Thursday, July 16, 2009

Exfoliation for everyone? Or ..Have you looked at your feet lately?

How often do you exfoliate? Did you know that you are simply wasting your money on creams and lotions if you don’t? Did you know you can banish dry skin if you exfoliate once or twice a week with a moisturizing scrub and use a richer lotion or butter the rest of the week?
I am pretty diligent about it. Not perfect, but I never go longer than a week without doing it. Head to toe.
I love our new demerrara sugar scrub for the head to toe routine.
I know I know… you don’t have time, you forget blah blah blah.
Let me tell you about time. I am a single mom with no Dad involvement. I run the business side of ellënoire full time by myself. I workout at least 3 times a week. If I can find 10 extra minutes to treat my skin once a week…so can you!

Women: I have one shower a week where I do my head to toe spa treatments. I run the water, put the plug in the tub (you’ll understand why in a sec.) and get all the supplies ready. I get in the shower, put a little bath oil or tub fizz in the water to soften my feet, wash my body and hair (with only sulfate free soaps and shampoos of course). I put a deep conditioner in my hair. Then I get out the sugar scrub and massage my face and every square inch of my body and use a foot scrubber or salt scrub on my feet and toes. In the summer I try to get a pedicure once a month, but sometimes I can’t get to it, or can’t afford it.
After this whopping extra 5 minute treatment I rinse my hair and body and get out and towel off. I usually don’t put on any extra lotion at this point because of the oils in my scrub, but you could if you want to … just be careful not to slip on the floor. There is a famous ellënoire product story from a friend who over moisturized herself and slipped … and found herself on the floor naked and laughing hysterically all while her poodles watched in confusion…

Men: Think of exfoliation as part of your regular maintenance, just like mowing the lawn or detailing your car. It does not have to be done all the time, but if you don’t take care of it now the next time you do it will be a pain….
Everywhere you shave, and everywhere that gets touched by someone else can be exfoliated. Sugar scrub is gentle enough to be used EVERYWHERE!
Your hands, face and feet are the most obvious places to start; soon you will love how nice your skin feels you will try the head to toe treatment. Rough, crappy looking uncomfortable feeling skin is NOT sexy…
Trust me, your partner, your wife or girlfriend will LOVE that you did it!!!

Let me know!

P.S. Fake and real tans work better with the smoothest skin!

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