If you are manifesting glass-like dewy skin naturally but reaching out to highlighters and brightening serum, you are missing the most important piece from the skincare puzzle- exfoliation. Scrubbing your skin with a gentle exfoliator ensures that your skin is free from dead skin cells which hinders the natural glow hidden beneath.
When you indulge in regular exfoliation, the dead skin layers are scrubbed off making it easier for the rest of your skincare to really penetrate well into the skin and work much more effectively. Since dead skin cells do not reflect any form of light, it can make your skin look dull and lifeless due to lack of sheen. Exfoliating well can also increase collagen production which keeps your skin from sagging and fine lines, which we think should be a reason enough to get exfoliating right now
Before you begin your exfoliation journey, it is best you first determine your skin type and what works best for you. Your skin type is unique and not every exfoliant will work equally on your skin type. Skin type is determined by the amount of sebum your skin produces and they are categorised as oily, sensitive, dry, and combination.
Once your skin is ready to shine, head to your kitchen to find some ingredients to make your own natural exfoliators and know how to exfoliate skin naturally.
- Turmeric & Gram Flour
Turmeric is filled with antioxidants, anti- ageing, and collagen boosting properties. While besan is used to get rid of dead skin on our skin.
- Combine one tbsp of gram flour and one tsp of turmeric in a bowl
- Add rose water and make a paste
- Exfoliate your skin gently with the paste and rinse it off with lukewarm water
- Masoor Dal Scrub
Organic form of masoor dal contains anti- bacterial and anti- inflammatory properties which are good to treat acne and skin inflammation.
- Soak the masoor dal overnight to soften it
- Grind the dal to a paste consistency
- Add a spoonful or two of milk
- Exfoliate gently and wash it off with lukewarm water
Orange Peel Scrub
Vitamin C is a great source of antioxidants which boosts collagen production of the skin and prevents signs of ageing. Orange is stocked up with vitamin C.
- Sun dry some orange peel and grind it to a powder
- Add a tsp of turmeric and honey to the orange powder
- Scrub off the skin gently and wash it off with lukewarm water
With a busy schedule, it may be difficult to scrub everytime you want to exfoliate which is why we recommend using Coco Soul face scrub.
Infused with virgin coconut oil and ancient ayurvedic herbs like venivel and sandalwood Coco Soul’s face scrub is sulphate, paraben, silicone- free, natural exfoliator with healing properties of nature’s best ingredients.
Ingredients of Coco Soul face scrub:
Sandalwood: an effective antioxidant for the skin, sandalwood is a great moisturiser for the skin. Sandalwood also helps minimise age spots and reverse sun damage.
Venivel: an exotic ayurvedic ingredient, venivel is used to exfoliate the dead skin, remove excess oil buildup, and renews skin cells.
Virgin coconut oil: a household staple, coconut oil in its purest form helps hydrate our skin and fight dryness. The lauric acid and fatty acids present in virgin coconut oil leaves your skin soft and supple.
All of these ingredients in the natural face scrub work well to gently unclog your pores and give your clear, even-toned skin.