How to Exfoliate with Just a Towel

Towel

For those of you who don't like using abrasive and chemical-laden commercial exfoliants, or even homemade exfoliants made of coffee grounds and baking soda, perhaps you'd like to give a soft towel a try.

That's right. I change up the way I exfoliate my face and body depending on the seasons of the year and how sensitive my skin is. Sometimes when my skin is particularly sensitive I opt to simply use a soft, wet towel to get exfoliation done.




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You'll Need:

- a soft face towel
- olive oil (or other oil of your preference, this is optional)

Directions:

1. Apply a teaspoon or two of olive oil to your face (or body), making sure you rub it in gently in circular motions until your entire face is covered.

2.Wet a soft face towel with warm water and begin wiping off the oil from your face in gentle, but firm circular motions. The fibers of the towel and oil will help lift the dead skin cells and debris from your skin without drying it out.

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This method of exfoliation is great for those with sensitive skin or for the drier months when a more aggressive method of exfoliation isn't necessary. What's perfect about this method of exfoliating is that not only does it get the job done, but it leaves your skin moisturized and glowing, as if you had just gone to a professional for a facial.

Salubrious Selection: Vapur Collapsible Water Bottle

Salubrious Selection: Vapur Collapsible Water Bottle
Comes in other colors too!
If you're looking for a more eco-friendly option to having water on hand to drink all the time without having to constantly buy bottled water, consider the collapsible water bottles by Vapur.

They're very reasonably priced and have the capacity to carry about 500 milliliters (or half a liter) of water ... or any other liquid of your choice. The company website says that the collapsible bottle is perfectly capable of handling hot liquids, but this may be uncomfortable to hold without getting a sleeve for your bottle, so it's suggested that you stick to cool or warm liquids.




You can also freeze the bottle to create ice cold drinks without worrying it'll crack or damage the plastic.

What I also like about Vapur collapsible bottles is that when I'm done drinking its contents I can simply fold it up into a more compact size that fits nicely in my purse or bag. Plus, it's so light! Adds absolutely no noticeable weight when it's empty inside my bag. And I've been using this bottle consistently for a couple weeks now without having experienced any leaking.

Salubrious Selection: Vapur Collapsible Water Bottle
The only downside I can think of is that the bottle quickly starts to look old and beat up from all the abuse it takes inside my bag and from being folded up so often. But I suppose I'm more interested in being kinder to the environment by having a compact bottle that I can refill and carry around with me, rather than how to maintain the aesthetics of it.

If you're looking for a light, reasonably priced, collapsible bottle to carry liquids around with you, I would highly recommend Vapur collapsible bottles.

Salubrious Selection: Vapur Collapsible Water Bottle

Store Q-Tips and Cotton Pads/Balls in Jars

Store Q-Tips and Cotton Pads/Balls in Jars

This is going to be a short post.

Trying to figure out a neat and aesthetically pleasing way to store your Q-Tips and cotton balls or cotton pads in the bathroom? (... and whatever else needs storing) Just put them in some repurposed old jam and condiment jars. It looks nice and keeps everything dry from the moisture in the bathroom.

If you like, dress up the jars by covering them with fabric or painting your own unique designs on the outsides. I personally like the clean look of simply leaving the jars as is and standing them neatly together.