Exfoliation is a process of rejuvenating the skin by removing the deadcells from the upper surface of the skin. Exfoliation (scrubbing) not only helps in bringing the glow and freshness back on your face but also helps your skin to stay healthy and soft. If you think exfoliation can be only done in salon, then you are wrong. It can be done at home too. If you are too busy to go to salon then we have a solution for you. You can now exfoliate your skin at home with natural exfoliators. To know what are natural exfoliators read on..
Tomato: Cut tomato in two pieces. Take a lemon and cut it into half, squeeze half lemon juice in a small plate and add little sugar to the lemon juice. Now dip the half cut tomato into the juice and and rub it in circular motions on the face and neck. Wash your face after ten minutes. Little burning sensation is possible because of lemon; you can tone your skin with rose water as it will help you to close your pores and also to reduce the sensation. It is best suited for people with oily skin and one easily exfoliate with tomatoes twice or thrice a week.
Almonds: Did you know tha besides being a potential source of nutrition, almonds actually make for a great facial scrub. Yes, soak few almonds in water for few hours and grind them into thick paste, mix it with milk and exfoliate (scrub) your face with it. The coarse particles will help you remove the dead cells from the skin and milk will nourish the skin making it smooth. Regular exfoliation with almonds also helps in lightening skin tone. You can exfoliate your skin with almonds and milk twice a week.
0atmeal: A bowl of oatmeal in the morning is the perfect way to kick start the day. Skin often looks dull because of travelling and stressful lifestyle, to unwind you from this look oats can be the best. Exfoliating your skin regularly is the best way to keep it healthy. Crush some oats and add two tablespoon of milk to it to form a thick paste. Scrub with this paste for 5 to 7 minutes and wash with water. Oat exfoliation works best for people who have open pores, as oats has properties and agents who help skin to tighten along with making it soft and smooth.
Sugar & Lemon: You want to go for a party and don’t find your exfoliator in place. At such times what can be the best exfoliator? Squeeze half lemon juice on to your palm and take a pinch of sugar, rub both your hands and start exfoliating your facial skin in circular motion all over face including the neck area. A combination of sugar and lime acts as a great natural exfoliator. After scrubbing/ exfoliating you can apply honey coat on your skin, as honey will act as a good moisturizer making your skin smooth and soft. Sugar and lemon also helps to remove the tan.
Sea Salt: Sea salt or ‘Khara Namak’, which is easily available in India can be good body scrub. Take a half a bowl of khara namak and add two to three teaspoons of yoghurt to make your exfoliator. Sea salt will act as scrubber to remove dead cells and yoghurt will moisturize your skin making it soft and smooth. Remember not to use this to exfoliate your facial skin as it is too harsh for your face. You can exfoliate your body with sea salt once a week but remember to be gentle.
Bengal Gram/Besan: Bengal Gram (Besan) is common ingredient in Indian kitchen. Take little amount of besan, turmeric powder and milk combine all three and exfoliate your skin with these for 5 minutes, let it dry for ten minutes and then wash it with cold water. If you have oily skin, then you can use lemon juice instead of milk. This beauty remedy is used since ages for that instant glow and also because it fight skin allergies. Turmeric helps to brighten your face and milk aids in smoothening and making your skin soft. It is not recommended for people with dry skin.
Every time you exfoliate your skin it very important to tone and moisturize it. If you don’t have a toner home, you can use rose water or cucumber juice to close your pores and then apply a moisturizer to your face. Exfoliation is not the only solution to beautiful healthy skin but you also need to follow good balanced diet and sound sleep.
- Don’t be too harsh whenever you exfoliate your skin.
- Don’t exfoliate more than 5 to 10 minutes, since this much time is good enough.
- It is better to take steam on the face after exfoliating, as this will help you to remove the white heads and black heads.
- Don’t forget to close your pores after exfoliation by toning and moisturizing it.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day for good and healthy skin.
- Use sunscreen lotion half an hour before stepping out of the house every day to avoid the sun tan.
- Wash your face with a good face wash two times every day. Also make exfoliation as a ritual on weekends.