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Home Remedies for Dead Skin on Face

Dead skin makes your skin look dull, but not to worry. There are many home remedies for dead skin on your face that can bring back the lost lustrous on your face. You simply need to take some action; give a little more attention to your face.

Who doesn't want his/her skin to look younger? A glowing facial skin will not only make you look good but feel good also. You may already be cleansing and moisturizing your skin regularly, but this is not enough. You will have to remove the dead skin that builds layer on your live skin making it dull looking.

The process of removing dead skin from the body is called exfoliation. There are many ways to exfoliate. Some are more rigorous than the others. You will have to try them out and find which one suits you better. There are facial packs and scrubs that do the job of removing dead skin from your face.


One of the easiest home remedies for dead skin removal from your face is sugar scrub. Sugar is available at every home that makes it easy and cost effective.

Get Rid of Dead Skin on Your Face by Sugar

You can take any sugar. White sugar, brown sugar,or raw sugar. Raw sugar is the best gentle scrub for the entire body. Both the raw sugar and brown sugar have more liquid in it that is why they are gentle on the skin. However not to worry, white sugar will do an equally good job of removing dead skin as the other two types. You just need to be a little more careful in using white sugar.

Fine crystals are preferable to large crystals. Before you begin to scrub your face with sugar, you should understand that the scrubbing of the facial skin will irritate the skin and make it look red temporarily for some time. Give it some time about 6-8 hours before it gets back to normal. Make sure that you do not expose your skin to the sun after scrubbing.

You should also avoid all sorts of pollutants such as smoke, fumes, chemicals and dust to get the best results. Therefore the best time to scrub your facial skin to get rid of dead skin is evening And stay home.

Scrub Preparation

Making sugar scrub is very simple. Take a tablespoon of fine grain sugar in a bowl, add equal amount of oil and mix it well to make a thick paste. You can add more sugar or oil depending on the consistency you like. More oil will be more gentle on your face. More sugar will be more abrasive. Get the balance right to suit your skin.

The choice of oil will depend on the type of your skin. For greasy skin, try safflower oil. You can also use grape-seed oil.These are less viscous oil. For the dry skin use a little more viscous oil such as coconut oil or olive oil.


Face Preparation

It is important to prepare your skin for scrubbing. Any dryness in the skin will irritate your skin more during scrubbing. So remove all dirt particles from the skin by a gentle wash with normal water. Do not use hot water or hard chemical soaps. Just clean your skin and keep it wet.

You can also apply a little oil before scrubbing. Use the same oil that you have mixed with sugar to make the scrub.

Your skin is now ready for scrubbing.


Apply the prepared paste on one of your cheeks first. Rub it in a circular motion in upward direction. This will help skin to remain firm and not hang. Slowly move the periphery of the movement to cover the entire side of the face.

Do the same on the other side.

Let the process take about 10-15 minutes of gentle massage. Leave it for 10 minutes more and then rinse with water. Your skin may appear red due to abrasive sugar. It will be back to normal within 6-8 hours. Have patience.

You can do the dead skin removal twice in a month for best results with sugar.