It is estimated that within the span of 24 hours, we shed almost a million cells. These disposed cells will gradually move up so as to reach the surface of our skin. That is why, over the time, our skin is fraught with dead skin cells which are allegedly responsible for blemishes and fine lines, and not to mention, makes you more acne-prone.
Therefore, exfoliation is of utmost importance. Since solely regular showering or a hot bath aren’t much helpful, you need to resort to other products in order to assure a complete cleanse-off. But there is no need to pouring money into chemical removers because you could make use of readily available natural ingredients. Here are some of the options.
Thanks to its coarse and grainy texture, this breakfast could be turned into a perfect scrub that works on almost all types of skin. In addition to making your skin dead-cell free, oatmeal could get rid of excess sebum and other skin dirts while maintaining your skin moisture.
To make the scrub, mix oatmeal with a 2 tablespoons of yogurt and 1 of honey. Put the mixture on your face/ your body and gently spread it around in circular motion. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes before washing it away with water.
Flavolnon found in coffee is known for its benefits in maintaining complexion and smoothen your skin besides buffing away dead skin cells.
After grinding coffee beans, you should put 3 tablespoons of coffee into the bowl and mix it with olive oil ( or almond oil could be used as a replacement), honey, and sugar, each of which is in 1 tablespoon. Apply it on your face, neck, elbows and knee where dirt often gets accumulated. Massage and leave for 10 to 15 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water.
Instead of consigning orange peels to the waste basket, you could dry them in the sunlight to make a natural skin scrub. After it has been dried, grind the peels and mix it with plain yogurt. Put the paste on your skin and with a wet hand, rub it for dead skin cells to come off. Let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing off. Apply this method once a week and you will notice this mixture seems to give your skin a new lease of life.
Immerse almonds in water or milk for 10 minutes before grinding them in paste. Put 2 tablespoons of honey in the paste and you will have a perfect scrub. Vitamin E in almonds will soften the skin which means dead skin cells will come off more easily. Together with antioxidant vitamin A, it could slow down the skin’s aging process.
Sugar granule is another natural ingredient for skin cell removal. Once mixed with olive oil and 2 to 3 tablespoons of honey, it could pamper your skin as a moisturizer.