Exfoliators, Detoxing & Masks, Oh My!

Posted by Robyn on 23rd Apr 2014

What’s the new hot thing in skin care today?

It seems that people are always discovering the ever-changing single “miracle” ingredient that will keep your skin young and wrinkle free. But do we ever stop to think if this is the best approach? Is there always something else we need? Will we always be behind the newest, latest skin care discovery? Or is there a much simpler way?

Instead of always searching for something new, Shear Miracle Organics feels it’s best to approach the entire skin complex from the wisdom of past ages and not focus on just one aspect of the skin, like many modern new systems.

So what is this "wisdom of the ages"? It is simply using ingredients given to us through nature to balance and protect our whole being. This holistic approach to skin care focuses inside and out to detoxify, nourish, remove free radicals, hydrate and moisturize the skin, while considering the individual needs of each skin type. All of Shear Miracle Organics skincare products are loaded with antioxidant ingredients to stimulate collagen production via intensive free radical scavenging.    

Properly caring for your skin involves cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing on a daily basis. It is also important to exfoliate your skin occasionally to remove dead skin. Detoxing your skin allows for a more effective regeneration process and, since all of our products have specially chosen, health-packed ingredients, this naturally provides maximum nutrient penetration.


The average person generates a new layer of skin every two to four weeks. At the end of this period, the old skin cells are shed so that the new can come forth.

Many companies lately use Alpha Hydroxy Acids to remove dead skin and claim to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. Don’t be fooled by the “natural” Alpha Hydroxy Acids! Glycolic acid is a high concentration of sugar fruit acids which causes the skin to be burnt causing long term damage, ie. aging. It is not just a simple fruit acid in its natural concentration!

Exfoliating with a gentle product like Almost Paradise Home Face Lift, can improve your complexion tremendously while giving your skin all the benefits of coconut milk, green tea, and lemon essential oil. This amazing anti-aging exfoliator, not only effectively removes dead skin, but helps restore skin’s elasticity and tone. Eyebright, a herb that is known to relieve inflammation effectively soothes your skin, while the natural antibacterial and astringent agents have a healing effect on acne, tightening oily skin and alleviating irritated skin.

Neem leaf is also anti-inflammatory making Almost Paradise the perfect choice even for some sensitive skin types.

You will notice an improvement in your skin’s smoothness, reduction of fine lines, an increase in the capacity of your skin to absorb water (hydration) and less blemishes over time. It will give a fresh look and feel to your skin.


This important step is best done while concentrating internally as well as externally. Detoxing occurs when you remove unwanted toxins from your body. Sounds good, right? How do we do this? Drink enough pure water! According to Lisa Testa of Healthier You, it may be helpful to drink at least 1/2 your body weight in oz per day. Water flushes out toxins from your body, helps your organs function better and ultimately gives you clearer, more beautiful skin.

Increase your daily intake of antioxidants. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals that are caused by toxins. Eat more antioxidant-rich fruits like blueberries, raspberries,strawberries, blackberries, pears, cherries, pomegranates and plums. Increase your greens. The best greens for the job include kale, wheat-grass, arugula, spinach, algae, chard, Spirulina and alfalfa.

Add to your diet herbs and spices that help your body detox like cinnamon, cayenne pepper and turmeric.

Sweat. Yes, I said sweat. Exercise for at least 30 minutes everyday. Sweating gets rid of excess toxins through your skin.

Use a mask designed to assist your detoxing process, such as our Be Clean Organic Detox Mask, on your clean skin a few times per month. This soothing mask made of French Green Clay is an excellent choice because of its super absorbing qualities. GreenClay is composed of a host of essential minerals, iron oxides, and decomposed plant material such as kelp and seaweed. Beware, this detox mask really works well and if your skin contain toxins, you may break out, as the clay will pull the toxins from your skin.

Regenerating or Moisturizing

Besides hydration, moisturizing your skin is of utmost importance to having radiant, young-looking skin. Omega 3 has been found to help your skin retain moisture. Eat foods that contain Omega 3 like walnuts, flax seeds, beans olive oil and winter squash. Omega 3s give your skin the ability to retain moisture, so these are very anti-aging.

In addition to daily moisturizing, we recommend helping your skin by giving it an extra power packed boost. Why? As we age (and we are all doing that every moment of every day), our skin becomes drier and also looses the ability to produce collagen. Effectively moisturizing your skin will help maintain your skin’s ability to retain its natural moisture. In our overnight Miracles Happen Organic Rejuvenating Mask, we use ingredients such as organic aloe vera, organic shea butter, organic oils of: coconut, avocado, hemp seed, and sunflower, just to name a few. These ingredients work with your body’s own natural regeneration and healing process as you sleep to keep your skin looking fresh and beautiful. You have to try this one! It is feels more like a lotion than a mask and in the morning when you rinse it off, you will feel like you have brand new skin. This is one of our personal favorites.

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