Some Natural Exfoliating Hacks!
Our skin is exposed to the elements daily, and we frequently don’t realize it. It accumulates dirt, oil, and buildup from our routine activities. Although your skin naturally sheds dead cells every month, sometimes they don’t do so entirely. A complete skincare routine should include exfoliating at least twice a week. It will help rid your face of dead cells and buildup caused by everyday life, unclogging pores and leaving it healthy and glowing. Long-term exfoliating also encourages the production of collagen. If we allow dead cells to accumulate they prevent new and healthy cells from reaching the top layer of our face (epidermis.) Failure to exfoliate can cause your skin to look rough, leathery, and dull, and you might even start developing blemishes or dark spots.
Moreso, times like this pandemic put our skin to the test. Wearing masks can clog pores and lead to breakouts. We might feel compelled to purchase more products to counteract this effect, but that might not be necessary. Here are some tips on how to start exfoliating to get the best results possible without breaking the bank.
Use an exfoliating tool
These tools help with the process of exfoliation by gently massaging and scrubbing away the dead cells on your skin. It is an exceptional alternative for people with sensitive skin who opt for gentler products instead of chemicals or abrasives to scrub their face. Some examples of tools include bristle brushes, silicone brushes, and sponges.
You don’t have to splurge
It’s a common misconception thinking we need to spend endless amounts of money on products for our face. The reality is you have natural items in your pantry that can do a compelling job as well, leaving your skin looking healthy and glowing. Below is a list of the most common natural exfoliators you can find in your pantry, your fridge, or even the grocery store.
- Baking soda acts as a natural face exfoliator to prevent and/or remove blemishes and pimples.
- Almond oil contains a rich amount of Omega-3 fatty acids that can help tighten the skin on your face while you exfoliate.
- Ground, fine oatmeal and rice smoothes and nourishes dry skin.
- Yogurt contains lactic acid that can help soothe your skin while also giving it an even look and texture.
Remember to do a patch test before using any natural face exfoliator
Take a small amount of product and apply it to a clean patch of skin on the upper forearm. Leave it for 24 hours and keep the area dry. Afterward, if your skin hasn’t had an allergic reaction (burning, itching, redness, etc.) you are safe to use the product!
Prep before exfoliating
Entirely cleanse your skin before exfoliating, and remember to use some moisturizing product for the aftermath of the process. Yes, exfoliating benefits our skin, but at the end of the day, it still strips your face. Moisturizing will help nourish and replenish your skin, leaving you looking and feeling your best.
Natural exfoliating hacks that will leave you with perfect skin!