Why exfoliate (scrub) your skin? Two reasons come to my mind; dead skin and dust mites.
When we give thought to dust mites we believe they live on dust. However, those little blighters love to feed on dead skin.
We are literally a walking magnet that attracts dust mites as we shed dead skin on a daily basis; leaving traces of dead skin everywhere we tread inside the home.
It’s impossible to totally live in a dust-free pollutant-free environment as vacuuming can only do so much; so starve dust mites of their staple diet of dead skin by using Annmarie Gianni’s exfoliating scrubs and mud/coconut honey masks.
Annmarie Gianni’s Ayurvedic Facial Scrub is definitely life-giving and nurturing with its main ingredients being *Rhassoul Clay and *Fenugreek.
Rhassoul Clay is plentiful of minerals which help to nourish the skin. This gentle but powerful exfoliant cleanses the skin by soaking up excess dirt and oil; all the while detoxifying the skin.
Fenugreek seeds have anti-inflammatory properties and are able to fight against bacteria; making it a powerful cleanser as well as a great comforter for skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and sunburn. Containing natural oils and fats, fenugreek seeds help to hydrate and moisturize the skin; leaving the skin soft.
I mixed some of Annmarie’s Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser and a little spring water with a ¼ – ½ teaspoon of the Ayurvedic Facial Scrub to make a smooth paste.
Once I applied it to my slightly damp skin, I cleansed my face in a circular motion for a minute or two before rinsing. It did a superior job of ridding my face of dead skin cells. My face felt so smooth.
You can use Ayurvedic Facial Scrub as a facial mask by leaving it on your face for fifteen minutes before washing it off.
*Rhassoul Clay has been uncovered from the ancient lake beds in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
*Fenugreek is used as a herb/spice and is also known as “Bird’s Foot” and “Greek Hay”.
Ayurvedic is an Indian Hindu system which practices the deep-rooted concepts about nature.
The Dead Sea is not as dead as what most people think as Annmarie Gianni’s Dead Sea Scrub is alive with minerals, calcium included, which help to restore the skin while deeply cleansing and soothing.
Energized in combination with *Siliceous Earth, Annmarie’s Dead Sea Facial Scrub supplies the skin with the nourishment it needs; all the while naturally strengthening its elasticity and helps the skin from drying out by aiding to retain moisture.
Annmarie Gianni’s Dead Sea Facial Scrub is a wonderful detoxifier and I know firsthand how well it cleanses. It left my face feeling so soft and smooth. On application I could smell the scent from the lavender essential oil. I must say it was absolutely refreshing.
I did find it to be quite rough on my face, so if you would like a softer exfoliation then combine the Dead Sea Facial Scrub with Annmarie’s Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser.
This scrub may also be used as a re-mineralizing facial mask.
People with sensitive skin should err on the side of caution if wanting to use this facial scrub. It is best to test on the inside of your forearm first and if no reaction then you know it is safe to use on your face.
*Siliceous Earth is a purified form of silica. It helps to absorb bacteria and toxins which are likely to be present in your skin.
Using Annmarie Gianni’s Purifying Mud Mask is an earthly experience like no other.
In this mud mask the exceptional blend of clays are abundant with natural minerals and the “blooming” addition of blue-green algae is notably high in protein and fatty acids.
Before applying the Purifying Mud Mask to my face I cleansed my face with Annmarie Gianni’s Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser.
Leaving my face wet, I mixed a teaspoon of the Purifying Mud Mask powder with a small amount of spring water to make a smooth paste to spread evenly over my face. I waited fifteen minutes or more for the mud to set and then I rinsed my face well before patting dry with a towel.
I was amazed to find that the pores of my skin had reduced in size. My skin felt so smooth and I had rosy red cheeks. This mud mask is definitely a force to be reckoned with.
The blue-green algae in Annmarie’s purifying mud mask is sourced from Klamath Lake in Oregon. The renowned activity of the two nearby volcanoes explains why the algae is so nourishing.
Have you heard the phrase ‘Have your cake and eat it too’? This expression can also be applied to Annmarie Gianni’s Coconut Honey Mask. Why? Because it is edible!
It’s just bee-utiful and scrumptious with a subtle scent of coconut and honey. I washed my face first with Annmarie’s Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser then I applied the coconut honey mask.
Fifteen minutes followed and when I rinsed my face, I was surprised how clean and smooth my skin felt. The coconut honey mask is so gentle on the skin. It is great for anyone with sensitive skin; works well too on dry elbows, knees and cracked heels.
The ingredients of raw mountain wildflower honey, organic extra virgin coconut oil, beeswax and organic vanilla powder in Annmarie Gianni’s Coconut Honey Mask speak for themselves.
This little miracle in a jar is alive with enzymes, high in vitamin C and B Vitamins; and we can all use that.
Where to Purchase
Here are more products I’ve tried from the Annmarie Gianni Skin Care Range:
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