How do I remove dead skin from the body

  Dead skin problem

Dead skin problem is a common skin problem, and it appears clearly in winter, and the reason for this is cold weather and winds. The skin lives for about 30 days before it is regenerated, after which the upper layer called the epidermis disappears to be replaced by a new layer from the middle layer (the dermis), but the life cycle of skin cells is not always completely clear, as dead skin cells shed completely, and this reason Which leads to dry skin and the formation of crusts sometimes, in addition to clogged pores, but this can be treated through a natural or medical peeling process alike. Peeling is done through the process of removing dead skin cells using the necessary tools and materials, and it is done by following many methods, and it must be taken into account that there are many things that must be taken into account before performing the removal of dead cells, including knowing the type of skin

  Body scrub

Body peeling is known as the process by which dead and dry skin cells accumulated on the surface of the skin are eliminated, and activated to produce and build new skin cells or repair them, and this makes the skin look smooth and clean, and peeling can be done for the whole body or specific parts of it, and it is possible to peel twice A week at most to get the best results, and the methods of exfoliation used to remove dead skin cells vary.

  Removing dead skin by exfoliating

Peeling is necessary for the skin, because human cells are constantly renewed, so peeling is necessary to obtain pure and healthy skin in order to avoid skin deterioration and damage, and dead body cells can be removed by one of the following methods:

 The natural physical peel:

Which is represented by the use of some natural remedies and mixtures that can be prepared at home to get rid of unwanted skin.

Chemical peeling:

And which depends on the use of ready-made products that contain enzymes that help expel dead cells through their chemical mechanism of action. If the dead cells are not completely removed despite natural methods, a dermatologist must see the main reason for this, and to find the appropriate medical treatment for peeling. The doctor can use what is called (MicroderMabrasion), which is a mechanical device to remove skin cells, and depends on salt crystals or a wire brush, or by using chemical peels that use some strong and beneficial acids, it depends on the type of skin.

You can resort to chemical peeling of the skin, as it is a gentle alternative to mechanical peels.There are many methods and medical procedures that help exfoliate dead skin, including:

• Alpha Hydroxy Acids: This method helps to remove dead skin cells, by breaking the bonds. There are many alpha hydroxy acids, such as glycolic, lactic, and citric acids.

Beta Hydroxy Acids: Beta-hydroxy acids such as salicylic acid are good for use on acne-prone skin.

As alpha hydroxy acids remove dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, while beta hydroxy acids contribute to penetrate the lower layers of the skin to get rid of dead skin from the pores of the skin, and in general, chemical peels enhance cell turnover, and increase the smoothness and freshness of the skin.

Ways to avoid dead skin

•        To avoid finding dead skin, the following methods must be followed:

•        We use lotion, put it in a glass bowl, and use it after washing hands immediately after leaving the bathroom or kitchen.

•        We wear gloves in cold weather, because the hands remain exposed all the time, making them one of the places most exposed to the open air, and thus the skin dies.

•        We use Vaseline as a conditioner, specifically for dry skin, and it can be replaced with any other moisturizer.

·         Avoid hot water while showering.

·         Avoid exposure to cold winds.

Ways to get rid of dead skin:

We steam the skin, as this helps get rid of dead cells in the skin, cleans the skin from dirt, opens the pores, and when we steam the skin it becomes easy to get rid of the dead skin by rubbing it, and it is better to rub it using a specific fruit, such as orange, or lemon. The period of evaporation is fifteen minutes, and this method is considered one of the best ways to get rid of dead skin.

A soft toothbrush, which we use to remove dead skin, by applying an antiseptic product on it, and rubbing with it on the skin.

Natural recipes to remove dead skin

There are a variety of natural mixtures with which we can get rid of this problem, in addition to there are methods that must be used to avoid the appearance of dead skin. We use natural mixtures for hands, feet and face to get rid of dead skin, and exfoliate the skin on a regular basis, here are some of these recipes:

Oats and sugar

Oats and sugar can be used to get rid of dead skin cells from the face in particular, and that is by soaking oats in water for ten minutes, mixing it with a little sugar, and then adding honey to the mixture, and applying it on the face, taking care not to rub the mixture on the skin in an exaggerated manner. In it, to avoid skin irritation or rash.

* Chocolate

Chocolate can be used to get rid of dead skin from the body by:

  Mix a small amount of cocoa powder with a little lemon juice or rose water.

  Grind a little oatmeal, and then add it to the mixture.

  Add honey and raw sugar.

  Mix the mixture well, and then apply it on the body, whether on the face, elbows or knees.

  – In the case of hardening of the mixture, it is preferable to add olive oil to balance it naturally.

* Coffee seeds and olive oil

Coffee seeds can be used with olive oil to exfoliate the body, by grinding a little coffee seeds and mixing them with a little olive oil, and applying them to the skin once or twice a week in order to remove dead skin cells.

* Bicarbonate of soda and aloe vera

Aloe vera and bicarbonate of soda can be used to make a natural body scrub to get rid of dead skin, and this can be done through:

 Mix a spoonful of baking soda with enough aloe vera.

Apply the mixture on the skin and body gently in circular motions.

  Leave the mixture for a minute or two, then rinse with water, and moisturize with a suitable moisturizer.

Brown sugar

Brown sugar can be used to exfoliate the body and get rid of dead skin by using:

 * the ingredients:

    Half a cup of sugar.

    Half a cup of olive oil or coconut oil.

* Preparation steps:

   Mix sugar and oil together.

   Store the mixture in an airtight container with little air.

   Rub the mixture on the body in circular motions.

   Wash the body with warm water, and it is possible to use this mixture twice a week

Use of body lotions

Body lotions can be used to help exfoliate dead skin and get rid of it, especially for sensitive skin, and use moisturizers that contain alpha and hydroxy acids, as they contribute to body exfoliation.

Skin types

There are five main types of skin:

Dry skin: This type is considered one of the most prone to drying out even in cold weather, and it requires more moisture and protection.

Oily skin: which is characterized by excess sebum, and many other oils produced by the sebaceous glands under the pores of the skin, which often leads to clogging of the pores and the appearance of acne.

Sensitive skin: This type of skin is easily irritated by some chemicals and synthetic materials, and this type of skin can be associated with other types such as dry, oily or mixed.

Normal skin: This type of skin is rare because it does not contain any dryness, greasiness, or sensitivity, as human skin contains little to no dryness or fat.

Oily and dry skin at the same time (combination skin): any combination of the two, where the skin is oily in the nose, chin and forehead area, and dry in the cheeks, which is the most common type of skin.

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