Winter Skin Saver: Why Exfoliating Is a Must for All Skin Types
October 31, 2012
Leave the flakes to the snow this winter and keep dry skin at bay by adding exfoliation to your beauty routine. Cold, dry air can be harsh to skin cells, leaving even normal or oily skin types lacking moisture. Add strong winds and sunrays to the mix, and it’s no wonder our skin might change with the season.
A common skin care mistake in the battle against winter elements is to simply apply heavy creams and moisturizers for added moisture. This approach misses one crucial step: removing the layer of dry, dead skin cells to make way for a new, glowing complexion.
First, Exfoliate: Choose a facial scrub that’s gentle enough to use two to three times a week—that’s how often you’ll want to exfoliate during the colder months. Natural exfoliators like jojoba seed, almond, and oat found in the Gentle Stimulating Facial Scrub gently buff the skin to remove flaky cells while stimulating the new ones. Start by moistening your face and massaging a small amount of the scrub in circular motions onto the face and neck. Rinse with cool water.
Add Moisturizer: Now that you’ve uncovered a new, fresh layer of skin cells that are ready to absorb moisture, apply a hydrating lotion that’s formulated for your skin type. Whether you need a light moisturizer with SPF protection or a gentle night cream that’ll hydrate skin as you sleep, you’ll find our selection of natural, nutrient-rich formulas fit a variety of skin care needs.
Find Your Warmth: We believe beauty in all its forms starts with inner peace. If the winter temps are challenging for your moods as well as your complexion, try discovering new ways to Winter-Proof Your Soul through simple ways like exercising, spending time with loved ones, indulging in a hot cup of herbal tea, and more.