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How to Gently Exfoliate Your Skin

There are so many ways to exfoliate. When it comes to your body, dry brushing and body scrubs are key. But when it comes to your face, it gets a little tricky. Especially if you have sensitive skin. Like me.

Face scrubs are a thing, but I don't know how. Every one I've tried has seriously irritated my skin. They're way to harsh and damaging.

Face masks are always a great way to multitask. You get the benefits from the mask, like soothing, brightening, or clarifying. But you also get some exfoliation as you take the mask off.

Today I want to share the two methods I use to gently exfoliate my sensitive skin.

Konjac Sponge // Beauty By Earth

These trendy little sponges are my favourite way to naturally exfoliate my skin. The Konjac Potato is a plant found in Asia. It's 97% water, with a neutral pH that can help balance your skin.

These sponges are popping up everywhere. Lots of natural beauty brands are introducing them as a way to gently cleanse and exfoliate. You have the option of the original sponge, or a sponge infused with charcoal, green tea, ect. The infusions can give your skin a much needed boost.

It's really easy to use. You simply soak the sponge in water until it expands and becomes soft. Then you massage your skin with the sponge. It'll remove dead skin cells, leaving behind soft skin. Once you're finished, you can hang the sponge in a well ventilated area until you're ready to use it again.

Kombucha Enzyme Exfoliating Peel // Andalou Naturals

If you're not into sponges, then maybe a peel is for you. I adore this one.

Andalou's peel is packed with gentle ingredients that'll help resurface your skin. There's willow bark, a soothing anti-inflammatory, pink grapefruit to clarify, kombucha to neutralize bacteria, and fruit enzymes to gently exfoliate.

You simply apply a thick layer for fifteen minutes, and rinse with warm water.

How do you exfoliate your skin?

Until next time,

Sarah

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