Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the outermost surface. It is a common component of most facials and the basis of expensive treatments, such as microdermabrasion and peels. Exfoliation can be achieved through mechanical or chemical means and can be quite harsh. It is important to regularily exfoliate in order to deeply clean your skin to get rid of impurities and dead cells, but that does not have to involve artificial chemicals or a lot of money! Here we tell you how you can exfoliate and look youthful, smooth, and bright without spending a fortune!
Exfoliation is a procedure that can be carried out on all types of skin and can be effective on your face as well as your body. Besides cleansing your skin, the treatment has been proven to stimulate lymphatic drainage, boost the circulatory system, and prevent cellulite. If you exfoliate before a spray tan it will last a lot longer.
Exfoliants for your face
Keeping the skin on your face fresh and clean will help keep you looking younger and wrinkle-free. These exfoliating treatments are great for giving special care to your face and getting rid of impurities that could its appearance.
This recipe is especially effective for oily skin because it doesn’t contain any oils.
- 1 ripe banana
- 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
What to do:
Mash the banana in a bowl until it is very thin. Add three tablespoons of sugar and stir well. Apply it to your face in circles and then rinse with warm water.
Lemon is known for its astringent, detoxifying, and cleansing properties. This facial exfoliant will leave your skin smooth, clean, and without any imperfections.
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- Juice from half a lemon
What to do:
Mix the sugar with the olive oil and then add the lemon juice. Stir all the ingredients well and then apply it to your skin with gentle circular massages. This treatment is very effective, but should not be exposed to sun because it can cause dark spots.
Exfoliants for your body
To exfoliate your body and get rid of dead cells, it is important to do circular massages that move upwards, which will also stimulate circulation. Don’t exert too much pressure because the exfoliant will take care of it itself.
Oats have a cleansing power that, in addition to helping get rid of dead cells, will also give your skin a touch of very special smoothness.
- 1/2 cup of oat flakes
- 1/2 cup of sea salt
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
What to do:
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until a type of paste forms. Apply it to your skin by massaging it in circles with a glove or towel. Leave it on for 10 minutes and remove it with plenty of cold water.
Almond oil and salt exfoliant
This homemade exfoliant will help you show off bright, smooth, and beautiful skin. Its properties also hydrate your skin and help it look very healthy.
- 2 cups of sea salt
- 3/4 cup of olive oil
- 3/4 cup of almond oil
- 3 drops of essential oil
What to do:
Mix all of the ingredients in a glass bowl and keep it in a cool place. Then apply it to your whole body in circular massages. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then remove it with plenty of cold water.
Ground coffee exfoliant
This coffee exfoliant is known for its anti-cellulite and rejuvenating power. This exfoliant will help you show off the skin you want because its properties eliminate dead cells, and deeply clean and hydrate your skin so it looks healthy.
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of ground coffee
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of honey
What to Do:
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until you get a paste. Apply it to moist skin in circles and focus on those areas that are most susceptible to getting cellulite. Repeat this treatment twice a week.
Get the best results
- To make the task easier, we always recommend applying treatments by doing massages.
- In order to facilitate this task, it is also best to have moist skin because this will make the product go on easier.
- After exfoliating, it’s best to apply a light moisturising cream and keep out of the sun for 24 hours.