Exfoliating is a significant part of any skin care routine. Not only does it clear the dead skin, but also unclogs the oil and dirt living in your pores. These clogs further serve as ground for breakouts. Although, there are many chemical-based exfoliants available around, most of these exfoliants contain harsh chemicals and lots of uncertain ingredients with unknown or no benefits.
Instead of wasting money for such useless store-bought exfoliators, concoct some homemade exfoliators using constituents that probably every woman has in her pantry.
Homemade exfoliators are probably the best in the world! In addition to being natural, they also ensure that your skin stays soft throughout! Moreover, they do not leave you with any side-effects. So ladies, here are the top 6 homemade exfoliators that will unquestionably make a variance in how your skin feels!
Just keep in mind, these home-made exfoliators should be used twice or thrice times a week, and not daily. So, let’s go!
1.Sugar and Olive Oil
Sugar crystals are small and rough naturally that make them perfect for removing dead skin cells from your face. Also, it’s full of glycolic acid that aids in breaking down the dead skin cells and cut those ugly-looking fine lines. You need not to pay a lot anymore for glycolic acid facials! Just try this sugar exfoliator at home and get a clear skin for free!
All you need to do is take some sugar and mix some olive oil in it. With this, you got yourself a skin-softening scrub ready! The blend of the oil and sugar makes a great softening agent, which will also scrub away the dead cells completely.
2. Honey and Sugar
Add a little more sweetness to your exfoliation!! Besides sugar and its incredible effects, honey too helps in speeding up the natural exfoliation process. It has humectant qualities, which means that it entices moisture to your skin that makes it a great hydrating facial scrub.
Mix it with a little sugar to make a fantastic scrub! This scrub will soften up your skin and will make it look radiant and glowy as well.
1. Sugar and Water
The baseline is that Sugar is the RULER! It is a darling to your skin. Just take two tablespoon of sugar and mix it well with water until it becomes a paste. Apply it over your face and massage gently in circular motion. Do it until you cover each and every corner of your face and rinse with warm water. Your clean and glowing face is ready!
2. Tomato and Suga
Red tomatoes to make your cheeks rosy and sugar for your sweetness! Just kidding! A tomato and sugar scrub is also a great exfoliator. Just grab a tomato and a tablespoon of sugar. Next is, slice the tomato in two and dip the fleshy side in the sugar. Take the sugar-dipped tomato and rub on your face in circular motions. Leave it on your face about 10 minutes and rinse off. What do you see???
3. Honey and Oatmeal
Oatmeal is one of the gentlest exfoliants I’ve ever found. It’s a boon for those having sensitive skin. Oatmeal works to their best when whole oats are crushed up in a food processor, and mixed with water or another base. Another benefit to oatmeal is that it absorbs oil, which offers you dual benefit – face cleansing as you exfoliate.
Prepare a mix of equal amounts of oatmeal and water (say ¼) and 2 teaspoons of honey. You can use a blender or a coffee-maker to serve the purpose. Apply the scrub on your face and ‘brush’ those dead cells away.
4. Baking Soda
Baking soda is a common ingredient today and being used as a natural exfoliation is no exception! Since all you have to do is to make a paste of baking soda and water, it’s the simplest and least expensive exfoliant on this list. This is an effective homemade scrub that will naturally remove dirt, oil and dead skin cells from your face skin. With Baking soda, your face will always feel fresher and smooth.
Note: Avoid leaving this baking soda scrub on your face for longer; rinse the scrub after 30 seconds. This is a must if you have sensitive skin as this homemade scrub with baking soda (also known as sodium bicarbonate) can sometimes cause irritation or redness.
So, shall we start!!!