Exfoliation is our body’s way of keeping the skin healthy and clear. You can think of it like a snake shedding its skin except that our bodies are quite a bit more inconspicuous while they go about exfoliation. Sometimes, however, our bodies need a bit of assistance to shed those old skin cells.
As we get older, our bodies become less efficient at exfoliation and may need a helping hand. While fancy store bought exfoliators can cost a whole lot of money, there are a number of other options. The good news is that there are a variety of household products you can find in your kitchen right now which will help with exfoliation. The best part is that they don’t cost a fortune and you can start using them right away. Let us look at a couple of them.
Salt can be found in almost everyone’s homes because it is used to cook and season plenty of dishes. Even though it usually stays in the kitchen, salt is a great, natural way to elimine rough as well as dry patches of dead skin. You can either opt for a citrus salt scrub or a papaya sea salt scrub depending on your mood. A lesser known fact about salt is that it can be used as the perfect scrub for your feet.
Your face is quite a bit more delicate than your feet and so you might be looking for a substance that’s a little bit finer than salt. Fine sugar is a sweet, tried and true alternative to physically exfoliate your face. However, remember to avoid your eyes when using fine sugar. Add sugar to your routine if you regularly shave your legs and scrub them at the same time. In addition to the above, avoid the sting by choosing sugar over salt. Brown sugar is a good option as well.
Coffee is a guilty pleasure shared by many people around the world. While many people drink it every morning, they don’t know about another use for it – it is great at exfoliating your body. Coffee can be made in a number of forms, so you can find the one that’s best for you. If you’ve got a couple of stretch marks on your body, you can use ground coffee which is molded into cubes to make them disappear.
While it may sound bizarre to put milk on your skin, it actually has plenty of lactic acid which is great at removing dead skin cells. If you’d like to use it on your face, put a teensy tiny bit into your palm and massage your skin with it. You can also put whole milk together with a whipped egg to combat dry skin. Another great way to use milk to make your skin feel great is to add anywhere from two to five cups of milk to your bath. This trick will clean and moisturize your skin, and you will be sure to feel the benefits from head to toe.