We all want to have brighter and smoother looking skin but, what's a girl to do? You can go to the spa and get a facial, a chemical peel, or a microabrasion, since exfoliating is part of the facial process that usually runs up a pretty healthy tab. There's an easier and cheaper way to removed the oldest dead skin cells, and you don't have to leave the house.

Here a quick and easy DIY answer to your dilemma. You may even make these as gifts for your girlfriends and help them save some cash at the spa, as well.

1/2 cup grated soap  (I like pink soap for a little color)
1/4 cup coconut or olive oil

Mix and heat in the microwave for 10 seconds...stir.  repeat this process a time or two.

Stir in 3/4 cup of granulated sugar and a drop or two of your favorite essential oil.

Pack mix into silicone ice cube tray and freeze about 10 minutes. Remove from ice tray and put in a decorative jar. Now you're ready for brighter skin and a healthier pocketbook.