Need Advice on how to naturally exfoliate your skin?
Skin is our body’s biggest organ. It takes around 28 days to regenerate itself. You lose skin cells on a daily basis and new cells are constantly growing to replace the old. The skin cell shredding process (desquamation) is why exfoliation is so important. Exfoliation removes dead cells from the top layer of the skin thereby allowing regrowth of new cells. When the older cells linger, or when skin is oily, it can block the pores and lead to breakouts.
Exfoliation and scrubbing away dead skin is far easier than you may think. In fact, your kitchen cupboards may contain amazing, all natural exfoliants!
Using oatmeal for treating skin is a technique that has been around for thousands of years! Oatmeal is often found in baby/child products and is used to treat eczema (oatmeal is found in our range of baby products retailing under Mama Organic). The texture of oatmeal is coarse and allows dirt and other impurities to be removed from the skin’s surface. Oatmeal contains minerals, vitamins and lipids that can help protect the skin from free radicals.
Sugar contains glycolic acid which works to remove the upper layer of skin. Because of its texture, sugar can exfoliate your way to shiny, new skin!
Salt is packed full with minerals and nutrients and its rugged texture is perfect for taking off the old dead cells. Salt can be used as a bath soak as well as an effective foot scrub.
Sounds strange? Yogurt contains enzymes and lactic acid which work together to smooth and repair the skin. Yogurt can help to even the skin tone and help with hyperpigmentation.