To keep your skin looking fresh and glowing, one of the best things you can do is to make exfoliation a regular part of your beauty regime.
It’s important to regularly exfoliate the top dead layer of skin cells, no matter what your skin type is.
You might think the CTM routine is enough to get a skin that’s flawless.
But besides that, it’s also important to exfoliate your skin and this applies not only to your face but also to your body.
1. Lactic Acid
- 2 tablespoons grapefruit, juiced
- 2 tablespoons cup plain, unsweetened homemade curd
- Take a bowl and mix curd with the juice from grapefruit.
- Apply a thin layer to your clean face, and then leave it on for 10 minutes.
- Rinse with lukewarm water and follow with your daily skincare routine.
- Do this every week.
It is not like a physical exfoliator that has some solid particles to scrub your face.
It is a chemical exfoliator that will help to chemically remove the dead skin cell.
One of the lighter fruit acids, lactic acid, is ideally suited for sensitive skin and acne control.
Known to have moisturizing properties, it is also filled with probiotics and is acid-balancing.
This natural acid is commonly found in dairy products such as curd and some fruits such as grapefruit, and for optimal benefits can be applied weekly.
Lactic acid is a perfect introduction to alpha-hydroxy acids, and can usually be a strong measure of the fruit acid sensitivity.
2. Citric Acid
- 2 tablespoons full-fat raw milk
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Take a bowl and mix 2 tablespoons of raw milk with 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, and let it sit on the counter for a couple of hours until it curdles.
- Then add generously on your face, avoiding the sensitive is like like around lips.
- Leave it on for at least 20 minutes, and when it dries you can feel it tightening up.
- Then rinse with lukewarm water and apply moisturizer.
Citric acid can be easily found in various citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, grapefruit, and limes.
It has many advantages for the skin but citric acid is known best for lightening acne spots and improving the overall skin texture due to AHA in it.
This homemade facial mask with lemon and milk will help incorporate extra citric acid into your skincare routine.
Although most citrus fruits can be used, it’s better to avoid applying lemons, during day time.
This can make your skin sensitive to sunlight.
Make sure to apply a good sunscreen on a daily basis.
3. Glycolic Acid
- 2 tablespoons raw organic sugar powder
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- Juice of ½ lemon
Don’t take the huge sugar particles that can be pretty harsh on the skin and can cause micro-tears.
- Take a bowl and then combine the sugar powder and honey in a bowl.
- Squeeze the juice from half a lemon into the bowl and mix well.
- Apply the mixture to your face and neck, avoiding the sensitive areas like the eye.
- Leave it on for 5–10 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
- If you are starting with chemical peels start with just 1–2 minutes in the beginning, and see how your skin is responding
and then slowly increasing the time with each application to a maximum of 10 minutes, not more than that.
Glycolic acid is one of the most widely accessible quick exfoliators, making it a popular ingredient in most anti-aging products.
It is extracted from sugar cane and has shown great success in rejuvenating the skin’s surface layers and reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and superficial scars.
With the help of this AHA sugar exfoliator, you can get the benefits of glycolic acid using a few ingredients from your kitchen.