In This post you will discover some awesome homemade masks to exfoliate the face and body.
No need to search for products containing artificial chemicals to exfoliate the skin. Because, you will find many ingredients in your very own kitchen that can act as natural exfoliants. I will teach you to prepare exfoliating masks with your own common kitchen products.
Why is it important to exfoliate the skin and how to exfoliate naturally.
The human body has a natural mechanism to support fresh and healthy skin. The old cells are constantly being replaced by new cells. The dead cells form a protective substance called keratin that tends to accumulate as we age, creating surface layers that hide the fresh skin. Exfoliation is responsible for eliminating this buildup of dead skin. However, as the keratin has a protective function on the skin, exfoliation should not be excessive. The surest way to regain fresh and young skin tone is to use homemade exfoliants that don’t contain harsh chemicals..
Try these homemade masks to exfoliate the face and body
One of the simplest face mask recipes is to mix extra virgin olive oil with some organic white sugar. Stir to form a thick paste. You can also try using salt or use coffee grounds with a little olive oil to form a similar scrub. Both recipes can be applied to the face. Only use once or twice a week.
Sodium bicarbonate is also a good scrub. Simply mix with water to form a thick paste that can be applied to any part of the body. When exfoliating the face, avoid eye area as the skin is very delicate around the eye. Other parts of the body that need exfoliation are the arms, elbows, legs and feet.
Fruits contain alpha acid hydroxides. These acids are effective for exfoliating as they dissolve the substance retaining the dead skin cells. Exfoliants prepared from fruits tend to be better the more simple.
Mash half a cup of fruit such as banana, papaya, pineapple, pear or kiwi. You can also mix several fruits if desired. Try adding small amounts of extra ingredients like yogurt, honey and oatmeal. Apply the mixture on the skin. Let the mask sit on the skin for about 10 to 15 minutes and then remove with cold water.
Clay is an excellent material to exfoliate oily skin, but can be applied to any other type of skin. Combine 1 ounce (30 grams approx.) Of powdered clay with 3 tablespoons of distilled water and 1 teaspoon of glycerin. Spread the mixture over the skin in a thin layer and let dry. Then remove the mask with cold water and paper towels. You can also learn to make your own homemade facial toners with natural ingredients to complement the delicate skin.
homemade masks to exfoliate the face and body continued
Any of the recipes described also works on exfoliating the body areas, you just have to prepare bigger portions. Another way to exfoliate the body is to use a loofah. Dampen sponge, apply organic shower gel or soap and rub the area of the body to exfoliate. Use loofah on areas of the body where dead cells tend to accumulate: arms, elbows, legs and feet. Do not rub too abruptly so you don’t end up making the problem worse.
You can also prepare a recipe designed to exfoliate the body. Combine a cup of almonds and a cup of dry oatmeal. Add your preferred essential oil: peppermint, jasmine or lavender. Process almonds and oats in the blender and then add several drops of essential oil. Finally add water to form a thick paste that can be applied to the area of the body to exfoliate.
Put a towel under your feet when you apply these exfoliants on the body. Remove the dough using paper towels and then immerse yourself in the shower to wash the skin. Repeat treatment once a week. After each exfoliation gel apply a natural moisturizer to prevent the skin from drying out. Apply a natural body lotion before putting your clothes back on.
Preparing these simple exfoliants will help rejuvenate and refresh your skin naturally. And of course save you money.
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