Cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize. Exfoliating is the one step often missed in the skincare routine and it can be the game changer in keeping your skin moisturized. After speaking with my customers, I have learned that it is often missed because the products on the market are too harsh or they didn’t think they should be exfoliating if they already have dry skin.
If you do have dry skin, exfoliating is actually really important. Exfoliating buffs away the dead skin cells, which brings your healthy cells to the skin’s surface. When you apply your moisturizers to these healthy skin cells it allows your moisturizer to soak in and be more effective. If you aren’t exfoliating, those dry dead skin cells block water and your moisturizers to full absorb into the skin. One of my customers came back to me a week after she started the body scrub and said her legs weren’t itchy anymore. This is because she started to use the scrub and wasn’t only applying her moisturizers.
Before I created this whipped gentle scrub, I tried some pretty harsh ones and it totally turned me off to this skincare step, like many of the customers I spoke to.
Dermatologists recommend exfoliating 2-3 times a week. I would say start with 2 and see how your skin feels. Some of my customers with sensitive skin use our gentle whipped body scrub on a daily basis but we recommend start at 2 times a week and build up to see what works for you.
And as always, make sure you are staying hydrated and eating healthy to nourish your skin from the inside out.
Hugs and stay warm!
One of the many reasons Extra Virgin Greek Olive Oil is good for your skin is because of the high content of Vitamin E. Vitamin E is powerful antioxidant that can help repair damaged skin, fight free radicals, help heal skin disorders, and deeply moisturize and restore skin.
Vitamin E is found in many fruits, vegetables, and seeds. It also has a high content in olive oil and almond oil.
Learn more about why antioxidants are so important for your skin and how Vitamin E can help in this article supported by multiple dermatologists.
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This is a very informative article written by a gynocologist on the dangers of phthalates. Heard the buzz around phthalates, but not sure what they are? Phthalates are plasticizing chemicals that are toxic. Some have been banned in the EU but not in the US. They are hard to detect on the label ingredients because they are often the ‘hidden’ ingredient in the fragrance (according to the FDA). To avoid these toxins make sure that the products clearly state the fragrance used is phthalate-free to protect you and your family. In our products we use essential oils and always phthalate-free fragrances.Read More
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Our multi-tasking Lavender Soothe & Repair balm uses a traditional Greek apothecary recipe (known as kerilifi) to help with skin issues, aging skin, and scars and is even gentle to use for the entire family. It is a waterless, highly concentrated formula loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and omega fatty acids. A little goes a long way. It is beneficial for all skin types.
5 BENEFITS OF BODY OIL
In the US, body oils are not as common as they are in Europe. I discovered the benefits of body oil while living in Greece and it was actually my Australian friend that got me to start using body oil – she swore by it! Previously, I used lotion, and although some lotions are great, I wanted to share why I absolutely love body oil and wouldn’t go back to a lotion.Read More
When living in Greece, I came across different types of balms (there they are known as kerilifi) at the farmer’s market. The traditional keralifi is made with local olive oil, beeswax, and st. john’s wort oil. Keralifi (balm) is a staple in the Greek homes and seriously magic in a jar. There is a reason it works!Read More