Friday, June 18, 2010

Cheap Skin Trick


Summer is upon us, but that doesn't mean our skin is ready for it. Due to constantly shifting weather conditions, skin gets dry, scaly, flaky, and just dull overall. You could pay someone to strip that dead skin from your body, but who has that kind of money to spend? Not the Toad.

No, the Toad has turned to more affordable exfoliation measures. Take, for instance, this Alba Botanica Sugar Cane Body Polish. This tub of skin love seems uncannily similar to very pricey brands of scrubs that shall remain nameless (ok, twist my arm: Bliss Spa and Get Fresh come to mind), yet it performs an identical task. This sweet smelling but not overly cloying paste scrubs on nicely, uses sugar acids to slough off your dead skin, and then rinses away, leaving lovely moist epidermis behind. You probably don't need lotion after a shower session with this scrub. And did I mention the price? About 11 bucks! For that price, you can buy one for yourself and treat all your friends. It's a great deal; about 20-30 bucks less than the ritzy competition.

Find the Sugar Cane Scrub online at Alba Botanica. And keep in mind: while it smells lovely, it still tastes bad, so no shower snacking.