How to Remove Dead Skin From Face?

by Sreeparna Ganguly
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How to Remove Dead Skin From Face?  Our skin is made up of layers of cells of which the topmost one sheds after its lifetime is over. The skin tissues would then produce fresh cells from the bottom layers to keep the thickness of the skin intact. When the top layer of the skin becomes dead it sheds off in an irregular manner. It gives a dull appearance to our skin as the skin surface does not remain smooth and light-reflecting. Also, the skin pores of our face become blocked due to the secretion of sebum. These pore plugs aka comedones cause acne getting infected by bacteria. To keep our skin smooth and acne-free removing dead skin cells from time to time is very important. Normally the process of facial exfoliation is done physically using gritty scrubs or chemically using a skin peeling acid-based products. Here are some tried and tasted age-old face exfoliating scrubs that not only removes dead skin from face but also unclogs pores, brings radiance to the skin and helps in fading dark spots.

# Coffee-Milk Cream Scrub for Dry Skin

One job of dead skin on skin is to keep the skin hydrated by absorbing water. When you remove this topmost dead layer, the fresh skin underneath falls prey to environmental harshness. To prevent further dryness milk cream is a bomb ingredient. The medium gritty coffee grounds act as exfoliating beads. To prepare this scrub mix 1/2 teaspoon of coffee powder to 1 teaspoon milk cream. Scrub with this for 3-4 minutes. This is a good body scrub to use before waxing the legs.

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# Neem-Aloe-Walnut Scrub for Acne-free Skin

You should never scrub your skin when there is active acne on the skin. Exfoliation might increase redness and scarring. However, once all your acne clears up do use a mild scrub to deep cleanse the skin. The strong anti-microbial properties of neem is good for oily skin. Take 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel, 1/2 teaspoon neem leaf powder and mix it with finely ground walnut shell powder. Scrub with this for 2 minutes and wash it off with plain water.

# Rose-Rice Flour Face Scrub for Radiant Skin

This scrub is best suited to people with normal to dry skin lacking glow. Rice flour and rice water brighten the complexion while rose maintains the moisture balance of the skin. Mix 1/2 teaspoon dried rose petal powder to an equal amount of rice flour. Add a little bit of rice water and rose water to make a smooth paste. First, apply it like a pack for 5-7 minutes and then scrub gently for 3 minutes before washing off.

# Egg Shell Powder-Coconut Cream Scrub for Spot-free Skin

This is a heavily exfoliating scrub strictly for normal skin. Egg shell powder has highly gritty particles so people with oily or sensitive skin might find it harsh on their skin. However, those who want blemish-free skin will love this. Take 1/2 teaspoon of eggshell powder and add an adequate amount of coconut cream to it until it becomes smooth and lump-free. Scrub with this for 2 minutes maximum and then remove by splashing plain water.

# Multani Mitti-Orange Peel Scrub for Mature Skin

Orange peel works like magic for mature skin. Multani mitti mixed with orange peel provides a gentle pore-tightening action that people with mature skin always look for. To prepare this scrub take 1 teaspoon orange peel powder and 3/4 tablespoon Multani mitti. Make a medium consistency paste by adding plain milk or almond milk. Use this to scrub the face for 3-4 minutes.

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