Types of exfoliators

Kristyn Bango

Almond Meal

Gentle, soothing exfoliant, rich in nourishing oils, can be purchased or made by placing in the blender until a fine meal is produced. May be used alone or in combination with other exfoliants, gentle enough to use in facial scrubs.

Baking Soda

A skin brightening exfoliator for the face or body. It is also a great addition to a skin soothing detox bath.

Coffee

Anti-inflammatory properties may temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite, may help reduce eye puffiness and smooth skin. Use fresh coffee beans since many of the benefits come from the caffeine in coffee, best used in combination with other exfoliants.

Oatmeal

Anti-inflammatory benefits make it useful for soothing irritated skin, including skin conditions such as eczema and rashes. Rich in emollient properties, finely ground oatmeal or oat flour can be used for grain facial cleansing, soaks, or facial masques. It is ideal for light exfoliation especially for sensitive skin, can be purchased as oat flour or whole oats can be ground in the blender.

Sea Salt

Collected from fresh sea water, high in minerals and nutrients, minerals are not fully absorbed in wash off products like a scrub. A great base for body scrubs or salt can be used weekly to rejuvenate and brighten dull skin by removing dead skin cells and debris.

Sugar

Highly versatile exfoliant, not overly abrasive, suitable for sensitive skin. There are a variety of sugars that can be used as exfoliants.

Brown Sugar

Used interchangeably with sugar but has a deep rich aroma, gentle even on sensitive skin, mild enough for face or body.

Demerara Sugar

A courser ground sugar, perfect for body exfoliation products, especially hands and feet yet still gentle enough for sensitive skin.



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