Have you looked in on the mirror lately and saw a tired-looking person staring back at you? That is you with your skin at its worst. Dull skin tone has a way of creeping up on us without us noticing. We are too caught up in our fast-paced lifestyle that we usually fail to check the condition of our skin.
Dull skin tone is just one of the initial signs of skin aging. It is your skin’s way of saying that it is not healthy enough. If you want to instantly fix this problem, you have to exfoliate. Let me tell you a couple of great ideas on how to exfoliate your skin:
1. Use nuts.
Nuts contain a hefty amount of copper. Some of them even have bleaching properties that can instantly make your skin brighter. I highly recommend almond nuts. Get about half a cup of fresh almond nuts and grind them using your food processor. Grind them until the consistency resembles that of salt particles.
Mix honey and 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Dampen your skin first before applying this scrub. Massage the scrub gently using a circular motion. The particles of the almond nuts will help slough off dead skin cells. The other ingredients will work in making your skin softer and more vibrant.
2. Try using pineapple
Unlike other exfoliating mixtures, pineapple actually works in a different way. It is one of the best sources of exfoliating enzymes. It contains Bromelain, a natural enzyme exfoliant that can help restore the strong structure of your dermis. Other exfoliants cannot effectively get rid of dead skin cells because those cells are clinging on the walls of the pores of your skin. Exfoliating enzymes will then help gently break down the link that connects dead cells into your pores.
3. Apply raw tomato
Tomato extract is a good source of AHA peelers. They work well in exfoliating dead cells and facilitating a renewal of skin tissues so that old and damaged tissues can be replaced. Furthermore, this treatment can help lighten dark spots and scars in your skin.
After exfoliating, pat your skin dry and immediately apply your hydrating moisturizer. See to it that it contains CynergyTK and Phytessence Wakame. CynergyTK is an ingredient that has been extracted from the wool of sheep. It is a great source of keratin, the protein needed to produce more collagen. Phytessence Wakame is a type of sea kelp that can hamper the rapid loss of hyaluronic acid. This acid is essential for the lubrication of collagen.