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Every 2 to 4 weeks our skin gets replaced. You need toremove the old skin in order to avoid clogging of the pores, acne andblackheads. Exfoliation is the excellent way to enhance your skin and removethat old layer. Whatever you decide to do, whatever method, always be gentle toyour skin. Any harsh substance or movement could harm it.

Before the exfoliation, cleanse your skin thoroughly with the some mild soap and warm water. To exfoliate, all you need is a sponge, loofa, abrush or some sea salt. Use it on the skin and under the layer of old dull skin,there will be some new, rejuvenated tissue. The new skin will feel smooth andat least temporary, fine wrinkles will be less visible.

Natural Methods

Plenty of ingredients found in every home can be used toexfoliate the skin.

Baking soda paste, made of one teaspoon of baking soda and 2teaspoons of clear water is great for exfoliation. Apply it to the skin of yourface and neck, avoiding the area around the eyes. Rub it onto the skin for aminute or two and wash the face with some water. Your face should be smooth andgentle, but it will also need some moisturizing after the treatment. The samebaking soda paste can be used to exfoliate the entire body.

Fruit masks are excellent ways to exfoliate. Fruits containsubstances known to help separation of the old dead skin cells. The sameingredients, known as alpha hydrohy acids, may be found in expensive anti agingskin creams and lotions. Mix some fruits (peach, kiwi, bananas, pineapple, papaya,etc.), mash it and mix them all up. Then add a teaspoon of oatmeal and the sameamount of yogurt and honey. Apply onto the skin and leave that mask on the facefor some 15 to 20 minutes. It would be dried on your face, so wet it with somewater and then remove and wash with some water thoroughly.

Before Spray Tan

Exfoliation before spray tan is a must, if you want tomaintain the color for a longer period of time. For this purpose exfoliate yourwhole body, using baking soda paste or some other oil-free exfoliatingproducts. Shower your body and massage the paste/product to the skin. You canuse sponge, loofa or exfoliating gloves. Some parts of the body are sensitive,so try not to press too hard. Rinse the products, apply the moisturizer lotionand you are ready for fake tan.

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