In nature, animals and birds rub against the branches and trunks of trees, helping themselves to sharpen their claws and beaks, change their fur coats, and some, comfortably settling in a den for hibernation, even diligently remove coarse skin from their paws, since they have plenty of time until spring. So we just need to help ourselves to renew our skin.
For this, people came up with a special procedure and called it “peeling“, That is,” cutting “, exfoliation of the thinnest outer layer of the skin that has already lost its vitality. Peeling is done using a scrub, that is, an abrasive mixed with water or some other base.
After peeling, the skin is cleansed and enriched with oxygen, it becomes elastic, smooth and velvety, dryness and flaking disappear. Chemical peeling (with the use of acids), brush, laser, vacuum, cryopilling – all these serious procedures are akin to medical, and sometimes surgical, so it is more correct to trust them to professionals.
Rђ RІRѕS, cosmetic abrasive peeling It is quite possible to carry out it yourself, saving on the cost of the service and on the scrub itself: after all, you always have the best natural ingredients for it in your refrigerator or on the kitchen shelf. We just take a few foods and in a couple of minutes we make of them not food, but beauty.
So, we open the kitchen cabinet. Here is salt, sugar and candied honey, here tea, flour, bran and oatmeal are ready-made abrasives, they do not even need to be crushed. Nuts, cereals, nuts and eggshells, orange peel will have to be ground, and coffee will also have to be brewed.
Now to the refrigerator – for the base for the scrub. Most often, this role is played by sour cream or cream (for dry skin), kefir or yogurt (for oily skin). Vegetable oil? Suitable too! And also yolks, honey, freshly squeezed juices and puree from herbs, fruits and vegetables … And the simplest option is mineral water.
Solid scrub particles for face and décolleté should be very small, and peeling should be done without shifting the skin, without affecting especially delicate areas around the eyes and lips, bypassing moles and age spots. Body scrubs can be somewhat rougher. Here, massage movements should be circular, mainly clockwise (especially in the abdomen), and ascending (for example, from the fingertips to the wrist, then to the elbow, etc.). The skin should be clean and steamed. After the procedure, apply a nourishing mask, then apply a moisturizer.
You shouldn’t get too carried away with peels. This procedure is done no more than 1-2 times a week for oily skin, for mixed skin 1-2 times every two weeks, for dry skin, you can take three-week breaks. Otherwise, the body will build a defense against aggression – the top layer of the skin will thicken, its color and texture will deteriorate. And for skin with inflammation and acne, peeling can be harmful.
Your skin is absolutely individual, and its reactions to this or that product are unpredictable, so it is always best to do the first test of the scrub on a small area. The ingredients are selected in accordance with your age and characteristics, and here only a competent cosmetologist will give precise recommendations.
For peeling dryFor very sensitive skin, it is enough to use not too “smooth” puree from delicate fruits, such as peach – pieces of pulp and skin will act as an abrasive. Strawberries, cucumbers, raw potatoes are also suitable – they will remove puffiness under the eyes, and the complexion will improve.
If more deep cleansing, then for dry skin a gruel of oatmeal ground in a coffee grinder and steamed with boiling water is perfect. It is good to add a little oil to any scrub – it nourishes and protects the skin, makes cleaning softer.
For dry, normal to combination skin scrub should be prepared on the basis of cream, sour cream, honey and other emollient foods. Harsh scrubs – a mixture of salt and soap, coffee grounds, ground cereals or shells with water, as well as sour fruits (lemon, kiwi, pineapple) – are suitable only for very oily, quickly becoming dirty skin.