Exfoliation for oily skin that experiences eczema needs to take care of two areas of concern. Oily skin can block pores causing irritation, acne and inflamed eczema. Exfoliating oily skin is difficult as the dead skin is less flaky and harder to essentially "scrub off." With that in mind, we need to absorb excess oil while softly removing any excess skin cells. The real hero in this story is Dead Sea Mud.
Dead Sea Mud is able to absorb excess oil without irritating already inflamed skin. Dead Sea Mud is applied as a wet mask and as it sits over 5-10 minutes it dries and absorbs any excess oil without disturbing the very much needed natural amounts of oil and allowing any dead skin cells to raise from the newer layer of skin. Using a gentle circular motion with a warm damp cloth removes those raised layers of dead skin and excess oil while keeping the skin microbiome in tact.
Aloe vera is also an excellent exfoliant since it contains salicylic acid - The old school term being acid peel or new school term acid exfoliation. Fortunately for us, acid peels or exfoliation are low grade acids that are able to "dissolve", "slough", "eat" off dead skin cells.
This recipe is as it's titled "Balanced" because the ingredients help the skin remove dead skin cells while keeping skin rejuvenated.
Total time | 15 Minutes
Sanitize & Dry | 5 m
Measure | 5 m
Combine | 3 m
Pour & Label | 2 m
1. Gather your ingredients. Using a scale measure each ingredient into a separate bowl. Using a whisk or hand mixer combine ingredients.
2. Clean, sanitize and dry containers. Use a funnel to pour mixed ingredients into containers. Use a label maker or tape to write the ingredients and date.
How to Use
Apply 1-2 spoon fulls to face and massage in gentle, circular, slow circles. Remove with warm water. Pat dry.
Be extra gentle around eyes, lips and neck. The skin barrier in these areas are thin and damage easier.