Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Naturally Exfoliate that Winter Dry Skin!

One of the most important steps of your skin care regime should be exfoliating your skin. Doing so gets rid of the excess oils that clog your pores while eliminating the dead cells from the surface of your skin. Immediately after exfoliating your skin looks lighter and leaves you with a refreshed feeling.

First: Start with the lips, that can get so Chapped from the Winter!

Step 1: Get a soft toothbrush and wet it with warm water, then brush your lips in a circular motion. Pucker up and get that inside lip stuff too! Add a little sugar to your brush to get ride of the extra chapped parts!

Step 2: Moisterize with a good lip balm, or vaseline, or break open a Vitamin E capsule and spread on your lips for good moisturization and protection.

Next: Lets move to our bodies using Dry Brush Exfoliation

A dry brush exfoliation involves the use of a soft, dry brush to gently brush the skin. It is recommended by holistic practitioners to remove dead skin cells, improve the circulation of blood and lymph, and enhance detoxification through skin. The gentle pressure is also thought to have a calming effect.

Dry Brush Exfoliation
The only tool needed is a soft, dry, skin brush, preferably with natural bristles.

Step 1: Stand in the shower with the water off.

Step 2: Starting at your feet, start brushing in small circles towards your heart. Apply very light pressure, avoiding broken skin, skin rashes, or areas where the skin is thin, such as the face or inner thighs.

Step 3: After you've finished both legs, move on to your arms. Brush from your fingertips, again towards your heart.

Step 4: Reach around and brush from your back towards your stomach.

Step 5: When you are finished, begin showering.


  1. bad I already showered :) I know there's some exfoliating to be done. :)

  2. he he. me too! Next time, and i have to get the right brush. i am excited!

  3. Handy tips! I never really know the art of dry brushing! I have learnt it today! Thanks for sharing!

  4. No prob! thanks for stopping by!

  5. Wow.. that's for sharing! I never knew that was an art to scrubbing! I am one person that don't moisturize enough.. thanks for sharing!

  6. While i was at Walgreens, i got a nice brush with soft bristles and a long handle, and a free eco-friendly grocery tote with my purchase! Today only for the free tote!

  7. Thanks for the "sweet" tip about using sugar to help with chapped lips.

  8. No prob. thanks for stopping by!