Today’s post is just for you… Yes, you!
Before I proceed, let me ask you some questions. What do you know about EXFOLIATION? Have you ever tried exfoliating either your face or body? How often do you exfoliate? Do you think chemical products do better than organic(natural) products?
Now let’s get to the real deal. Today, I will be telling you about EXFOLIATION. This topic came to mind when I posted about it on my WhatsApp status last week Thursday. I got to know that although people seem to be familiar with the word ‘EXFOLIATION or EXFOLIATE‘, they do not really understand what it is about. I will be explaining to you what it really is and how to go about it using few ingredients from your kitchen cupboard. Isn’t that fantastic?!
WHAT IS EXFOLIATION?
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using a chemical, granular substance, or exfoliation tool (healthline.com).
WHY YOU SHOULD EXFOLIATE
Our body is covered with a layer of dead skin cells which makes it difficult for skincare products to penetrate the skin and be effective on the skin, no matter how long you use them.
Exfoliating opens up our pores and enable the products we use get into the skin and work wonders!
Most times, some of these body creams do not work well for the face. There are creams made specifically for the face.
It is therefore good to exfoliate at least once or twice in a week for those with a stubborn skin. I do mine once though.
Exfoliating everyday will strip the skin of its natural oil and can cause breakouts which is harmful to the skin. Instead of the chemicals used to melt dead skin cells on the face, it is safer to use organic scrubs and exfoliating soaps to remove these dead skin cells.
Here’s my personal recipe for exfoliating my face. I have been doing this for close to 2 months and I am satisfied with the results. Some people make use of other ingredients such as tumeric but I must remind you that some skin types are allergic to tumeric, so it is advisable to play safe. I do this every Thursday morning before having my bath. I wash off my face first, pat dry with a clean towel and then apply the scrub by massaging gently all over my face. It stays on my face for about 10-15 minutes before I wash it off with warm water. You can then apply your face cream after having your bath (but it is not all that necessary). All ingredients below are safe and will have no side effects. There’s no need to worry. Nevertheless, if irritation occurs, stop using immediately.
-1 tablespoon brown or white sugar.
-1 tablespoon honey.
-1 tablespoon olive oil.
1) Add sugar, honey and olive oil into a bowl and stir well with a spoon.
2) Using clean fingertips, rub the mixture on your face moving from chin upwards and going in a circular motion.
3) After desired minutes, rinse thoroughly with warm water until all the mixture is off your face.
4) Splash your face with cold water to close your skin pores.
Amazing right? Yes, that’s just all you need. This whole process will not even take you up to 30minutes and you are done. To get desired result, you need to be consistent with it.
If you have any questions, please feel free to drop them in the comment box. I will definitely answer all.
I will also be glad to hear about your progress when you finally start your exfoliation journey.
Featured Image: Healthline
– Victoria Deola Olatunji