Don’t be a George! You could have been in the steam shower.

Could Have Been in a Steam Shower Instead

Have you ever gotten out of the shower and felt as though your face was super dry? That’s why it’s important to exfoliate your skin after a steam shower. When taking a shower, the heat makes the body sweat and removes moisture from the skin. Exfoliating the skin makes it softer, cleans and removes dead skin cells. After exfoliating, the moisturizer you put on your skin will be more effective.

Your face is a very delicate area, and it’s important to take proper care of it. The right exfoliating facial soap for you may depend upon how sensitive your skin is. Exfoliating will also make pores smaller, skin tone more even and reveal new skin. Below are five exfoliating facial soaps:

Skin Effects Dr. Jeffrey Dover Glycolic Cream Cleanser

This product was developed by dermatologist Dr. Jeffrey Dover, an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Yale, and is exclusively sold at CVS. Dr. Dover’s exfoliating facial soap contains glycolic cream, which exfoliates the skin, and hyaluronic acid, which hydrates the skin. This soap is a gel-cream.

Pore Refining Exfoliating Cleanser from Neutrogena

This soap from Neutrogena contains an alpha and beta formula. This soap will make pores appear smaller after using it for one week. The alpha-hydroxy formula works in the soap to remove make up, dirt and oil from the skin. This also helps diminish the appearance of blemishes and smoothes out skin. This soap is dermatologist-tested.

Vivite Exfoliating Facial Cleanser

Vivite is an advanced skin care brand that uses GLX Technology. This exfoliating facial cleanser contains microbeads and glycolic compound to exfoliate the face. This formula will remove the dead skin cells in the upper layer of skin.

DIY Exfoliating Oatmeal Facial Mask

It is possible to create do-it-yourself exfoliating facial soaps at home to save money and to ensure you are using a natural product on your skin. HilLesha O’Nan, author of the blog Welcome to the Motherhood, wrote up this recipe for a DIY Exfoliating Oatmeal Facial Mask. Oatmeal naturally exfoliates skin and makes an appearance in many DIY beauty recipes.

HilLesha calls for one half of a banana, mashed up, milk and oatmeal to create this facial mask.You can also choose to add bentonite clay powder, which removes dirt and toxins from the skin. Wear this mask for ten minutes and then rinse with cold water to close your pores.

Exfoliating Oatmeal Facial Mask Simplify Your Summer with Dawn Hand Renewal #MyDawnSummer

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DIY Natural Lemongrass Exfoliating Foaming Facial Cleanser Recipe

Rebecca, author of Soap Deli News Blog, created this DIY facial cleanser after trying and being inspired by Suki Exfoliate Foaming Lemongrass Cleanser. Rebecca’s version includes sugar, Dr. Bronner’s Baby-Mild Liquid Soap, lemongrass essential oil, orange peel powder, lavender powder, lemon peel powder, chamomile powder and calendula powder. She also explains how to modify the recipe for those with more sensitive skin. She recommends using a moisturizer after using this exfoliating facial soap if you have sensitive skin. Alternatively, you can modify the mixture to contain less lemon peel powder and orange peel powder and by adding white rice flour.

Natural Handmade Exfoliating Sugar and Lemongrass Facial Scrub Recipe - Cleans and Brightens Skin, Helps Even Skin Tone, Remove Impurities and Fight Blemishes

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Remember to keep your skin clean and happy!

Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2014

Dwell on Design is a design conference, which was held in Los Angeles on June 20-22, 2014 this year. The show is curated by the editors at Dwell Magazine and includes discussions, programs, speakers and exhibitions of interior design and products. Home technology products were also showcased. Dwell on Design calls itself the largest design event in the United States. The Steam Showers Inc team would like to share some photos from the show in this blog post.

Dwell Magazine is a publication about home design and architecture that integrates design into everyday life. Dwell aims to feature designs that are actually lived in and comfortable. Amanda Dameron is the Editor in Chief of Dwell Magazine.

This post features some of our favorite pictures from Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2014. It was definitely hard to come up with just seven favorites because there was just so much to see at this show. Showcased items varied from modern strollers, stylish vases, silent bathroom fans, vintage recreational vehicles and more.

Glass Blue Bathroom Vanity

This stainless steel sink is built out of a metal frame and a light box. The light and the blue glass create a blue hue for a very modernistic feel in the bathroom. What will be next, a green shower? We feel like this design calls for a dance party in the bathroom.

Custom Lighting from Modshop

The Sputnik Table Lamp from Modshop creates a warm, dimmed light in this photo. Modshops’s website explains this 27” tall piece was inspired by the Space Race between Russia and America. Modshop is a custom furniture company, previously known as Room Service. Modshop’s pieces are designed by husband and wife team John and Taryn Bernard.

Bathroom Faucets Sonoma Forge

In this photo you can see the beautiful metal-work in these faucets from Sonoma Forge, headquartered in Petaluma, California. Sonoma Forge specializes in luxurious, designer faucets featuring beautiful metal.

Shades of Green Landscape Architecture Barnacles

Shades of Green Landscape Architecture installed this colorful display of live plants outside of the outdoor design section. The sustainable landscaping company works out of Sausalito, California.

Bathroom Vanity Lacava

We can’t get enough of the Lacava booth at Dwell on Design. This photo shows a booth wall featuring a bathroom vanity and stylish bathroom décor.

Bathroom Tile AlysEdwards

AlysEdwards Tile & Stone displayed these amazing tiles in their booth. The company launched in 2008 and its signature pink lips can be seen everywhere, including in a candy bowl and a pink lips chair.

Brizo Bathtub Fillers

We hope you’ve enjoyed this recap, and we’re looking forward to next year’s conference. Let us know which of the above are your favorite photos from the show!