Natural Ways to Exfoliate Your Whole Body
You can use any of the facial scrub recipes in this article to exfoliate your body, as well. Simply make more of the natural exfoliating scrub recipe and use the scrub in a place where you can keep the mess from soiling carpet or bathroom rugs. Another way to exfoliate your body is by using a loofah. Wet the loofah down, apply some organic body wash or all natural soap, then start scrubbing. Use the loofah to exfoliate the places where the dead skin tends to build up, such as the backs of the arms, the thighs and the soles of the feet. Don't scrub too hard, or you may worsen your problem with dead skin.
You can also make a homemade body scrub recipe. Combine one cup of almonds with one cup of dry oatmeal. Find some refreshing essential oils that you like, such as peppermint, jasmine or lavender. Grind the oatmeal and almonds in a blender, then add several drops of the essential oil. Add enough water to the oatmeal almond body scrub to form a thick paste.
You can also use corn meal to exfoliate your body. Mix some corn meal and mashed avocados until they form a thick paste. Scrub problem areas with this mixture to exfoliate them, then remove the excess body scrub. Don't wash off the oils from the avocado; they can help greatly to keep your skin moisturized.
Stand over a towel as you scrub your body using these mixtures. Wash off the excess exfoliating body scrub using a wet washcloth. When you've removed as much of the body scrub as possible, get in the shower to rinse off your skin. Repeat the exfoliating body scrub up to once a week. In between scrubs, use an all-natural moisturizing body wash or bar soap to prevent your skin from drying out. Apply a natural body lotion before putting on your clothes.
Following these natural exfoliating tips should leave your skin looking younger and feeling smoother. You'll save money, too.
Anitra Brown, "What Is Exfoliation?" http://spas.about.com/od/spatreatmentbasics/a/exfoliation.htm