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Natural Exfoliants For Smooth Skin

By: Debdatta Mazumder

While taking care of your skin, you may think using a cleanser and face wash is enough. But, those products only remove dirt from the topmost layer of the skin. To get a deep-cleansing effect, you have to use a scrub. Read further to know about some of the best natural exfoliants to use on skin.

Deposition of dead skin cells and dust particles on your skin gives you dull complexion; and if it increases, several skin problems can occur. To remove skin debris, exfoliation is a must.

Not only your face, but you should exfoliate your body too. Regular exfoliation cleanses your skin, removes dead skin cells, improves your complexion and regenerates your skin cells by slowing down the ageing process.

But, you should be careful about exfoliating, as overexfoliation can damage your skin. It can hamper the protective layer of your skin and cause skin bumps. If you exfoliate your skin twice a week, it is quite enough.

Using natural products is really a good option, as those have no side effects and you won't get any serious skin problems as well. Listed below are natural exfoliants for skin that can give you a super-smooth feel.



There are numerous skin benefits of honey and it is one of the best skin exfoliants you can have handy at home. Cleanse your hands and take organic honey. Now, rub it on your face and body and wash off with lukewarm water. It not only removes debris, but also brightens your skin tone.


2.Lemon And Sugar:

Sugar is a great source of glycolic acid, which is a wonderful natural scrub to make your skin soft and smooth and rejuvenate the skin cell production. Lemon cleanses your skin and improves its tone. Exfoliate your skin with this mixture and wash off after 10 minutes.



The enzyme papain in Papaya removes dead skin cells most effectively. To get the best result, you should take green papaya, as it contains a good amount of papain. Make a coarse paste of green papaya and apply it well all over your body. Wash after 15 minutes.



For exfoliating the skin, yogurt is the best option available. The lactic acid in yogurt cleanses your skin effectively by removing the dirt and dead skin cells. Rub your skin gently with yogurt and wash off after 20 minutes.



Fruit scrubs are really awesome and when you have banana at home, your skin problems are half solved. Mash a banana and add sugar and honey into it and scrub your skin gently with this mixture. Wash off with cool water after some time.


6.Oats And Tomato:

While oats makes your skin feel smooth, the natural bleaching agents in tomato improve your skin tone. Cut large slices of tomato and dip them in oats and sugar mixture. Massage your skin in a circular motion for a few minutes and later wash it off. You will get smooth skin just after a few uses.


7.Baking Soda:

If you have oily skin, this natural exfoliant works best. Take some baking soda and add lemon juice to this and apply it on your face and body. Rub a little and wash off. It improves your skin tone by removing all the dead cells and dirt.

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Story first published: Monday, January 23, 2017, 15:00 [IST]
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