for skin care:

"If I wouldn't want to eat it, I will not rub it on my skin"

Now, read the ingredients on most skin care products. Not exactly what I would want for lunch. So, I have figured out some ways to make a few of my favorite skin care "essentials" from products you can purchase in the baking aisle!

Step 1: Get It Together

What you will need:

Baking soda

A container

Wet Fingers (preferably your own)

Step 2: Preparation

Pour a small amount of baking soda into your container.

(I use a little glass dish from my kitchen that I thought was useless, UNTIL NOW!!)

I keep the dish in the high corner of my shower and just refill as needed.

Step 3: Make a Paste

Dip wet fingertips into baking soda. This will make a paste on your fingers.* You can adjust the consistency to your liking by using more or less water.

*You do not need to wet all the baking soda in the container unless you have a giant face OR you want to use it on other parts of your body. This product can be used all over. Except your eyeballs, I wouldn't go there.

Step 4: Apply

Apply paste to clean skin using your fingertips. A circular motion works best.

Step 5: Rinse

Using warm water, rinse paste from your skin.

I apply and rinse in the shower.

I recommend exfoliating your face once a week. Be sure to use moisturizer and sunscreen after you cleanse and exfoliate.