Exfoliation is the best way to keep skin healthy and clear. It helps remove dead skin cells, keep pores clean and improve blood circulation which will help your skin look younger and healthier. In this article, we’ve rounded up 5 homemade natural exfoliators which will give a fresher skin.
1. Sugar and Olive oil: This is one of the best homemade exfoliators available in the world today which incorporates the mild and softening properties of sugar and olive oil to gently exfoliate your skin leaving your skin soft and supple. Sugar is made from sugar cane, which is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alphy hydroxy acid. Glycolic acid is good at breaking down the protein that keeps dead skin cells from sloughing off, as well as boosting new skin cell production and smoothing and softening skin. Mix about one-half cup of sugar with enough olive oil to make a paste. Using circular motions gently massage the mixture into your skin and rinse well.
2. Sea Salt: Sea salt can be a wonderful choice when you want a good overall body exfoliation, eliminating the rough, dry patches of dead skin. Try mixing a cup of sea salt and glycerin to create a paste. After a hot shower, rub the paste over your body with your hands or a sponge, and then rinse it off.
3. Oatmeal: Oatmeal is a cheap natural exfoliant that has anti-inflammatory properties and acts as a natural moisturizer. Finely grind one cup of oatmeal in a blender or food processor, then stir together with one cup of plain yogurt or buttermilk and two tablespoons of honey in a small bowl. Mix thoroughly until it becomes a smooth paste, and then apply the mixture to your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes, and then rinse with warm water.
4. Coffee: Coffee may also be a perfect choice when exfoliating your body, and it can be made in many forms! Ground coffee can treat cellulite as an exfoliant or be molded into cubes to battle stretch marks. Feet can also benefit from a thorough coffee scrubbing.
5. Papaya: Papaya contains the enzyme papain, which dissolves old, dead skin cells without harming the younger, live cells beneath. Mash a green papaya and use it to make a facial mask.