One of the best things you can do for your skin is to speed up cell turnover, instantly making it look brighter, fresher and smoother. Best of all, it’s not an illusion. Just one exfoliation treatment is enough to change your skin.
The reason why exfoliation works so well is because it forces your skin to renew itself by mechanically removing the layer of dead skin cells. Once this layer is removed, your skin will produce a brand new much better-looking layer.Your skin has its own renewal cycle, but the rate at which this cell renewal occurs determines how your skin looks. The more frequently it renews itself, the better is the appearance of your skin. Unfortunately, this process gradually slows over time. When you are very young, it takes only about thirty days, but when you reach your middle age it takes about seven to ten days more.
While seven to ten days don’t seem like a big deal, it’s more than enough for your skin to dry and crinkle around edges. Fortunately, not only regular exfoliating can solve this problem, it doesn’t have to cost you much, if at all. You can prepare your own face scrub using products you have at home.
Exfoliating scrub 1
Mix one part of brown sugar and one part of honey, heat a little in microwave oil and rub into your face and lips in circular motions. Rinse off.
You can substitute honey for olive oil – both are very good for your skin.
Exfoliating scrub 2
Combine one tablespoon of ground oatmeal with a little but of salt and one teaspoon of water. Similarly, rub the mixture to your face and rinse off.
Your neck and body will benefit from exfoliating too. Using exfoliating treatments on your hands is particularly important as hands tend to give out your real age.