Exfoliating the skin is quite common among many people these days. The benefits are tremendous and there is a remedy for all skin types.
Exfoliation can prevent many skin problems, it leaves you with a squeaking clean feeling, frees your skin from flakes, helps remove dead cells that make your skin look dull and tired, adds a glow to the skin, remove dark patches, removes acne scars, prevents ingrown hair, improves the texture of your skin leaving it feeling smooth and healthy.
Before exfoliating, know your skin type, people with skin problems should consult their doctor/dermatologist.
In choosing the best scrub for you, knowing the benefits of the ingredients can be quite helpful:
Ever heard the rule: “never put anything on your skin unless you can eat it”. Your skin is the largest organ and absorbs everything you put on it. Do you know how you diet affects your skin? Everyone knows “you are what you eat”. If it’s not safe to eat, it’s not safe to use on your skin.
Below is a list of some popular favorites and their benefits.
Oats and Lavender:
Oatmeal is recommended for sensitive, allergy or eczema prone skin because it is an excellent moisturizer with skin healing, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and itch relieving benefits. Oatmeal contains zinc that reduces inflammation and kills the acne-causing bacteria. Zinc supplementation might also help reduce acne lesion.
Lavender also has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant properties that help heal skin problems, eczema among many other benefits.
The combination of lavender and oatmeal makes a wonderful exfoliant for those with sensitive skin, and other skin problems.
Green tea and Eucalyptus:
The properties of eucalyptus are Analgesic, Antibacterial, Anti-Infectious, Anti-Inflammatory, Antiviral agent, Antispasmodic, it is use to heal lesions on the skin, in aromatherapy to help relax the body and to relax sore muscles.
Green tea can help to prevent sun damage it acts as an enhancement to sunscreen and reduces sun damage by decreasing inflammation to the skin and stopping free radicals at work.
It also has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which can help slow the signs of aging, improves your complexion, pulls out toxins from your skin, It improves your skin’s elasticity.
Citrus and Ginger:
Ginger has a detoxifying and invigorating qualities and can also help to reduce cellulite, stimulate circulation and tone your skin.
Citrus gives the skin a luminous look, it cleans the pores, evens the skin tone and improving your skin texture, leaving you with a radiant glow.
Coffee makes an excellent facial exfoliator, gently slouching off dead skin cells to reveal the fresh, healthy-looking skin underneath. It enhances fat metabolism and increases circulation, thereby reducing the appearance of cellulite. Making your skin soft and smooth.
Cocoa and peppermint:
Cocoa helps repair skin cell, improves skins natural hydration, fights acnes and pimples, prevents sun damage.
It contains caffeine and theobromine that makes skin firm and toned, reducing the look of aging.
Add exfoliating to your skin care routine for that added health benefit.