Himalayan Sea Salt, Neroli, and Calendula Acne Face Scrub
What is it?
This amazing all natural face scrub will help exfoliate away all of the acne bumps, makes a shave softer and smoother/helps with razor stubble, and can be used on the driest of skin. The recipe was designed to exfoliate and moisturize at the same time leaving your face and body feeling as smooth as silk during the entire day. Rich in Omega-6 essential fatty acids and Vitamin E essential for healthy skin.
Sugar or glycolic acid is a natural Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA). Clinical studies have shown that AHA can reverse the effects of photoaging and significantly improving wrinkles, skin hydration, elasticity and tone.
Ingredients: Premium Pure Cane Sugar, Himalayan Sea Salt and proprietary blend of Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower Oil), Helianthus (Sunflower Oil), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Neroli, and Calendula Oil.
Directions:Wet skin first, scoop out at least a quarter size amount and massage into skin in a circular motion, then rinse off completely. Depending on the area in which you are using the scrub, you may need to use more.Science Behind the Ingredients:
Neroli Oil as a Facial Product
This oil is extracted by steam distillation of flowers of Neroli which has the botanical name Citrus Aurantium.
The health benefits of Neroli Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as antiseptic, bactericidal, disinfectant, and emollient substance.
Antiseptic: Can be used when you get a cut or wound, so works great on Acne. This will effectively protect your acne from infections, which cause the inflamed Acne.
Bactericidal: This powerful essential oil kills bacteria, great for Acne Suffers.
Emollient: It makes the skin smooth, free from infections and adds a glamorous glow. It also helps to maintain the right moisture and oil balance in the skin.
Disinfectant: It helps cure skin infections and protects against new infections as well.
Himalayan salt, also known as Himalayan crystal salt, is a type of rock salt best known for its striking pink color which comes from the natural presence of several trace minerals, including magnesium and iodine. Himalayan salt is unrefined and hand-mined from caves in northern Pakistan. It is rich in magnesium and calcium, which improves hydration by strengthening the barrier function of the skin
It is great for use on the face since:
- it promotes pH Balance
- helps to reduce the appearance of fines lines with its ability to help the skin retain water. The minerals in the salt are hydroscopic, meaning they attract water, so when you put them on the skin, they actually draw moisture and nutrients from the deeper levels of the skin up to the epidermis.
- Is a natural antiseptic
Calendula is a wound healer and has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity which works to dissolve acne
When looking for an herbal remedy to treat skin or wounds, think flower power -- or, more specifically, calendula. Its flowers, and occasionally its leaves, can be used to treat a variety of afflictions in different ways.
Calendula has a long history of use as a wound-healing and skin-soothing botanical. This lovely marigoldlike flower (although called pot marigold, it is not a true marigold) is considered a vulnerary agent, a substance that promotes healing. Calendula also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity. It is most often used topically for lacerations, abrasions, and skin infections; less commonly, it is used internally to heal inflamed and infected mucous membranes.
Why Should you exfoliate?
Plain and simple exfoliation is an important process in maintaining clean and healthy skin; it removes dead skin cells on the surface of your skin (the epidermis) keeping your skin cleaner, smoother and brighter.
Why do I need to moisturize my skin?
The skin needs moisture to repair and renew itself. While the skin produces it own oil through the sebaceous glands, sometimes extra moisture is needed. As we get older our skin does not produce enough oil and becomes very dry and all of a sudden the wrinkles, lines and visible signs are aging are prevalent. The Skin needs to be hydrated either internally or topically to be soft, supple and smooth.
You can read more about the importance of exfoliating and moisturizing on my blog - http://wp.me/p2tHVt-7M
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