Your best summer accessory is smooth, healthy, glowing skin. The best (and quickest) way to stellar skin is to remove that surface layer of dead skin cells that can build up over time, making it look dull, clogging pores, and accentuating wrinkles. Here are four lovely options to have you glowing in no time.
1. Don’t skip your scalp. We’re not kidding when we say head to toe. Even your scalp (and overall health) can benefit from a deep clean & detox to counteract past chemical damage from synthetic products and processing. Morocco Method’s Zen Detox Hair & Scalp Therapy contains volcanic clay, hydrolyzed prickly pear cactus proteins & rare Celtic trace minerals which work to support scalp health and hair growth by detoxing the follicles, roots, and oil glands and scalp. Note: It takes a few rinses to wash it out completely, so have patience.
2. Off with the old. To brighten delicate facial skin, opt for an enzyme or natural fruit acid treatment such as Arcona’s Raspberry Resurfacing Peel. A blend of natural fruit acids dissolves dead skin cells to resurface, hydrate and oxygenate the skin while smoothing fine lines and minimizing pores and brown spots. A great pre-event treatment for nearly instant glow.
3. Smooth and juicy. We hate lumpy looking lipstick. The solution? Even lips benefit in multiple ways from a good scrub. Exfoliate, condition and plump in a single step with The Natural’s Organic Lip Scrub. Made using organic sugar, natural oils and beeswax, daily use eliminates flakey skin and decreases fine lines on and around the lips with continued use.
4. Polish it up. The perfect partner for smooth, moisturized summer skin, Trillium Organic’s Body Polish features ultra purified salt crystals shaped into perfect cubes to exfoliate effectively without damaging skin. De-congest the dermis, stimulate cellular regeneration and leave skin moisturized, smooth and glowing. Unlike other oil based salt scrubs, their unique oil blend absorbs quickly and rinses clean, leaving no greasy film behind.
While exfoliation is a great way to brighten and smooth skin, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. To preserve the health of your skin and keep it’s natural lipid layer intact, consider exfoliating 3-4 times a week instead of every day and pay attention to how it’s feeling. If it’s feeling tight or looking red or irritated at all skip the scrub and opt for a gentle moisturizer until it’s ready for a little deep cleaning again.
Photo Credit: Miriam Cardoso de Souza