Help me choose A Natural Soap For Exfoliating
On average we generate a new layer of skin every two to four weeks. As we age there is a gradual decrease in the rate at which the old dead cells leave the surface of our skin.
These dead skin cells accumulate on the skin surface and are responsible for the appearance of dull, lifeless skin. Although soap will remove dirt and excess oil, soap alone cannot remove all of the excess dead cells.
Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, deep cleans the skin, unclogs pores, helps reduce acne breakouts, encourages new cell growth and stimulates blood flow to the skin’s surface for a fresh, healthy glow. Exfoliation will allow your moisturizers to penetrate deeper and improve the moisture level of your skin.
How often you need to exfoliate depends on your skin type, but two or three times a week seems to be the standard for most. Remember the purpose of exfoliating is to remove excess dead skin cells. You do not want to scrub so hard that you are removing healthy cells, which will leave your skin red and sore.
The best time to exfoliate face is in the evening. Rub your exfoliating soap or scrub firmly but gently on wet skin in a circular motion. Sensitive facial skin should be scrubbed gently, while the skin on your torso can be scrubbed a bit harder. The very sensitive area around the eyes does not need and should not be exfoliated. Since skin oils tend to hold on to dead skin cells, people with oily skin may need to exfoliate more often.
The natural soaps shown below are the one's we call "exfoliating" soaps, but we have many soaps that contain ingredients that provide gentle exfoliation.
- Adzuki Bean
For the Face: A moisturizing complexion soap made with adzuki bean powder. The powder gently exfoliates without damaging the surface of the skin, leaving a soft, radiant glow.
- Java Spice
For the Body: We originally created this natural soap as a hand soap, but many of our customers love using this scrubby, naturally deodorizing soap in the shower. The ground coffee beans provide a nice scrub, making this soap perfect for those extra dirty hands too!
- Bamboo Charcoal
For the Face & Body: A great deep cleansing natural body and complexion soap made with bamboo charcoal, sea salt, bentonite clay and tea tree oil. Charcoal adsorbs dirt and debris from pores leaving skin ultra-clean, soft and smooth.
- Loofah Adzuki Bean
For the Body: The scrubbing power of shredded loofah and Japanese adzuki bean powder whisks away dried skin leaving a soft, radiant glow.
- Loofah Pumice Foot Soap
For the Feet: A cool, stimulating scrubby natural foot soap with nourishing butters and oils, shredded loofah, finely ground pumice, peppermint leaves, menthol and an invigorating essential oil blend leave feet soft, smooth and refreshed. Removes dead skin cells as it cleans!
- Sea Salt & Seaweed
Many believe salt bars to be drying and abrasive, but they are not. A fresh bar will be scratchy, but as it wears down it fit becomes smooth and polishes your skin more than it exfoliates.
Below are some other exfoliating products you may enjoy
Adzuki Micrograin Facial Scrub
Multipurpose exfoliating organic AZUKI BEAN micrograins gently buff away dull, dry, flaky skin without damaging the surface of the skin.
- Body Sorbet
Nourishing oils whipped with fine grain cane, medium grain Turbinado, and coarse Demerara. Each grain texture provides its own level of exfoliation.
- Facial Sorbet
Nourishing oils whipped with fine grain organic cane sugar combined with a touch of all natural soap.
An assortment of ayate, sisal and loofah accessories to provide an exhilarating body massage. The massaging action exfoliates, invigorates, stimulates circulation, and smooths the skin as it cleans and softens.