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Good skin starts at home

When summer time comes, we frequent the beaches near our areas. Others travel to a more hype or famous destination in order to enjoy the sea water. As much as we enjoy the outdoors, beach goers tend to suffer the bad effects of being out in the sun, like sunburn, skin scratches or in other words: dead skin.

There are basic ways to exfoliate our skin and bring the original glow of it. You don’t have to go to chic spa or beauty salon in order to revive the softness of your skin. You don’t have to spend too much money to look good this year. The kitchen is a source of basic beauty regimen just by searching for the appropriate ingredients needed for your skin.

Handy exfoliating agents at home

  1. Egg white. If you have excess with whites from making cakes (as in pan cake, chiffon, chocolate cake) you can use it to exfoliate your skin. Just add a little amount or lemon juice (Mexican or Spanish lemons will do) or vinegar and vegetable oil; then mix it thoroughly with the use of blender or egg beater, presto you have your own version of exfoliating paste. The mixture will become sticky. Apply it to your skin slowly with soft brush or just by your hands (bidirectional) evenly on your face, arms and legs. Let it dry for 5 to 10 minutes. You will notice that once you flake or remove the egg white paste from your skin, dead skins (epidermal skin) are also removed along with your black heads or white heads on your face.
  2. Lemon scrub.Don’t waste the remaining juice from lemon peelings. You can apply it on you elbows or knees to exfoliate darker dead skins. Simply rub it to other parts of your body, maybe the whole body for more satisfying results. Doing it everyday or every other day will make you skin smooth, soft and velvety. Who wants to spend to much money beautifying your skin at the more posh beauty salon? Me, I’ll just stay at home and sing or hum a song while doing this daily beauty regimen. Even men, like me can do this, too.
  3. Brown sugar.If this is available, before taking a bath, you can scrub your whole body with brown sugar to exfoliate your skin and remove dead, itchy ones. The large granules of brown sugar aid in exfoliation process easily. Just be sure that there are no frolicking army of ants in your home. Stay inside the bathroom while doing this to avoid any harm from your not-so friendly neighbor (just kidding). Brown sugar scrub is a money saver, I tell you.
  4. Pumice stones, etc. When I was a child, my aunt used to rub me with pumice stone (a lighter and smoother form of igneous rock). When I asked her why, she explained that it will remove dirt and dead skins from my body. The tingling effects of the massage made me enjoy it, too. But pumice stones are not so popular to the new generation nowadays. It is being replaced by vegetable scrubber or synthetic exfoliating item. Anyway, it is more cheaper than the rest of the exfoliating agents at home, that I’m familiar with.

So, you can start doing it now for a fairer and smoother look of your skin.


Exfoliate your skin at home

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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @frxin: Thanks for believing on the things I suggested here. It is already proven, so, there's no need to doubt these facts. :)

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      frxin 

      6 years ago

      thank u hub really have had astonish information ever.............

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @wwolfs: Thanks for appreciating this hub. Those ingredients will help in minimizing our budget for beauty regimen.

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      wwolfs 

      6 years ago

      Nice hub. Interesting information on how to exfoliate your skin. I agree that you can find what you need right in your own kitchen and not have to go to a pricey spa. Thanks for sharing these great tips to having smoother skin.

      Voted up and useful!

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      earthbound1974 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Wow! This is great! Thanks for sharing, travel man.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      You're welcome, bacville. Maintaining a clean and healthy skin will make you stand out among your peers.

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      bacville 

      8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      We had a synthetic skin scrubber at home. I'll try the lemon peel or juice. It's more cheaper and handy than the brown sugar (which is very costly here in the Philippines). Thanks for sharing.

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