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The Benefits of Exfoliating in the Winter

Woman of fair skin tone walking along the sidewalk in the snow

Why is exfoliating important in the Winter?

Did you know that dry skin ages faster? It’s true! The drier the skin, the more prone to wrinkles you can become. We can’t speak enough on how important it is to stay moisturized and stay hydrated all year round but it is also important to exfoliate! Especially in the colder months.

There are so many ways to exfoliate. There are physical exfoliants and non physical exfoliants (such as topical products with ingredients like retinol or certain acids.) The bottom line is that sometimes we need something abrasive to help stir things up a bit. By exfoliating you are removing the layers of dead skin cells that could potently block your skin from being great. You are also restoring your skin and releasing fresh skin cells. Have you ever wondered why your skincare products aren’t working as well for you as they seem to be working for others? The reason can be because you lack physical exfoliation.

Exfoliating beads, salt or sugar scrubs, dry brushing, or even sponges like the ones we have in our cleansing bars are all examples of physical exfoliants and will help tremendously. The two most common at home scrubs are the sugar scrub and the salt scrub. The sugar scrub is more gentle, less abrasive and tends to dissolve faster in warm water. The salt scrub tends to be a little more aggressive because the granules are larger. With a salt scrub you are going to want to exfoliate a little less than you would a sugar scrub or even exfoliating beads.

This exfoliation rule doesn’t just apply to your face; your body needs exfoliation as well. Maybe your knees or elbows have texture or could use some brightening. Exfoliating would be a great place to start in trying to make your soft skin dreams come true. The body has tougher skin so a salt scrub would actually be perfect.

We recommend you exfoliate 2 to 3 times a week. By doing this you can be on the road to greatness, flawless skin and a glow like no other.

Let’s get rid of your dead skin and get your glow back!

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