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Friday, February 5, 2016

SKINCARE TALK WITH BOLA AKINBOADE-BELLO: THREE WAYS TO EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN NATURALLY



There are so many benefits when you exfoliate your skin naturally. The benefits include: removes dead skin cells, increases cell turnover, evens tone and fades discoloration, helps with hyperpigmentation, unclogs pores, improves skin texture, leaves skin feeling smooth and soft, reduces appearance of lines and wrinkles
So now you know why it’s important, here’s how you can exfoliate your skin naturally.

HOW TO EXFOLIATTE SKIN NATURALLY
There are two main methods for exfoliating skin naturally; one is using chemical exfoliants and the other mechanical exfoliants.


What on earth does this mean?
Mechanical exfoliation utilizes ingredients with an abrasive texture which are rubbed onto the face or body to remove dead skin cells. You can also use cleansing brushes which have the same effect.Chemical exfoliation uses natural acids such as AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) to exfoliate the skin. The benefits of these over mechanical exfoliants are that they can reach a deeper level of the skin, notably BHA (salicylic acid) penetrates further into the pores meaning it helps with blackheads and acne.
You can create both rinse off exfoliating products such as cleansers and masks and leave on exfoliating products such as toners and serums.

3 WAYS TO EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN NATURALLY FOR A GLOWING SHINE
USE AN EXFOLIATING CLEANSER OR MASK: It’s quick and simple to combine powdered natural ingredients to create a cleanser or mask that exfoliates your skin naturally. These utilize mechanical exfoliation and chemical exfoliation too if you wish. Many different ingredients can be used depending on how abrasive you wish your product to be. Some useful natural ingredients that exfoliate on a mechanical level are: Oats or oatmeal, Ground rice/ rice powder, Ground almond/ almond meal, Bamboo Powder, Fruit seeds eg strawberry, raspberry. Of these ground oats and almonds are among the more gentle mechanical exfoliants and fruit seeds the most abrasive.
Powdered ingredients that exfoliate on a chemical level include: Milk powder, Fruit powders – such as pineapple powder and lemon powder.
USE AN OVERNIGHT AHA TONER: You can create a really lovely exfoliating toner by combining hydrosols with water soluble fruit acids and fruit extracts. This would be applied after cleansing at night. This uses fruits acids and extracts that contain natural sources of AHA and BHA that offer exfoliating, toning, renewing and softening effects.
USE AN AHA SERUM AT NIGHT: For a more sophisticated exfoliating product consider making an AHA Resurfacing Serum which will have a superior skin feel. A range of natural AHAs and BHA can be included in your formulation such as Glycolic acid, Malic acid, Salicylic acid and Lactic Acids. The acids you choose to use will depend on your desired outcome.

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