I would like to share a tip with everyone that I think it's great as part of your regular skin maintenance. Exfoliation is beneficial and essential for healthy skin. We are constantly shedding dead skin cells and if we do not remove them, they will continue to build up and thus might cause clogging of the pores or even make your skin feel like sandpaper! So how often should we exfoliate and how should we do it? There are many products in the market that can be used to exfoliate your facial skin or your body. There are the scrubs, loofahs, brushes, walnut shells, micro beads, sugar and salt to name a few. We want to exfoliate our skin gently. It is good to exfoliate at least twice a week to maintain healthy skin.
Have you tried using sugar to exfoliate your skin? The soft sugar such as coconut palm sugar or rapadura sugar are suitable to be used on the face. It can be used as exfoliation of dead skin cells and not have to worry that we over-scrub our skin harshly. It is a natural product that everyone can use with ease, is cheap and smells lovely naturally!
This is how you can exfoliate your skin regularly and cheaply too!
- For facial exfoliation – Add 1/4 teaspoon of soft sugar to your favourite facial cleanser and wash your face in circular motions (promote blood circulations too). Gently massage onto your skin in circular motions for 30 seconds. Remember, we want to exfoliate our skin and not overdo it. After that, wash your face with water, tone and moisturise as usual.
- For body exfoliation – Add about a tablespoon of soft sugar or fine sugar to your body cleanser or wet body. Massage your skin especially around your elbows, knees and heels in circular motion for about a minute. Rinse and moisturise with body balm, butter, cream or lotion of your choice.
Exfoliation is essential for healthy skin maintenance. Have you done your exfoliation today?
Note: Physical exfoliation is not suitable for sensitive skin as it will increase the skin's sensitivity due to the exfoliation activities.