Written & Photographed Holly J. Coley, The Upstate Edit
Is there nothing exfoliation can’t do? Along with removing dead skin, it promotes blood circulation, draws out dirt from pores and encourages the turnover of new cells. However, not all exfoliants are created equal.
Back in 2016, President Barack Obama passed a bill banning microbeads, the uber tiny plastic balls found in facial cleansers and scrubs. Since you’re reading Organic Hudson Valley, you probably already know why the use of plastic in our beauty products is problematic. Along with being bad for your skin (some experts cite the material is too abrasive), it wreaks havoc on the environment. Bypassing most water treatments, the beads often make their way into waterways undissolved, negatively impacting sea life and even our food!
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