Exfoliation – the double edged beauty sword
It sounds a bit icky to think about but as your skin sheds its dead cells, they can hang around like a bad tenant clogging up your pores. So we exfoliate to get rid of them.
As great as exfoliating is for your skin, unfortunately it is all too easy to get wrong. Go too hard or do it too often and your will skin will scream blue murder. That’s because over-exfoliating will leave you with dull, thin and irritated skin.
BUT when you get exfoliation right Vegemite, your skin will be soft, supple and glowing.
Who needs to exfoliate?
Exfoliation can help out with a whole bundle of skin issues – so pretty much anyone who is old enough to have a skincare routine can get some skin benefits from exfoliating.
But always remember – being gentle is the key! Exfoliating can help with:
Clearing blemished skin (however you CAN’T scrub away a blemish – if you scrub too hard you’ll end up with scarring!)
Fading scars (including marks left over from old blemishes)
Reducing clogged pores
Removing scaly or flaky areas if you have dry skin
Making your skin glow
Softening rough skin on your hands and feet
It can even help with ingrown hairs
Why Dark Brown Sugar?
To send those dead skin cells packing all you need to do is to bring in the big brown sugar guns once or twice a week. Gently exfoliating with a sugar scrub breaks down the glue that is holding your dead skin cells together and gives them their marching orders.
Even with its fall from grace in the food world and being blamed for all things unhealthy, as a skin exfoliator it’s truly remarkable.
It’s a natural humectant which draws moisture into your skin.
It has a natural glycolic acid content which is an alpha hydroxy acid – the great dead skin cell slayer.
Dark brown sugar contains molasses. It not only smells delicious it has awesome levels of skin loving manganese, magnesium, potassium, iron and vitamin B6.
It’s gentler than a salt for exfoliating. Because each sugar crystal has rounded edges it can be used on all skin types. It also dissolves easily in water so if you find the sugar a bit much just add a little water to soften the scrubbing effect.
Meet the Spoonful of Sugar Exfoliating Scrub
Naturally we couldn’t let that awesome dark brown sugar be a solo superstar so we added some friends into the mix.
MSM adds some beauty sulphur the already long list of skin loving minerals.
Bamboo is a super-fine, eco-friendly gentle exfoliation aid. It works hand in hand with the sugar to slough away those pesky dead skin cells.
Cucumber Oil cools, soothes and calms. It is high in phytosterols and tocopherols. So while the sugar is kicking the dead skins out, cucumber oil is giving a helping hand by nourishing the new cells.
Spoonful Of Sugar will help your skin go from down-town to glow-town. Too cheesy? Probably 😉