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4 Best Natural Skin Exfoliators

Hello, everybody! Today we talk about scrubs! In autumn, our skin needs more care and protection. Moving from the cold on the street to the warm of our houses our skin suffers from dehydration. A simple and inexpensive advice is to make a scrub every 1-2 weeks!  The scrub is my favorite step in my skincare routine because it allows me to be creative using also ingredients that I can easily find at home. In this post I want to list my best 4 natural exfoliators for the skin. All 100% natural and easy to find at home.

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Natural Scrub – My top 4

1. Sugar

sugar

Let’s start with a little sweetness. Sugar is a must for DIY scrubs due to its price, affordability and effectiveness. It has a very gentle action on our skin and it is ideal for face scrubs. Depending on our skin type we can choose between caster sugar or cane sugar; choosing the first for face scrubs or delicate skin and the second for drier body skins.  If we add a teaspoon of honey, we will have a Top scrub with only two ingredients. It is not only a good exfoliating but also emollient and nourishing.

2. Coffee

coffee

I admit it: as Italian I can’t live without a good coffee. Of course also for my beauty products, coffee is an ingredient that I often add into my recipe because its benefits. The caffeine contained in it, acts as a stimulant improving the circulation of blood. Furthermore it helps to reduce inflammation and soothe red breakouts and, of course, removes dead skin cells. I wrote about an easy and economical coffee scrub in one of my last blog post. You can have a look here.

3. Salt

SAlt

Salt is on my personal ranking as one of the best exfoliants in scrubs. It remove dead cells promoting the generation of new ones and contains many minerals that help improve skin tone. It is also an antibacterial by removing them from the skin and releasing pores. Furthermore, salt is widely used in Spa, where dry salt air reduces stress and headaches as well as physical ailments (source here). To Prepare a scrubbing salt bath is very simple and fast. I described the steps in my post. Click here to see it.

4. Cacao

cacao

I close the list with another sweet and adored exfoliant. Cacao. Cacao has very fine grains that are well suited to delicate facial exfoliation, for example. I have often used cacao combined with sugar and honey to create a scrub and have a doble effect. One delicate on the cheeks and another more intense on my T-zone. Cacao is one of my favorite ingredients also due to its benefits. It contains a lot of antioxidants and minerals that help the skin stay young and reduce the signs of aging.


These ingredients are really simple and easy to find. Try to create your own scrub and you cannot do without them. 🙂

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Gabi

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