Scrub Your Way to Satiny Smooth Skin
There are countless benefits of exfoliating the skin on your face and body. Even though the skin naturally sheds its top layer regularly, the buildup that this process leaves behind can remain in the pores and restricting our moisturizer from absorbing properly into the skin. Without regular exfoliation, the skin can become dry looking and flaky. The good news is that there is smooth, radiant skin below the surface, and all it takes is a good scrub to reveal a more youthful complexion. Exfoliating improves the texture of your skin, helps to reduce lines and wrinkles, removes pore clogging residue, helps to prevent acne breakouts and makes it easy for your moisturizers to penetrate more deeply into your skin. And if that wasn't great enough, you don't even have to leave your front door to enjoy the exfoliating properties of a great scrub, because many ingredients can be found right in your kitchen. Here's a list of some of my favorite home made exfoliators, so that you too can have smooth glowing skin without having to spend a penny!
1)Combine oatmeal and water into a paste and use as a great mild facial exfoliator.
2)For a more coarse formula, scrub sea salt or regular salt on your skin while in the shower. Just be sure to use a good moisturizer afterward because salt can have drying effects on the skin.
3)Combine baking soda and water into a paste and rub into the skin.
4)A mixture made of sugar and olive oil is another great exfoliant. As well as sugar and honey which infuses skin with honey's softening properties.
5)Sugar and Baby oil is another favorite of mine because the baby oil gets deep into the skin to moisturize while you slough off dead skin cells. So your killing two birds with one stone.
Cleanse your face with a good cleanser and rinse with warm water. Sometimes I like to steam my face before exfoliating, and I usually exfoliate my body during the last half of my shower when the pores are open due to the warm water and steam. Apply the exfoliator of choice and scrub in a circular motion on the face and body. This process is best done in the shower, because it is very easy to rinse off without mess all over your sink. Once you are done, rinse well, dry-off and apply a good moisturizer to your face and body and enjoy your smooth, satiny skin. Exfoliating should be apart of every woman's beauty routine, because it is great for women of every age to renew their skin and help them to age gracefully. Now you see just how easy and convenient it is to use products from your kitchen to make a great quality scrub in the comfort of your own home.