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Exfoliate much?

I have one of those salt scrubs from Bath & Body Works. I use it now and then, to get rid of the dead skin and soften everything up. It always makes me feel pampered.

I discovered today that massive quantities of sand and salt water have the same effect as that expensive exfoliating scrub. Except normally, I don't exfoliate my armpits and the skin between my butt cheeks. Never really thought they needed it.
 
I can assure you now that there is no dead skin anywhere on my body.
 
Well, the hairy parts still have dead skin. The sand is sticking there, in massive quantities, and is not easy to wash off. 
 
My friend, Heather from Not a DIY Life, lives near a beach, and she instructed me to get some baby powder to help with the sand stickage. I did, and it worked very well for my arms, legs, face, and feet. I applied the powder to those spots, and they are smooth and sand-free. 
 
Have you ever tried to put baby powder in your hair? I haven't, and it doesn't sound like a good idea. I'm just saying.
 
I have massive amounts of sand stuck in my hair, my eyebrows, and well, you know the other places with hair. It won't come out, even in the shower, leading back to the aforementioned over-exfoliation. 
 
This could become a problem, especially as I walk around and the sand creates friction. And more exfoliation.
 
I should probably stop sitting in the surf.
 
PS. Posts to come on sand fleas, hunting for treasure, our wagon, and Grace's hat. I'm having great fun now!

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8 thoughts on “Exfoliate much?”

  1. I don’t mean to laugh. You just make the sand misery sound funny. I have been there. I know. It is AMAZING where the sand will get. How does it get there? Well, beside the sand creepage, I am glad you are having fun. Oh, did I say I was jealous. I am jealous:oD

  2. I don’t mean to laugh. You just make the sand misery sound funny. I have been there. I know. It is AMAZING where the sand will get. How does it get there? Well, beside the sand creepage, I am glad you are having fun. Oh, did I say I was jealous. I am jealous:oD

  3. Glad that tip worked! I’d try the powder on all the “other” places, too. Baby powder in my hair is always a quick fix when I don’t have time to shampoo. Just make sure you shake out the powder or you’ll look like you have premature graying!

  4. Glad that tip worked! I’d try the powder on all the “other” places, too. Baby powder in my hair is always a quick fix when I don’t have time to shampoo. Just make sure you shake out the powder or you’ll look like you have premature graying!

  5. “Except normally, I don’t exfoliate my armpits and the skin between my butt cheeks. Never really thought they needed it.” This cracked me up! You wrote it so well.

  6. “Except normally, I don’t exfoliate my armpits and the skin between my butt cheeks. Never really thought they needed it.” This cracked me up! You wrote it so well.

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