SKIN: Our Biggest Organ

Does your skin feel dry? Does it feel rough? Exfoliating will help this a lot.

Welcome to Colleen’s Corner. This is a column meant for fun and some information About myself: I am Colleen Fielding, a Freelance Photographer you often see me on the side of the road  or in various places taking photos of different things animals, birds, places, people etc.  l have lived in Lumby just over 8 years, you have seen my photos in the newspaper (Lumby Valley Times) and once in awhile in the Vernon Morning Star, and the Lumby Art Gallery. Photography is my passion. Disclaimer:  The information on some of my photos that I write about a lot of times come from the Internet or books I research them, hopefully the facts are as close to the truth as I can come.

 Exfoliating can help to remove the dead skin cells that we all have, making your skin look and feel healthy and young. Exfoliating will help increase your circulation, which helps to improve the skin’s ability to hold in moisture which the skin needs, and then helps to make the skin feel smoother. Not only does it make your skin look and feel better, but it also can help to unclog and minimize your pores. Reduce the ugly Blackheads, reduce the looks of fine lines and wrinkles, detoxifies the skin cells. Helps to control excessive oil in your skin, helps to brighten your dull skin, helps to improve your skins tone. Softens your skin texture, will enhance your skins clarity, it will also lighten up the skin’s hyperpigmentation, also helps to make the behave younger.

Most people do not realize that as well as your body having being exfoliated your lips need to be exfoliated as well, but because they are very fine, they should only be exfoliated only once a week.

Your face should be exfoliated 1-3 times a week, depending how sensitive your skin is and the products you use.

There are a lot of different brands of Exfoliants also called Body Scrubs. It is up to you to decide which one is best for you. If you don’t want to buy any, or you are not sure which ones are best for you, check out your home and I’ll bet that you will find things in your home that will work just as good. Like, Brown Sugar a natural body scrub. Honey, works great as well as Oats not only good for the body, but also good for the face. Salt ( if you have very sensitive skin salt is probably not the best scrub for you), Apples, Rice, Coffee, not just for drinking or in your garden but it is also a great exfoliant. This is probably one of the better ones out there as it is a very good antioxidant and helps to promote collagen formation. Ground Coffee can also help to treat cellulite. Mold it into cube forms and it will help with stretch marks. Coffee is a great exfoliant for your feet, and add some essential peppermint oil this can help with achy feet with a nice scent. Exfoliating Bars, Milk, Flaxseeds, Yogurt added to your bath water. Baking Soda (of course) Baking Soda is very useful for so many different things.

There are a lot of different recipes that can be found on the good old internet, check them out try the ones you think will work best for your skin, and soon once again you will have beautiful soft skin that you will be proud of , and your largest organ: the skin will thank you.