Friday, March 16, 2012

Exfoliate at Home For Brighter Complexion

Even toned healthy skin is the key to flawless beautiful face. But even world beauties needs some makeup and touch ups to cover their uneven skin. Uneven skin is caused due to improper maintenance, unhealthy diet and mainly because of the hyper pigmentation. Melanin is a pigment that our skin cells contain as the colouring substance, less counting in some areas and concentrated in some areas of the skin. For example, dark people's skin contain more melanin pigments while comparing to the pale ones. It is not that pale people are beautiful than the dark ones. Dark beauties with a flawless glowing skin beats white dull skins. Whatever your skin type may be, it must be clear to be beautiful. Due to some unhealthy practices and the main enemy sun, the skin color differs which causes uneven skin tone and dullness. As skin is the largest organ of our body, it is much exposed to sun, dirt and other pollution. Harmful UV rays damages your skin and increases the uneven melanin production. In this post, let us discuss about some natural exfoliating scrub recipes that can even out skin and brighten your complexion.

Why to Exfoliate?
The first thing you should go for is exfoliation when it comes to getting clear and beautiful skin. Regular exposure to sun, dirt and pollution, improper skin maintenance causes uneven dull skin. A layer of dead cells covers the surface of your skin and makes it look lifeless and dull. Dark or pale, a uneven skin is not beautiful at all. A perfect skin should be smooth, shiny and glowing, not the one covered up with dead cells, scars and bumps. Hence, exfoliation the first step when it comes to beautiful brighter skin. You can use some natural exfoliating scrubs from the kitchen! Yes. your own kitchen. You may or may not realize, but some natural ingredients from your kitchen can remove all your dead cells. I will list you few recipes as per your skin type. Choose wisely and say goodbye to those dead cells.

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Exfoliating Scrub Recipes from your Kitchen
For Oily Skin
  1. Rice flour mixed with butter milk can act as an excellent facial exfoliating scrub. This removes all the dead skin cells, as well as the extra oiliness. Mix both to form a cream, apply it over your facial skin and scrub gently with your finger tips. After 3-4 minutes, wash off your face with clean and cold water. Pat dry.
  2. You can also replace grounded oats for the rice powder. Add some diluted lime juice and butter milk to the oats. Blend well. A quick 2 minute scrub is ready now!
  3. Take 2 teaspoons of orange peel powder, mix rosewater to make a paste. Workout on your face with your finger tips scrubbing gently. Splash fresh water and wash off. This scrub not only removes the dead skin cells but also improves the complexion.
For Dry Skin
Unlike the oily skin types, dry skins should be exfoliated in a very gentle way. Dry skins are easily prone to loose excess moisture and so, no moisture removing exfoliating scrubs should be used on your skin. 
  1. Almond should be grounded, not to a thin paste, the mixture should be granulated for the exfoliating effect. With this almond granules mix some milk cream and start scrubbing your cleansed face. After 5 minutes, wash off your face with cold water and moisturize. 
  2. Grounded oats mixed with honey and olive oil can also be used as an excellent dry skin exfoliater.
  3. Khus Khus is an excellent source of Vitamin E, a skin friendly vitamin. Mix this with honey and rose water to prepare your exfoliating scrub in seconds. This can be used in alternate days to achieve even and brighter skin tone.
Normal to Oily and Normal to Dry skins should make some adjustments in these scrubbing recipes. As you observe, ingredients like milk, honey and oils are for dry skin types and the rice flour, lime juice are for oily skinned beauties. For exfoliating the body skin, get the loofah! So adjust your exfoliating scrub recipes and use it to get that parlour effect! A clean and clear skin is totally yours if you take a resolution to scrub gently twice every week.