Why Exfoliate?

Exfoliation is the removal of dry dead skin cells on the skin’s outer surface. So why exfoliate? If you are wondering why you should exfoliate, the answer is for healthy skin. Your body has an innate ability to regenerate cells every 21 days or so, gently assisting in the process leads to glowing healthy skin. Exfoliating dead skin cells speed up the renewal process and allow for healthy new cell growth. The process of exfoliation brings your complexion from dull to bright, vibrant, and smooth.

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Regular exfoliation:

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles leaving skin soft and supple.
  • Assists in removing dead cells to make room for new skin
  • Brightens the appearance of skin
  • Helps promote good health
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Dry Brushing helps with exfoliation:

  • Dry brushing skin is another way to gently exfoliate the skin. To promote good health from head to toe by improving blood flow and to assist in removing dry dead skin.

Removing dead skin cells prepares the skin to receive moisture.

The oils from nature in our facial oil and scrubs are easily absorbed, leaving your skin nourished, soft, and beautiful.

The two common ingredients in all our scrubs, that do the bulk of the scrubbing action, are organic sugar and organic honey crystals. Both provide the right amount of exfoliation for the skin. Not too hard, not too light. Other ingredients that support exfoliation include salt, berry seeds, tea leaves, clay, ground walnut shells, powdered pumice, and coffee grounds.

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Powerful Powders

You’d be surprised to know that finely ground powder can also provide a gentle scrub to the skin that will both buff and polish, plus offer other health benefits. Many powders contain anti-oxidants that help slow down the signs of aging.

Our original honey scrub is crystallized honey. Kara found that when she used it on her face and body, her skin felt soft and moisturized. With the help of chemists and expert formulators, we also created a line of scrubs developed to gently exfoliate the skin.

Our Rose Clay Mask, Clarity, is a dry mask for the face and body that can be mixed with water, honey, fruit juice, milk or yogurt, based on your skin type and various skin conditions. The mask provides detoxication while it gently exfoliates, leaving your skin feeling incredibly clean and smooth.

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Green tea powder is anti-bacterial and aids with the prevention of acne. It also contains the antioxidant oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) that is helpful in healing damaged skin cells. Green tea leaves are abrasive and help rid the skin of toxins.

Our Sea and Tea Mask contains sea kelp, green tea, oats and other ingredients that support both facial and body exfoliation in a gentle but beneficial fashion.

Natural Exfoliants

Coffee offers an amazing wake-up call to the skin. Like cocoa, coffee contains caffeine that is thought to help battle cellulite by tackling the water in the fat layers of the skin. Out of all of our scrubs, coffee offers the strongest exfoliant action. Give your skin a buzz with Grounded Honey Body Scrub.

Watch for seeds and other added goodies in our product descriptions as you get to know our product line. Exfoliate with care and track beautiful results.

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Think of exfoliation as a process that happens naturally to your skin over a period of time.

Skin is the largest organ on our body, and one of the major functions of the skin is to provide protection from infections and germs. If you are in good health, your body has an innate ability to continually produce new cells. 

Think of the top layer of skin as a strong layer of healthy cells that blanket the skin and provide protection to unexposed cells. Every 30-40 days, the cells “turn” and break down, and a new fresh layer of skin is revealed. As we age, natural skin cell turnover slows and may take up to 90 days to complete. That’s when gentle exfoliation is most important as the skin thins with age.

Regardless of age, picture exfoliation is assistive to the process of cell regeneration, moving out the old cells to make way for the new. It’s important to be gentle with the skin when exfoliating. There are many ways to exfoliate if you have sensitive skin. Your skin will say thank you and reward you in the process.