In summertime, it’s important to exfoliate weekly to keep your skin healthy, bright and clear. Summer is full of potential skin aggravators, from sunscreen to sunshine to sweat! By exfoliating regularly, you aid cell turnover and clear clogged pores, infusing skin with a summer glow.
Saving for vacation and don’t want to invest in exfoliation products? No worries. You can exfoliate using these natural products, all of which you can pick up on a grocery store run or might have already.
Exfoliate Your Skin Naturally!
Lips: Honey + Sugar
Honey is known for its healing properties, offering antibacterial benefits and providing a protective barrier for the skin. It also speeds up the natural exfoliation process, particularly when combined with sugar, which serves as a gentle exfoliant. In addition, honey has humectant properties, meaning it attracts and retains moisture by absorbing it into the skin. Keeping your lips hydrated during the summer should help keep sun damage away.
Coffee grounds are an amazing natural exfoliant – plus they smell amazing! You can even use brewed coffee grounds, so you get twice the benefits out of your daily joe. But coffee isn’t just exfoliating; it offers another surprise benefit, too. Maybe you’ve heard of caffeine? When applied to the skin under the eyes, caffeine reduces puffiness by restricting blood vessels and soothing swelling and inflammation. Caffeine also tightens the skin and is loaded with antioxidants, which fight signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.
Thanks to their smooth and uniform edges, sugar grains are less abrasive than salt but still rough enough to make a fantastic exfoliant. Another natural humectant, sugar will help keep your skin moisturized all week long. It’s a natural source of glycolic acid, which breaks down dead skin cells, boosts new cell production, reduces the signs of aging and smoothes, softens and brightens skin.
With large, coarse granules that don’t dissolve easily, sea salt is the perfect exfoliant for the rougher parts of your body, such as elbows, knees and feet. Sea salt is packed with minerals that improve skin texture: calcium, iron, zinc, and potassium. Plus, it has a high magnesium content to reduce signs of inflammation. When combined with a massage, sea salt improves circulation and bolsters overall skin health.
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