Dead Skin keeps your skin from looking smooth and radiant. It is normal for skin cells to reach the end of their lifespan and it is also a good thing because this will allow younger cells to fill up the surface of your skin. But, the problems start when these dead cells build up your skin’s surface and turn into a mini skin cell graveyard and sometimes it may cause pimples and blackheads which will make your face look dull.
There is not the single cause of this problem. It may be due to aging, dry skin, or due to environmental factors. It is essential to exfoliate the top dead layer of your skin, exfoliating will give keep your skin smooth and pores clean consequently prevents acne, blackheads, and whiteheads. Here are some homemade scrubs you need to exfoliate your skin at home, these natural scrubs give you healthy and glowing skin.
How to Exfoliate Dead Skin from Face – Homemade Scrubs
Baking Soda Scrub
Baking Soda Granules can easily remove the dead skin cells from your facial skin, and its alkalinity also helps to dislodge the skin cells so that they can easily shed off. Baking soda is also very helpful in restoring your skin’s pH balance. So, to make a scrub with baking soda, you need one tablespoon of baking soda, one Vitamin E capsule, and water. Pierce Vitamin E capsule and extract oil from it and add in baking soda with few drops of water. Mix all these well and scrub on your damp face in circular motion for 2 to 3 minutes and after that rinse it off with water. This face scrub you can use once a week for best results.
Brown Sugar Scrub
Brown Sugar scrub is another very effective scrub to exfoliation. Here, take one tablespoon of brown sugar and tablespoon of almond oil or coconut oil. Mix them well and scrub it for 2 minutes and leave it for 5 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. This scrub is very useful to get rid of dead skin cells as it the texture is coarser and remove dead skin cells.
Honey and Sugar Scrub
Both brown and white sugars are great to exfoliate the skin. Honey in this mixture will help to moisturize your skin and also reverse the oxidative damage. You can also use this remedy to exfoliate dead skin cells on the arms and even on the other parts of the body. To make the honey and sugar scrub use one tablespoon of sugar with one tablespoon of raw honey. Mix both the ingredients and scrub it for few minutes and then rinse it off with water. Do this scrub 1-2 times a week to remove dead skin.
Epsom Salt Scrub
Epsom salt granules remove the dead skin, and it is also a great detoxifier. For this scrub, take one cup of Epsom salt and one cup of coconut oil. Mix them well, and you can also add 10 to 12 drops of lavender oil. Gently scrub for 2 to 3 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. It’s a great exfoliator, use this once a week to get rid of dead skin from the body.
Coffee contains caffeine which awakens the skin by improving blood circulation. This scrub is best for removing dead skin from legs, this scrub can also be used on the face but while scrubbing your face make sure do it very gentle. To prepare the coffee scrub to take 2-3 spoons of coffee grounds and one tablespoon of olive oil or you can also use coconut oil. What you have to do is, add oil to the coffee grounds and mix them. Add little water to make a thick and grainy paste. Scrub it for 3-4 minutes and wash it off with water for smooth and subtle skin.
Oatmeal is not only good to eat, but it is an excellent choice for an exfoliator. It softens your dead skin so that it can be gotten rid of quickly. It also acts as a great moisturizer and reduces inflammation. What you will need to make this scrub is two teaspoons ground oatmeal and water. Mix oatmeal with water and make a paste and gently rub in the circular motions for a few minutes and then wash your face.
At last, never forget to moisturize your face after exfoliating your skin by any of these above scrubs. Use moisturizer according to your skin to ensure your skin remains healthy and hydrated.