Achieve Better Skin Exfoliation With Food!

skin exfoliation with food

One of the best ways to look younger and fresher is through skin exfoliation. Improve your skin’s texture, reduce the look of lines and scars, diminish hyperpigmentation, and brighten your skin tone. Find out how to make your skin always look its best.

The Wrong Exfoliation

Many home remedies suggest using products that do more harm than good. Scrubs with large salt or sugar granules may be too abrasive to use on a regular basis and scrub away layers of skin unevenly, leaving you with rough or bumpy skin. Some sea sponges or other “scrubees” collect bacteria and damage the skin to the point that the bacteria gets into your system.

Helpful Exfoliation

Instead of trying to sand off the top layer of your skin, a better way is to dissolve it using a gentle peel. Peels can be found in the natural acids of dairy, sugar, and fruit. There are two kinds of acids – alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy. Alpha hydroxy acid is found in citric, lactic, and glycolic acids, among others. These help to dissolve the glue between skin cells and wash away the dead cells, leaving behind signs of aging and giving skin better texture. However, these acids will also make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Apply it in the evening and wear sunscreen for several days after use.

Beta hydroxy acid is oil-soluble and works great for oily skin and clogged pores. Made from wintergreen, willow bark, and birch, it is a milder exfoliant for sensitive skin. It dissolves bacteria, oil, and acne. However, because this is best for oily skin, normal skin will dry out if used too often. If your skin is not oily, use this exfoliant sparingly and never over the entire face.

Be aware that over-exfoliating can do more harm than good. Once a week is often enough. Once a month, depending on your skin type and condition, is probably better.

The Fun Part

Peels and exfoliants can be created by mixing different ingredients, depending on your skin type and its current condition. Remember, skin’s pH is between 4.5 and 5.5, and the pH of your DIY creation needs to be lower than your skin, generally around 3, to be effective.

Whip some fruit (peaches, pineapple, raspberries, oranges, pears, etc.) into homemade yogurt or raw honey to dilute the acid and bind ingredients. Yogurt has a good amount of lactic acid, and both yogurt and honey have wonderful moisturizing abilities. Add a spoonful of sugar for a slight scrub. Leave on for 15 minutes, then wash off with lukewarm water. For oily skin, mix apple cider vinegar with white willow bark powder into a paste. Leave on skin for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

On the other hand, if all of this DIY mixing is overwhelming, Skintrium’s Colada White Skin Pigmentation Reducing Hand & Body Milk is your answer. This formulation will exfoliate gently, leaving you with skin as soft as a baby’s and looking your very best.