Are you constantly amazed at the way TV commercials show skin exfoliation with new skin emerging out of a dead skin blanket? The natural process of exfoliation may be transcended dramatically on screen. But there are some simple and effective home remedies of skin exfoliation that you can try to get rid of unwanted dead skin cells.
While the market comes loaded with all kinds of exfoliators, it becomes tough to choose what works well for your individual needs. The chemical formulation can sometimes act against your skin, sending it into an overdrive of acne and blisters.
Nature works wonders for your troubled skin constantly exposed to pollution, sun and stress.
We have put together some wonderful natural exfoliators that gently do the process. What more, most of these sit inside the premises of your kitchen shelf. Easy to make, easier on the pockets and completely healthy, there is no reason not to try.
- Oatmeal Honey Scrub
All it takes is a perfect oatmeal scrub for your regular exfoliation procedure, in case you can’t make it to your salon every time.
Take 2 teaspoons of ground oatmeal and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Combine the mixture with drops of honey and water. Keep mixing in regular intervals so that a fine paste is formed.
Apply the paste to your face and gently rub in circular motion. Rinse well. Pat Dry.
- Sugar Spa Scrub
You would have run into high end sugar spa scrubs over the counter at departmental stores. You can now make your very own scrub at home that can be used every day for exfoliation. The sugar scrub not only works for your face, but your entire body.
Take 1 cup granulated sugar and ½ cup olive oil. Mix both sugar and oil until they are well blended. Add 10 to 15 drops of essential oil for fragrance.
Apply this mixture to wet skin with loofah, sponge or bare hands. Rub in circular motion gently. Rinse Well.
- Baking Soda Scrub
If you thought that baking soda was only for baking purposes, you will be pleasantly surprised. This kitchen essential has some wonderful effects on your skin when tried. Baking soda scrub works very significantly, doing away all that dead skin layer on your face. The scrub is rather easy to make.
Take 1 to 3 teaspoons of baking soda. Add few drops of essential oil and required amount of water to make a paste. Apply the scrub now on your face and the rest of the body (prepare in large amounts for the body). You can ideally do this as part of you bath. Rinse well after scrubbing the paste all over the face and body.
- Orange Peel Scrub
There is more to an orange than just the tasty pulp. All the peel that you throw away after consuming the fruit is actually loaded with great exfoliating and cleaning properties. Orange peel scrub is easy to make and very effective on your skin. It can be used as part of the daily regimen to pamper your face.
Collect all the orange peels. Dry the peels under sunlight. Once they are thoroughly sun dried, grind in a blender. Do not fine grind, but just enough to make the powder into a granular form. Mix fresh cream or drops of milk with the powder to make it into a paste. Apply on face and body. You can also add drops of honey or glycerine to enhance the process of exfoliation.
- Dried Walnut Scrub
Walnut scrub is not only popular, but has been proven to be quite effective to clear the skin from dirt and dead cells. You can prepare a simple scrub at home, if you have walnuts handy.
Take 6-10 walnuts (dry fruit form) and grind into granular powder. Add 3 to 4 drops of olive oil, honey and water. Mix into a fine paste and apply on the face and body. Massage gently in circular motion. Rinse Well.
Tips To Do Perfect Exfoliation
Scrubbing does not mean that you have to go ballistic with the process. An effective exfoliation works better than random movements.
Some important pointers to follow while exfoliating:
- Always scrub in upward circular movements
- Do not be rough. Apply gentle pressure
- Never exfoliate when you have a rash or an undiagnosed skin ailment
- Never scrub skin which is broken, scraped or sunburned. Excessive exfoliation may worsen the skin
- Understand your skin type. Never apply strong scrubs on a sensitive skin.
- Talk to your doctor if your skin does not agree with the process of scrubbing. There should be another alternative to exfoliate.