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Gentle Scrub for Fresher Skin Formula

Gentle Scrub for Fresher Skin Formula

Summer sun and seaside fun can be damaging to our skin, but even indoor skin can use a little help feeling and looking fresh.

This easy-to-make formula will help to dissolve the “glue” that binds dead skin cells together, allowing them to fall away like autumn leaves, revealing the smooth, soft skin underneath. The secret is fresh alphahydroxy fruit acid–in this case from tomatoes, still in season–and sugar.

Get the skin-freshening exfoliating formula here:


1/4 cup granulated sugar
Chopped fresh tomato
2 tablespoons yogurt or sour cream

1. Place the sugar in a small bowl. Add enough fresh chopped tomato to moisten, then add yogurt. Combine and apply to a clean, damp face, using fingertips to gently massage the formula into skin.

2. Allow formula to remain on skin for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water and pat dry.

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By Annie B. Bond

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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8:11AM PST on Feb 25, 2014

Thank u very much for sharing :)

5:40AM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

2:16PM PST on Mar 2, 2013

Sounds so good- thanks.

4:46AM PST on Jan 31, 2013


12:55PM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

thanks for the recipes! i love making my own scrubs.

11:01AM PDT on Jun 12, 2012


12:02AM PST on Jan 15, 2012

Thanks for the tips, sounds good.

2:34AM PST on Dec 28, 2011

CAn this scrub only be used on the face or all over your body?

8:09PM PDT on Nov 5, 2011


3:54AM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

I use olive oil.

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