What do we mean by exfoliate? In plain language, exfoliation is the removal of dead skin from the top layer of the skin or the epidermis. How do we exfoliate? Most of the exfoliation is done through the cosmetic process. Of course, we now understand that exfoliation will help us in getting smooth skin and also help us reduce acne and pimple-like problems. So basically, if you want good skin, you must also get rid of some of them!

The skin, in its natural way, exfoliates or sheds itself in maybe a month, and we have new skin. However, some of it remains back, leaving our skin dull, rough, and dry and avoiding oil release from the pores. Therefore, the need arises to remove these dead skin by cosmetic means.

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Homemade Methods To Exfoliate Skin:

Exercising regularly will help clean the pores and the skin and increase blood circulation. This will make skin look glowing and fresh from within. So once we exfoliate regularly, it also helps our skin help to absorb moisturizer and other skincare products effectively.

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This exfoliation can be done through scrubs, skincare products, homemade products or by going to a parlour to shed the skin. Some natural ways of exfoliating skin at home include the following. Apply all these on the face just raw or by mixing with other home products like besan, lemon juice, wheat flour, etc. and massage well in a circular motion:

1. Honey:

Unprocessed and raw honey is an anti-septic, contains anti-fungal properties, and is a very good anti-oxidant. Massaging your skin with honey regularly provides repairs to the skin and moisturises it, thus not making it look dry. It has hydrating qualities and thus helps in the rejuvenation of the skin.

2. Baking Soda:

We all have a box of baking soda in our kitchen itineraries, which may not be useful. Here is a way of how you can make the most of it. Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is present in many of our skincare products that we use otherwise. Therefore, adding a teaspoon or two of soda to your face pack or cleanser can also help you in exfoliation of the skin, thus making it clean and clear and saving you pocket pinch at expensive spas!

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3. Yogurt:

Apart from providing a rich source of taste in our kitchen, yoghurt is also rich in hydroxy acid. All our skincare treatment products will also contain this. Yoghurt is a natural cleanser and skin smoothener. It is a very good exfoliator and can be used plain as a facial, not only on the face but also on the entire body. Leave it after 10 to 15 minutes, and you will find your body light, moisturized and cleansed. It can be applied by mixing a few drops of lemon juice. Yoghurt is also a very good moisturiser and cleanser for hair.

4. Lemon Juice:

Lemon juice is a rich source of vitamin C. It is a citrus fruit rich in alpha hydroxy acid and an ingredient in most skin care products. It also penetrates the skin, helps remove dead skin from the epidermis, and cleanses and soothes the skin. The lemon juice is mixed with honey or yoghurt and can be applied as a face mask.


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