By Michelby Whitehead
Microdermabrasion promises to exfoliate, smooth, and brighten skin, but it may also disrespect your budget. It’ll take several sessions before you see visible results — the smoothing of fine lines, reduction in hyperpigmentation, smaller pores, and faded blemishes — but it’ll also take several hundred dollars!
Are the results worth it? Probably! Ridding dead, dull skin cells is a necessary and priceless venture if you want to have a fresh face. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best natural, budget-friendly DIY ways to exfoliate with ingredients straight from your kitchen!
Via Mother Nature Network:
Did you know that honey helps to speed up the natural exfoliation process and has humectant qualities? This means it helps attract moisture, making it great as a hydrating facial scrub. Squeeze a decent amount into sanitized hands and scrub your face gently, using warm water.
We know that eating yogurt is good for digestive and vaginal health, but it’s also good for the skin. It contains lactic acid, a milder form of the alpha hydroxy acid found in skin care treatments. It can soothe, smooth and even skin tone. Apply plain yogurt to your face and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing.
Sugar cane is a natural source of glycolic acid, another alpha hydroxy that can boost new skin cell production as well as smooth and soften the skin. Mix a half-cup of white or brown sugar with enough olive or grapeseed oil to make a paste and apply it to your face in a circular motion. Let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
Lemon juice is a personal fave natural alpha hydroxy acid for many women with hyperpigmentation. It not only removes dead skin cells, but also safely lightens the darker spots. Simply mix one-quarter-cup each of lemon juice, apple juice, grape juice and cane sugar until the sugar dissolves. Apply the mixture to your face with a cotton pad, and leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing.
When the cupboard is bare, you can bet there is, at minimum, some baking soda! Baking soda is a natural exfoliator than can be mixed with your everyday facial cleanser to slough away dead skin cells.
Do you use any natural kitchen foods to exfoliate your face?
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