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How to Exfoliate Skin Naturally

Wondering how to exfoliate your skin naturally? Here are the answers to your questions. Exfoliate skin naturally at least twice a week to look younger every day!
Mukta Gaikwad
Just likes trees shed their leaves to grow new ones, skin too sheds the dead skin. This process of the skin to slough off the dead skin to grow new skin, is known as exfoliation. Exfoliation is a natural process. Thus our body, regularly exfoliates skin naturally. The smoothness, suppleness, radiance, and lightness of our skin is maintained by natural skin exfoliation. It is mandatory to exfoliate skin at least twice a week to accelerate the natural exfoliation. Regular exfoliation will take away the years off your skin.
Step # 1
Wet the area that is to be exfoliated, with lukewarm water. Avoid very cold or very hot water.
Step # 2
Dampen a synthetic scrub, loofah, or scrubbing sponge with which you'll be exfoliating the skin.
Step # 3
Squeeze or sprinkle some exfoliating cleanser on the scrub and some on your skin.
Step # 4
Now gently, start rubbing the scrub on your skin in circular and outward motion. If you have dry skin keep the exfoliation as gentle as possible.
Step # 5
Once the scrubbing is done, rinse the skin thoroughly.
Step # 6
Moisturize your skin well to prevent irritation and burning after exfoliation. Moisturizing the skin helps in keeping it hydrated too.

Natural Exfoliates

Peppermint and Lime Scrub

This scrub is excellent for exfoliating oily skin. Ground ΒΌ cup of rice into a fine powder. You will need to squeeze out half a lemon juice and 3 to 4 drops of peppermint oil. Mix the ground rice and the essential oil together, so that the rice does not coagulate. Then add the lemon juice and apply the mixture on your face in a circular motion. Rinse with lukewarm water once done.

Orange and Oatmeal Scrub

This is a natural body exfoliant. Orange essential oil will have a toning effect on the skin too. To make this scrub you will need 2 tbsp of bran, 2 tbsp of ground oatmeal, 1 tsp lemon juice, and 5 drops of pure orange essential oil. Mix all the ingredients together and keep it aside for a couple of hours before using it. Apply on the body in a circular motion and rinse well. Follow-up with a good moisturizer.

Sugar and Olive Oil

This is the best scrub of the entire body, including the face. This is the cheapest way of making a skin exfoliant at home. For this, you will need 2 tbsp of virgin olive oil and organic white sugar. Mix the two ingredients until they become a thick paste. Rub the paste in a circular motion on the body parts and rinse well. This will make your skin feel supple within minutes.

Fruit Scrub

The natural alpha hydroxy acids contained in fruits are a great help in restoring radiance on the skin. Mash half a cup of papaya and strawberries together. Add a tablespoon of yogurt and mix it well. Put the pack on your face and let it settle for 15-20 minutes. While scrapping it off, rub it a little, with moist hands.
Exfoliate skin naturally at least two times in a week, to reduce blemishes, dead cells, blackheads, dirt, and grime. Reinvigorate life back into your dull and lifeless skin by spending a few more minutes in the shower. Exfoliation can also be done in the night to get a well-rested and glowing skin in the morning. Your skin is the reflection of what lies beneath it. Following a strict skin care regimen and healthy living to have flawless skin, envied by all!