Make your own homemade exfoliating facial scrub by combining such ingredients as honey, baking soda, milk and sugar, all of which have exfoliating properties. Other items for use in a homemade exfoliating facial scrub are oatmeal, yogurt and lemon juice.
One recipe for a homemade exfoliating facial scrub calls for one avocado nut and soy milk. Grind the entire nut up in a blender or food processor, and then add as much soy milk as necessary, blending until the mixture is a grainy liquid. Apply to the face at bedtime, and let it sit for 20 minutes before washing it off and going to sleep. The grainy avocado exfoliates the uppermost layers of the skin, and the soy milk contains anti-inflammatory properties that may help to treat acne.
Use plain yogurt on its own as an exfoliating facial scrub. Spread the yogurt on your face, and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing. Yogurt helps to hydrate, exfoliate and soothe skin, and the lactic acid it contains may help to even out skin tone as well.
One very simple way to create a homemade facial scrub is to add one teaspoon of baking soda to your regular facial cleanser to exfoliate while you cleanse. Many professional microdermabrasion treatments contain sodium bicarbonate, the technical term for baking soda, due to its powerful exfoliating properties. Those with sensitive or aging skin may want to add slightly less than an entire teaspoon of baking soda.