Exfoliating your face is critical to a good skin maintenance routine and keeping oily skin in good condition. Although you are very careful to remove makeup and clean your face daily, there is always a dirty that accumulates on the face. In addition, the dead cells accumulate on the skin of the face and clog the pores. That’s why it’s important to exfoliate at least once a week. Exfoliation should be done with products not too strong and accompanied by water. The idea is that you carefully remove the layer of dead cells, not that you scrape your skin with sandpaper.
1 Exfoliate with Coffee
You can mix your cleansing cream or moisturizer with coffee already used (that is, the one you already used in the coffee maker and you usually throw away). Of course, since coffee can break down, make only the portion you’ll be using that day.
You can also use coffee with a body cream to exfoliate the skin all over your body. The most comfortable thing is to do it in the shower, then you bathe as usual and apply moisturizer to finish.
2 Exfoliate with Sugar
Sugar is the most commonly used substance to make homemade scrubs. We all usually have sugar in our kitchen and, in addition, it has the advantage that it dissolves with movements, so that it is difficult to scrape the skin.
Recipe 1 with sugar. Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar with the juice of half a lemon. Remember that lemon stains with the sun. Everything you do with lemon do it at night and clean your face well so that there is no residue.
Recipe 2 with sugar. Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Recipe 3 with sugar. You can mix a little cream with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.
Recipe 4 with sugar. For this you need 1 well ripe banana and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Crush everything together until a lump-free paste is left.
3 Exfoliate with Milk
Milk usually slightly exfoliates the skin, as lactic acid descales dead cells.
Recipe 1 with milk.
In this case, 2 tablespoons of powdered milk, another 2 tablespoons of ground oats and a teaspoon of cornstarch are mixed. To this is added warm water and mixed until it forms a paste. Wash as usual.
Recipe 2 with milk
3 tablespoons of oatmeal, a splash of milk until a paste is formed (thick). Apply as usual.
You can make the same pasta by changing the milk for natural yogurt.
4 Exfoliate with Honey
Honey is very moisturizing, so it’s great to use for peels, as it not only removes dead cells, but also moisturizes the skin.
Recipe 1 with honey. 2 tablespoons oatmeal and 2 tablespoons honey. Form a paste and apply.
Recipe 2 with honey. 2 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon flaxseed. If it is very thick, lighten with a little warm water. Apply as usual. Some people leave the pasta in the fridge until it is very cold, so that it also has a decongestant effect. Flaxseed does not dissolve, so rub carefully.
5 Exfoliate with Salt
Salt has exfoliating properties similar to those of sugar, but also, being the finest grain salt, it has a more delicate effect. In addition, it dissolves even faster than sugar.
Recipe 1 with salt. Use whey to which salt is added until it forms a paste.
Recipe 2 with salt. 2 tablespoons of oil (almond, coconut, olive, jojoba) and enough salt to form a paste. Some people also add dry lavender to it. Use as usual.
6 Exfoliate with Poppy
Poppy seeds themselves have several fatty acids, which are very good for the skin. However, being seeds that do not dissolve, the exfoliation is very strong. Do it very carefully. In this case, 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds are mixed with enough oil (coconut, almond, olive) to form a paste. Apply with great care.
After exfoliation, it is important to soothe the skin. Use warm water to clean yourself, then finish with very cold water. You can use your usual cream to make the skin recover.