How to Exfoliate Skin Naturally at Home

Exfoliation is the way of getting smooth and glowing skin by removing dead and dry skin cells present on the upper layer of the skin. Exfoliation is also beneficial in the skin rejuvenation, removal of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of premature aging. In order to get smooth skin, safely at home, try to go for home based or natural ingredients. Here are some tips on how to exfoliate skin naturally at home.

Fruit Mask to Exfoliate Skin

Fruits are loaded with alpha hydroxyl acids that helps to break the bond that holds the dead skin cells. Before, starting an exfoliation process, try to cleanse the face by using a mild soap and lukewarm water. Now, make a mixture by mixing mashed fruits like papaya, kiwi, peach and pineapple. Put 1 teaspoon of yogurt, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of oatmeal in to the mixture. Apply the resultant mixture all over the skin. Leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes. In order to remove this mask, just spray some water on the dried mask and rub the skin gently using circular motion for about 30 seconds and then rinse off with water.

Baking Soda to Exfoliate Skin

Baking soda is also used to exfoliate skin at home. Make a paste by combining 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 2 teaspoons of water. Apply in on the face and neck area but, keep it away from the eyes. Gently, rub the paste for few minutes, using circular motion and then wash off with water. Now, use a good quality moisturizer to moisturize the skin.

Sugar Scrub Recipe

  • Granulated sugar – 1 cup
  • Almond or olive oil – ½ cup
  • Essential oil -10 to 15 drops (optional)


  • Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Apply it on the skin with hands, washcloth, bath glove or loofah sponge.
  • Gently rub it over the skin using circular motion.
  • Rinse of with warm water.

Salt Scrub Recipe

Salt scrub recipe is another useful recipe to exfoliate skin naturally at home. But, it should not be used on the facial skin. Make a mixture by combining ½ cup salt, ½ cup almond oil or olive oil and 10-15 drops of essential oil (optional). Apply it on the body by following the same directions, given in the sugar scrub recipe.


Oatmeal Scrub Recipe

  • Bran – 2 tablespoons
  • Ground oatmeal – 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Orange essential oil – 5 drops


  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Wait for some hours before using it.
  • Apply on the body in a circular motion and rinse well.
  • Use a good quality moisturizer.
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