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Exfoliate: Exfoliate your skin and face

Exfoliation is an integral part of skin care. The shedding of dead skin cells and the formation of the new ones is a constant process. A healthy skin renews itself totally in about 28 days. The shedding of dead cells encourages the worth of new ones. With age the process of self renewal slows down. This leads to a build up of dead cells on the outer layer. The skin acquires a dull tone, the texture becomes rough and the skin's capacity of absorb products becomes less. Cellular built-up on the outer layer can also occur due to various other resons. Removal of the dead epithelial cells helps to accelerate the production of new cells. The process of removal of the dead outer cells is known as exfoliation.

When to exfoliate?

Exfoliators or skin sloughers, are speedy skin improvers. By removing the dead cells from the surface of the skin, face 'scrubs' make your skin smoother and brighter in seconds. They also help skin that is prone to spots. stay clearer and increase the cell turnover-so the skin looks younger for longer.

It is important to choose a product that is very gentle so that the dermis do not scratch the skin.

Tips for using an exfoliator

.. Use a facial scrub on cleansed, damp skin.

.. Rest your thumb against your skin (this ensures that you don't use the full power of your arm) and use very light, circular movements.

.. Never rub your skin until it changes color and do not use exfoliators near your eyes.

.. If your skin is fair, sensitive or very fine, use a gentler peel-off mask, instead of a facial scrub to lift away dead cells and revitalize your complexion.

.. Exfoliation is very useful for black skin, which can look ashen in color, but a peel-off mask is better than a face scrub, as black skin is vulnerable to changes in pigmentation and face scrubs can trigger this, if too abrasive.

.. Although facial scrubs help prevent your skin breaking out in spots, do not use them if your skin is already inflamed or infected, as you may spread the infection. This is true for the body, too.

Many products and treatments are available for regular exfoliation.

Natural Facial Scrubs and Exfoliator Recipes

Natural ingrediants like walnut, aloe vera and lemon has been combined to exfoliate the skin and cleanse it. It helps to cleanse the skin of dead epithelial cells leaving it brighter and renewed. Like grains, it is to be rubbed gently on the face, neck, or any other part of the body. Leave it for 10 minutes and wask it off with water.

Facial exfoliators also known as face scrubs generally perform the skin treatments by removing the superficial layer of the skin. They work as same as the face cleanser, but there is a difference that it removes only dead skin. Its much mre than just cleaning dirt off the skin. Their major tasks involves removing dead skin and open up the blocked pores. It also stimulate cell repair.

Tips on using exfoliating products

  1. For Exfoliating masks - they are for rubbing off the dead skin cells. Cell repair is also on the shelf and it makes your skin refreshed and rejuvinated. Do not ever exfoliate your face more than two times per weel. The skin should be time to heal and repair after first exfoliation. The sequence of using exfoliation is as follows: Start with deep cleanse, then exfoliate and then apply a facial mask.
  2. Exfoliating scrubs - This type of scrub work by treating the skin surface. It however does not remove the surface debris, i.e. cells, thereby leaving behind the skin effectively clean. Many of the scrubs contains apricot seeds, some contain kernels, almond meal, while few other contains oatmeal. but if you take the words of experts, the fruit based natural products form the excellent exfoliating peels. Scrubing your skin regularly leave a longlasting smooth and youthful finish which will make you charming and glowing than ever.
  3. Exfoliating astringents - Astringents are generally the milder form of exfoliants if used in limited way. The blemishes are dried with the help of astringent based exfoliants without ever drying or irritating your skin. The exfoliating astringents are suitable for all skin types with no exception, even a acne pronr sensitive skin type.
  4. Exfoliating gels – The most sooothing and simple exfoliating peels are the ones which are gel based. They helps to keep the skin contain its moisture. This particular scrubs type leaves your skin smoother and shinier than ever. The gel peels are the wonder cure for acne as well since they do not irritate the already delicate skin. These gels does not have any granules or other ingredients which can cause irritation or damage the skin.

Homemade Exfoliator for face

  • You can be as creative as a scientist while preparing yur own facial exfoliators and masks recipes. If you use a homemade exfoliator then the chances of, it giving you a clean face and get rid of whiteheads and blackheads at the same time, raises by 100%.
  • Use of Rice bran powder by Japanese is one of the most effective and highly used secret for soft skin. This remedy removes wrinkles, heals blemishes fast, absorbs the oil and other dust particles from the skin deep pores, maintains the balance of skin natural oils and at the end moisturizes the skin. Use it with clays, nut, herb powders, etc. for applying as a face mask and body wrap.
  • Jojoba Meal is yet another naturallu used cosmetics scrub products. Add this jojoba meal to all your scrubs whether face scrubs or soaps or other types of exfoliators.

Homemade Exfoliator For oily skin

Take 2 tbsp of bengal gram flour and mix it with 1 tsp of lime juice and 2 pinches of salt. Create a paste out of it and use it as a exfoliator.

Homemade Exfoliator for dry or normal skin

Take 2 tbsp of bengal gram flour and mix it with 1 tbsp of full cream milk and 1 teaspoon of honey. Create the paste and apply it on your face. Let it dry for about 5 minutes and then gently rub off. Remember to use circular motions for the rubbing. Wash off the rest with cool water.

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