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.