Love your skin? Are you taking care of it? Do you use chemicals or you go natural? Skin Exfoliation is a great way to preserve your soft and sensitive skin from dust and dirt. Here are four ingredients from your kitchen that can give you the best skin exfoliation. Have a look.
According to a study conducted by the University of Maryland, using scrubs with harsh ingredients like apricot kernels may result in the creation of small scratches on the skin surface. Hence, it’s better to make your own skin scrubs at home with easily available items in your kitchen.
For your convenience, we have selected the four best ingredients that can be used to prepare natural skin scrubs at home. You’ll love to use them as these are really very effective, natural and hence safe.
Continue to read to learn more.
- Baking Soda
Chemically known as Sodium Bicarbonate, baking soda is a common and a key kitchen ingredient. Plus, it’s a great skin exfoliator than any other kitchen ingredients. It works wonderful in cleansing your skin pores and removing blackheads from roots. The cool part is that baking soda is very cheap and is powerful in eliminating oil, whiteheads and blackheads. It instantly makes your skin smooth and clear.
Exfoliating with Baking Soda - Simply mix some water and baking soda to make a thick paste. Apply the paste on the areas with blackheads and whiteheads on the face. Gently scrub your face with the fingertips for about a minute. Wash the paste with warm water. Splash some cold water for closed pores.
Note: If you have a sensitive skin, avoid using baking soda as it can leve you with tingling or burning sensation.
Oats are very gentle on sensitive and dry skin, hence can bring wonders for sensitive or allergic skin conditions. In addition to exfoliating skin, oatmeal also helps eradicate dryness of the skin. The soothing compounds in oatmeal aid in calming skin and making it healthier.
Exfoliating with Oatmeal - Grind some old, rolled oatmeal in a grinder for about 5 seconds and massage it on your skin gently with the fingertips in a circular motion. This will gently eliminate dead skin cells, leaving you with smooth, clear and brighter skin. You can also add raw honey and little milk with the ground oats if your skin needs extra moisture.
To add taste in your food, a pinch of salt is a must. And to add a glow on your skin…again a pinch of salt is significant. The antibacterial and antiseptic properties of salt make it a great option to choose when treating acne, pimples or blackheads.
Plus, Dead Sea salt has proved to be very effective in treating skin ailments like eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
Exfoliating with Salt – Take a tablespoon of olive oil and mix it with a tablespoon of Dead Sea salt. Apply the sea salt mixture over the skin with wet hands. Massage well for a few minutes and rinse it with warm water. See the changes yourself!
Cornmeal is a yet another powerful skin exfoliator that not at all irritates your skin. If your skin is oily, cornmeal scrub is a boon for you as it helps in absorbing extra oil on your skin. Regular application of this natural scrub leaves you with baby soft, clean and refreshed skin.
Exfoliating with Cornmeal – Simply, add a little water to finely ground cornmeal to make a paste. Massage your skin gently with the mixture you prepared and rinse with warm water. You can also use it as an amazing body scrub by adding coconut oil to it instead of water.
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