Everyone wants to have soft, glowing and smooth skin. Unfortunately, the presence of dry skin, or even worse, dead skin, can make that impossible. Dead skin is a lot worse than dry skin and is not easy to get rid of. The removal of dead skin could take weeks and at times, even months. Dead skin cells occupy the topmost layer of your skin. This prevents the emergence of fresh skin cells. Dead skin can also block the supply of nutrients, required by fresh skin cells. Though it may take a while for you to remove dead skin, the good news is that there are many simple, yet effective home remedies to help you.
Homemade face scrubs:
You can make a face scrub at home, by mixing lemon, baking soda, finely-ground sugar granules and honey. First, you need to wash your face with water and dry it. Then apply the scrub on your face, with your fingertips. Starting at the forehead, apply the scrub to other parts of your face, moving your fingertips in a circular motion. In order to avoid any damage to your skin, please ensure that you do not rub the skin too hard. Alternate between firm and gentle massage strokes to maximize the effect of your scrub. Wash your face and pat it dry after about 2 minutes. Using this or any other good face scrub will not only remove dead skin and its cells, it will also visibly reduce your wrinkles, fine lines and scars.
A peel made from fruits like pineapples and papayas contain substances called bromelain and papain that are very effective when dealing with dead skin. These substances are “proteases”, which expedite the riddance of dead skin cells.
To make this peel, you will need -
- Papaya - 1 cup
- Pineapple - 1 cup
- Honey - 2 tablespoons
Puree the fruits in a blender & add honey, to make your fruit peel.
Wash your face and then apply the peel to your face, making sure that you avoid applying it too close to your eyes. For the first time that you use this peel, leave it on for only a minute or so. After that, you can leave it on, for about five minutes. Then wash your face thoroughly, with cool water and pat it dry. Apply a moisturizer after the process.
Apart from the above mentioned alternatives, you could also try -
- Exfoliating your skin, using a face wash and a sponge.
- Using a cleanser made from applesauce.
Eczema or psoriasis may be the root cause of this problem and so you should consult your dermatologist if you do not see any improvement in your skin.