Our skin is a complex organ that occupies most of the human body, but we often take it for granted when we over-expose it to the sun, soak it in extreme temperatures without moisture, expose it to lotions made with perfumes and chemicals coated and failing to cleanse by removing dead skin cells that build up on the skin causing dullness, itching, rashes and wrinkles. Our skin shows how healthy we are from the inside.
Did you know that your skin is your first line of defense against infection, dehydration, injury, extreme temperatures, chemical absorption and harmful substances? Skin cells (two to three billion are shed daily) play a very important role in the color, texture, feel, look, touch and quality of skin. Skin cells are constantly changing and being shed.
Nourish your skin with Scrub, a natural body scrub containing healthy ingredients like Epsom salts, olive oil and honey. All of this contributes to a vibrant, clean, soft, hydrated and exfoliated skin. Stay away from products that contain harsh chemicals, synthetic dyes, parabens, perfumes, and other toxic fragrances.
According to the Epsom Salt Council, Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate) flushes out toxins, softens skin, improves absorption of nutrients, improves oxygen levels and reduces inflammation. Epsom salt is used to get rid of blackheads and improve skin color, texture, complexion and quality.
Used in many high-end cosmetics, olive oil contains many antioxidants and antibacterial ingredients not found in other oils. Antioxidants protect cells from external influences (solar radiation and damage, pollution, wind and harmful temperatures). Common antioxidants include vitamins A, C, E and beta-carotene. Japanese researchers (Dr. Masamitsu Ichihashi from Kobe University School of Medicine) found that applying high-quality olive oil to the skin after sunbathing reduces the risk of developing tumors. According to the International Olive Council, olive oil contains antioxidants — vitamin E, carotenoids, phenolic compounds, and complex phenols — and is a major contributor to the prevention of certain diseases and aging.
Honey is known around the world for its powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Perhaps that’s why you see honey in the ingredients of so many acne treatments and skin care products. According to the University of Waikato in New Zealand, the sugar and water molecules in honey bind together so tightly that few water molecules are left to attach to nearby bacteria, which is a cause of acne.
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