Exfoliation is crucial to keeping skin healthy and clear. We’ve discussed the importance of exfoliation in the past, but a refresher is always a good idea. As we age, our skin is not as thorough at shedding it’s dead skin cells as efficiently or timely as when we were young. Chemical and physical exfoliation help bridge that gap as we age. Fruit acids are common chemical exfoliants, while scrubs and certain masks can be great physical exfoliant options. We need both in our regimen, so we’ve rounded up some great ways you can exfoliate at home to reveal fresher, healthier skin.
Coffee may also be a favorite choice when exfoliating your body, and it can be made in many forms! Coffee can treat cellulite as an exfoliant or be molded into cubes to battle stretch mark. Feet can also benefit from a thorough coffee scrubbing.
The lactic acid in milk removes dead skin cells. To use on your face, pour a small amount into your palm and massage into your skin. You can also combine whole milk with a whipped egg for dry skin or add aloe vera for sensitive skin. Get head to toe milk benefits by adding 2-4 cups to your bath.
The natural AHA in lemons and other citrus fruits are excellent natural exfoliators, especially if you have dark spots on your face. You can combine lemon juice with milk or yogurt for a creamy cleanser or apply the juice after you cleanse for a non scrubbing exfoliator. And don’t just stop at lemons!