Monday, March 18, 2013
Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells that collect on the outer surface of the skin. You can use items found around your house to make inexpensive scrubs that will do wonders!
Nothing will make your skin feel softer than a good exfoliation. It can help reduce acne by removing dead skin cells that clog pores, even skintone, and allow your moisturizer to fully absorb into the skin. Exfoliation can also help with aging by speeding up the skin's self renewal processes.
I like to make it in small amounts at the time of use, but you can also make a big batch and store it in a glass jar. The recipe is a simple 2:1 ratio:
2 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Olive Oil
I have seen recipes where people added different essential oils to make it smell nice, but I prefer to leave it without fragrance. On a clean face, use scrub VERY softly and carefully in circular motions for about 1 minute, making sure to focus on problem areas. Avoid eye area. I find the best way to remove scrub is to use a wash cloth.
After scrub, wash face with a gentle cleanser and follow your usual routine. I would avoid any harsh products and make sure to moisturize!
This recipe also works great on the body!
I hope this was helpful! Give it a try and let me know what you think!