I used to exfoliate my face once a week but now I do it two or three times a week. The reason? I'm not worried about the chemicals I'm using in the exfoliation product I'm using!
Once again, an Elder tipped me to some goodness. I noticed a small bowl on her bathroom counter and asked what she used it for. After a lecture about being all up in her business (Dude...it was on the COUNTER!) and my ignoring her because she's always holding on to some good info she knows good and well I'd appreciate, she told me that she makes a paste of baking soda and water to scrub her face. She told me that the humidity out here makes stuff stick to your face more and that pollen is a tricky fool. (ROFL!) Said that all you have to do is make a lil paste with baking soda and use that to scrub your face.
I couldn't get an exact measurement out of her because she just eyeballs it, but I find that a ratio of one part baking soda and three parts water is pretty good. I've been using it because she's right...that pollen is a tricky fool. LOL! I've been doing it now for about three weeks and I don't have any irritation. My skin feels and looks clean and smooth. GO ME! I could even use it on my skin in the shower too!
A box of baking soda costs little of nothing and it will last a long, long time. She also told me that she uses it to brush her teeth sometimes too. Says sometimes your teeth can feel a bit gritty and baking soda helps polish off the grit. Makes sense.
How often do you exfoliate your face? What do you use? Have you ever used baking soda?