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There is no question that spas in Fort Collins offer amazing scrubs and treatments for exfoliation and all around glowing skin. The problem: you don’t make the money to visit every day! That’s okay for a couple of reasons. The first is that you really shouldn’t exfoliate deeply on the daily, and the second – you can make a good scrub all by yourself at home!
Before you scour the internet for recipes to rival that of your favorite scrub at your favorite Fort Collins spa, let’s take a look at the science of our skin itself.
You’re probably wondering why you should go through all of the trouble of gathering ingredients and making it in the first place when there are a slew of products already on the market you could buy. It’s simple – chemicals. The body wash you use each and every day is probably full of chemicals, and if you think it doesn’t matter, you’re wrong. Chemicals like propylene glycol, triclosan, sodium laureth sulfate, and sodium lauryl sulfate along with numerous artificial fragrances fill the body washes that line the shelves at the store, and each one of them serves as a harmful irritant to more than just your skin.
Did you know that these chemicals seep into our pores and enter the blood stream, traveling to our organs and various systems? It won’t cause issues right away, but over time, they can lead to numerous health issues.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and although it does serve as a barrier to protect us, there is one thing it cannot protect us against – the chemicals that make up our beauty products. These microscopic chemical elements absorb within seconds of application thanks to the sebaceous glands.
You’re already a frequent visitor to spas in Fort Collins, so you are someone who is trying to maintain a youthful appearance. Minimizing the chance these chemicals can get into your bloodstream is of utmost importance to you, I’m sure! So let’s take a look at a few recipes from around the internetso you can get to work making one that works for you. If you don’t see a recipe that appeals to you, a quick Google search will reveal a multitude of options, or you can browse Pinterest for ideas.
Store leftover scrubs made with nut and seed oils in the refrigerator, or cut recipes that are larger and use them up as soon as possible. Apply all to damp skin using a circular motion.
Of course, you should still visit your Fort Collins spa for a wide range of treatments to promote skin health and beauty. Contact Athena today and find out how we can transform you this summer!