4 Ways To Naturally Exfoliate Your Face At Home According To Your Skin Type

4 Ways To Naturally Exfoliate Your Face At Home According To Your Skin Type

Exfoliating is an essential step in every skincare routine as it removes dead skin cells for a brighter and smoother complexion. Even the best facials consider exfoliating as a key factor that allows active ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin. 

Regular exfoliation provides the following benefits: (a) removes any dirt and debris that cleansers may have missed out, (b) unclog pores to prevent any potential breakouts and (c) increases collagen production to give your skin a youthful glow.

Be it physical or chemical exfoliators, they should gently remove any impurities from your face. We highly recommend our Clarifying Scrub from MD Dermatics which consists of tiny beads and salicylic acid to keep the pimples at bay. 

However, if you are wary that these exfoliators may be initially harsh on your skin, why not use organic ingredients? This allows your skin to adapt to the exfoliation effects that do not comprise your radiant skin goals. Here are 4 ways to naturally exfoliate your face at home according to your skin type:

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For oily skin 

Those with oily skin are known to produce a buildup of sebum, which leads to forming pimples. If your skin is in dire need to eliminate traces of excess oil, our facial treatments will be swift and effective to treat and prevent further breakouts.

Natural ingredient: Raw organic honey 

This organic ingredient has two main benefits (a) aids in the skin’s healing process thanks to its antibacterial properties and (b) increases water content levels in the skin as it has the ability to draw and seal moisture.

To exfoliate the skin:

  1. Pour a coin-size amount of honey onto your hands 
  2. Gently massage your face in a circular motion
  3. Afterwards, rinse with warm water. 

For dry skin

Those with dry skin require hydrating skincare ingredients like hyaluronic acid to restore moisture levels in the complexion. For individuals experiencing dry and flaky skin, let our experts at MD Dermatics advise what skincare products cater best to you.  

To encourage better absorption of these skin-loving ingredients, exfoliating is most beneficial as it removes dead skin cells that hinder this process. 

Natural ingredient: Coffee grounds

Thanks to its sand-like texture, coffee grounds work as a great manual exfoliant for scrubbing dead skin cells and dirt away. To exfoliate your skin with coffee, follow the following steps: 

  1. Form a thick paste by combining one tablespoon of carrier oil (like coconut oil) and one-quarter teaspoon of used coffee grounds. Adjust accordingly to create desired consistency.  
  2. Massage onto your face in a circular motion
  3. Leave the paste on your skin for five minutes
  4. Rinse it off with warm water

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For sensitive skin

While exfoliating on sensitive skin can be daunting due to its potential in triggering a reaction, it does not mean you forgo this crucial step. Rather, the exfoliator needs to be gentle and non-irritating. In case of any beauty emergencies, trust our aestheticians’ skills to recommend a facial to soothe your sensitive skin

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Natural ingredient: Oatmeal

Commonly found in skincare products, oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties that calm irritated skin. Also, it works great as a scrub to remove dead skin cells. Just be sure that the oats do not contain any chemicals or pesticides. 

To exfoliate your face at home with oatmeal:

  1. Combine one tablespoon of natural oil or honey with one tablespoon of finely ground oats 
  2. Spread the mixture across your face and gently massage it in a circular motion
  3. Allow the mixture to set in for five minutes
  4. Rinse off with lukewarm water

For combination skin 

It may be tricky to exfoliate on combination skin since it requires balancing the skin’s oil levels and hydrating the complexion simultaneously. Ideally, the exfoliant should be able to remove all impurities and soothe the skin so that the oily patches get cleansed while the dry parts get nourished. Keep your skin in tip-top condition with MD Dermatics skincare recommendations.

To exfoliate your skin at home, try out this natural ingredient: 

Natural ingredient: Lemon juice

Rich in citric acid, lemon juice is a natural form of chemical exfoliant that sheds dead skin cells and allows new cells to be formed.

Exfoliate with lemon juice:

  1. Make a paste by combining one tablespoon of cane sugar and one tablespoon of lemon juice 
  2. Use your fingers to apply the paste in a circular motion
  3. Allow to rest for two to five minutes 
  4. Rinse with warm water

While these home remedies are a great introduction to exfoliation, it may not be as effective to cater for everyone’ skin needs. To achieve crystal clear skin, let our aestheticians advise you accordingly to decide what would be most beneficial with longer-lasting results. Restore your skin to its former glory. Book an appointment with us today!

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