Elevate your Skin with Exfoliation… What’s the Simplest & Cheapest Way to Exfoliate at home Year-Round? Part 4…

You’ve learned a lot about exfoliation this week, but here’s a SURPRISE option!


What’s the Simplest & Cheapest Way to Exfoliate at home Year-Round?


A) Buzzy Brush device

B) Washcloth

C) Scrub

Answer: B, the humble washcloth 

Yep, it’s been under your nose this entire time!


Unless you have exceptionally sensitive skin, go get yourself a big stack of soft washcloths. 

To avoid bacterial build-up, use a fresh washcloth with each use. 

Here is my best-practice guide for cleansing with washcloths:

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. With clean, wet hands, apply your cleanser.
  3. Massage your cleanser into your skin for a minute or two.
  4. Wet down your washcloth with lukewarm water and gently use it to remove all of that yucky dirt, oil, makeup and environmental toxins from your day! 
  5. Don’t forget your hairline, neck and décolleté.

Bonus tip! Be sure to do this process twice! Yep, you heard me right. Double-cleansing ensures that after the yucky stuff gets removed, the cleanser can work deeper. And the product’s active ingredients can really do their job. Use both sides of the washcloth! 

Are you a splasher? 

C’mon, you know what I’m talking about, you put the cleanser on your face, massage quickly, then you splash on the water to rinse!?! Nooooo! No more splashing over the sink or in the shower! I can always tell if my client is a “splasher” because they have a ‘perimeter of problems’ around their face. Repeat after me: “I will not be a splasher any more!” LOL! But, seriously. 

In conclusion, what a week of great info! I dearly hope you’ve learned some helpful information so we can start improving your skin! Contact me today for a professional assessment of your skin. Let’s give you the gorgeous glow you deserve! 



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EXFOLIATION BLOG 4 part series –

Resources referenced: Retin A, Acid MantelProper ExfoliationSkin TypesExfoliation






  1. Merryl N on October 5, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Thank you Sara! Great info! See you soon!

    • sara.rieman8@gmail.com on October 5, 2019 at 11:40 am

      Yay! Can’t wait!!

  2. Amanda on October 20, 2019 at 5:58 am

    I just caught up on this series and loved it, thank you!! One question: what about lips? Aside from stopping my nervous chewing on my bottom lip (I know, so bad!) how can I help keep the skin healthy and smooth, especially with cold winter rain and winds around the corner? Thanks for any advice.

    • sara.rieman8@gmail.com on October 20, 2019 at 11:04 pm

      Hello my dear friend!! I’m sure that Sweden cold weather is not doing your lips any favors! So yes number 1) stop biting & licking! Why? saliva contains digestive enzymes that can exacerbate the condition by over licking.
      Topically, I would start by cleansing the lip area with a gentle cleanser with natural botanical oils, followed by applying a hydrating lip serum (did I give you the Hydrolox oil?)( FEATURED INGREDIENTS are:
      Powerful fat-soluble antioxidant that protects cellular membranes from free radicals.
      “Soy proteins are used to inhibit hair growth and the formation of proteases, while reducing pigmentation.”

      Possesses a peptide that inhibits MMP (matrix metalloproteinase) activity, enzymes that destroy collagen and elastin

      A highly stable emollient containing 85% monounsaturated fatty acids that is both hydrating and soothing

      A botanical extract with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties

      An anti-microbial, antioxidant spice that is also a natural preservative

      A natural preservative that is rich in antioxidants and polyunsaturated fats

      naturally occurring enzyme found in the mitochondria of the cell that contain antioxidant properties.

      ESSENTIAL OILS OF ROSE, VANILLA, AND JASMINE) (if so – use it on skin AND lips!!)(if not tell me I’ll mail it to you) or at the very least try to find one that contains ingredients such as amino and hyaluronic acids, glycerin, and shea butter. A lip mask that contains honey, allantoin, and essential fatty acids will help calm the lip, followed by an SPF balm with vitamin E to seal in moisture.

      I could go on forever, but I’ve decided to talk at length about it this winter! Watch for the the next blog in January! ❤️

  3. Leanne Breiby on February 18, 2020 at 8:03 am

    I finally took Sara’s advice from this post, and no joke, the next morning at the gym my trainer said “Your skin looks great!”

    • sara.rieman8@gmail.com on February 18, 2020 at 9:44 am

      So happy to hear this!! Keep it up!

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