Used up my last bottle of lotion today and adding that to my “never buy again” list

Nothing against lotion just that I’m swapping it with a more budget friendly and sustainable alternative.

This week, I started practicing dry brushing which some wellness enthusiast claim as a way to detoxify our lymphatic system, improve blood circulation, exfoliate dead skin cells, unclog pores, reduce cellulite, and encourage natural collagen production. 

While there isn't enough scientific evidence to verify all these claims, I see no harm in giving dry brushing a try. 

In an interview by SELF with Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin, M.D., an NYC dermatologist and founder of Entière Dermatology, dry brushing is an effective exfoliation technique due to the increase in friction.

“When you exfoliate on dry skin, the friction is increased as opposed to when the skin is wet. When the friction is increased, exfoliation is more effective.”

With that in mind, aside from ditching lotions for good, maybe I can also start giving up body scrubs. 🤔

How to Dry Brush

I first learned about dry brushing from YouTuber Sustainably Vegan. If you are also curious and want to test it out yourself, below is a great infographic detailing the process. 

I did see some improvement in my skin after a few days of dry brushing, but I still put on some form of moisturizer on areas that need extra care.

I choose Human Nature’s Sunflower Beauty Oil as a lotion swap because it’s all-natural and locally made. But aside from this, it also has a lot of other uses. I can use it for my hair, face, body, brows, cuticles, and so much more.

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Human Nature's Sun Flower beauty oil is rich with moisturizing and nourishing vitamins A, D & E. It also has earned its place as a well-known and well-loved miracle worker. Check out the other benefits!

25 miracles from head to toe

1. Overall body moisturizer
2. Helps lighten dark spots & pimple marks
3. Helps lighten and soften underarms
4. Helps make eyebrows thicker
5. Helps prevent & lighten the appearance of stretch marks
6. Helps improve appearance of underarm chicken skin
7. Helps lighten lesions and scars
8. Helps soothe skin after waxing
9. Helps lighten dark undereye circles
10. Helps hydrate dry patches on face
11. Undereye moisturizer
12. Softens feet soles, knees & elbows
13. Removes stubborn makeup
14. Helps diminish fine lines around the eyes
15. Helps soften cuticles & dry skin
16. Makes skin glow and helps keep it youthful-looking
17. Helps improve skin condition after sunburn
18. Helps relax tired, puffy eyes
19. Adds shine to dull hair
20. Helps relieve itch & redness caused by insect bites
21. Nourishes & conditions eyelashes
22. Helps ease dry & itchy scalp
23. Smoothens dry, rough skin from shaving
24. Helps calm skin & ease rashes
25. Helps relieve symptoms of skin infections

I shared about this product on my Facebook profile and one friend commented that he used the same oil to heal his tattoo quickly!

One friend also shared a life hack to maximize the moisturizing effect by adding a few drops of oil to a basin of water and use it as your finishing wash.

I hope you've learned something from this post. If you live within Cebu City and is interested in any Human Nature product, you can order through my online shop or call/text 09177707446.

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