Did you know the secret to healthier, more natural-looking skin actually involves getting rid of some of it? Exfoliation is the process of scrubbing away dead, lifeless skin scales to reveal a new healthier layer of skin underneath. If this sounds like a harsh, painful process, you could be right. Many skin exfoliation methods involve chemical compounds, artificial ingredients, and harsh tools. To reveal the beautiful skin that you’re hiding underneath without the pain or damage, try these all-natural exfoliation methods.
One of the most popular natural exfoliants that health-conscious consumers use is oatmeal. You can make your own exfoliating oatmeal creams at home or find commercially-sold natural creams that use oatmeal as a primary ingredient. Some people prefer to apply whole oats as an exfoliant to their skin, while others prefer to ground oatmeal into a finer scrub.
Sea salt scrub
Without a doubt, one of the most powerful natural exfoliants that you can find is sea salt. Try mixing sea salt with water and applying it on your skin each morning to scrub dead skin cells away and open your pores. Sea salt is easy to find in local stores and quite inexpensive.
Ground walnut shells
Try adding ground walnut shells to an all-nature cream base to exfoliate your skin. These shells are gentle, yet still powerful enough to give your skin a hearty scrub. If you’d like to add a moisturizing component to your exfoliation treatment, try creating a light paste with pureed avocado and walnut shells. Avocado has skin softening and hydrating properties that pair well with walnut treatments. You can choose ground almonds instead to get an extra boost of vitamin E.
Coffee doesn’t just energize your body; it can energize your skin too! Coffee grounds are also known to tighten the skin, firm the skin, and gently exfoliate the skin. Since coffee grounds won’t dissolve easily, try adding them to an all-natural cream or lotion and add a bit of water if the mixture becomes too thick.
One of the easiest all-natural exfoliants that you can create at home uses sugar, which is great for sensitive skin. Sugar is less drying and less harsh than sea salt and baking soda exfoliants. Simply dissolve sugar in warm water and apply it onto your skin with your fingers.
After you’ve scrubbed away the top layer of unhealthy skin, you’ll want to moisturize the new layer to protect it against dryness, wind, sun, and chemical exposure. Try our Seagate Smooth Skin 202 Day Use topical oil to protect your skin against free radical damage, sun damage, and skin irritations, wrinkles, and even acne.