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Top 5 Ways to Exfoliate Your Skin Naturally
|By : Brenda Lyttle , Michigan, USA 1.10.2011 Mail Now|
Ask any fashion diva or drop-dead woman and she will tell you that the best way to keep your skin soft and radiantly beautiful is to exfoliate it regularly. You dont have to spend a lot of money to do this. Your kitchen will yield so many natural products that you will find yourself scrubbing your skin as you work.
1. Sugar This is something that you use the first thing in the morning with your tea or coffee. This extremely good scrub removes the dead surface cells and gives you a radiant and soft skin. You can make your own sugar scrub at home by mixing equal quantities of cane sugar and oil or glycerin. Add fresh aloe vera gel to it to enhance its properties. Massage this mixture on your skin and leave it one for a few minutes. Rinse it off well with water. You can also use this as a body scrub. It will leave your body and feet soft, smooth and silky.
2. Salt This kitchen essential should be a essential part of your beauty routine too. Mix equal quantities of sea salt and olive oil and add a dash of orange or apricot oil to it. You have a moisturizing body and face scrub ready that will leave your body hydrated and refreshed.
3. Oatmeal If you thought that oatmeal was good only for a healthy breakfast, then you have another thought coming. Use raw oats with Ό teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of honey to scrub your face. Massage it in circular movements to slough off the dead epithelial cells. It is also known to promote cellular turnover.
4. Green Tea This tea that is rich in antioxidants is good for internal and external health. It is a good body scrub that can be used for sensitive acne prone skin. Green tea is rich in anti-oxidants and hence protects skin from free radicals.
5. Walnuts Mix equal quantities of yogurt with ground walnuts and scrub your face with it. Yogurt has anti bacterial properties and when it combines with walnut that has exfoliating properties, it makes an excellent scrub. It is also good for sensitive skin. Be sure to leave it on your skin for a few minutes before you rinse it off.
All these can be easily found in kitchens. While sugar, salt and oatmeal are staples in all kitchens, walnuts and green tea are easily available too. Use them for a beautiful skin and glow with health.
About the Writer : Brenda Lyttle is a health and beauty expert who began writing for publications in her community in 2005 and now commands an authority in writing on healthy living, fitness, and anti-aging related topics. She is also a strong believer of the goodness of Sytropin, a popular HGH supplement, but insists that exercising can never be replaced by any supplement whatsoever.