How to Use a Toothbrush to Exfoliate Skin

Exfoliate skin with a toothbrush in the shower.

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If dead cells are giving your skin a dull and uneven appearance, use a toothbrush to exfoliate skin all over your body. Exfoliation is the process by which dead skin cells are sloughed off, and new skin cells move to the surface. These new cells carry essential oils and lipids that make your skin more radiant and smooth. Use a toothbrush, in combination with a natural exfoliating mixture, to exfoliate your entire body once or twice a week to achieve more healthy, glowing skin.

Related Searches:Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll NeedCup1/3 cup brown sugar1/2 cup oil (grapeseed, olive or almond)Body wash2 Toothbrushes (one old, one new)Wash clothSuggest Edits1

Mix brown sugar and oil in a cup until all ingredients are fully incorporated. Get into the shower and cleanse your body with a body wash. Rinse your body thoroughly with running water.


Dip the newer toothbrush into your exfoliating mixture and gently scrub your entire body with your toothbrush. Start at your heels and work your way up to the neck. Use a circular scrubbing motion to slough off skin cells properly.


Switch to your old, used toothbrush to exfoliate your face, as bristles will be softer and more gentle. Dip the toothbrush into exfoliating mixture and gently rub its bristles against your entire face in a circular motion. Start on your forehead and work your way down to your neck.


Rise off the exfoliating mixture from your body with running, lukewarm water.

Tips & Warnings

Moisturize your skin immediately after exfoliating, while skin is still damp, to lock in moisture and protect new skin cells.

If you have sensitive skin, do not use a toothbrush to exfoliate your face, or you can cause irritation and flaking. Use a warm washcloth instead to exfoliate sensitive facial skin.

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References"She Knows"; How to Exfoliate Your Skin; Kori Ellis; 2008Viva Woman: 10 Other Beauty Uses with Your Toothbrush"Best Health"; How Exfoliation Helps Your Skin; Rhonda RovanResources"Natural Solutions"; Exfoliating the Skin; Lindsey GallowayPhoto Credit ImagesRead Next:

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