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Skin Exfoliation

Exfoliation is the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin. Exfoliation is done for not just the face, but it is necessary for the body. To get a healthy and glowing skin, exfoliation is an important process not to be skipped. Doing it properly will result to a soft, younger looking skin in the long run. Exfoliating also means there is less dead skin to clog pores, which makes for fewer break-outs and blackheads.

Exfoliation can be done naturally or chemically. I use the natural method (obviously). There are many natural exfoliants like; oats, honey, pawpaw, sugar, salt, baking soda, grinded coffee. You should choose your exfoliant based on your skin type. People with dry skin should use the gentle exfoliants.
I use salt and sugar for my oily skin. I first dry scrub my body to loosen up my skin. Then I use warm water to wet my skin. Warm water opens the skin pores but it is not advisable for frequent use. I only use it for exfoliation, cold water is the best. After wetting my skin, I apply the salt and sugar mixture and use my hands to scrub my body. When I’m done scrubbing, I rinse off and bathe as normal. Then I finally rinse off with cold water.
The next important step is moisturising. After getting the newer skin cells, appreciate it by using a very good moisturiser. As with everything, don’t overdo it. At most two times in a week for normal and dry and three for oily skin. I do it once a week and I have oily skin.


I'm OnyinyeOlufunmi, a visual artist, writer and psychologist from Lagos, Nigeria.

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