Exfoliation is a very good way to get rid of the dead skin and rejuvenate yourself. For those who follow my blog are pretty aware about how much I love scrubs! But did you know that you need different types of scrubs for different parts of your body? You cannot use a foot scrub to exfoliate for your face because your face has tender skin. Similarly a mild scrub used for your face will not really cleanse your feet and hands as effectively. These are easy ways to exfoliate your body and get rid of the dead skin. The first and foremost suggestion is to identify your skin type and then start with the process.
How to exfoliate your body for soft skin
For your face
Choose a scrub according to your face type. If you have dry skin, exfoliating helps get rid of the flaky dry skin. You may want to use something that has a cream base so that it also hydrates your skin as you scrub it. Use a mild scrub that is gentle yet effective on the skin. Some of the scrubs I have tried and vouch for my skin type are, the Wheatgerm Scrub from Prakriti Herbals, the Walnut Scrub by Forest Essentials and Omved’s Taruni Face Pack that doubles up as a pack and a scrub. Each of these scrubs is really mild and very well suited for normal – combination skin types.
If you have oily skin or combination skin, exfoliating regularly can help keep acne and breakouts at bay. Especially for oily skin, you might want to use an aloe vera gel based scrub that will control the oil levels and also soothe the skin. Most face packs can double up as a scrub as well. Let it dry completely post application and the gently wet it and use slow circular motions to massage your skin.
For your feet and hands
You will need something not-so-mild for your feet. I would suggest to make your own scrub. It takes less than 5 minutes to make this. Take two tablespoons of granulated brown sugar and add two teaspoons of pure coconut oil or olive oil to it. Add two drops of peppermint essential oil to it if you want to get a minty and refreshed feeling. If you want to feel calm and relaxed, opt for lavender essential oil or rose essential oil instead. Whisk this mixture really well and use to massage and scrub your feet.
Dry brushing is another easy way to get rid of the dead skin in a gentle way. At least four times a week, you need to dry brush to exfoliate your body The procedure is fairly simple and can be in a matter of a few minutes. A dry brush massage also helps to boost the blood circulation and give your skin a natural glow.
For your lips
Yes, you read that right! You can scrub your lips too! Take a small jar and fill it with fine granulated sugar. Add pure oolive oil or coconut oil and a drop of your favourite essential oil. Add a pinch of powdered cinnamon to it. Use a thin spoon to mix it and well and use at least once a week.
Exfoliating your body should be a part of your skin care regime at least once a week. Exfoliating your skin helps to rejuvenate and refresh your skin, making it soft and hydrated with the moisturising that goes as a part of the exfoliation.
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