Natural Exfoliating Scrubs

Exfoliating scrubs based on natural ingredients are becoming increasingly popular amongst cosmetics users. They combine the power of nature with the effectiveness of carefully selected components, helping to remove dead cells of the epidermis. Natural exfoliating scrubs act as effectively as synthetic ones, exfoliating dead skin cells to make way for the new, resurgent cells, while also smoothing rough or flaky skin.

This type of scrub significantly improves the skin's appearance through its exfoliating action, while removing dry skin, acne scars and wrinkles. Through the regular use of natural exfoliating scrubs, the skin looks younger and more radiant. Natural exfoliators can also be helpful for dry and damaged skin, and can be effective in reducing wrinkles caused by excessive exposure to sunlight. A well-chosen, natural exfoliating scrub will make stretch marks less visible and will, in the long run, prevent brown spots and discoloration.

Most exfoliating scrubs are a combination of acids, inorganic chemicals and abrasives. All of these components can also be found in nature. For example, sand and Himalayan salt - which is rich in minerals and trace elements - are great abrasive elements. The natural acids contained in fruit (ie. in strawberry or raspberry extracts) are ideal substitutes for synthetic acids used in most chemical scrubs.

Among the many natural substances that can be used in natural exfoliating scrubs, fruits especially are becoming increasingly popular. These include Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Blackberries, Cherries, Grapefruit, Grapes, Lemons, Limes, Nectarines, Oranges, Pears, Pineapples, Papayas, Raspberries, Strawberries, etc.

Natural sugars (both from sugar beet and sugar cane) can also be used in the preparation of natural exfoliating scrubs. Other natural ingredients include tomatoes, characterized by anti-oxidizing and anti-bacterial properties, and willow bark extract. Cucumber and Aloe Vera juice have natural astringent and antibacterial properties. Green tea and chamomile extracts have calming properties.

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