Many people are going natural these days. Aside from the many side effects attached to chemical products, we have discovered that embracing our natural self is enriching in a way. Besides, why spend so much? When all you need is right in your kitchen!!
Before we discuss those natural items you can use to exfoliate your skin, let us quickly highlight the benefits of exfoliating:
Exfoliation is the removal of dry or dead skin cells on the surface of the skin.
- Exfoliation helps you get bright, glowing and healthy skin.
- Exfoliation will help to un-clog your pores from excess oil which can lead to breakouts.
- Reduces breakouts and acne.
- Exfoliation allows absorption of other products – that is because when you exfoliate, your skin is freed of all dead cells and is open to let your beauty products sink into your skin.
Now, what are the natural items you can use to exfoliate your skin?
Sugar. This has been proven to be one of the best exfoliating ingredient. If you’re looking to exfoliate your face and body, then make a scrub with sugar, lemon and honey. This mixture will help remove dead cells from your skin and leave it so smooth and shiny.
Salt. This can be the perfect choice when you want a good overall body exfoliation, eliminating the rough, dry patches of dead skin. The only disadvantage is using a salt scrub leaves a stinging sensation on your skin and it is advisable not to use it on your face. But if you can cope with it, then scrub away.
Oats. Aside eating them, what do you do with those oats in your fridge? You can use oats for a gentle facial and body scrub.
Milk. The lactic acid in milk removes dead skin cells. Pour a small quantity into your palm and massage into your skin. You can also combine whole milk with a whipped egg for dry skin or add aloe vera for sensitive skin.
Baking soda. It seems baking soda can do everything right? Well, we don’t know about everything, but baking soda is so good for exfoliating. Make a paste with baking soda and honey and watch your skin glow. This easy cleanser recipe is great for all skin types.
Rice. The texture of ground rice is gentle on the face and body, make a paste and scrub your skin with it.