Better ways to clean your skin

If there is one thing that most ladies would pay a million rand for is great skin without all the hard efforts. A dedicated skin routine is important and luckily for you, we have some home products that you can utilise to achieve great skin at a low cost.

  1. Try oil cleansing

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One option is cleansing oils. Though it may seem counterintuitive to slather your skin in oil to get clean, it’s a much healthier alternative than soaps. Oil-based cleansers trap dirt and dead skin cells, allowing them to be rinsed without disrupting the oil barrier already in place. One trick to remember is to oil up before entering in the shower. Newer oil-based cleansers are manufactured to produce a light lather when it gets wet that rinses easily without damaging your skin or leaving a residue.

 

  1. Brush dead skin cells off

 

Dry brushing is another effective way to remove dead skin cells and dirt from the surface of your skin, while also promoting the production of healthy oils. Dry brushing is exactly what it sounds like: you brush your skin, while dry, with a natural fiber brush. The movement of the bristles over your skin helps exfoliate and remove dirt. There’s also some evidence that brushing the skin helps to promote lymphatic drainage, thereby serving as a detox not just for your skin but for your whole body. To try dry brushing at home, you’ll first need agood quality, natural bristle brush, available in the bath aisle at most stores.

 

  1. Make your own all-natural scrub

For the DIYer, there are literally thousands of different recipes for products you can make right in your own kitchen. From salt and sugar scrubs to oatmeal and honey exfoliators, the list goes on. Brit+Co has a few all-natural recipes that will scrub off dead skin cells and keep your body nicely hydrated without damaging your skin’s natural barrier. But your own mix can be as simple as oatmeal, honey, and plain yogurt or avocado oil, honey, and sugar! Just remember to avoid your face as the skin there is more delicate and sugar crystals can cause micro tears.

Always patch test: As with any new product you try or make, be sure to test it on a small area of your skin for at least 24 hours and see if you have any adverse reactions.

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