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Exfoliation in a PInch

natural exfoliation

Oh, no! You’re out of Sealuxe’s  Breakfast Scrub, Rose Scrub, or the Seaweed and Coffee Scrub?

Been there. Reach in the back of my washroom cupboard and, ouch! I am out! To get me through these hard times before I can make it to one of the many fine stores that carry SeaLuxe products, I resort to using something most of us have kicking around in our kitchen – baking soda.

While it certainly does not smell as nice – it really doesn’t smell at all! – baking soda will work wonders in a pinch.

If you’re doing a home mani-pedi, make a paste out of baking soda and water (three parts soda to one part water) and massage into hands and feet. You’ll be amazed at how well it will soften any rough spots not to mention buff away overgrown cuticles.

If you want to do a bit of a full-body exfoliation, mix a small handful of baking soda and water in the palm of your hand while in the shower and lightly scrub your skin.

It’s also great to use as a skin soother in the bath. As your bath is being drawn, sprinkle some baking soda into the running water. It’ll do wonders with softening your skin as well as calming irritated skin caused by bites or burns. Just be sure to give yourself a quick rinse with the showerhead before drying off. Otherwise, it will look like you will have spent some time in the Salton Sea.

Exfoliation is an important part of skincare, especially as we get older. Our cells regenerate slower which means our body is slower to shed and regenerate new ones. The old ones start overlapping on our skin which can leave it looking dull, rough, and dry. The accumulation of dead skin cells can also lead to blemishes and acne as they get stuck in our pores.

Over exfoliation is something to be avoided. We like to exfoliate once a week as we’re all about keeping our skin happy!