Exfoliation is a very important part of the skin care routine. It basically means removing old dead cells from the surface of the skin. This treatment improves the skin texture and the best part is – you get to expose your new, glowing skin underneath! Using an exfoliant regularly will purify and enhance your skin, even out the skin tone, promote blood circulation and will help you achieve a radiant, smooth look.
There’s a beauty – basics rule that says: Nothing works unless you exfoliate! You won’t get to see the full results of applying moisturizers and other skin care products if you don’t start off with a fresh, clear skin.
How often should you exfoliate?
Sure you should exfoliate regularly, but also be careful and do not overdo it. Depending on the skin type: once a week is quite enough for dry skin, while combination to oily skin can handle this treatment 3-4 times a week without causing any damage. Remember to go easy on the skin and be gentle – use short circular motions.
Your skin care routine shouldn’t start and end with treating your face. Don’t forget your neck, feet, hands and body! Exfoliate all over, starting from your feet and working your way up to the neck. Use a bath brush for areas that are hard to reach.
Make sure you avoid scrubbing sensitive areas, like open cuts and bruises.
When it comes to the exfoliant product, I always choose a homemade natural one. This is one of my favorite recipe s because it’s so quick and easy to make and it works better than any store bought scrub I’ve ever used.
You will need:
Just mix these ingredients together until you get a thick paste and apply to wet skin. The sugar will scrub away the dead skin cells and the olive oil will add some extra smoothness to your skin. Rinse off with lukewarm water and wash your skin with your regular shower gel or face cleanser. Pat dry and enjoy your soft, smooth skin!
If you haven’t used up all the mixture at once, you can put it in a container and keep it in the fridge until next use.
If you love using olive oil on your skin, check out this homemade face mask for glowing skin.
What is your favorite homemade scrub? Let me know in the comments below!