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Exfoliate the natural way
Exfoliating is an important part of a balanced skin care routine, especially during the winter when your skin needs a bit more care and attention. You can get all sorts of scrubs for the body and face nowadays, but which ones are really best for your skin?
When it comes to choosing your exfoliant, your best bet is to stick to natural scrubs. A large amount of cosmetic exfoliants contain plastic scrubbing beads instead of natural things that can do the same job. This can mean that the scrubs are too harsh on your complexion and can remove too much skin or even damage it.
Natural exfoliants are a great option that contain a number of benefits. Not only are they gentler to skin, but many of them release oils as you use them, which leads to softer skin. However, there are still a number of options to choose from. Here are a couple of the most popular natural exfoliants for you try.
Sugar is a great exfoliant for skin and can offer a range of scrub levels depending on how it is ground. More sensitive skin can benefit from a softer sugar scrub, while anyone that needs some extra scrubbing power can opt for a courser exfoliant.
As well as being great for face, body and lips for scrubbing away dead skin, sugar also helps your skin to produce new cells and results in a softer complexion. It contains glycolic acid - a totally natural product - which helps to break down the protein that causes dead skin to stay put. This means you don't need to scrub as hard, which minimises damage to your skin.
Ground nuts and fruit
Ground seeds and nuts are fantastic when it comes to sloughing off dead skins and revealing new, healthy skin for a brighter complexion. They are a harsher scrub than sugar, which means they are generally good for using on the body and on facial skin that is oily.
Some of the ground nuts - such as almonds - can also release small amounts of oil as you scrub, which helps to keep skin soft and supple.
Whatever scrub you choose it is important to remember not to overdo it. You should only exfoliate once or twice a week and ensure you moisturise after doing so. It is best to exfoliate at night as your skin rejuvenates itself when you sleep, which restores its matte finish.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks