Do you ever wonder why your skin still feels dry after moisturising? Or why your face doesn’t feel clean after cleansing?
Well, do not fear, because this is a common problem for a lot of women.
On average, our bodies shed about one layer of dead skin a day. It is the failure to remove this dead skin properly that can cause oil and dirt to clog your pores.
Many exfoliators that you can buy in shops contain loads of harsh chemicals, and frankly, are way too expensive.
Instead, why not true one of these four easy at-home exfoliators instead?
Oatmeal works as a wonderful soothing facial scrub. It absorbs and removes dirt and leaves your skin nourished and replenished. It can also help with skin conditions including acne, dry skin, and even sunburn.
Mix 1 tbsp of ground oatmeal with ¼ tsp of salt, and 1 tsp of water and stir it into a paste. Rub the mixture onto your face using gentle circular motions. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse off.
Granulated sugar works wonderfully as an exfoliator. Mixed with a small amount of honey and lemon juice, you have a simple and easy at-home solution. The honey acts as an antioxidant and the lemon is great for clarifying purposes.
Mix 1 tsp of sugar, ½ tsp of honey and a squirt of lemon juice and stir them together. Gently rub onto the face in circular motions and rinse with lukewarm water.
Baking soda exfoliator
Also great for deep cleaning teeth (as well as baking cakes), baking soda can be used to exfoliate your face.
Add 1 tsp to your regular facial cleanser or else make a paste with baking soda and water. Gently rub it into the skin and leave for five minutes before rinsing off.
The caffeine in coffee can act as a stimulant for the skin (as well as the brain). It also has properties which can help boost collagen production.
Simply add 1 tbsp of water to 1 tbsp of coffee and stir together. Rub the mixture gently onto the face and rinse off with lukewarm water. Although, make sure to plug your sink and clean the coffee out into the bin, as the grounds can clog your drains.