I am going to share with you an exfoliator or facial scrub which you can easily make at home to quickly exfoliate and nourish your facial skin.
What is exfoliation ?
Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface. Thus our skin rapidly replaces these cells with newer cells.
Another advantage of exfoliation is removal of pollutants clutched onto the skin.
Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon. Turmeric has antiseptic properties, which prevents growth of microbes and infective agents.
Vitamin E Capsules – easily available at any pharmacy. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant. Thus has anti-aging properties.
Gram Flour (known as Besan in India) 1 and ½ tbsp: Zinc in gram flour helps to fight acne. Also fiber present in it stabilizes sugar levels of skin.
Few drops of honey : Honey is naturally antibacterial. It is full of antioxidants ,and thus prevents aging. Has moisturizing and soothing properties, hence gives the complexion a boost.
Lemon Juice – ½ teaspoon or a few drops. Over several other advantages, the main one is the presence of Vitamin C, which play a pivotal role in collagen formation. Collagen fibres maintain the structural integrity of the skin.
Warm water – as needed to mix the constituents and form a paste.
Take 2 tbsp of gram flour (besan) in a bowl.
Add ½ tsp of turmeric powder.
Add a few drops honey.
Slowly add warm water as needed to form a thick paste.
Cut open the Vitamin E Capsule and let flow its contents into the bowl.
Mix the contents vigorously to form a smothering paste.
Add few drops of lemon juice and mix well.
Clean dry your face by washing with a face wash or soap and pat the skin dry.
Apply this paste using a brush or cotton swab in circular motion all over the face.
Let it stay on for 20 minutes.
Wash away the layer of the paste with warm water preferably.
Dry the skin with a soft towel.
- If the amount of honey is more, the paste might stick too much to the skin.
- Best time to exfoliate is before you call bedtime at night. Pat dry your skin before going to sleep.
- Do not leave it on overnight.