Our skin is constantly renewing and sometimes it needs a little help to remove the old, dead skin. We can help this process along by exfoliating.
Exfoliating our skin a couple of times a week keeps our skin invigorated and even helps products penetrate deeper. Avoid using harsh scrubs, or exfoliating too often though, as this can irritate your skin.
Going to a salon and having a professional facial is recommended to keep skin healthy and looking its best, but in-between appointments you can maintain your glowing complexion with some homemade face scrubs.
A basic face scrub recipe has equal parts exfoliant and liquid. Below we look at some of the best ingredients to include in your DIY face scrub:
These are ideal for mature skin, leaving it nourished and hydrated. The fine grains work to exfoliate away the dead skin cells while the nuts’ natural oils provide the skin with vitamins A and E.
The super fine texture of baking soda makes it feel like an at-home microdermabrasion treatment. This will work well for all skin types, but is especially good for oily skin as it absorbs excess oil.
If you have sensitive skin, whole or ground oats are recommended. They are gentle, working to unclog pores while soothing any irritation.
Yoghurt contains lactic acid, which exfoliates the skin to reveal brighter looking skin. The fats and proteins also work to plump up fine lines, so be sure to choose full-fat options.
This super food is full of good fats to moisturise dry skin. Avocados are also rich in antioxidants which makes them great for fighting the effects of aging.
If you suffer from problem skin, raw honey helps to kill bacteria and soothe inflamed areas. Keeping your complexion balanced, honey also works as a humectant which draws in moisture.