Hullo everyone. How are you doing? *wide smile* Let’s just dig in already, shall we? Not every time long pleasantries and dramatic entrances *covers face*. If by now, you don’t know how important exfoliating your skin is then I just have to ask, “What planet have you been on? Definitely not the planet of skin enthusiasts”. Just saying…
I don’t wanna go on about how important exfoliating is for fear of resounding what most of you already know. But for the minority that don’t, a little introduction wouldn’t hurt.
Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells from the epidermal layer. It can be achieved through mechanical and chemical means.
Mechanical exfoliation is a process of physically scrubbing the skin’s surface using mechanical exfoliants like micro fibers, micro bead facial scrubs, pumice, loofahs, adhesive exfoliation sheets, and microdermabrasion is another form of mechanical exfoliation.
Chemical exfoliation involves use of scrubs containing salicylic acid, glycolic acid, citric acid. It also includes use of products that contain alpha hydroxy acid (AHAs), beta hydroxyl acid (BHAs) which is recommended for people treating acne. Enough about all that. Let’s get to it already.
Tumeric has the following beauty benefits:
• Wound healing and scar diminishing.
• Helps fight acne.
• Moisturizes your skin.
• An excellent exfoliant.
• Softens skin.
What do I need?
1. Tumeric powder.
If you can get the raw Tumeric powder in a packet, that would be great, but you can also get the one in the spices section in any food store or supermarket, that would work just fine. (If you reside in Nigeria, the tumeric powder shown in the picture can also be gotten at any Shoprite supermarket near you).
2. Granulated sugar.
3. Lemon juice (I mean juice squeezed out of a real lemon *lol*).
How do I make the scrub?
Mix the Tumeric: Sugar: Lemon Juice in a 40:40:20 ratio.
Basically, what you want is a thick paste, so add the lemon juice a little at a time and stir till you get the desired thickness. Ensure there is no undissolved Tumeric powder.
How do I use it?
1. Apply the scrub on a clean and dry face.
2. Apply it in a clock-wise rotation and gently scrub all over the face for a few minutes.
3. I usually leave it to dry on my face for about 10 minutes but this is optional.
4. Wash off and dry.
Tip: When drying your face, you can choose to air-dry (that is, letting it dry on it’s own/letting air-dry it *ha ha*) or towel-dry. If you opt for the latter, ensure you avoid using the same towel you use for your body to prevent the spreading bacteria from your body to your face. It’s also best to use a SOFT towel and PAT dry.
How often can I exfoliate with this?
I’d say 3 times in a week. But if you’re super busy, try to exfoliate at least once a week. If you pay attention to your skin, sometimes you’d be able to tell when you need to exfoliate.
Tip: I mix the ingredients in a container, cover it and keep in the fridge so I don’t have to mix during the week as I usually have a busy week. I also ensure I buy enough ingredients to avoid running to the supermarket whenever I need to exfoliate. You could try this too if you end up sticking with this scrub.
Congrats! You made it to the end of this post *kisses* I hope you learnt something. If you’re huge on DIYs and haven’t tried this, then you should totally give it a try. If you’re not a big fan of DIYs because of the “stress” involved, you might find this pretty easy because the ingredients are few and relatively easy to get.
How do you exfoliate? And how often do you exfoliate? Share your exfoliating routine with me in the comment below. I’d love to read about it and will reply as soon as possible.
If you eventually try out this DIY scrub, I’d really love to know how it goes. If you have any questions, leave them in the comment section below and I’ll attend to them as soon as I can.
Catch ya soon Guys.