Exfoliating the skin is a step that can’t be skipped in any skin care routine, it should be done at least two times a week. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells that can make the skin look opaque and dull. It also helps clean out clogged pores. Every skin type can benefit from exfoliation.
There are a lot of facial exfoliating products in the market today, some products target specific skin concerns besides exfoliating the skin such as: brightening, anti-aging, minimizing pores and others. With so many options I prefer to use natural exfoliating ingredients from my kitchen, not only are they accessible but also affordable. So here are a few exfoliating ingredients that almost anyone can find in their kitchen too. Mixing a teaspoon of the ingredient you prefer with a teaspoon of your regular cleanser will work as an exfoliant.
❀ Cane sugar: It is very light and soft when scrubbed against the skin. You can also use regular sugar if you prefer.
❀ Salt: There are several types of salts, here I’ll be referring to table salt the most commonly found in households. Salt has a harder consistency so when used as a facial exfoliant it should be done gently.
❀ Baking soda: Is not too abrasive when used as a facial exfoliant that’s why it’s suitable for any skin type. It really leaves the skin with a clean polished look, at least for the few times I’ve tried it.
Exfoliating doesn’t have to be expensive as you can see. Giving these ingredients a try will help you figure out which one works best for your skin. And don’t forget exfoliation is a must in any skin care routine as it helps the skin appear healthy and glowing.
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