Natural Skin Exfoliates

March 28, 2011 by Debra Mundell  
Published in Skin

Learn what exfoliation is and how to exfoliate the skin with natural ingredients.

Exfoliating your skin manually with natural ingredients can help to rejuvenate your skin. Salt, sugar, baking soda, oatmeal, corn meal, almond meal, lemon juice, grapefruit oils, olive oil, pineapple, papaya and tomato are natural skin exfoliators. Natural skin exfoliators can be mixed together and used to scrub the body. An easy exfoliating combination would be to mix olive oil and baking soda together. Mixing sugar with papaya would be another good skin exfoliating scrub. 

Exfoliating the skin helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface so the skin looks fresh and healthy. Exfoliation is a natural process of sloughing off dead skin cells which are replaced by new skin cells underneath. The dead skin cells on the surface of the skin are sloughed off in this natural physiological process.

In some conditions something may interfere with the normal functioning of the process and it may be beneficial to exfoliate the skin manually. It is not so easy for the skin to slough off dead skin with oily skin because the oil is sticky. Dead skin cells accumulate faster in dry skin. Dry skin also requires more moisture. The cellular renewal process may be slower in older people. In these conditions natural skin exfoliation is slower and the skin may look dull. So in these types of cases manual exfoliation may help the skin to shed dead skin cells and renew itself.

Tomato, lemon and sugar will help to exfoliate the skin. You can apply them to your skin and leave them on for a while as an exfoliating facial. The nutrients will absorb into the skin. You can also rub your skin in a circular motion to help exfoliate your skin. The skin should be moisturized after exfoliating.

Tomato Lemon Sugar Facial

1 Tomato

1 Lemon

3 Tablespoons Sugar, Raw Sugar, Brown Sugar or White Sugar  

Wash the lemon. Squeeze the juice out of the lemon. Put the lemon juice in a bowl. Wash, peel and mash the tomato. Mix the lemon juice and tomato together. Add the sugar and stir.

Massage into the skin using circular motion. Let the facial remain on the skin for fifteen to twenty minutes. Wash the facial off the skin with warm soapy water.

Exfoliate with Tomato, Lemon Juice and Sugar

1 Tomato 1 Lemon 3 Tablespoons Sugar Raw Sugar, Brown Sugar, White Sugar

Wash a tomato and cut it in half. Wash a lemon, cut it in half and squeeze the juice into a dish. Add 3 Tablespoons of sugar to the lemon juice. Dip the inner part of the tomato into the sugar and juice to coat it with sugar and juice. Then rub the tomato on the face and neck with circular motions. After about ten minutes stop and wash your face.

Sugar and Lemon Exfoliator

1 Lemon or Lime 3 Tablespoons Sugar

Wash the lemon and cut it in half. Squeeze the juice out of the lemon. Stir in the sugar. Rub the juice on your face and neck in circular motions. Wash the skin with warm water and soap.

After exfoliating it would be helpful to rub cucumber juice onto your skin to close the pores. Then apply a moisturizer.

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  1. LJ Spain Says:

    Hi again. I just found your articles, because I typed in green tea for dieting. I have extreme issues with the heals of my feet. I actually soak them about three times a week in very warm water and dawn. And the scrub with all my might. It is very tough during warm water, because of the types of shoes. I do not know if these remedies will be strong enough for me. Thanks


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