Friday Tip!

Dear Constant Reader,

Today’s Friday Tip follows up last week’s. Besides moisturizing like crazy, you need to…

Exfoliate!

(If you are that sort of person, please imagine it said in a Dalek monotone).

For beautiful smooth skin, especially in the winter, you need to gently remove the layer of dead, dry, dull skin. And if you exfoliate before shaving, you get a closer, smoother shave. So why wouldn’t you?

Twice a week I use Dr. Jen’s Five Fruit Face Wash*. For other body parts I use a homemade sugar or salt scrub. It’s so easy to make yourself, as my students at The Great Burlesque Exposition of 2013 discovered.

I use sugar scrub on more delicate skin, like hands and legs. Salt scrub is for rougher spots, like feet, especially heels.

Here’s my sugar scrub recipe:
1/2 cup white cane sugar
1/4 cup oil (jojoba, avocado, or olive are all good)
4 drops peppermint essential oil
Mix them all together in a jar. To use, wet your skin and then smooth on the sugar scrub. Let it sit a couple of minutes if you want (it might start to tighten up & tingle a little), gently rub into skin, then rinse off. Be careful if you’re using this in the shower as the oil makes things a bit slippery.

Perhaps anon I’ll share my special salt foot scrub.

M2
*I have no affiliation with Atomic Cosmetics. I just like their products. A lot.

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