Nowadays we usually buy exfoliants in the supermarket or in beauty stores that promise us a healthier, less greasy, balanced, glowy skin. However, most of the time they do not tell us the amount of potentially harmful chemicals their products contain, as well as microplastics that pollute the environment and sometimes are even tested on animals.
Instead of spending a lot of money on these products, whose ingredients we do not know and production could be possibly damaging the world, we recommend these 5 recipes to make your own natural exfoliant at home. What could be better than doing your exfoliants yourself, at home, being completely aware of what you are putting on your face and what it will exactly do to it? Honestly, there is nothing better.
Also, through the years of beauty evolution, natural beauty has proven to be extremely successful and healthy. I mean, how could something that you literally eat and out inside your body not be healthy? Food is always the best friend when it comes to skincare.
Don't believe me? Well, continue reading and get the recipes for amazing exfoliators for you to DIY with the best natural ingredients depending on your skin type and concerns. You will see what I am talking about for yourself. Here we go:
Toxin- free skin exfoliation remedies for oily skin
When we choose natural products to exfoliate this type of dermis, it is essential to take into account that the oil-based ingredients increase the presence of grease on the skin, significantly affecting its appearance, so they should be avoided. Also, many exfoliants for oily skin tend to over dry the skin, which is not good at all either. There has to be a balance between these two, as we don't want to have an extreme case.
Instead, it is recommended to use citrus fruits such as lemon or kiwi that help to diminish and neutralize the fat, which will make the skin look much cleaner and beautiful. Additionally, green clay is especially recommended for oily skin, since, in addition to serving as an exfoliant, it is an excellent ingredient to make a cleansing face mask that eliminates toxins and leaves your skin soft and beautiful. Having said this, check out this exfoliating remedy for oily skin:
1. Oat and lemon exfoliation
Oatmeal is one of the best natural exfoliants for the body and face as it helps eliminate dead cells and moisturize the skin, providing softness in a single use. If we join it with lemon we will have a perfect alternative for oily skin, because this citrus is an excellent astringent that helps control the grease on the skin.
To make this toxin-free exfoliation you need:
- 2 tablespoons of flakes or oat flakes ¼ cup of water
- The juice of half a lemon
Moisturize the oat flakes in the water for 10 minutes so that they soften. Then, add lemon juice to the mixture and stir well. Apply the paste on your face in circular movements to get the perfect coverage and remove it with cold water after 10 minutes.
Toxin- free skin exfoliation remedies for sensitive skin
Sensitive skin can be one of the most annoying types as you will always have to be careful with what you are applying in your face. Anything that is too strong could irritate it and make everything worse, so ingredients are very important when it comes to making homemade exfoliations.
If you are one of the girls who suffer from having sensitive skin, but you want a natural remedy that helps you exfoliate your skin without damaging it, keep reading this note because we will give you the best homemade scrub for you. All of the ingredients used are extremely mild and just perfect for sensitive skin, so don't worry about irritation, redness or any of those things when applying this exfoliation. Here it is :
2. Aloe vera and sugar exfoliation
Aloe vera is an ingredient that has a lot of regenerative and healing properties which will help you to clean your face of any impurities whilst repairing damage on your skin. For this remedy you will need:
- 1/4 cup of aloe vera
- 1/2 tablespoon of brown sugar
It is as easy as mixing these two ingredients and rubbing them gently across your face. When you have covered all the area, rinse with cold water. That is it! You will feel prettier than ever!
Toxin- free skin exfoliation remedies for acne prone skin
Exfoliation is a very important part of the skin's beauty routine since, in addition to removing dead cells that stay stuck on the surface, it promotes cell renewal, improves oxygenation and returns the skin's softness and luminosity. Besides that, the exfoliation favors the penetration of the creams and, therefore, improves its effectiveness.
For these reasons, exfoliating at least once a week is suitable and advisable for all skin types, especially in the case of acne prone skin, as this eliminates dirt and prevents clogging of pores which is a major problem in this cases.
Also, one has to be really careful with the products we use when we have this type of skin. Why? Because anything that is not suitable for it will make the acne worse; you will break out, get more blackheads and clogged pores, get acne scars and marks, which is just a big no and the contrary of what you are probably looking for.
For all of these reasons, we have come up with the best exfoliation remedy for acne prone skin. Say goodbye to those annoying pimples! Here it is:
3. Tomato and sugar exfoliation
What is best about this recipe is that it can be said with great certainty that these ingredients are right there in your kitchen. If you didn't know, the tomato is a very good antioxidant for the skin and, together with the sugar, eliminates all the dead cells that the skin accumulates.
For this recipe, it is necessary to extract the juice of a tomato and add a spoonful of sugar. This mixture is to be massaged gently for a few minutes and then remove with plenty of water. You will see how your acne gets better if you do this once a week.
Exfoliation recipes for home remedies
How can we not give you some more options for exfoliation when there are a bunch out there that will help you so much with any skin issue you have? After all, when it comes to home remedies for exfoliation, the more you know, the better. We have two other amazing recipes that will make your skin look and feel the best it has in years. You can throw them in your daily skincare routine as they are easy and quick as the others, so it is a win-win! Alternate between any of these in your day to day and see your skin take a drastic turn for the good! It is going to be pretty epic! Here we go:
4. Honey and almonds exfoliation
Seriously, there is no better combination than almonds and honey. As it is delicious for you, your skin will love it, too. As with oats, almonds work very well as an exfoliant. Just crush two almonds and mix them with a generous spoonful of honey and a teaspoon of lemon. Apply it by giving circular massages and let it rest for 15 minutes. Then, rinse it off with cold water.
5. Coffee exfoliation
Coffee has many properties if used topically. It can be an ideal element to fight cellulite, for example, or to exfoliate our skin and removing dead cells and the dirt that we accumulate throughout the day due to perspiration, smog (or polluting mist), dust, etc. Use any cream you have at home ( your daily moisturizer is just fine) to mix with the coffee grounds and apply on the face making circular movements. You can also exfoliate your body, while you bathe, with the used coffee, directly. Do not forget then moisturize the area well after.
Now that you have all these amazing recipes which are very efficient, your skin is going to be as beautiful as ever. Seriously, you will see all your skin issues slowly disappear if you use these exfoliations on a regular basis. Just use the right ones for your skin type, do a little exfoliation routine with them, take some additional care of your skin afterward and boom!: Say goodbye to pimples, redness, irritation, oiliness or dryness! Your skin will thank you, and you will thank us, too!