CHOOSING THE BEST EXFOLIANT FOR YOUR SKIN'S NEEDS
The monkeys have it folks! We're grubby; we live in a pile of dead skin. If you want any moisturizer to work on your skin, you've got to remove that flaky dry layer off first to get to the healthy layers. Your skin is layered, like an onion. Now onions make most people cry but you don't want to cry when you exfoliate!
Here are some key things to have in mind when incorporating exfoliating into your skin care routine. For oily and normal skin, lots of scrubbing and sloughing may not be the answer to reducing your oil production. You may be exacerbating the problem by over-exfoliating. Think of it as gently brushing off the old dead skin rather than scrubbing at the young, living skin. For dry and sensitive skin, be mindful of how your skin is feeling. Go slow and less often.
WHICH EXFOLIANT IS RIGHT FOR WHICH JOB?
Natural exfoliants range in hardness, sharpness and durability. General rule of thumb? Soft and gentle for the face; mid-range hardness for the body and full on hard for calloused feet. As always, do a patch test first to make sure your skin isn't irritated.
NATURAL EXFOLIANTS FOR THE FACE
Here are some natural options for Face Exfoliation
THE BEST NATURAL EXFOLIANTS FOR THE BODY
Here are some of the best natural options for exfoliating your body's skin
FEET DON'T FAIL ME NOW! NATURAL EXFOLIANTS FOR THE FEET
Here are some natural options for exfoliating your feet.
BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF, INSIDE AND OUT
When you look in the mirror, consider and reflect on the thoughts that rumble around in your mind. Are they who you really are or someone else's idea about who you should be? Our minds are fluid and we can shift our thoughts at any time. Compassion comes with choice and self-care. Slough off the old expectations and images of yourself so you can nourish and grow the liberating and living pictures of who you actually are. Life's an adventure; enjoy yours!
The Free Lion Team