Natural Ways to Exfoliate Your Skin
Posted on Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 3:06 pm
One step in keeping your skin healthy, radiant and feeling moisturized is regular exfoliation. We often hear about the importance of this crucial step in taking care of the skin on our face, but it’s equally important all over. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to do and usually just involves adding an extra step to your shower routine once or twice a week. Here are some simple, all natural ways to keep your skin silky smooth:
Simple Ways to Exfoliate Your Skin
One really easy way to exfoliate is to simply use a dry natural bristle brush. You can find this in the cosmetics section of your local drugstore or big box store (i.e. Walmart or Target). Simply stand in the shower and gently rub the bristles against your skin in a circular motion. Do this from mid-chest all the way down to your toes making sure to avoid your neck and chest area (this skin is very delicate). When finished, cleanse your skin and moisturize with an all-natural lotion when your finished!
Making your own sugar scrub is very easy. Just make a mixture of equal parts sugar and an oil of your choice. Coconut oil or olive oil work very well. Apply the mixture with a washcloth in a circular motion from head to toe. Make sure you don’t spend too much time on any limb to avoid skin irritation. Rinse dry.
Oatmeal is a popular and traditional way to get smoother skin. Make a nice scrub using fine-ground oatmeal and just a bit of water. You want to be sure to use the non-instant variety to get maximum results. Simply add some oatmeal to a food processor or blender to grind. Add a few drops of water to make a paste-like consistently and apply to your skin. Rinse clean.
Pumice is a natural rock made by volcanoes. Pumice stones can easily be found wherever you buy your health and beauty supplies. Use them on especially dry or calloused areas of your skin such as your heels. Be sure to use a pumice stone on wet, soapy skin to avoid irritation. When you’re finished, be sure to properly clean and dry the pumice to remove dead skin, bacteria and germs to avoid infection.
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