Itch, itch, scratch, scratch! After the colder weather began to let up finally, I found myself feeling horribly, constantly itchy. Almost to distraction. My need? Exfoliation!
Exfoliation is a process that rids the body of dead, dry skin cells from the surface of the skin. It’s benefits are many:
It allows skin to breathe and brightens the complexion. It fights signs of aging, reducing fine lines and sun damage, and improving skin tone. Exfoliating regularly prevents breakouts, helps eliminate blackheads and whiteheads, and soothes acne. It also allows a closer shave, and allows skin care products (like lotion) to work better. Health-wise, it increases blood circulation, detoxes skin, kills bacteria, and also stimulates the lymphatic system which in turn improves immunity and flushes metabolic waste.
..It also helps get rid of the itchies!
We have several natural products that help to exfoliate the skin, but I want to focus on our Luminosity because it’s so powerful. I’m not exaggerating to say it truly makes your skin glow. There’s two versions (for now). Pink and Green. Pink is made with brown rice flour, rose hips powder and honey crystals. The brown rice flour is the exfoliatior. The rosehips and honey powder provide the face with vitamin c, vitamin e, vita b, and other ultra-nourishing vitamins and nutrients which help to soften skin, reduce signs of aging (um… wrinkles 😉) and damage, and truly give your skin a happy glow.
The Green Version is just as nutritionally power-packed with brown rice flour, alfalfa powder, french green clay, and dead sea salt. Again, the brown rice is the exfoliator in this mix, and has lots of antioxidants, vitamins and magnesium. Alfalfa is loaded with vitamins like c, e, and a, along with minerals like magnesium. Green Clay and Dead Sea Salt are both literally packed with lots of trace minerals like magnesium, silica, and potassium and other nutrient-dense elements that pamper the skin. (Are you picking up the “magnesium” theme going on?)
It is truly nutrition for your face!
I like using it on my face, neck, and even my underarms (a good detox) before each time I take a shower where I can then easily rinse it off. The Pink version is a daily scrub. The Green version works more like a mask for your face because of the clay and I tend to use that a couple times a week. I like them both, but I will say, I think the Green version does a wonderful and more immediate job with wrinkles (not that I have wrinkles :p). As I was testing it, I seriously did a triple/quadruple take. I couldn’t believe how well it did with decreasing the appearance of my wrinkles (not that I have any. :P).
Beware though. Exfoliating will cause intense itching if you’ve not done it for a while. Your skin is suddenly free to breathe and your brain interprets that as an itch.
That’s where lotion afterwards comes in. You can use any lotion, but our lotion bars are perfectly suited for helping with the after-itch that comes from exfoliating. They leave a barrier of moisturizing, protecting beeswax to nourish your skin. I use some on my face every day.
So give Luminosity a try! You will just adore your ultra soft, gently glowing, non-itchy skin!
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