Shop Your Own Pantry for These 4 DIY Skin Exfoliants

See you later, pricey products! Affordable skincare is hiding on your kitchen and bathroom shelves.

Exfoliate Skin

Sure, you could blow your savings on expensive beauty products. Or you could get creative with what’s already on the shelves of your home. These four ideas require very little time and effort, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly they brighten and smooth away dull, dry patches. Say hello to glowing skin, friend!

  • Coffee: The next time you make a cup of joe, save the grounds. When you’re ready to for a treatment, simply mix the grounds into your regular body lotion. Not only will the gritty texture buff away dry skin, but coffee contains caffeic acid, which has anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Vinegar: In need of a relaxing bath? Swing by your kitchen and grab a bottle of plain old white vinegar from the pantry. By adding 1/2 cup of vinegar to warm bath water, you’ll help remove dead skin and sooth cracked heels, leaving you feeling soft and smooth.
  • Vaseline: Petroleum jelly works wonders on your lips, but it can also soften the skin on your entire body. Combine a healthy scoop of it with brown sugar to buff away dry skin.
  • Lemon zest: Here’s how to give dry patches on your elbows, ankles and knees some much needed TLC: Combine lemon zest with sugar and soak the mixture with olive oil for 30 minutes. Then scrub away and see the shine.