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Do Stuff Your Skin Will Thank You For

While we all know that healthy skin is essentially an inside-out affair, your skin will respond just as much to what you lather all over it. Of course, no two people are alike but there are some general rules that apply to all of us.

Here are some dos and don’ts to get you started.

Face Washing

Be honest, you know you skip this more often than you should. Here’s the think, while your clothing protects most of you, your face is exposed to bacteria, grime and environmental toxins every day and night – yes you go out at night too! So, clean it up!

Teach your children to clean their face every morning and every night with organic soap, especially in their teen years, when clogged pores lead to unsightly acne.


Regular facial moisturizing products get quite complicated. ‘Watch your oily T-bar area’, ‘What’s your skin type’, etc. all skin types recognize organic preparations and absorb nature’s powerful ingredients, knowing exactly what must go where and why.

Moisturizing is not a ‘girly’ business, men, especially in the harsh SA climate, need to tend to this vital skincare routine.

Avoid Abrasives

Tempting as it may be to give your face a good scrub with exfoliation beads or worse, salt, coffee grounds, almond pits or sugar. Understand that the skin has its own aquatic ecosystem and all of the foregoing mess with that.

These harsh ingredients break the micro capillaries found underneath the top layer of skin. Don’t do it!

Antibacterial Sanitizer

Soap bars and handpump solutions claiming antibacterial sanitization properties usually contain Triclosan. This ingredient has been banned in certain lands as it has been linked to brain damage and hormone disruption, converting to chloroform in breastmilk!

Don’t use these products on your face or your hands! Stick to natural, organic, glycerin or handmade soaps.


Supersalve is a unique organic range of ointment, balms and oils, safe from babies, to seniors and you will be glad you educated your family on managing cleanliness and nourishment using organic products.

NB: All SUPERSALVE products are completely free from petrochemicals, parabens and phthalates, and are safe for the whole family, from babies to the elderly and everything in between!

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