I love seeing Beyonce in her natural element.
Lately, I’ve been on a body beauty kick. I’ve been investing in moisturizing soaps, skin nourishing butters and lotions and guzzling as much water as possible in my day. I suppose it’s the winter and the pregnancy. Both have left my skin dry, itchy and a bit scaly so I scavenged the inter webs and came across a few articles about exfoliation. Celebs such as Beyonce, Adriana Lima, Nia Long and others exfoliating their way to amazingly glorious skin (obviously). But not your average once a week or when a special occasion exfoliation, but daily facial and body scrubs to slough off months worth of dead skin revealing glowing, radiant and super smooth skin that you can’t help but touch.
If you think about it, dust around your house is primarily made of dead skin cells. We shed old skin daily so a good scrub is necessary for an appropriate routine. When we kick up our scrubbing habit to daily, we unlock potential.
Daily facial scrubbing allows for better absorption of your favorite cleansers and moisturizers caused by product buildup. Not only can we see super smooth skin revealed but better performance from our tried and true products. The key to exfoliating skin daily is to use a very mild and/gentle exfoliator. I’ve given the beauty habit a go and its been a week so far. I’ve been using the St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Facial Scrub which has small beads providing moderate exfoliation.
The results after 8 days, I must admit, of course smooth skin but its texture and tone is changing. I had to stare hard because I don’t like to BS myself or readers. Bumps are reaching the surface and seem to be popping themselves (haha!) and I’m removing uneven skin tone. I suppose they were just layers of skin that just needed to be removed! But the most amazing part, is my nose. My nose is the OILIEST thing ever and because of that, my pores were enlarged and had whiteheads and you could squeeze the old oil build up, blackheads on the side….ugh, just a mess. My nose is so smooth now! It’s not even funny how laid my pores are! If you are having a horrible pore issues, daily exfoliation could darn well cure it.
I’ll be making a skin care regimen video and post soon and posting it here and on my YouTube channel.
Now for my body!
The scaly skin had to go! As much as I wanted to buy a huge luxurious tub of some exotically named and pricey body scrub, I decided to just use what I had a make a simple brown sugar scrub.
Simple Brown Sugar Scrub
- Brown Sugar
- Light Olive Oil
Ta da! Too easy right? I know.
Of course, use whatever you have. Sugar, whether white or brown, is more suited towards dry skin while salt scrubs have more healing properties and suited for oily skin. I really like the light olive oil because…it wasn’t heavy! It left the right amount of moisture and softness without being greasy.
I simply go to work scrubbing on dry skin before I sure. I concentrate on my lower legs, my bottom, elbows and back as those are my driest itchy areas. I scrub well. At least ten strokes per section. Do what your body can handle.
After 8 days of daily body scrubbing, I love slathering on my body butters because they seem to sink in better instead of sitting on top of my skin and the silkiness cannot be beat. It’ll take quite a few more weeks before I can say I have non scaly skin but I’m not hesitant at all to rock my dresses this season!
When I do decide to get a body scrub (which I will), I’m going to get the ever popular Tree Hut brand sugar body scrubs.
This is just one of their tons of flavors and formulas.
With it’s mainly natural and effective formula, plus the price point…this is one of the most consumer friendly, body friendly and deliciously scented body scrubs around.Can be found locally in random beauty marts, Ulta or online at Amazon or TreehutShea.com
I’m looking forward to unlocking my skin’s full potential with this addition to my daily routine. I’m coming for ya, Beyonce!
How has exfoliating benefited your skin? What do you think about daily exfoliating? Is it something you think you’ll try?