Exfoliating is essentially removing dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Constant exfoliation helps to brighten and makes the skin healthy and smooth. And it should be a regular skin care regimen for the face as well as the entire body.
3 Natural Exfoliants That Work
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Regular exfoliation can help remove dead skin cells, help keep pores clean and improve blood circulation, which will give your skin a healthy, more youthful glow. Exfoliation also helps your moisturizer and skin care treatments penetrate better.
When it comes to exfoliants, many people prefer natural exfoliants usually due to sensitive skin, if you fall into this category, then these home made ones are for you.
Raw, unprocessed honey is a great topical antiseptic because it has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal benefits, which means it helps to reduce the occurrence of skin infections, and it helps fight acne. It's packed full of antioxidants, which can help your skin better protect and repair itself, and it's been shown to reduce inflammation, too. Honey helps to speed up the natural exfoliation process which means that it attracts moisture to your skin, making it great for a hydrating facial scrub.
Yogurt contains lactic acid (alpha hydroxy acid- found in skin care treatments) it's gentle enough to use on any skin type, face and body. Yogurt (and milk, too) hydrates and exfoliates, has skin-smoothing and soothing benefits, and the lactic acid may also help to even out your skin tone as well. Apply plain yogurt as a facial or to larger areas of your body, let it set for about 20 minutes, then rinse.
Its a form of glycolic acid that boosts, smoothens and softens the skin. Mix about one-half cup of sugar (white or brown -- both work) with enough olive oil (or grape seed, jojoba or whatever your favorite oil may be) to make a paste. Using circular motions gently massage the mixture into your skin and rinse well -- it's safe enough to use on both face and body .
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