Exfoliate Your Skin and Leave Soft and Glowing- Skin Care


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Exfoliation is the peeling and shredding of the outer layer of skin, whereby oily and dead cells are removed from the skin to get a fresher skin below. To Exfoliate your skin you have to use an exfoliator which is an ingredient that assists in this process. Skincare cannot be complete without the exfoliation process because it plays major roles which we will explore later. Types of peeling and exfoliation treatments range from brushing treatments and light enzyme peels to strong surgical peels. However, there are two basic types of exfoliation treatments which include the mechanical and chemical forms. Removing cell layers from the surface of the skin can be used to treat a variety of both cosmetic and medical problems.


The latest in mechanical exfoliation is known as microdermabrasion. A microdermabrasion machine uses chemical crystals to get rid of dead cells off the surface of the skin. These crystals are directed through a vacuum to clear the skin. At the same time, dead skin cells are picked up along with the crystal residue so it may be necessary go over the skin several times considering the skin type and the quantity of dead cells.



In chemical exfoliation, dead skin cells that are compacted together are dissolved by chemical agents such as alphahydroxy acids and enzymes.

The exfoliating procedures referred to as enzyme peels; involve the use of substances called keratolytic enzymes which speed up the breakdown of keratin, the protein found in skin. Keratolytic enzyme peels are generated from juice of the papaya fruit.

Natural Exfoliating Scrubby Soap


Natural Exfoliating Scrubby Skin care Soap with Pumice

Natural Exfoliating Scrubby Skin care Soap with Pumice




  • Exfoliating Cleanser
  • Body brush or exfoliating gloves
  • Pumice stone
  • Body Lotion


  • It is important for you to brush the dry skin with a body brush or exfoliating gloves. This should be done before applying water which helps remove the loose skin and thus preparing the skin for exfoliating process. First with the sores of your feet, proceeding to the upper body.
  • Wet your body from head to toe.  As a matter of precaution, don’t exfoliate your skin if you have any open cuts or wounds or you are sun burned.
  • Utilize a pumice stone on your feet to eliminate rough spots. If your feet are extremely rough, soak them in a basin of warm water mixed with a cup of milk for 30 minutes.
  • Put the exfoliating cleanser to your gloves. Begin scrubbing your body in a circular motion starting with the bottoms of your feet while going on to the upper body.
  • Use your body brush; to exfoliate your back and other places that are not easy to reach.
  • Remember to be gentle; especially on your face, particularly around your eyes and mouth. For these areas, use an exfoliating product especially formulated for the face because it will treat the facial skin better than those used on the body. Even stubborn makeup will be eliminated with this step.
  • Do not forget about the hands.  Gently apply some of the lotion in them.
  • Rinse your body. Do this with the lukewarm water then with cold water and also apply a shower gel, in the process, to help soften your skin.
  • Step out of the shower. After stepping out of the shower, make sure you use a moisturizing body lotion all over. Body lotions and facial moisturizers containing alpha or betahydroxy acids are ultimate choices because these acids continue to aid in removing dead skin cells.
  • Apply body moisturizer once a day. The procedure of exfoliating is drying to the skin so to keep your skin hydrated; you must use a moisturizer at least once a day.

Exfoliating Body Wash


Exfoliating Skin care Body Wash

Exfoliating Skin care Body Wash


Exfoliation is a very important part of skincare as it helps your skin get young-looking and glowing. Removing the dead cells removes dirt that would otherwise clogs pores and aids in controlling skin disorders such as acne. As you advance in age, your cell turnover rate slows down. The result is dreary, irregular, older looking skin.

Children have good skin due to the fact that their skin cells turn over quickly, illuminating fresh skin constantly. In much older adults, the process cannot go on, on its own. That’s where exfoliation comes in to help with this process.

Exfoliation deals with various skin disorders for example; dry skin, dogged pores and rough skin surface.




Exfoliating, Foaming Sugar Scrub Face-Body



  • Getting rid of the dead skin away will keep your pores from clogging.
  • Exfoliating eases the access of moisturizers into the skin.
  • Elimination of dead skin cells helps with skin discoloration
  • Repeated exfoliation promotes visibly brighter skin and it keeps fine line and wrinkles away
  • Reduction clogged pores and breakouts.
  • Fine lines appear less visible
  • There is even-toned skin.
  • Exfoliation also makes the skin soft and beaming.
  • Exfoliation is important for those that shave from time to time as it enables you to have a clean shave
  • The skin looks smoother due to the peeling off of dead skin and oils.



Natural Mint Oatmeal Exfoliating Shea Butter Soap

Natural Mint Oatmeal Exfoliating Shea Butter Soap

Natural Mint Oatmeal Exfoliating Shea Butter Soap


Different skin care ways to exfoliate your skin:

  1. 1.     Coconut oil with white sugar

To one part oil with two parts sugar and use the mixture to scrub your face and body.

  1. 2.     Ground oatmeal with milk.

Use oatmeal as your exfoliator. Put ½ cup oatmeal in a bowl and add enough whole milk. Rub the resulting paste to your face or body; let it stay for five minutes and rinse.

  1. 3.     Take a milk bath.

The lactic acid in milk is an exfoliator for the skin. Mix 2 cups of whole milk and ½ cup honey into your warm bath water then soak.

  1. 4.     Pumice stone

Sometimes scrub your feet and any other rough patches of skin with a pumice stone and then moisturize for perfectly smooth skin.

  1. 5.     Exfoliating lip scrub

Apply a lip scrub on the lips by using a toothbrush to rub the scrub on the lips. Clean and dry.

  1. 6.     Exfoliating sugar scrub

With ½ cup almond oil with 1 cup sugar add 2-3 drops of lavender oil to add to your bath.

  1. 7.     Go for a steam bath.

Turn and heat up in your shower while the steam itself won’t remove dead cells, it will prepare your skin for exfoliating treatments.

  1. 8.     Baking soda scrub

Mix baking soda and water then rub it onto your skin, wait five minutes and wash off.

  1. 9.     Shaving

Shaving your legs does remove dead skin cells thus leaving you the ultimate, easy exfoliated skin.


How to make an exfoliating facial scrub at home

Select a grainy item and a wet one in order to make an ordinary exfoliator for skin.

Grainy ingredients to use in your own scrub

  • Corn meal
  • Baking soda
  • Coffee grounds
  • Almonds (ground up)
  • Oatmeal (unflavored)

Choose a wet ingredient to add to the grainy one to make a paste. Add some water to reduce on the thickness.

  • Citrus juices (lime, lemon, etc)
  • Dairy (milk, yogurt, sour cream)
  • Coconut oil
  • Cucumber (pureed)
  • Avocado (mashed)
  • Banana (mashed)

Get one grainy and one wet ingredient and apply to your clean face in circular motions. Rub into your face till when the grainy one starts to dissolve the clean your face with some water. Ignore the change in skin color, if any, because the skin will regain its color in a short while.



COFFEE and COCONUT Exfoliating Body Bar for skincare

COFFEE and COCONUT Exfoliating Body Bar for skincare

COFFEE and COCONUT Exfoliating Body Bar

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            Precautions while exfoliating you skin

1       Make sure you obtain exfoliating cleansers that contain sea salt, sugar, ground almonds, walnuts, seeds or other grainy components.

2       Exfoliating once or twice a week is usually enough to achieve silky skin, however women with oily skin should exfoliate more often than those with dry skin.

3       Prior to getting into the shower, brush your dry skin with exfoliating gloves.

4       If possible, postpone your procedure if you have any open wounds on your skin.

In conclusion, skin care does not have to be a hustle so just follow the various tips depending on which ones you are more comfortable with and get on your way to soft and glowing skin.

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