The skin can continuously renew itself, but with age, this natural skin cycle begins to slow down. This results in an accumulation of dead skin cells that make your skin look darker and dull, leading to fine lines and blemishes.
Unfortunately, taking a shower or a bath is not enough to clear the dead skin layer completely. Weekly exfoliation will keep your skin smooth and soft and help moisturizing products to be absorbed faster.
You do not need to use chemical-based cleaning products when you have so many natural ingredients in your home.
Oatmeal has a grainy texture that works perfectly as a natural exfoliating agent. It also has plenty of minerals and vitamins.
Mix two tablespoons of oatmeal with two tablespoons of plain yogurt and one tablespoon of honey. Apply the mixture on your face and massage using circular motions. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with cool water. Pat dry the skin and apply moisturizer.
- Green Tea
Green tea leaves have a slightly rough texture which makes them perfect for removing dirt, dead skin cells, and other impurities. It also improves skin elasticity, skin complexion and makes your skin healthy.
Take the contents of 1-2 used green tea bags and mix with 2-3 teaspoons of honey. Spread the mixture on your face and leave the mask for 10 minutes. Gently scrub it off using your wet fingers.
- Sugar and Olive Oil
The sugar-olive oil scrub is perfect for all skin types. Sugar particles remove dead skin cells, and olive oil moisturizes the skin.
Mix half a cup of fine sugar, 2-3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, 2-3 teaspoons of honey and a little lemon juice. Apply the mixture on your skin and rub using circular motions. Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry gently.
Almonds are rich in Vitamin A and E, fats and antioxidants which will make your skin look younger and healthier.
Soak 8-10 almonds in milk overnight. In the morning, peel off their skin, grind them until you get a paste and add 2 teaspoons of honey. Apply the paste on your face and neck and rub it for a couple of minutes in a circular motion. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
Coffee contains flavonols which help repair damaged skin, improve skin texture and maintain a glowing complexion.
Mix 3 tablespoons of ground coffee, 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil or almond oil and 1 tablespoon of fine sugar. Apply the paste onto your face and massage with circular motions. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.
- Orange Peels
Dry the peels of oranges in the sunlight and then grind them into a powder. This is a natural exfoliating agent that will remove dead skin cells and dirt. It is also rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants which will rejuvenate your skin.
Mix equal amounts of plain yogurt and orange peel powder into a paste. Apply on your face and neck area and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rub off the paste with wet hands using circular motions.
These are only some of the natural skin exfoliating home remedies that will help your skin glow and be healthy.