Everyone wants that Hollywood skin, but not everyone wants to pay the Hollywood price for it. Luckily for us non-superstars there are hundreds of inexpensive all-natural ingredients available at our local grocery stores and in our kitchens that we can use to achieve healthier skin.
One of the key ingredients for a healthy complexion is EXFOLIATING! You may wash, tone, and moisturize your skin every day but that doesn’t necessarily mean that your skin is living up to its’ full potential. When we exfoliate we are removing the dead skin cells from the top layer of our skin, but why is this important? Well, as we get older our bodies’ process of cell regeneration slows down, which means we do not generate fresh skin cells as fast as we did when we were kids. When dead skin cells pile up on the surface of the skin we’re often times left with a dry, blotchy, and dull looking complexion. Dead skin cells can also lead to clogged up pores and excess oil which can cause blemishes and acne.
One of my favorite methods to exfoliate my skin is this homemade, all natural exfoliator:
What you’ll need
- 1 tablespoon of ground all natural coffee
- 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of virgin or refined coconut oil
Mix all three of your ingredients together and gently scrub the exfoliator all over your face. Leave it on for 5 minutes and rinse off. Not only will your skin look and feel like velvet, but the coconut oil mixed with the coffee will leave your skin looking bright and toned.
Keep in mind that you should never exfoliate your skin more than 1-2 times a week. Just like anything in life when done in excess, over exfoliating will do more harm than good. So find your balance and work that skin! 😉