* and all of our fragrances are either 100% Essential Oils or Essential Oil blends.
Did you know that your skin loses roughly one million dead cells every day? It’s constantly shedding old cells and rebuilding new ones.
Skin cells are so tiny that this daily turnover isn’t actually visible to the naked eye, but when your skin doesn't get much exfoliation, dead skin cells can combine with the skin's own natural oils and block pores. This can lead to blackheads, breakouts, and congested skin—none of which are enjoyable!
Another reason to exfoliate? The ever-dreaded in-grown hair. An in-grown hair is formed when hair can’t grow through a pore due to dry skin cells blocking the surface of the skin. Imagine a flower trying to grow through a layer of cement on the sidewalk—unable to push through, it would get stuck. By exfoliating, you remove those dead skin cells that might otherwise block pores and cause in-grown hairs.
Salt and sugar are two more scrubby ingredients that we love, because salt and sugar-based scrubs can be adjusted to suit your needs. For a gentler scrub, add a bit of water to products to dissolve larger salt and sugar crystals, and for a more thorough exfoliation, use them as is.
Exfoliation is a lovely way to keep the skin healthy and functioning naturally, and it feels fantastic too. When deciding on the texture of an exfoliant and how often you should scrub, we recommend that you listen to your skin and base your decisions on your personal preferences.