The natural cycle of the largest organ of the body, the skin of course, requires the new living skin cells to move up the upper layers and enliven the youthfulness and appearance of the skin. However, with age this cycle tends to slow down resulting in accumulation of the the dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin that makes it looks dull, causes blemishes and even adds ti fine lines.
While regularly bathing has multiple benefits, it isn’t enough to remove the dead skin cells to rejuvenate the state of your skin and though there are hundreds of chemical ridden exfoliants out there to get rid of them, let’s have a look at the top 5 effective home remedies and spare ourselves of more chemical usage for a brighter and better skin.
- Gram flour: Popularly referred to as Besan and traditionally used as a brightening agent, it removes dead skin cells, adds glow, helps reduce excessive oil and prevents common skin issues such as acne, pimples and the tough blackheads. Mix it with curd and a small quantity of turmeric and apply the thick paste to your body only to rinse it with warm water when it dries. This timeless remedy won’t disappoint if implemented about twice a week.
- Olive oil and sugar: Both easily available in your kitchen, will work wonders where Olive oil will moisturize and sugar will simultaneously exfoliate away the dead skin cells. Add enough Olive oil to cover the sugar along with a few drops of honey and lime, scrub your skin thoroughly and rinse with warm water. Once a week is a great option for the remedy.
- Green Tea: This one has double the benefits because it involves you drinking the green tea and using the leaves from the tea bag or strainer on your skin. Antioxidants would work internally where as the wet used leaves would improve skin elasticity, your complexion and do away with dead skin cells. Add enough honey to the tea leaves along with a spoon or two of baking soda, apply the mixture to your skin for five to ten minutes before scrubbing thoroughly and rinsing. Again, once a week would be a great option.
- Almonds: Loaded with Vitamins A and E along with beneficial fats that promote youthfulness, all you need to do is grind some up in a mixer after you’ve soaked them in milk overnight, cover them with honey as needed and rub it on your skin in circular motions, this way you’re good to go for the next whole week until it’s time to repeat.
- Coffee: Last but definitely not the least, flavonols in coffee are extremely beneficial to the skin while the coffee grounds are coarse enough to scrub just about every dead skin cell off your body. Add either Olive or Almond oil to coffee grounds with a bit of sugar and honey and rub the mixture in circular motions on your skin, let it sit for about ten to fifteen minutes and wash it off with like warm water. The remedy should benefit you for the whole week to come.