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May 10, 2014

Summer Skincare: Natural Exfoliants for a radiant skin

If you want healthy & radiant skin, it is important to get rid of the worn-out, dead cells that reside deep within the layers of your skin. If done in a proper manner, skin exfoliation can in fact help you preserve a youthful appeal. Did you know that the finest skins exfoliants are not the ones that are available in the market but actually hidden in your own kitchen?

Here are some of the best natural exfoliants:

Unprocessed Honey – Make a sweet addition to your skincare routine. Honey is enriched with anti-septic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties that acts as a defense against bacterial infections and repairs the skin texture.

Yoghurt – Easily accessible in your kitchen, yoghurt is loaded with lactic acid (also known as alpha hydroxyl acid that is used in prescription skin care treatments). Add some milk to yoghurt. Apply this mixture to any part of your body. Keep it on for 20 minutes and wash it off. This mixture is an excellent skin-smoothening exfoliant

Ground fruit seeds and Nuts –Make a puree from crushed raspberry, blackberry seeds and ground almonds. Take this mixture and massage it gently to your skin in smooth, circular motion. Each of the above mentioned ingredients provide superb nourishment for the skin and help in removing dead cells

Sea salt – Several spas use sea salt as their chief ingredient for body treatments. It detoxifies the body by stimulating blood circulation through vasodilation of blood capillaries within the skin. Mix sea salt with water and scrub your face with it in the morning. This homemade skin exfoliation procedure helps in opening up the pores

Baking soda- Did you know that baking soda is used in several high-end spa treatments, however also note that the only a certain amount of baking soda should be used on the skin. It is not recommended to apply baking soda on extremely sensitive skin. For people with normal skin, add a pinch of baking soda to your facial cleanser and enjoy a relaxing spa-worthy treatment at home.

Skin Care TipsHomemade scrub for all skin types – Take 1/2 cup of coconut milk, a quarter cup of sea salts, and a pinch of baking soda. Mix the ingredients with a hand-whisk in a glass or ceramic bowl. This natural scrub is very effective, easy-to-make and inexpensive too.