Exfoliation Nation

Reagan Graham


According to “Mr. Groundhog,” it looks like we’ve got a few extra weeks of frigid winter ahead of us. It’s very important to exfoliate your skin on a regular basis to not only keep your face feeling clean and remove all of the dead skin, but also to protect it from the harsh winter winds.

Exfoliating is so easy and manageable even if you’re on a budget. You could always buy the most expensive exfoliating cream Neutrogena can create, or you can just use some regular Arm and Hammer Baking Soda.

First, wash your face with a gentle, oil-free face wash and warm water to help open your pores. Next, mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a tablespoon of warm water into a small mixing bowl until it forms a paste. Make sure you splash water on your face again. Then in gentle circles, massage the paste all over your face for about two minutes. Be sure to not press very hard when using this paste because it will make it feel a little uncomfortable.

Slow, gentle, circular motions will do the trick! After the two minutes, rinse your face with warm water and make sure you get every bit of the paste off. Next, grab some toner and a cotton ball and rub that all over your face and jaw line, as this helps close up all of your squeaky clean pores.

Lastly, take some moisturizer and lather on all over, paying special attention to your t-zone. Do this simple at-home remedy twice a week and you’ll start seeing a huge difference in your skin in no time!