Ridding yourself of unwanted emotional baggage is good for the soul. But what about your skin? We're not talking about unresolved issues with your college roommate, we're talking about freeing your skin from dead cell buildup and icky toxins. We're talking about making your skin glow. When it comes to exfoliation, there is a lot of confusion about how to do it correctly and how aggressive you should be. Let's clear things up (punny) for you...
Myth #1: More is better.
Truth: Over exfoliation can actually thin skin, increase redness, sensitivity and make it vulnerable to environmental damage. How much is enough? 1-2x a week will do it! Never is not enough ;)
Myth #2: You need chemicals, plastic microbeads, or electronic devices for it to work.
Truth: Traumatizing the skin is NOT the answer. We know that our bio-active ingredients achieve amazing results without causing harmful side effects or damage to our precious environment. If you strip off the layers of your skin before they are replaced you are doing more harm than good.
Our skin naturally exfoliates all on its own by shedding millions of dead skin cells every day. When we are young, our skin sheds its top layer every 28 days and replaces it with lovely, fresh cells. As we age, the turnover rate slows down and our skin becomes increasingly dry and dull. Effective exfoliation is essential to avoiding an unhealthy brittle shell, created by surface dead skin cells that can be a breeding ground for bacteria and oils leading to a breakdown in our skin barrier.
5 Signs That Your Natural Skin Barrier Is Breaking Down
- Sensitive skin
- Clogged pores
- Inflamed acne
- Dry, dull lack-luster skin tone
- Fine lines
A Surprising Superhero
Fortunately the desert holds the keys to healthy, radiant skin and offers an abundance of amazingly effective wild harvested remedies. One of our favorite "superheroes" for your skin is YUCCA ROOT, a natural cell-regenerating ingredient found in our Sand exfoliant. We wildcraft this beneficial root with respect; always allowing the plant to continue to grow.
Yucca is referred to in the southwest desert as “soap root”. This beautiful root does all the heavy lifting in our Sand Red Mineral Polish... and never complains.
- Contains Saponins; powerful antioxidant skin cleanser which supports healthy immune function of the skin.
- Deep cleans and exfoliates without abrasion
- Effectively removes dead skin cells
- Supports the growth of new cells
- Calms irritated and sensitive skin