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What's The Wackiest Ingredient You've Used as an Exfoliator?

What's The Wackiest Ingredient You've Used as an Exfoliator?

In Touch reported that Halle Berry used coffee grinds as a body scrub when she ran out of her exfoliator. Catherine Zeta Jones uses strawberry seeds as a skin brightener and exfoliator (she claims it even whitens her teeth) and Christie Brinkley admitted to using kitty litter in a pinch since the main ingredient is clay.

Pretty resourceful ladies, don't you think? I remember when Bobbi Brown came out with Sandbar soap as part of the summer Beach collection and I thought that was really clever and inventive. Tell me, what is the wackiest ingredient you've ever had to use in place of an exfoliator?

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kgiuffre kgiuffre 9 years
Honey and cornmeal!!!!!!!!
reese05 reese05 9 years
Sugar + ground coffee is really soothing and yummy smelling too!
blondebombshell blondebombshell 9 years
Yay, another baking soda fan, baking soda with Cetaphil cleanser is a supermodel trick I learned from watching Style network.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
Okay so I looked at the aspirin thing and yeah I'ma try it soon. I've also done the tomato-oatmeal-lemon juice mask and loved it. It really made my skin feel and look better.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
I'm a lil confused as to what y'all are exfoliating with all this stuff. I know the coffee grounds thing is a body exfoliator. The caffeine is supposed to tighten and tone the skin, so it's good for thighs and whatnot. But sand on your face? I just use a washcloth with a gentle cleanser and circular motions. That seems to exfoliate my face well enough. When I've tried harsher facial exfoliators they didn't work as well and left my skin stressed-red-blotchy. One of my fave facial exfoliators is Anthony's Logistics for Men. That orange smell is fab. Have I gotten off subject. To redirect, I don't usually use weirdo things and would never use kitty litter, but am totally open to natural/organic/make at home type things, so I'ma look at that aspirin thing. Sounds promising.
littlemissme littlemissme 9 years
Sugar + lemon juice on the body and the aspirin mask for the face :)
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 9 years
Baking soda works great!
rgrl rgrl 9 years
I have used leftover coffee grinds on my thighs, as I heard the caffeine helps tighten the skin :) But on my face I have to be very careful sice I break out very easily, so no trying out wacky things.
Allytta Allytta 9 years
i had bad case of acne in my teens, so she would make my strawberry masks, onion masks, and cabage masks. and they actually worked. but were very uncomfortable to make and maitain oh your face. ew. i hated going to her place because she would always come up with something.
sapphiresecret sapphiresecret 9 years
Coffee grinds + Olive Oil makes an excellent exfoliater, but I recommend it for the body, not the face-if prone to breakouts. I also use Aspirin + Honey + Tea tree oil. And then theres sugar and salt, which always works!
Rayasunshine Rayasunshine 9 years
i've used sugar,salt and aspirin as well. I never thought of coffee grounds though interesting
desodaro desodaro 9 years
Sea salt...and sand...nothing too odd there.
kat32 kat32 9 years
sea salt.....but I guess its not that wierd!! Sand on beach is always great too!
hottpink hottpink 9 years
Thanks ALSW!!!!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Here's the aspirin mask!
sunshinevaness sunshinevaness 9 years
I've used sugar often especially for my lips.
blackjade blackjade 9 years
sugar. I've used a combination of coffee grounds & sugar a few times too. It's great in a pinch if you're travelling and your hotel room provides a coffee maker (I don't drink coffee anyway).
hottpink hottpink 9 years
Yes, I want to know the "recipe" for the aspirin!!
blondewithbangs blondewithbangs 9 years
Sugar and olive oli on my body, and sugar mixed with my face wash on my face. WHats all this about aspirin? Im interested, do tell ladies!
krisfl krisfl 9 years
sand straight from the beach i live on the gulf coast of florida so it's the beautiful white sugar sand. i have also used sea salt and olive oil.
jcups02 jcups02 9 years
I use brown sugar and honey, and it works so well! And then I use green tea for a toner!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Aspirin & honey.. sometimes sugar too! :)
elsiebelle elsiebelle 9 years
I agree with aspirin!
stormynite03 stormynite03 9 years
kitty litter??! ewwww
Amanda-La Amanda-La 9 years
I'm with you hottpink. I'm so scared of major breakouts.
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