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 gotta get down to the good healthy layers. Your skin is like an onion, you gotta take that flakey dry layer off first to get to the healthy layers. Now onions make most people cry but you don’t want to cry when you exfoliate!
Here are some keys reminders 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 and 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 skin, be mindful of how your skin is feeling, and 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 the calloused feet. As always, do a test patch first to make sure your skin isn’t irritated.
Lovin’ your Face
Here are some natural options for Face Exfoliating.
Here are some natural options for Body Exfoliating.
Feet don’t fail me now!
Here are some natural options for Feet Exfoliating.
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!