Importance of exfoliation of skin

Beauty is in the skin! Take care of it, oil it, clean it, scrub it, perfume it, and put on your best clothes, even if there is no special occasion, and you'll feel like a queen. If society is hard on you, fight back by pampering your skin. Quote by Fatema Mernissi, Moroccan writer.

Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, American singer Beyonce Knowles and supermodel Elle Macpherson have in common? Apart from the fact that they all live in the USA as of now, they are all firm believers in the effectiveness of exfoliation of the skin on a regular basis.

The process of removing dead skin from the surface of the skin using a granular substance (chemical or natural, homemade, or purchased in a tube or a bottle) is known as exfoliation. Ancient civilizations have been using homemade exfoliates for thousands of years from ingredients found in the backyards or nearby forests. Our skin sheds every day to make room for the new cells. However, it doesn’t happen regularly and results in dry, flaky patches and clogged pores. Exfoliation is the only way to overcome this problem on a regular regimen.


Important: How to exfoliate safely by skin type?


Why do you need to exfoliate?

· It improves the appearance of the skin in many ways

· It leaves your skin looking brighter and fresher

· The effectiveness of skin products is enhanced

· It prevents clogged pores, hence fewer skin breakouts like acne, etc

· It aids in the production of collagen protein which is vital for skin elasticity, reducing the appearance of fine lines.

As you can see from the above, there are many reasons for all of us (men or women) from any age group to start making exfoliation of the skin and the face a part of the regular regimen of skin health.

Some very easily available key ingredients at home to make your own exfoliators are granulated sugar, ground almonds, oatmeal, ground sea salt, cinnamon powders. They are mixed with other ingredients such as honey, curd, etc to make into packs and applied evenly all over the body. After a few minutes, with circular movements and warm water, remove it leaving a glowing, supple, soft, and smooth skin. Gram flour powder also is known as besan in Hindi is a favorite of families for generations. Of course, now in the modern-day busy folks reach for OTC tubes and bottles for the same purpose. What do you use? Let us know by writing back to us


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I am sure you are by now convinced of the many reasons why you should make your own homemade exfoliating product or order online or rush to the nearest pharmacy to pick one which suits you. Good and healthy skin is the result of a regular skin regimen especially with age, along with water, diet, sleep, and exercise. Get glowing skin like your favorite stars and celebrities with a little care. Remember you only have one life and one skin to nourish. Start today and see the results in months to come. Have a great day all of you.

About the Author

Rashi Agarwal

Rashi Agarwal, is a beauty blogger and a home-maker. She writes about beauty related topics. She has keen interest in researching on various beauty products and their impact on the skin. She also likes learning about the skin and it’s reaction to its surroundings.