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Exfoliate with sand

Monday, June 14, 2010

Your skin can give away your secret on how old you are. That’s why exfoliating is so important! Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin from the body’s surface to reveal a new layer of skin underneath that’s softer and smoother. Exfoliating also helps to keep the pores clean to reduce ingrown hairs and breakouts. A natural and free way to exfoliate is with sand at the beach. So the next time you’re sitting seaside, rub a little sand over your legs, arms and feet for a fast fix for your skin! 
{Achelle is the Creative Director, Brand Ambassador and official Makeup Artist for e.l.f. cosmetics}

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missestofu wrote:
1) 6/14/2010 11:06:33 AM
It's funny because I will do this sometimes, but it happens automatically when I'm out surfing, that's probably why surfers always seem to have glowing skin! I also like to mix 1/4 c sugar with 1/4 c olive oil or lotion and rub into my skin and rinse. It moisturizes and exfoliates!!
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leial85 wrote:
2) 6/14/2010 11:06:38 AM
After exfoliating my skin feel so soft. I try and exfoliate once a week. Love the blog! I check it everyday!!
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suexiong wrote:
3) 6/14/2010 11:20:38 AM
I exfoliate twice a week because my face feels so fresh and clean! I love that feeling!
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iibarrawa wrote:
4) 6/14/2010 11:27:25 AM
My favorite recepie is sugar and honey. It feels so soft and sweet afterwards.
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rachelllllll wrote:
5) 6/14/2010 11:32:42 AM
I'll have to remember this! I'm always looking for beauty tricks that don't involve spending any money. :)
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WalkingOnRocks wrote:
6) 6/14/2010 11:33:33 AM
After I finish Exfoliating my skin feels great and i FEEL great. With being so hot and humidity I do it 3 time a week is very important
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blondiechik wrote:
7) 6/14/2010 11:38:29 AM
I try to exfoliate every other day. I love the way it make my skin feel! And I did not know sand exfoliates our skin. Thanks, and I love the blogs!
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Leahsaurusrex wrote:
8) 6/14/2010 11:53:00 AM
I mix a tablespoon of sugar in with enough olive oil to make it a paste and rub that all over my face four times a week. It makes for a great lip scrub too!
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mslipsticklvr2010 wrote:
9) 6/14/2010 11:59:09 AM
I exfoliate twice a week. I started at eleven years old learning from Barbizon Modeling School. I also gave myself homemade facials with camolmille tea mixed with steaming water then would exfoliate with brown sugar and then ending with a good moisturizer. I grew up during my teen years in California and have stayed with my weekly beauty routine to this day. Of course now a days there are new and wonderful products and places one can go to for better treatments and products. I have passed on my beauty routine to my daughter and she now has her weekly routine. I believe that one should start early to take care and protect your face and skin.
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Leese wrote:
10) 6/14/2010 12:03:28 PM
Walking on the beach always softens my feet. We will try it elsewhere next time we are there.
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noddie wrote:
11) 6/14/2010 12:09:31 PM
i use extra virgin olive oil mixed with white and brown sugar. it works wonders on the body and face and doesnt require any extra moisturizers when youre done!
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efeldan wrote:
12) 6/14/2010 12:21:08 PM
I actually use the exfoliating scrub from Ahava Cosmetics- it works wonders. It is a little pricy though, so you could probably find a cheaper priced one at Bath and Body Works (and they smell great!)
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LushEvans wrote:
13) 6/14/2010 12:23:00 PM
I really like to use sea salt for my legs and brown sugar and honey for my lips and face. The honey is great for locking in moisture.
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iloveelf! wrote:
14) 6/14/2010 12:37:39 PM
I exfoliate twice a day-- be sure to use a good mosturizer afterwards! I also take baths and add epson salt to exfoliate my whole body once a week! Love it!
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MyManhattanCloset wrote:
15) 6/14/2010 1:04:04 PM
Flight attendant tip: empty a single serving sugar packet into your hands, squeeze the juice from a slice of lemon on to them, and rub your hands together until the sugar is completely melted. Rinse your hands off with a can of sparkling water. I always have soft and pretty hands after working those boring red-eye flights ;)
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Lemons And Sugar? wrote:
16) 6/14/2010 1:32:25 PM
I love to exfoliate using Lemon Juice and Sugar. You can use either white or brown sugar and about 1/2 of a cup of lemon juice. Buy some fresh lemons at your local grocery store and squeeze the juice out of them. Then soak a cotton face pad in the lemon juice and sprinkle a little sugar on top of that. The use it as a scrub all over your face. It takes all the dead cells off and clears up my acne!! Hope you try this out!
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cosmeaholic wrote:
17) 6/14/2010 1:41:57 PM
I exfoliate my skin every once in a while but this post gave me a great excuse to go and hit the beach often thanks for the tip!
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LoLa7 wrote:
18) 6/14/2010 1:50:17 PM
I try to do this every time I go to the beach, but I forget often. :)
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littlegreeke wrote:
19) 6/14/2010 1:52:28 PM
I use baking soda on a toothbrush to make my lips soft and smooth, and on my legs and feet I use sugar and olive oil! It's a bit slippery but the combination of the two gets off the dead skin and moisturizes so well!
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daniluvself wrote:
20) 6/14/2010 2:07:01 PM
i LUV to exfoliate with gramefruit and sugar! yup, grapefruit and sugar. i put some sugar in a half of grapefruit and rub it aroung. the sugar exfoliates and the grapefriut adds a tingly clean sensatin to my skin. plus you can use it on your face!!!
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theanonymousgirl wrote:
21) 6/14/2010 2:49:12 PM
I have a lime and salt scrub my friend gave me, it's very good :)
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BrooklynShoeBabe wrote:
22) 6/14/2010 3:08:11 PM
This is so true. I went to the beach during Memorial Day weekend, and I was able to soften my heels and the bottom of my feet by just massaging moist sand over them.
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Kenzzz wrote:
23) 6/14/2010 3:44:49 PM
I heard about a sand and honey scrub, and I really want to try it! Now, I know I will. :)
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AHarbulik wrote:
24) 6/14/2010 4:06:22 PM
I used to use apricot scrub but now I just use plain sugar! I rub it on when my face is still wet after I use cleanser. I works really well!
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podchild wrote:
25) 6/14/2010 4:19:23 PM
I use a salt scrub with dead sea minerals and shea butter. Skin feels soft, smooth, and silky after exfoliating.
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KrazeeEyez wrote:
26) 6/14/2010 4:38:52 PM
I love exfoliating my body with sugar. I take a good handful of regular household sugar you use in your coffee, and mix it in a container with some drops of olive oil and go to town! Sometimes I also mix in some ground coffee beans for that added kick to my skin. The coffee beans help stimulate your blood cells so it's good for cellulite and dimples in your skin. I do this twice or 3 times a week, keep a jar of sugar by my tub, with a little bottle of olive oil. I do it after a hot shower, pat myself dry then exfoliate, then rinse off with cool water. Trust me, your skin will start to show the difference! P.S. Don't use this on your face!! Ouch..
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emmer wrote:
27) 6/14/2010 8:57:52 PM
I always use something out of the kitchen like cucumber seeds or use your imagination
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HaileyZhao wrote:
28) 6/14/2010 11:14:06 PM
I use a product that exfoliate and after just the very first use, my skin feel very very soft. It is Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser. I truly recommend this product to anyone.
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kathielee wrote:
29) 6/15/2010 2:14:08 AM
I work in a hospital. The sugar packets that come on the meal trays for our patients sometimes get wet from the steam generated by hot food. Instead of tossing them, I now use them as a free exfoliant-although the only time I really think about it is when I color my hair and want to make sure the dye doesn't go on my neckline or hairline on the back of my neck.
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beauty ninja22 wrote:
30) 6/15/2010 12:44:38 PM
I exfoliate with plain white sugar while in the shower. Its natural, inexpensive, it smells sweet, and it melts so you don't risk over scrubbing your skin. You can even use it to gently scrub your face. For a more moisturizing body scrub, add about a tablespoon of olive oil. :) Try this trick, you'll love it and your skin will thank you this summer!
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rawkii wrote:
31) 6/15/2010 12:51:22 PM
Hm. I will definitely keep that in mind. That is if I actually make it to the beach this summer. *fingers crossed*
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geegee7 wrote:
32) 6/15/2010 9:15:07 PM
I am 150% behind that!....everytime I go away, I am addicted to exfoliating. It make my skin shine....with or with out a bit of sun!...
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~*LaLah*~ wrote:
33) 6/16/2010 4:15:40 PM
Using baking soda is a gentle and effective way to exfoliate your skin. Use about a tablespoon size amt. of baking soda.Add water and stir until you have a paste somewhat a little less thicker than toothpaste.Then rub on with your fingertips in a circular pattern.Then gently rinse off and pat face with washrag!
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AHarbulik wrote:
34) 6/17/2010 2:23:20 AM
Can we get the $5 coupon more than one time for posting a comment like this on a blog post here if it is two different blog posts we are commenting on? If so, I was one of the people who posted in the first 25 comments above and I have not yet received my coupon code.
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mommy 4 wrote:
35) 6/22/2010 1:29:54 PM
i do this and it works so well my skin feels so so so soft :)
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crookdawg wrote:
36) 6/24/2010 10:22:30 AM
Hello, I was just wondering if elf is looking into the possibility of: 1) coming out with a skin care line 2) coming out with an organic products line? Thanks.
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