Do you know what is exfoliation? Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface. Exfoliation is involved in the process of all facials, during microdermabrasion or chemical peels at medical spas.
Exfoliating is wonderful, especially if you’ve been sitting in traffic on the way to and from work, and then in a closed office with stale air circulating.
The benefits of a very gentle scrub are that removing dead, dull skin cells give you an instant brightening factor, making your skin more luminous and youthful. It can reduce fine lines that come from sun and pollution damage.
If you are prone to spots, this kind of a cleaning will remove bacteria that cause breakouts. It helps your moisturiser and skin toner penetrate better.
However,exfoliating should not be a daily process or too harsh because overdoing it can damage the skin. Ideally, you should exfoliate very gentle about twice a week. The best place is in the shower.
Wet your face thoroughly, dab the cream all over your face, rub very gentle but be sure to get to those difficult spots like areas near the nose and underneath your ears. Then wash off.
There are loads of wonderful products in the market but if you’re in the mood for something really special and totally natural, you can make your own sugar scrub.
What you need :
1) Half of cup of ordinary white or brown sugar
2) A quarter of a cup of coconut oil
3) some fresh peppermint leaves
1) Mix them all togehter and leave overnight in the fridge. Then apply
2) If you wish, you can double the quantity and store in a glass jar in the fridge
3) It will keep up to a week and is ideal for two scrubs.
If you have hard skin on your elbows, and your feet are rought, make a big batch and add a cup of fresh milled coconut. This will moisturise as you exfoliate.
– The Star