Ever heard someone say her Grandma had a beautiful skin? Why is that and what did she do or NOT do to have that perfect looking skin?
For Decades we have been bombarded with marketing on Soaps and foams. The beautiful fragrances they release in our showers or tubs intrigue us. We are constantly looking for the new trend for the season.
Soap removes your body’s natural oil and should be replaced by an exfoliant
Some of us love the fruity; others prefer the more conservative fragrances. I have so many good memories from that deep rich greenness of my Grandma’s Badadas Bubble Bath.
It was luxurious, rich and warm. But was it really that good?
In this blog we are not going to talk too much about the bubble baths and foaming agents but rather about the soaps we use in our Bathrooms and showers and I hope that after reading this article you will have some insight as to why we should be looking at alternatives.
What I am about to share with you is old news for formulators and big corporates and they have realised the harm they are doing to our skins. We now see them slowly introducing moisturisers in our soaps and opting for more oil in our soaps.
Ask yourself the question, what do you remove oil with? The answer off course is soap, so what is the purpose of combining soap and oil in one product.
Here are the very basic facts you should know. Your skin has a natural layer of oil. This oil will help the skin stretch as you grow and even when you fall pregnant.
When you wash your skin with strong soap you might gain some pleasant fruity fragrance but you are stripping your body from its natural ability to stretch. The big corporates will off course be ready to sell you a moisturiser to replace the oil you just removed.
Certainly I shouldn’t stop washing right? Yes you should and many before you have started doing it. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie went soap free. Ask Famous model Iman what she uses on her skin. She will tell you “everything but soap” Why is that? Because removing the natural oil from the skin decreases its ability to stretch and leaves you with stretch marks or wrinkles.
The only legitimate concern we should have is to get rid of body odour. For this there is also an answer. Odour is formed on the surface of our skin and clings to fine hair on the skin. It is only removed by Exfoliation.
So exfoliating my skin is the answer? Yes. Exfoliate daily and use good natural oil 3 times a week. This way you allow your skin to secrete its natural oils, stretch and shrink back as you grow.
We have a challenge for you at home. We would like you to take up our 7-day challenge. All you need for now is a good Lufa or a Messe Glove (the original ones they use for Turkish Baths are the best) and some coconut oil. About 3 tablespoons.
this glove is for the ultimate exfoliation. you can use it with elim products or with simple coconut oil.
On day one you rub 1 tablespoon of coconut fat on your skin under the warm shower. Allowing it to gently melt on your skin.
Follow this by exfoliating with your Lufa or Messe Glove. Do not use the glove on intimate or sensitive areas but continue with the coconut in all areas.
Day 2: Only exfoliate with your Glove
This continues until day 7 with an exfoliation daily and a good “oil rub” every other day.
Watch your skin perform better and look more radiant than ever.
Elim Shower Routine
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