Exfoliating Magic

Okay Everyone!

It’s time for some #REALTALK

You have heard me say this MANY times…

Up to 70% of fine lines and wrinkles are caused by dead skin build up!!🤔YES. Shocking, but true.🤷‍♀️

Your skin is constantly regrowing and if you’re not removing the old before the new grows, you’ll be left with bunched up and wrinkly skin!

🙈Ideally, we should be exfoliating 1-3 times a week. When we remove that top layer of dead skin, it is not only preventing fine lines and wrinkles, but it is also allowing your products that you use afterwards to

ACTUALLY WORK!

🙌So, that serum or moisturizer you put on afterwards is actually going to hydrate YOUR SKIN rather than just sit on that top layer of dead skin.

🙌🏻Also, it will help your make up to have a smoother and polished finished- so long as you are using good quality make up!

😉Top recommendations for exfoliating:

🔸Mineral Rich Peeling Gel (for face)

Mineral-Rich Peeling Gel
A lightweight gel that provides gentle exfoliation for deep cleansing results. Apply to clean, dry skin and gently massage onto the face in circular motions for gentle exfoliation.

🔸 Salt and Oil Scrub (for neck down)

Salt & Oil Scrub
This luscious scrub is second to none when it comes to enveloping your skin in moisture. Just one try and you’ll be hooked to this exfoliating treatment that leaves skin feeling unbelievably silky smooth.

🔸 Salt Scrub (for neck down)

Salt Scrub
Get extra-deep with this as a scrub, or turn your tub into a spa by using it as a rejuvenating soak. However you use it, this powerful combination of Dead Sea salt, minerals, and oils will give your skin the attention it’s been longing for.

🔸Pure Salt Smoothing Body Exfoliator (neck down)

Pure Salt Smoothing Body Exfoliator
Rich, buttery-textured body peel is fortified with coarse mineral salts that gently exfoliate dead skin cells, leaving a smooth, refined finish. The nourishing salt blend helps to regenerate skin for a fresh, youthful and silky smooth sensation.

🤔Who already has one or more of these in your repertoire?!

🤔Who is going to add one in after this long and dry winter?!

Exfoliating can actually make you glow and will for sure brighten your skin.

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Here are some recommendations below:

✔️Salt & Oil Scrub ~ this luscious scrub is second to none when it comes to enveloping your skin in moisture. Just one try and you’ll be hooked to this exfoliating treatment that leaves skin feeling unbelievably silky smooth.

✔️Foot Cream with Tea Tree Oil~ Tea Tree Oil is nature’s gift of love to your feet. This cream softens, protects, and renews your skin.

✔️Mud Therapy Foot Cream ~ Experience the softening effects of a day at the spa with this mineral-rich moisturizer. Made just for your feet and packed with vitamins, nutrients, and Dead Sea mud, this cream will leave your feet feeling softer than ever.

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Dead Sea Mud

Dead Sea Mud:

Benefits and Uses
Improves skin conditions
Reduces skin impurities
Provides relief for arthritis
Soothes back discomfort
Treats acne

The Dead Sea is a salt water lake in the Middle East, located between Israel and Jordan. The geographical features of the Dead Sea — including the fact that the lake is at the lowest sea level of any body of water on earth and surrounded by mountains — makes the surrounding silt and mud rich with a unique combination of minerals like magnesium, sodium, and potassium.

People use Dead Sea mud to treat health conditions ranging from psoriasis to back pain. A great deal of research backs up claims that Dead Sea mud can relieve discomfort, reduce redness, soreness and more.

1. Helps improve skin conditions such as psoriasis:
Researchers have established that the high concentrations of salt and other chemical compounds in the mud can be used to treat psoriasis effectively. Dead Sea mud can be applied as a compress to psoriasis flares.

Using Dead Sea mud as a mud compress in areas where your psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis is, can decrease symptoms and relieve discomfort caused by flare ups.

2. Reduces skin impurities:
If you have dry skin, try a Dead Sea mud mask. Mud masks can work to remove impurities and dead skin on your body.

An added benefit of Dead Sea mud is that the salt and magnesium in it can improve your skin’s functionality by making it a better barrier and more elastic. Dead Sea salt has also been shown as a treatment to make skin healthier.

3. Provides back relief:
In one older experiment, heated mud packs were applied to the extremities of people with arthritis for 20 minutes, once per day, over a span of 2 weeks. This study used Dead Sea mud and people saw a marked decrease in their arthritis symptoms that lasted up to three months.

4. Helps soothe chronic discomfort:
Data from a 2014 study indicated that a Dead Sea mud compress applied five times a week for three consecutive weeks, led to a significant improvement in symptoms for people with chronic lower back pain. Further research is still needed with a greater sample size to confirm these findings.

5. Helps treat blemishes:
Dead Sea mud has been tested and proven to have an antimicrobial effect on strains of bacteria that live on human skin. Since overgrowth or presence of certain bacteria can lead to acne, it’s possible that this is why Dead Sea mud has been used to treat breakouts since biblical times.

Using Dead Sea mud in a mud mask, or getting face creams and lotions that contain Dead Sea mud, might help you to have fewer breakouts.

There are some people who have skin sensitivities to metals, such as nickel and chrome. Since trace elements of some metals can sometimes be found in Dead Sea mud, people with these sensitivities might want to avoid using Dead Sea mud as a topical treatment or home remedy. But research indicates that most people with healthy skin don’t need to be concerned about using Dead Sea mud on their skin.

Dead Sea mud isn’t a replacement for prescription medication for diagnosed conditions. But it is a very low-risk way to treat some conditions, boost skin health, and is safe for most people.

Dead Sea mud has been proven to have antimicrobial and other properties that make it useful in mud packs and cosmetics. If you’re worried about a sensitivity, talk to your doctor or a dermatologist before using a Dead Sea mud product. Always be sure to test a small area of your skin before applying any new product.

References:

HealthLine: https://www.healthline.com/health/dead-sea-mud

Seacret Direct: https://www.seacretdirect.com/befiy/en/us/item/16/Mud-Soap-Mud-Soap/

Examples of Studies pertaining to Dead Sea and skin conditions:

(1) Knudsen EA, Worm AM. Psoriasis treatment at the Dead Sea. Ugeskr Laeger 1996; 15, 6440-3
(2) Hodak E, et al Climatotherapy at the Dead Sea is a remittive therapy for psoriasis; combined effects on epidermal and immunologic activation. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2003; 49: 451-3
(3) Cohen AD, et al. Effectiveness of climatotherapy at the Dead Sea for psoriasis vulgaris; community orientated study. Journal of Dermatological Treatment 2005; 16: 308-13
(4) Halevy S, et al. The role of trace elements in psoriatic patients undergoing balneotherapy with Dead Sea bath salt. Israel Medical Association Journal; 2001: 3: 828-32
(5) Abels DJ, Harari M. Psoriasis remission time at the Dead Sea.
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2000; 43: 325-6
(6) Shani J, Harari M et al. Dead Sea climatotherapy versus other modalities of treatment for psoriasis: comparative cost effectiveness.
International Journal of Dermatology 1999; 38: 252-62