Taking a steam shower deeply cleanses the skin by making the body sweat. This process removes toxins from the skin and cleans the pores. Your skin will look and feel better when you take a steam shower and when you exfoliate. During a steam shower is the perfect time to exfoliate your skin. Previously in this blog series, we wrote about 5 Exfoliating Facial Soaps. The following are five more exfoliating facial soaps that will get the job done.

Dr. Woods Facial Cleanser Black Soap Shea Butter

This exfoliating facial soap can be used daily. The eco-friendly formula contains black soap, vitamin E and organic shea butter. This will treat blemishes, remove dead skin and moisturize the face. Dr. Woods is committed to providing natural, sustainable products made in the United States. This soap does not contain paraben; it does contain anti-oxidants, gamma tocopherol and botanical extracts. This vegan formula also comes in a tea tree oil version.

Loreal Go 360 Clean Deep Facial Cleanser

This cleanser from Loreal is dermatologist tested. It removes makeup, waste and oil from the face without using oil in its formula. The formula is a combination of four different high-foam cleansers from Loreal. It also comes with a Scrublet for applying the soap and washing the face. This gel soap also comes in other versions, including break-out, deep facial cleanser for sensitive skin and deep facial cleanser for all skin types. This soap also unclogs and shrinks pores.

Olay Professional Pro-X Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser

This professional formula is anti-aging. It is a part of a four step treatment developed by Olay and ProX Global Derm Alliance (the other steps include eye restoration, wrinkle smoothing cream and deep wrinkle treatment). This tested formula contains glycerin and rejuvenates skin.

Baking Soda & Coconut Oil

Perhaps you prefer to make your own exfoliating facial soaps at home because you have sensitive skin or because you enjoy DIY projects. The other perk to DIY options is that they definitely lower the cost of skincare. This super simple recipe from Northwest Edible Life contains ¼ cup of baking soda and ½ cup of soft coconut oil. Erica, author of that blog, uses organic coconut oil. If your skin is sensitive, do not use this cleanser every day.


Photo & Recipe from: http://www.nwedible.com/2013/05/all-natural-diy-facial-exfoliator-coconut-oil-baking-soda.html

DIY Homemade Exfoliate and Detox Skin Polish Recipe

This is another recipe from Rebecca of Soap Deli News. In Part One of this blog series, we listed her recipe for DIY Natural Lemongrass Exfoliating Foaming Facial Cleanser. This polish recipe will clear blemishes and make your skin brighter. The ingredients, including sugar, charcoal, coconut milk powder, etc, are mixed into a bowl. Before each use, mix a small amount of the polish with a liquid, such as milk or water. The great aspect of this recipe is its simplicity (once you have all of the ingredients).

Natural Beauty DIY - Homemade Exfoliate and Detox Face Polish Recipe for Normal, Combination and Oily Skin

Photo & Recipe from: http://soapdelinews.com/2014/05/diy-homemade-exfoliate-and-detox-skin-polish-recipe.html

After washing your face and getting out of the steam shower, use a facial moisturizer to keep your face smooth and soft. Let us know which soaps you tried and which soaps you preferred.

Ever wonder how he got so fresh?

We know…by taking a steam shower, of course.

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Who doesn’t love warm days outside and cool nights camping with friends during the summer? The summer is one of the best seasons for going outside and enjoying nature. This also means that skin gets drier when we are outside in the heat for longer periods of time. To treat skin conditions, take a steam shower, moisturize and hydrate the skin. Read on for more details for keeping your skin healthy during the summer.

Dry Skin Treatments

In the warm weather of the summer, it’s harder to stay hydrated. One of the biggest challenges in fighting dry skin is keeping skin hydrated and moisturized.

To hydrate your skin, take warm showers, but avoid taking showers that are too hot. Also, avoid dehydrating agents, such as alcohol, caffeine and cigarettes. Lastly, do not use cleansers that dry out your skin too much. Try reducing the use of these cleansers or switching to a different product. Remember to exfoliate your skin before moisturizing so the dry skin won’t prevent the lotion from doing its job.

You can hydrate your skin by using a humidifier. You can also carry around a spray bottle with water in it and mist yourself from time to time.

Avoid getting sunburns; if you do get a sunburn, the following section may be of interest to you.

Sunburn Treatments

Sunburns may be the worst part of the summer time. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment while having a fun time at the beach or at the lake and forget to reapply more sun block. However, the repercussions can be some of the most painful. Sunburns are not pleasant!

The best line of defense against a sunburn is using the proper prevention techniques. Wear a hat or visor to protect your face and eyes from the sun. You can also wear long, loose clothing to protect your skin from the UV rays. It may seem counterintuitive to wear too much clothing on a hot day, but you will thank yourself later!

Other prevention methods include hanging out in the shade or under an umbrella. If you’re playing in the sun or in the water, make sure to reapply sunscreen when needed.

If it’s too late and you’ve been burned by the sun, there are a few things you can do to help your skin feel better. First, buy a bottle of aloe vera. This can alleviate the pain; alternatively, you can break off a piece of your own aloe vera plant and rub it along the skin. Take cool showers, and apply lotion afterwards. If it’s burning, put a cool, damp towel on top of the affected area.

Sunburns can be painful. They burn, itch and may cause blisters. Keep the burned area of the skin protected and take ibuprofen if you are experiencing too much pain. Once the sunburn starts to heal, the skin will begin to peel. Exfoliate peeling skin with used coffee grinds from your coffee pot. It works like magic!


Last of all, but not least, make sure to stay hydrated. Hydration goes a long way in protecting your skin from being dry and itchy.

Good luck, and have fun in the summer sun!