Sugar! Just use white, granulated sugar in your cleanser or before cleansing. It's simple, cheap and works wonders. If your skin is a bit more sensitive, you can try brown sugar(extremely common). It's just an exfoliating scrub though, not a mask.
Also, I've come to prefer to buy clay masks that come in powder form where you have to mix it with water on your own to make a mask. What I do, is I use the Aztec Indian Healing clay and add ground coffee to it. The coffee has caffeine in it that can help de-puff your face and eyes, but when you're rinsing the mask off, you exfoliate gently with the ground coffee.
Examples of the masks I speak of:
I buy the first from Vitaminshoppe and the second can be purchased from Whole Foods.
Aspirin Mask, which is a little too harsh for me. Buy uncoated aspirin, crush it, make into paste with a little water. Apply to skin and leave for no more than 10 minutes:
Turmeric masks are also quite common but I'm scared to do it because supposedly it can leave a yellow-brown tint to your skin. I'm not white, but my skin has a yellow/gray undertone to it and picks up color easily.
I loveee egg white masks!
It's more of a chemical exfoliant, but it works wonders. If oily skin is a problem or you have uneven skin tone, you can add a bit of lemon juice. If dryness is a problem a bit of almond oil or even EVOO can help. I personally though, don't add anything. If I do add something, it's lemon juice.
Honey and strawberries. Strawberries are good or your skin and the little seeds take off the dead skin
i use the following 3
1) Dish washing liquid (washing up soap for dishes) with 2 spoons of sugar
2) tooth paste
3) or I buy one from the store
coffee grounds with water! (what's left after you make coffee) It really gives your skin an instant boost.
sugar and honey
I use oatmeal. I just put water and mix it with the oatmeal and just scrub my face with it. This is really gentle and it is suitable for sensitive skin too.
Lemon, avocado, coconut and sugar
Salt or sugar with olive oil
I like sugar with cocoanut oil or a baking soda with water :)
Mix Lemon juice, Sugar and Olive Oil together to make a paste.
Gently rub/massage on face and neck.
I make enough for one session because it's quick and easy to make.
This is also good for hands and feet. Again, rinse after