Did you know that once you hit your late twenties or early thirties your skin no longer pushes out the layer of impurities off? It can be hard to imagine that at such a young age your body is already delegating the priorities to other parts but that’s just how it is. If you’re not going to exfoliate your skin, you’ll end up having enflamed pores that leads to acne and uneven skin tone.
To rectify this, you’ll want to incorporate exfoliating into your skin care regimen. Exfoliating your skin is an important part of a skin care regiment however, you should only exfoliate your skin at most once every week or twice a week. If you overdo on exfoliating, you’ll end up with very sensitive skin that can be easily damaged by the elements.
While there’s a lot of commercially available exfoliators in the market, here are some natural exfoliators you can try:
Oatmeal is a great exfoliator. Not only is it gentle on the skin but it also leaves your skin moisturized. This is ideal for individuals who have very sensitive skin. If paired with milk, you get twice the moisturizing factor compared to other natural exfoliators.
Brown sugar and honey. Brown sugar may be coarse by nature but it’s a great exfoliator since it doesn’t aggravate your skin. If you add some honey into the mix, you’re putting more value to the exfoliation. Honey has antibacterial properties thus it can help keep your skin healthy without drying it out. You might need to add a little bit of water to be able to make a paste since honey and brown sugar alone won’t be easily applied or rubbed on your skin.
Let the concoctions set for at least five minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. Make sure to rub in a gentle, circular motion so you don’t miss a spot.