By Dr. S.R. Haasbroek
By Dr. S.R. Haasbroek
This gentle exfoliant can be used on a weekly basis to remove dead skin cells.The peppermint improves circulation and warms the feet while the antiseptic properties of the tea tree oil leave the feet feeling fresh. After you have exfoliated use the Antiseptic Foot Cream.
The active ingredients in this all over moisturising body exfoliant are olive oil and brown sugar. The olive oil feeds the skin while the sugar gently removes dead skin cells. Use at least on a weekly basis. Once you have rinsed off in the shower, apply small amounts to your wet skin, avoiding the face. Massage softly in circular movements. Rinse off and pat dry. Your skin will be left feeling smooth and moisturised.
This product was designed to be part of a complete manicure pack. By just applying a hand cream, we don't do our hands any justice. Our hands are always out there for everyone to see. As we exfoliate our body, our hands also need the special attention. Dampen your hands and then apply a small amount of the product to the back of one hand and use the other hand to gently massage the exfoliant all over both hands. Don't forget to exfoliate your knuckles as well as between your fingers. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Repeat at least once a week. The brown sugar removes the dead skin cells while the apricot oil feeds the skin.
In countries like Greece, Italy and Spain, olive oil benefits aren't surprising. These countries know the beneficial effects olive oil has on high blood cholesterol levels, cardiovascular diseases, earaches, constipation, stomach upset, dry skin and stretch marks. Ancient civilization used olive oil to heal wounds. Today it is considered a good remedy for skin problems and an effective moisturizer. Olive oil benefits are surprisingly simple yet extremely effective.
The ocean contains many vital elements that we need: vitamins, trace elements, mineral salts, amino acids, hormonal and bacteriostatic substances that have biological balancing effects and living microorganisms that secrete antibiotics. The body easily assimilates these substances when bathing in salt water. In addition, it has been discovered that sea water is similar in composition to our blood plasma. While sea salt may help remove excess oil, dead skin cells and toxins from your skin, they will not dry out your skin. If your skin is already dry or cracked, or if you suffer from itching and irritation due to dryness, bath salts will help heal these problems. They are also helpful in reducing the discomfort and unsightly appearance of skin diseases such as psoriasis. Our skin can only benefit from the salt being used as an exfoliant.
Sugar is full of glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that is crucial for maintaining healthy skin. The natural glycolic acid in sugar not only helps condition and moisturize skin, but protects it from toxins. Sugar moisturizes on its own, so what's the difference with using brown sugar as opposed to white? Brown sugar is gentler, making it ideal for super-sensitive skin. And one big benefit of a brown sugar scrub - it smells wonderful. It has a very deep, rich smell that can allow you to completely relax and pamper yourself.
Sought out for its high vitamin content and skin softening properties, apricot kernel oil is known for its ability to penetrate the skin without leaving an oily feel. Rich in essential fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acid, apricot kernel oil is high in vitamins A and E. Since it easily penetrates the skin, it is good oil for prematurely aged, dry or irritated skin. The excellent softening and moisturizing properties is great for the face, hands and hair. Vitamins A & C are good for mature dry or sensitive skin. The apricot kernel oil helps skin retain elasticity, clarity, and suppleness. It helps to calm inflammation / irritation caused by eczema and dermatitis.