Get Rid of Dry Dead Skill Cells on Your Face With Home Remedies

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Whether we can see them or not, our bodies are covered in dead skin cells. The dead skin cells don’t cause any immediate trouble, but if left there they block up our pores and dry up our skin.

It is important that we remove the dead skin cells from our body to avoid these issues. The quickest way to do so is known as exfoliation. Read on to learn more about what exfoliation means and how to apply it to your skin!

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Exfoliation Method

Exfoliation means the removal of particles from the surface of your skin. When exfoliation is performed, dirt and dead skin will be taken off, leaving your pores clear and your skin smooth.

There are a few different methods for exfoliating the skin. The most common methods involve the use of a machine with a diamond tip or crystals with a vacuum device. Another method uses chemicals to remove the dead skin forcefully.

Microdermabrasion VS Chemical Exfoliation

Chemical exfoliation has been around for much longer than microdermabrasion techniques. More people are aware of how to use these chemical methods.

That being said, microdermabrasion techniques are much simpler and harbor less risk for the patient. Chemical exfoliation can leave the skin permanently weakened after long-term use while microdermabrasion can be performed every two weeks with no risk at all.

Microdermabrasion also has two options using either a machine or an exfoliator cream. Both variations require more consistent treatments than chemical exfoliation, yet omit the risks that come with it.

Natural Home Remedies

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#1 Baking Soda

What you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1 Vitamin E capsule
  • Water

What you will do:

  • Open the Vitamin E capsule and mix the oil with the baking soda.
  • Add a few drops of water to make a paste.
  • Rinse your face and scrub the paste onto it for three minutes.
  • Rinse the paste off with lukewarm water.

Baking soda is an alkaline which makes it easy to dislodge dead skin cells from the pores and live skin. You can even use it on your lips. Apply the paste once a week for maximum effect.

#2 Epsom Salt

What you will need:
how to make epsom salt paste

  • 1 cup of Epsom salt
  • 1 cup of coconut oil

What you will do:

  • Combine the salt and coconut oil.
  • Place the mixture in a sealable jar.
  • Use as much as you need to cover your face and scrub it in for three minutes.
  • Rinse your face with lukewarm water.

Epsom salt is coarse enough to scrap the dead skin cells off while the coconut oil will absorb them, removing from your skin once you’ve rinsed the paste.

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#3 Apple Cider Vinegar

What you will need:

  • 1 teaspoon of ACV
  • 1 teaspoon of water
  • A cotton ball

The acids with ACV dissolve the dead skin right off your face as well as killing harmful germs.

Final Thoughts

Dead skin cells cause more damage to our faces than we realize. However, attacking one danger with chemicals that aren’t good for our skin is not the answer. Gentler methods, such as microdermabrasion or a home remedy, are far superior.

It may not seem necessary to you right now but protecting your skin is one of the most important things to consider on a daily basis. A healthy body makes for a healthy soul!