How to remove dead skin cells naturally?
19-07-2017 | Posted By: Chhavi | 3011 View(s)
Want to keep your skin looking gorgeous and young forever? Well, then apart from cleansing, toning and moisturising; you must also exfoliate your skin on a regular basis. Getting a radiant skin is a wish of every person, but for that, you have to take a lot of care of your skin. Exfoliation is the best-known process to remove dead skin cells from the face and body.
Our skin constantly sloughs off dead which give way to new, living cells and these new cells push their way to the top layer. This natural cycle keeps the skin looking younger and radiant. But as we age, this skin cycle slows down which lead to the development of dead skin cells on the outer skin layer. The skin then starts appearing dull, darker when these dead skin cells get accumulated on the skin and also lead to blemishes and fine lines.
Exfoliating your skin on a weekly basis is one of the best ways to remove dead cells from the body. It also keeps the skin moisturised and improves blood circulation. It does not matter what skin type you have; exfoliation is necessary for everyone and should be done not just on the face but also on the elbows, knees, feet and other areas that appear dull and dark.
So, now you must have a basic idea of how much exfoliation is essential for skin. Now, are you thinking about ways to exfoliate your skin? Sure, you must be! Do not worry; you do not need to rush to the market to buy expensive cleaning products to exfoliate your skin. Just look around your kitchen, and you will see that there are so many natural; ingredients that can help you remove the dead skin cells.
Here are some best ways to remove dead skin cells naturally:
Oatmeal- 2 teaspoons
Plain yoghurt- 2 tablespoons
Honey- 1 tablespoon
Take a bowl and put two tablespoons of instant oatmeal into it. Add one tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of plain yoghurt to it. Blend the ingredients together well to form a thick paste. Apply the paste on your face and massage gently using your fingertips in a circular motion. Leave it on for about ten to fifteen minutes. Rinse off with cool water and allow your skin to dry on its own. Then apply a light moisturiser to keep your skin looking soft.
You can try this oatmeal scrub once a week, and this scrub can be used on face as well as body.
Benefits of Oatmeal Scrub:
Oatmeal acts as a great exfoliating agent for all skin types. Oatmeal contains saponins which help to remove dead skin cells, excess sebum and impurities from the skin. Also, it is loaded with vitamins and minerals which help in keeping the skin moisturised.
2.Lime and Salt
A two-inch piece of cucumber
One inch piece of ginger
Salt- 1 cup
Juice of half a lime
Zest of one lime
One tablespoon almond oil or olive oil
Take a one-inch piece of ginger, peel it and grate it into large shaped pieces. Then zest the lime and squeeze out half the juice. Then chop the cucumber and place cucumber, ginger, lime, almond oil and sea salt in a food processor to get a grainy texture. Put the mixture in a container and rub the scrub onto damp skin in circular movements while you are in the shower. Pat dry and then apply moisturiser.
You will need to store this scrub in the fridge, and it can last for 4 to 6 days. For how much time the scrub lasts also depends on the freshness of the ingredients you use.
Benefits of Lime and Salt Scrub:
Lemons have natural lightening properties that help in giving you an even skin tone. It is also a great exfoliating agent and removes dead skin cells effectively from the skin. Sea salt supplies essential minerals to the skin which helps in rejuvenating the skin and removing the dead layers from the skin.
Coffee grounds- 3 tablespoons
Extra –virgin olive or almond oil- 1 tablespoon
Organic honey- 1 tablespoon
Sugar- 1 tablespoon
Put three tablespoons of coffee grounds, one tablespoon of either almond oil or extra-virgin olive oil, one tablespoon of sugar and one tablespoon of raw, organic honey into a large bowl and blend all the ingredients together properly to get a fine paste. Apply the paste on your face, neck, knees and elbows gently in circular motions. Allow the paste to sit for about five to ten minutes and wash off with warm water. Pat it dry. Apply this scrub once a week for best results.
Benefits of Coffee Scrub:
Coffee grounds are loaded with flavonols which repair the damaged skin and give the skin radiant look. It also assists the body in the production of new skin cells and helps to remove dead skin cells.
Gramme flour- 2 tablespoons
Rosewater- few tablespoons
Take two tablespoons of gramme flour and then add turmeric powder and a few tablespoons of rose water or plain water to it to make a smooth, fine paste. Apply this paste on your skin and let it sit until it dries completely. Scrub it off with wet fingers and rinse off with cool water. You can use this remedy once or twice a week.
Benefits of Gram Flour Scrub:
Gramme flour, commonly known as besan is another effective remedy to remove dead skin cells. It helps in removing excess oil from the skin and also prevents skin problems like acne, blackheads and pimples.
A few orange peels
Unflavored yoghurt- 1 teaspoon
Do not throw away the peels after eating oranges. Take the peels and put them outside in the sunlight for a few days. Grind them into a powder form to make this effective scrub. Mix equal amounts of orange peel powder and yoghurt to form a smooth paste. Apply this incredible paste on your face and neck area. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Then, gently rub off the paste using circular motions with wet hands. Repeat this remedy once a week.
Benefits of Orange peel Scrub:
The abrasive nature of the orange peel powder works as an effective natural exfoliating agent. It helps to remove dead skin cells and dirt from your skin. Also, Vitamin C content of oranges rejuvenates the skin and keeps you looking young and radiant.
Few Additional Tips to keep in mind:
1. Steam your face for at least 20 minutes before exfoliating your face to open up the pores.
2. Remove all the makeup before applying a scrub.
3. Do not apply the scrub under the eyes, and if by any chance scrub enters your eyes, then wash your eyes immediately with cold water.
4. Do not be harsh on your skin and gently apply the scrub.
5. Don’t use a sponge or loofah to scrub the skin as they tend to collect bacteria.
It is important to exfoliate your skin regularly to keep it smooth and flawless. Add exfoliation to your beauty regime and bid farewell to dead skin cells.