Vanilla Bean Exfoliating Paste
This rich, intoxicating vanilla bean paste is a heavenly treatment designed to remove dry, flaking skin. Not for sensitive skin, this invigorating rub will polish the skin while the emollient properties of yogurt will rehydrate and condition.
2 tablespoons white rice
1 fresh vanilla bean, cut into small pieces
½ cup natural plain yogurt
Place white rice and vanilla bean into a coffee grinder and grind for 30 seconds, or until it becomes the consistency of finely ground powder. Pour into mixing bowl and add a splash of warm water to make a paste. Rub vigorously onto body to exfoliate dead skin. Rinse off in bathtub or shower. Next, apply yogurt generously over exfoliated areas to soothe and moisturize the skin. Rinse off in tepid water.
Makes ½ cup
Q:do you have any recommendations for an all natural sunscreen?
I’ve been using this all-natural sunblock by IxoraBB. It’s my new fav because it has an SPF of 30, moisturizes your skin (cause it’s loaded with awesome natural butters/oils) and doesn’t give you that ashy look! Perfect for traveling or for everyday use. Hope that helps <3
Q:Hey Fran! I have dry skin (like, you can see the skin cells type of dry). I'm drinking 1-2 liters of water a day. I use black soap and I made a blend of shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive oil, and water to use on my skin. What else can I do?! I really don't want to start using medicated lotions. I'd love to stay as natural as possible.
Hey :) As much as I love the health benefits of african black soap, it can be extremely drying! I remember using it on my face and it would make my skin feel so stripped. I would suggest swapping your soap for a nice, skin softening and moisturizing body wash like the Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Wash sold at Target and Walmart for $9.99! And don’t forget to combine it with exfoliating gloves so you can remove dead skin cells and allow for your skin to be more receptive to moisture! Watch my Skin Health video here. Hope that helps <3