When I was modeling, I was always afraid my skin would break out. I could never tell when acne would erupt. When it did, there was nothing I could do about it – until I did a shoot for Der Spiegel at the Dead Sea.
I’d been hired for a swimsuit feature. The day before the shoot, my face, neck and chest broke out in spots. I tried to cover them with heavy makeup, which never really worked but was the only thing I knew to do. When I showed up for the session, the art director wanted us splashing in the water while our pictures were taken. Right away, the makeup started to wash off, but as it turned out, this was the best thing that could have happened for my acne.
After ten minutes in the water, I could see the spots were gone from my chest; my skin was smooth again. The minerals in the super-salty water had cleared my acne. So I soaked my face and neck with it, and by the time we came out of the water and began taking pictures on the beach, my skin was clear enough that no-one was any the wiser.
After my modeling career, I began working in the beauty business, advising people about how to care for their skin and makeup. I recommended sea salt for its deep cleansing and antiseptic properties, based on my own experience with it. At the same time, my own skin had become drier. It was no longer prone to acne, but I found that I needed to exfoliate regularly to keep my complexion glowing like it had always done before.
I found Dead Sea Salts were marvelous for cleansing and detoxifying my skin, but they were too coarse for exfoliation. I found powdery sea salt from Brittany, the kind favored by French beauticians for centuries. It does a wonderful job of sloughing off dead skin cells, stimulating the circulation and giving an immediate glow to the complexion, while also deeply cleansing the pores. And it is so finely-milled, it is good even with sensitive skin.
The other way I exfoliate is with naturally-occurring β-hydroxy acid. There’s a lot of it in willow bark extract and it doesn’t cause reactions like the synthetic chemical versions. It takes longer to act than the abrading effect of sea salt, but combines with it to provide a deeper treatment that stimulates cell turnover.
The combination of sea salt and willow bark extract makes it possible to use Exfoliant Supérieure in two ways: one, routinely, two-three times a week for 60-seconds; the other as a 20-minute treatment that lets the willow bark extract work to its full extent, providing results like a spa facial.
You can click here to learn how to give yourself a spa quality treatment with this exfoliant. I think it is one of the most important things you can do for the beauty of your skin and complexion.