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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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cathy_3cathy_3 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
wanted an exfoliation cream saw the price

came home and got sugar in a saucer added baby oil enought to just dampen the sugar and rubbed that on my face

exellent and left my skin soft as a babys bum



  • ooh, will try that, think its all the chocolate but gone all spotty.
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    :o whoops read the title wrong ;D :D;)
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  • You can do the same thing with salt too, although it doesn't taste as nice as the sugar one!

    Also, I read somewhere, (but not tried it), that you can make an exfoliant with porridge oats, by rubbing a handful over your face when its wet.

    (Course, if you're doing it in the shower and are pushed for time in the morning, you could then eat the resulting porridge to save on breakfast time.. ;D)
  • nicki_2nicki_2 Forumite
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    I do this too but I used olive oil (I always have it in) and use it as an all over body exfoliate. Of course it does help if you have a shower to rinse in and not just a bath ::)
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  • EagerLearnerEagerLearner Forumite
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    Olive oil and brown sugar make a lovely, lovely exfoliator for the body, including feet. Plus if you like you can add a few drops of essential oil...
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  • Not really a good idea to exfoliate the face with sugar, its too harsh. Magnified many times, sugar has lots of jagged edges that can damage the skin tissue.

    A very good alternative is to grind aduki beans and add a little water to make a paste. Rub this gently all over the face. Grinding the beans to a fine powder is what is called japanese wash grains. These are really expensive. The body shop used to sell them at £5 a pot!
  • sairz wrote:
    :o whoops read the title wrong ;D :D;)

    Ha ha! I just read this thread title out to my boyfriend and told him someone had read it wrong.....when I pointed it what they *thought* it said, he was like this :eek:

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  • grannybroongrannybroon Forumite
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    When I do heavy gardening I always do olive oil and sugar on hands - a tip I read years ago (I think in Doctor's surgery when waiting!). I expect same effect on face for deep clean cleansing. Maybe putting on heavy conditioner after will componsate.

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