Exfoliating skin goes beyond just a beauty regimen – regular exfoliation helps keep your skin healthy and young. There are a number of products in the market that make high promises with regards to cleansing and exfoliation, but rarely does one see the results that are claimed.
Nature is and has always been the source of the best products. As far as health and beauty are concerned, try go as natural as possible. The following ways in which to exfoliate skin naturally will help you get a glow that will far surpass anything that chemical cosmetics can give you.
The simplest way in which to exfoliate your face is to make use of a washcloth. Soak a washcloth in milk for ten minutes and then place this cloth on your face.
Relax and leave it on for five minutes, and then gently scrub your skin with the same washcloth. The lactic acid in the milk is an excellent exfoliating agent, while the milk fat moisturizes your skin and gives it a glow. Do this twice a week for best results.
Add four tablespoons of sugar to three quarters of a cup of olive oil and stir these together until the sugar is even mixed with the oil. Apply this mixture to your skin and gently massage it in.
The sugar acts as a toner while olive oil is an excellent moisturizer which works without clogging pores or causing outbursts of acne! Leave this mixture on your skin for at least ten minutes before washing it off with warm water. If you want even better results, leave it on for an hour before going in for a shower.
Feet exfoliation can be done either as part of a routine pedicure or whenever you feel like pampering your feet. You will need a pumice stone and warm water to begin with. Add half a cup of milk to the warm water and soak your feet in this for ten minutes. Begin by gently rubbing your feet with the pumice stone while your feet are yet soaking in the milk and warm water mix.
Dry your feet and massage them with olive oil. Soak your feet again and use the pumice stone for an additional five minutes before washing and patting them dry. This will not only help your feet look good, but will also make you feel much better, especially if you have had a tiring day.