Do you know that most of us cant run away from blackhead, or open comedo which is a wide opening on the skin we address as pores with a blackened mass of skin debris filled with bacteria and sebum (oil)?Blackheads and whitehead are said to be the first stage of acne which un-removed, can develop into a pimple, which is also known as a papule or pustule. One of the way to prevent that from happening is by exfoliating. It’s because by exfoliating you can actually draw out impurities from beneath the top layers of your epidermis. It also helps remove dead skin cells and unclog pores so your toning, hydrating and protecting products (skincare products) work more effectively. Exfoliate also help stimulate blood circulation, add in extra nutrients leaving your skin feeling smoother and much softer.
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Do it natural way by using ;
1. Sugar / Black Sugar
Mix it with honey, which contains powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, and a little lemon for clarifying purposes, and you have a wonderfully nourishing and effective face scrub. Combine 1 teaspoon sugar with 1/2 teaspoon honey and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and mix well. If the mixture is a little loose, add a bit more sugar.
2. Baking Powder / Baking Soda
The grains in baking soda are just the right size to act as a gentle exfoliant, and many claim that it has helped clear up acne. Mix in a teaspoon of baking soda to your facial cleanser to make it an exfoliating cleanser. Or make a paste of just baking soda and water, gently rub it onto your skin and leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing off.
Extract of rice is useful in increasing the production of collagen that functions in maintaining skin elasticity. Chemical structure of the rice is known contributing to the regeneration and growth of skin cells that have been damaged or dead. Furthermore it cointains oryzanol substances that can help renew the skin pigment and useful to counteract ultraviolet too. The benefits doesn’t end there, rice contains vitamin E too. Vitamin E are beneficial nourish the skin so it looks younger. Lastly, Ferulic acid in rice useful as an antioxidant and can protect skin from free radicals. To use as an exfoliator, ground coarsely the rice then mix with a little water.
Ground oatmeal not only serves as a wonderful exfoliant, but it also absorbs and removes surface dirt and impurities while leaving your skin nourished and hydrated. It has been known to soothe and heal everything from acne to sunburn to dry, flaky skin. Given its gentle nature, it is also ideal for those with sensitive skin. Combine 1 tablespoon of ground oatmeal with 1/4 teaspoon of salt, which boosts the face treatment’s exfoliating properties, and 1 teaspoon of water or olive oil to make it into a paste or just simply mix it with a little water. Gently rub it onto you skin in circular motions, let sit for five to 10 minutes and rinse. The best part using oatmeal is that you can do it everyday as it’s very gentle :D
Coffee is another fantastic natural exfoliant. It contains caffeic acid, which has anti-inflammatory effects and can boost collagen production. Just as coffee stimulates our body in the morning, it can serve as a skin stimulant as well. To make the scrub, combine 1 tablespoon of ground coffee with 1 tablespoon of water or olive oil. To make this inexpensive face scrub even more economical, save the wet coffee grounds from your brewed morning coffee and use those. If you use olive oil, skip applying a moisturizer afterward, as olive oil will leave your skin super-moisturized.