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Natural remedies for skin exfoliation

Exfoliation involves the removal of the old dead skin cells from the skin’s outermost surface using a chemical, granular substance, or exfoliation tool.
Your skin naturally sheds dead skin cells to make room for new cells every 30 days or so. Sometimes, dead cells don’t shed completely, this can result in dry flaky patches and clogged pores.

Exfoliation can prevent this. Exfoliating can improve the appearance of your skin, it improves the effectiveness of topical skincare products by enhancing absorption. Regular exfoliation help prevent clogged pores resulting in fewer breakouts. Long-term exfoliating can increase collagen which is the key protein to glowing, vibrant, and promotes skin elasticity minimizing the appearance of fine lines and related sagging.
Unsure where to start? Here are some natural home remedies you can use to exfoliate your skin.

Milk- Milk contain lactic acids that helps exfoliate the skin, pour some milk onto your palm and massage onto your skin. You can also mix whole milk with whipped egg white for dry skin or add aloe vera for
sensitive skin. Yogurt masks also can give a head to toe milk benefits by adding 2 to 4 cups of plain unsweetened yogurt to your bathwater.

*Apples and Apple Cider Vinegar – Alpha hydroxy acids are extremely beneficial for loosening dead cells and revealing the new skin beneath. Malic acid found in apples is a fantastic choice for an exfoliation mask.

Coffee- It is a good antioxidant that also promotes collagen formation, the building block of your skin. Ground coffee can treat cellulite as an exfoliant or be molded into cubes to battle stretch marks. Feet can also benefit from a thorough scrubbing with coffee grounds. When used topically coffee may offer protective antioxidant properties and promote collagen production. Sugar- Honey can aid in wound healing. Sugar is gentle enough for sensitive skin for your face. Sugar can also be used to exfoliate the body especially if you tend to shave your legs and scrub at the same time. It is good to choose sugar over salt to avoid the expected sting. You can mix sugar and pineapple or consider mango body scrub.

Never forget your lips because they need exfoliation too.

*Oats- If your skin leans to the sensitive side it’s always good to use gentle scrubs. Gentle effectiveness of organic oats as a physical exfoliant. You can use oats for a gentle body scrub or even as a facial scrub alternative.

*Baking Soda – It can be used to lighten dark underarms, to make deodorant, in a bath soak or to whiten teeth. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with honey and make a paste, apply to your face for 30 to 45 minutes and rinse

*Salt- Salt can also be used for overall body exfoliation, eliminating the rough dry patches of dead skin. Sea hand salt helps with dry skin, calluses, and cuticles. It is a perfect scrub for your feet but keeps in mind that people with sensitive skin or breaks in their skin will experience a burning sensation from salt exfoliators so it isn’t for everyone all the time. After exfoliation always hydrates and eat healthy to keep the skin
glowing and radiant.

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