Exfoliate Skin at Home

Exfoliate Skin at Home

You don't know how to exfoliate skin at home? Then, try out the following scrub recipes to have flawless skin.
BeautiSecrets Staff
Beautiful skin is that which is soft and even, all over the body. Most of you would be thinking that getting a soft skin is not easy. But believe me, it isn't a very difficult task. Whatever your complexion be, even a soft and plain skin can have a glowing, healthy look. If you are wondering that how many bucks you need to spend to achieve this effect, then let me tell you this is not about cosmetic surgery or laser treatment! Now, you would be definitely eager to know the secret for such beautiful skin, right? Well, all you need to do is exfoliate skin at home. But, before I tell you how to do so, let's quickly go over how exfoliation helps your skin.

First of all, it helps to eliminate the dead cells, dirt and body secretions. After exfoliation, your new skin will be revealed, which was earlier hidden beneath this upper layer. It not only removes the impurities from your skin, but also get rid of problems like infected ingrown hair, pimples, skin infections, etc. Moreover, this also helps reduce wrinkles and increases circulation, which brings vital nutrients to the skin and helps to eliminate body waste while we are massaging it. So, all these benefits together help to regenerate the skin.

Best Scrubs for Exfoliating Skin

Sugar Scrub
Sugar, readily available in your kitchen, makes one of the best scrubs. The fine grains of sugar make gentle and an effective exfoliant. The ingredients you require are 1 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup almond oil or olive oil. Mix the ingredients thoroughly. You can also add 10 to 15 drops of essential oil for fragrance, if you want. Wet your skin and apply this mixture over the skin with hands, washcloth, bath glove or loofah sponge. You must gently rub it over the skin in a circular manner. Concentrate on one part at a time. Like first rub it over your facial skin, then hands and so on. Be very gentle on the facial skin. Once you have finished scrubbing whole body, rinse it well with warm water. You can apply an antiseptic or toner over the skin to close the skin pores.

Salt Scrub
Salt scrubs are also amongst the best exfoliants. But remember that you should not use one on your face. Take ½ cup salt (sea salt is best), ½ cup almond oil or olive oil and 10-15 drops of essential oil if desired. Mix the ingredients properly, until well blended. Apply this over your body, except facial skin in directions as mentioned above. Remember, sea salt or table salt can sting, if it gets into an open cut or wound. So, avoid using it, in such a case.

Baking Soda Scrub
Baking soda makes a good scrub recipe. Mix baking soda with enough aloe vera juice or gel to form a paste. You can use bottled, fresh aloe vera; both work well. Apply this on your body in a circular motion to exfoliate your skin. You can also make a scrub by mixing baking soda with your face lotion or cleanser and use it for effective exfoliation. These are two best scrubs to exfoliate facial skin at home.

Avocado and Cucumber Scrub
If you have extremely dry skin, you can try this recipe. Take half avocado, remove the seeds and all the skin and mash it with a spoon, until it becomes a smooth texture with very few lumps. Now, take 2 inches of cucumber in a bowl. Remove the skin and cut into very small pieces. Add mashed avocado, 1 tablespoon of white sugar and 1 tablespoon of honey to the cucumber pieces. While mixing all these ingredients, keep adding a few drops of olive oil. Add oil, till consistency of all the ingredients starts to smooth out. Remember not to add too much olive oil, as you need a paste-like consistency. Applying this scrub, exfoliate your body as mentioned above. After you have finished exfoliating, leave the scrub on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse off using warm water. This scrub is so moisturizing that it may be a little difficult to remove, but refrain from using soap.

After you rinse off the scrub, do not use soap. Clean it thoroughly with cold or warm water, not hot water. Pat dry your skin with towel, do not rub. Apply a toner or antiseptic lotion to close the pores. Apply a face moisturizer over your exfoliated skin to retain the moisture. You must exfoliate your skin once a week.

You can try the aforementioned recipes and decide which one works the best for your skin type. You can continue to use that scrub regularly and it will definitely make your skin healthy looking. So, exfoliate regularly and have a great looking skin!