One of the key steps to having radiant, younger looking skin is to get rid of old, dry, dead skin cells. And the best way to do that, of course, is to exfoliate. Here are some natural exfoliants and DIY homemade facial scrubs. And the best part is you have almost everything you need in your kitchen.
Why We Need To Exfoliate
New skin cells are created in the skin’s inner layer (dermis). As they form, the old, dead skin cells are pushed to the outer layer of the skin (epidermis). These dead cells gradually flake off. But some of them hang on for too long, making your complexion look dull & rough and clogs your pores causing acne & other blemishes. Exfoliating the skin removes these dead cells to reveal a fresh and supple skin surface.
Below Are 5 Amazing Natural Exfoliants
1. Baking Soda
Keep a container of baking soda in your shower and rub about a tablespoon on your face in a circular motion, rinse, then wash your face with a liquid natural soap. Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is the main ingredient in many expensive exfoliation products. Be sure to use a natural baking soda.
Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid. Glycolic acid boosts new cell production and breaks down the protein that keeps the dead cells hanging onto your skin. Mix the sugar crystals with your favorite massage oil (olive, jojoba, coconut, grapeseed, almond, etc.) to make a paste. Scrub on your face in a circular motion, rinse, wash as usual.
Sea salt is full of trace minerals that rejuvenate your skin, stimulate cell growth, and help your skin retain moisture. A sea salt scrub is great for dry skin. Mix with lavender essential oil and/or your favorite massage oil (olive, jojoba, coconut, grape seed, almond, etc.) to make a paste. Scrub on your face in a circular motion, rinse, wash as usual.
OatmealOatmeal is a very gentle exfoliant, so it’s perfect for sensitive skin. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and is very moisturizing. Mix finely ground oatmeal with honey and plain yogurt. Scrub on your face in a circular motion, let it sit for 15-30 minutes, rinse, wash as usual.
HoneyRaw honey is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal. It kills skin infections, including acne. Honey reduces inflammation and hydrates. Honey can be mixed with any of the other exfoliants mentioned above to boost antioxidant / anti-bacterial benefits and get rid of acne.
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