I just love homemade soaps and facial products. It makes me feel good knowing what is going in them, and what I am actually putting into my body. And, it is very important to exfoliate our skin from unwanted dead skin cells. Exfoliation can also unclog the oil and dirt that are living in your skin pores and avoid breakouts. Store-bought exfoliating products often contain harmful chemicals and questionable components that may have unknown effects. Instead of buying these products, you can just make your own exfoliant at home. The ingredients in making a homemade exfoliant can be seen in your kitchen cabinets. This is way cheaper than buying these products from well-known skin care product brands.
Homemade exfoliating treatments should be used two to three times a week. It is not advised to exfoliate everyday for it may dry out your skin. Always remember that when you are trying out a new skin care product, you have to test it out first before going to bed. You can apply it while you are reading a book or playing online bingo games at Cheekybingo.com. In this way, you can give your skin some time to recover while you are sleeping, if an adverse skin reaction occurs. You will be able to discover this allergic reaction after rinsing your face with water and taking a good look if any form of rashes appeared. If rashes appear, discontinue using the product that you have made. Here are some of the exfoliating scrubs that you can make at home:
Nourishing Sugar Scrub
Using granulated sugar, you can make a wonderful natural exfoliant. Try mixing it with honey and lemon juice. Honey contains powerful antioxidants and antimicrobial properties. Combine 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar with half a teaspoon honey and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix them well. You may add a bit of sugar if you find your mixture a little loose.
Soothing Oatmeal Scrub
This is one of the most popular homemade exfoliating recipes used by many women. Oatmeal is not only a good exfoliant, but also great in absorbing and removing surface dirt and impurities while making your skin hydrated and nourished. Ground oatmeal is known to soothe and heal different skin problems like acne and sunburn. It can also help prevent you in having a dry and flaky skin. Mix a tablespoon of ground oatmeal with ¼ teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of olive oil or water to create a paste.
These homemade products works like Pond’s exfoliating facial scrub or Celeteque’s facial moisturizer but the only difference is that it is made from a more natural ingredient. They are also cheaper compared to store-bought facial scrub products.
What is your favorite at home remedy? Share it with me!