“Never Was a Cornflake Girl” – Cornflakes, Raisins and Grapes

Yesterday I had touched on the importance of a skin care regimen that included a cleanser, toner, scrub, moisturizer and SPF. Today we are going to talk about the epidermis layer of the skin and the importance of an exfoliator. There are five layers to the epidermis and we are going to focus on three.

This is going to take some visual creativity…Imagine a tall clear glass cylinder filled with plump grapes on the bottom, raisins in the center and cornflakes on top. You have the outer most layer of the skin, the cornflakes, also known as the corneum. These are the dead and dried out skin cells that dull your skin and will need to be removed by an exfoliator. The second layer is your raisin layer, also known as the stratum granulosum. These are the dying skin cells that will soon become cornflakes. The third layer, and most beautiful layer, is the grape layer. These big, plump, juicy skin cells are what keeps you vibrant and young looking.

When caring for your skin, it is important to cleanse daily and exfoliate 2-3 times a week.  Exfoliating prevents bacteria from harboring in your skin and clogging your pores. A good moisturizer is equally as important to help keep your grapes at their best.

When choosing an exfoliator, choose one that is gentle on your skin. It should have tiny round particles in it to remove skin and prevent harm. Avoid scrubs with nuts or stone fruit centers. These are chopped sharp edges that will leave small scratches on your skin and do more damage than good. Should you have additional questions, please feel free to email me at sugarlipslifestlyetips@gmail.com.


  1. are cornflakes dead grapes?


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