Exfoliation originates from the Latin word exfoliat, which means “the removal of leaves”. During the dead of winter, most trees are indeed “exfoliated”. So, it’s time your body and skin go through the same removal treatment too.
We’ve written about exfoliation in the past, but in this post, we’ll focus on why it’s important to exfoliate the entire body, especially during winter.
Why You Should Exfoliate in Winter
Not surprisingly, winter is often when many start to complain about dry and dull skin. You can blame blistering cold outdoor air and moisture-zapping indoor artificial heat. Exfoliating in winter not only helps to improve the look and feel of your skin but it can also help to minimise and eliminate clogged pores and ingrown hair.
But the most beneficial part of exfoliating in winter is removing the layer of dry skin that can act as a barrier to your moisturiser. Bumping up to an ultra-hydrating body cream during this time of the year is essential and exfoliating the body improves the effectiveness of soaking up those needed moisturising properties.
How to Exfoliate Like an Expert in Winter
Here are a few ways to get softer and smoother skin this winter:
1. Use a bristle brush, soap bag or other body exfoliator tools
Body exfoliator tools such brushes, loofahs or washcloths help rub away excess skin flakes, leaving your skin softer and cleaner than before. Or you could use a soap exfoliant bag, which comes conveniently with the purchase of a Lemon & Beaker Aromatherapy Soap with Lemongrass Essential Oil. All you have to do is apply a bit of pressure and scrub gently over your skin in small, circular motions.
2. Pay extra attention to these dry areas
Pay extra attention to your heels, elbows, and knees when exfoliating. These areas are often the driest. Take care or you can even avoid sensitive and supple areas like your torso or breasts.
3. End with a rinse to get rid of flaky skin
Always rinse thoroughly to get rid of flaky skin and wash away residual product. Follow with a treatment like the Nudi Point 100% Pure Organic Rosehip Oil to seal in moisture and help keep dry areas super hydrated.
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