Exfoliate your skin with a home made natural facial scrub
When you look in the mirror and you are faced with a dull and dry flaky skin, it may be time to look at doing some exfoliation to get rid of dead cells clogging up the top layer of skin to bring the hidden more youthful looking skin to the top.
Younger people with skin problems should take care not to over-exfoliate, as we have found that those suffering from skin problems think that daily exfoliating or scrubbing every three or four days, will help to rid their skin from impurities.
That is unfortunately not true, and over-exfoliating or scrubbing can aggravate the problem instead or alleviating it, since the skin is irritated instead of being assisted along to help heal itself.
So - people with a problem skin can exfoliate, but gently and not too often, and if in doubt, please consult your licensed medical practitioner and/or dermatologist.
But for those amongst us that are fighting the aging battle (and for those not yet there) exfoliation of the skin, helps with blood circulation and the removal of the dead skin cells that can cause it to look dull and dry. Exfoliating can be done every 14 days, and in some cases weekly.
Although there are various commercial scrubs on the market, we have found that the following home made scrub is most invigorating to the skin, leaving it rosy and keenly healthy.
Take 2 - 3 teaspoons raw oats (not the pre-cooked type) and crush into smaller bits either by hand or in a grinder. Mix the dry oats with pure honey and 1/4 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar until it forms a smooth mixture. Add more honey as needed. Then add 1 drop of basil oil to the mixture.
For a problem skin, you can replace the basil oil with tea tree oil to help the healing process along.
After washing the face and drying it gently by patting with a towel, apply this sticky mixture in gentle circular movements. Avoid the eye area. Leave the mixture on for about 15 minutes and wash off with lots of tepid water.
Although it is a messy skin treatment to perform, the results are excellent and it costs only pennies to make.