How to Exfoliate, Naturally.
It's important to exfoliate every week. If you're skin is oily like mine, then you want to exfoliate at least every other day, and if you don't know what exfoliation means, it's simply the shedding or peeling of dead skin cells from the upper layer of your skin, so why wouldn't you want to do it regularly? If you're like me, then you probably can't find the right exfoliate amongst the several name brands, so I've listed a few natural alternatives
Honey is a natural exfoliator and has humectant qualities, which help attract moisture, making it great as a hydrating facial scrub. With a nice amount on clean hands, scrub face gently, and rinse of with warm water.
Yoghurt contains lactic acid, which is the same ingredient found in alpha hydroxy acid found in skin care treatments, but in yoghurt it's milder. It soothes, smoothes and evens skin tone. Apply plain yogurt to face and let sit 20 minutes, then rinse.
Sugar 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 olive oil, and massage onto skin. Let sit for 10minutes and rinse with warm water.
Papaya contains the enzyme papain, which dissolves dead skin cells. Papain may also heal skin and cause fine lines and dark spots to lighten. Papain is most potent in young fruit, so select green papayas. Mash the fruit into a smooth paste and apply to face, leaving on for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.