I think we can all agree that exfoliation is one of the most important parts of skin care. With so many store bought, expensive, chemical filled products, it may be hard to find the one that is just right for you. Look no further than your very own kitchen with these 3 best homemade exfoliators!
Exfoliation is important because it removes the dried up dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and from deep inside the pores. Exfoliating brings excellent blood circulation to the skin and helps reduce irritation, redness and stubborn dirt.
3 Best Homemade Exfoliators You Can Make in a Pinch
#1. Used Coffee Grounds
Coffee grounds are considered to be the holy grail of homemade exfoliators. This is because it's simple to make, smells great, and is soft enough to use on all types of skin but tough enough to get rid of all the unwanted dead cells. Used coffee grounds are ideal because fresh ones can leave residue and be too rough for some skin types. The caffeine in coffee grounds actually brings many benefits to unwanted blemishes like under eye bags or overly visible veins by reducing inflammation.
#2. Brown Sugar
Not only is sugar good for your taste buds, but also for your pores. Sugar is safer than salt because it is generally smaller and gentler. Using a substance that is too large can cause tears in the skin, as well as irritation, which is exactly what we are trying to avoid. Brown sugar also helps bring moisture into the skin and keep it there, so be sure to rinse thoroughly.
Oatmeal provides a balanced base for dry and oily skin. It brings moisture and cleanses with its saponins (natural cleaning agent full of antioxidants), as well as soaks up the extra grease for a smooth, flawless outer layer. Finely crushed oatmeal helps polish and whiten the skin's surface while going deep inside the pores for a deep clean. It contains zinc that helps treat acne all over the body and reduces redness and inflammation. What more could you need?
Even though these are the 3 best homemade exfoliators, they must be used with caution as over exfoliating can break the skins' protective layer and cause much more damage than benefits. Exfoliation should be done no more that twice a week to allow the skin to replenish and restore itself.
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