Natural DIY Daily Microfoliant for All Skin Types – Get Smoother, Brighter Skin Instantly

This DIY daily microfoliant is awesome.  I got a present last year of Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, it was amazing.  When I ran out, I couldn’t find anywhere that sells Dermalogica where I live.  I decided to see if I could make my own homemade microfoliant.  I have been using it now for a month and a half.  I wanted to test it out to make sure it was good enough for you.  My skin has been really, really good, I’m delighted with it.

It is really easy to make with natural ingredients you have in your kitchen.  I know a lot of people don’t have rice flour, so I will show you how to make it yourself down below.  All of the ingredients I picked have really great benefits for your skin and are suitable for all skin types.  I have sensitive, dehydrated skin and this DIY daily microfoliant is not drying out my skin at all.  It is also great for oily skin, just 1 more tbsp of rice flour.

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Just a little word about the ingredients:

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Skin benefits of oats

Oats are amazing for your skin.  They are really calming and act as a natural anti-inflammatory for your skin, so if you have itchy skin or acne or rosacea, they will really soothe it.  It has vitamin A & D in it.  Oats have been used for centuries for their moisturising benefits too.  Did I mention that oats have saponins too, these gently cleanse your skin like a mild soap.  You see, I told you they were good!

Skin benefits of rice

Rice has been Japan’s best kept beauty secret for years.  It contains vitamin A which is great for polishing your skin and vitamin E which is an anti-oxidant and anti- aging.  Rice is also full of amino acids, these help your skin produce collagen to make your skin more supple.  Also rice water is supposed to be amazing for your skin and hair too.  I haven’t tried it but it is on my to do list.

Skin benefits of green tea

We all know green tea is so, so good for us.  I only drink herbal tea but I hate the taste of green tea.  So it is good to have something else to do with my green tea!  Best of all, it is amazing for your skin.  It contains anti oxidants that help to neutralise harmful free radicals that accelerate aging.  You know what that means, you are going to get younger just by looking at this homemade daily microfoliant!!  It is also an anti-inflammatory, bringing down redness and calming puffiness.

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What you’ll need to make DIY daily microfoliant

  • 3 tbsp Porridge oats or oatmeal (depending on where you are from)
  • 1 tbsp Rice flour (to make your own rice flour put 2 tbsp of rice into freezer overnight)
  • 1 Green tea bag

How to make DIY daily microfoliant

To make the oat flour just whizz up the oats in a food processor or bullet until you get a fine flour.  Then sieve the flour.

DIY daily microfoliant - make oat flour

I have rice flour at home as I have been experimenting with gluten free baking….so far it’s gone disastrously.  If anyone has some good recipes I would love to hear them.  Something that doesn’t involve loads of ingredients would be great.

If you need to make rice flour.  Put raw rice into freezer overnight, this stops it getting too hot when you grind it.  Then whizz the rice in a food processor or bullet until you get a fine flour.  This takes longer than the oat flour to make as the grains are harder. Then sieve the flour.

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Combine 3 tbsp of oat flour with 1 tbsp of rice flour and the contents of a green tea bag into a jar and mix.  And your done.

DIY daily microfoliant - add green tea bag

How to use DIY daily microfoliant

Get your hands very wet and put about a half -teaspoon of the microfoliant into the palm of your hand.  Create a paste by rubbing your hands together.  Apply to your face using circular motions.  Rinse thoroughly when finished.

Let me know if you have any questions.  I use this every morning and I have found it excellent.  It works for all skin types, the ingredients are gentle enough for sensitive, dry skin and exfoliating enough for oily skin.  Try it, you have nothing to lose!  You will have all the ingredients in your press so it won’t cost you a fortune to make.

If you are not happy with the results, leave me a comment below and we can tweak it again for something better.  I have been making natural skincare products since I was a little girl.  I absolutely love making them so let me know below.

*Please note- if you are gluten intolerant please use gluten free ingredients.  I don’t want you to get sick.*

If you are a fan of making gifts from ingredients in your cupboard, try my mulled wine sachet recipe.

Take care, have a great week x

10 thoughts on “Natural DIY Daily Microfoliant for All Skin Types – Get Smoother, Brighter Skin Instantly

  1. Love your recipe for microfoliant…can’t wait to try! ….wondering if you can add water to dry mixture and form paste in jar?…and if so how much do u think I should add?

    1. Hi Michelle, I don’t think premixing water with the mircrofoliant will work. It will get bacteria and other nasties as it has oat and rice flour. Thanks for your comment x

  2. Hi! Thanks for the recipe! I just made it as-is and it felt very nice! A few questions:
    – Should I also use it with a cleanser?
    – What do you think of other ingredients like rice bran, papain powder, and licorice root? They are harder to find, but included in the dermalogica ingredients. I also have some lavender oil which I was thinking of adding for the smell


    1. Hi Sorry I am so late getting back to you Lamia. I cleanse my face at night and use the scrub in the morning on its own. I didn’t have access to papain powder and licorice root so I didn’t use them. I have never used them before so I am not sure about quantities. Lavender oil would be nice but it may clump up the ingredients as it is a liquid. One or two drops should be plenty.

  3. Is there an ingredient I can add to make this recipe stronger? I really need something to use on my arms and legs ?

    1. I use this on my body sometimes as is and it works well. If you need some tougher exfoliation. I mix sugar and olive oil in a bowl until I like the consistency – about 1:1 and use that to exfoliate my body. It works really well, I only mix up enough for one use at a time. Another one I use is coffee grinds and melted coconut oil – it smells amazing, it is great for cellulite, it keeps for ever but I hate cleaning the shower after using it!

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