10 DIY microdermabrasion like tips to fade dark spots & blemishes

A DIY microdermabrasion replacment remedy can make an awesome supplement to your daily skin care routine, which I encourage all of you to follow.

Microdermabrasion performed by dermatologists in a med-spa setting has been around for a very long time. At one time or another you might have considered it, but the risks involved are many. Your skin can be left sensitive, prone to dark spots and hyper pigmentation due to the fact that upper layers of your skin are removed at a very aggressive pace. Many sessions can leave your skin very tender and not able to heal quickly enough.

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Rather than wasting your money and risking your skin health on a clinical procedure, why not take full control and whip up your own remedies at home. You can mix and match the ingredients to find the formula that suits your skin the best. Such remedies can replace a microdermabrasion session very successfully, since they are capable of encouraging the removal of upper layers of your skin (and with it imperfections too) gently rather than violently.

Exfoliation is a tricky business; while too much leaves your skin at real risk, too little can leave your skin in no better condition than before. Microdermabrasion remedies must be easy on the skin causing very gentle exfoliation to help remove dead skin cells and improve your complexion overall. Before you start, prep your face for these remedies. Be sure to remove all makeup and wash your skin with a gentle and PH balanced cleanser prior to applying any one of these microdermabrasion-replacing remedies.

So, here we go, lets get started!

1. Baking Soda & Molasses Remedy for Smooth and Blemish-Free Skin

Molasses is sugar syrup that is perhaps the least refined form of sugarcane. It is concentrated and provides your skin with glycolic acid to fade the appearance of dark spots, blemishes and dullness. Baking soda chiefly helps by unclogging your pores and giving your skin that deep down clean. This remedy must not be used any more than once a week.


1 TBSP Molasses

1/2 TSP Baking Soda

2 drops Sunflower Oil


Add all the ingredients in a bowl, keeping the proportions exact. Apply the paste to your skin and gently massage it in. Leave it on for 12 minutes before rinsing it with warm water. Immediately follow up with your toner, serum and lotion.

2. Coconut Milk & Papaya Paste for Smooth and Spotless Skin

While the enzyme papain encourages the removal of dead cells, dark spots and unevenness, coconut milk nourishes your skin and prevents it from drying out. The

coconut skin care remedy

medium chain fatty acids found in coconut are a serious source of nourishment to your skin.  


TSP Papaya Paste

1 TSP Coconut Milk

Oat Flour to Thicken it Up


Combine the ingredients to form a thick paste. Apply and leave on your face and neck for 5 minutes. Wash with warm water and continue with your toner, serum and lotion. Click here to find out your skin type in order to select the right products for your daily routine.

3. Cornmeal Dead Cell Removing Face Mask for Sensitive Skin


Cornmeal is a great alternative for someone with sensitive skin. It is a mild exfoliator that removes dead skin cells without irritating the skin. It is ideal to smoothen out dry or flaky skin.



1 TBSP Cornmeal


Olive Oil to Make a Paste of Ketchup Consistency



Mix the two ingredients and use your fingertips to lightly massage the mix over your skin as a scrub. A 3-5 minute massage is ideal. Allow it to sit for 10 more minutes and then wash with warm water. Follow with your skin care routine.


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4. Brown Sugar & Coconut Oil Microdermabrasion Replacing Scrub


Brown sugar is awesome to remove dead cells and fade blemishes due to its gritty texture. Combined with coconut oil this scrub can leave your skin soft, radiant and nourished in little time.



2 TBSP Powdered Brown sugar


Plenty Coconut Oil to Cover the Sugar



Mix well and use as a scrub. Be gentle but thorough. Avoid sensitive areas or areas prone to acne. Wash after 5 minutes of scrubbing. Use your cleanser again if needed to remove any traces of coconut oil on your skin. Follow with your toner, serum and lotion.


5. Oatmeal and Pineapple Juice Recipe for Dead Skin and Dark Spot Removal


Oatmeal is an excellent nourisher and well known for its hydration boosting capability. Pineapple juice contains bromeliad which is an enzyme that can remove dead cells and fade the look of dark spots naturally.




2 TBSP Powdered Oats


resh Pineapple Juice to Make a Thick Paste



Combine the ingredients to form a paste. Apply it to your skin and leave on for 12 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and follow up with your toner, serum and lotion.

6. Turmeric & Soy Yogurt Face Mask for Flawless Skin


Turmeric’s active component, curcumin has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties that help even out your skin tone and color. Soy yogurt is a great

source of lactic acid, which can encourage dead cell removal and leave your skin spotless and glowing. This combination is a a great replacement for that aggressive microdermabrasion session.  



1 TBSP Plain Soy Yogurt


1/4th TSP Turmeric Powder


1/4th TSP Powdered Brown Sugar



Apply a thick layer of this mix on your face & neck. Leave it in on for a few minutes before rinsing it off. Finish it up with your toner, serum and lotion.

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7. Sandalwood & Turmeric Face Mask for Even & Glowing Skin


Sandalwood is a very healing ingredient and suitable for all skin types. It strengthens your skin and balances it. Turmeric evens out your skin tone & texture. It brings out the hidden glow and regular usage can transform the health and appearance of your skin. That is the reason turmeric is part of almost all Apsara products.



1 TBSP Sandalwood powder


1/4th TSP Turmeric powder


Rose water to Make a Paste



Mix the ingredients to form a paste. Apply and leave on your skin for 15-minutes before rinsing with warm water. Apply your toner, serum and lotion.

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8. Sea Salt, Maple Syrup and Aloe Vera Mask for Dead Skin Removal


The sea salt in this mask removes dead skin like a charm. However do not use it over cuts or acne. Maple syrup contains antioxidants like polyphenols to reduce free radical damage. Aloe vera contains plant hormones that aid in dead cell removal also.



2 TSP Sea Salt


2 TSP Aloe Vera Juice


Maple Syrup to Make a Paste



Combine the ingredients to form a runny paste. Add more aloe vera juice to thin it out if needed. Massage this mixture on your face for 2-3 minutes, and allow it to sit for

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another 3 minutes. Wash and follow with your skin care routine.  

9. Aloe Vera Face Mask for Gentle Removal of Dead Skin


Aloe vera contains vitamins A, C and E to protect your skin against free radical damage. Its plant hormones encourage the fading of dark spots, pigmentation, and unevenness of skin. Lactic acid present in soy yogurt further brightness your skin. Brown Sugar works remarkably well in skin exfoliation. This face mask is a wonderful and natural alternative to microdermabrasion.




2 TSP Aloe Vera gel


1/2 TSP Brown Sugar


1 TSP Soy Yogurt




Mix all the ingredients and stir until you get a thick paste. Add more soy yogurt, if needed, to thicken it up. Apply the mix to your face and gently scrub in circular motions for up to 3 minutes. Let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. Follow up with your toner, serum and lotion.

10. Aloe Vera and Turmeric Mask for Radiant Skin


Aloe vera’s antioxidants combined with the skin healing properties of turmeric, make this mask effective yet very simple to prepare. Use 1-2 times a week.



1 TSP Fuller’s Earth (multani mitti)


/4th TSP Turmeric Powder


nough Aloe Vera Gel to Make a Thick Paste



Mix all the ingredients to form a smooth paste. Apply on your skin and allow it to dry up for 15 minutes. Rinse and apply your toner, serum and lotion.

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