Exfoliation is an essential part of your daily skin routine for winter. In order to maintain beautiful healthy glowing skin on your body you must remove dead skin cells to reveal the new cells underneath.
The skin on your body has a 28 day cycle. The cycle increases in days as you get older to approx. 50 days in your 40’s and approx. 70 days in your 50’s and 60’s. Dead skin cells are retained on the surface of your skin which causes the appearance of dryness, lines and wrinkles and causes pores to become blocked, more visible and the potential to cause blemishes and breakouts.
During the skin cycle your skin cells situated at the deepest layer of the epidermis are newly formed. These skin cells then harden and work their way up to the surface layer of your skin, ultimately dying and flaking off. Once these skin cells flake off new skin cells are then revealed. Your skin then looks supple and smooth with a reduced appearance of skin imperfections such as cellulite and dermal discolouration.
This is why daily exfoliation of your skin on your body is so important. It ensures that all the dead skin cells are removed leaving you with not only glowing revitalised skin but will also prevent blemishes, breakouts and unsightly enlarged blocked pores.
Whilst dry skin affects most of us all year round it can worsen in the winter months. This is mainly due to the following 4 reasons:
- Humidity levels drop in the air
Due to the water loss in the air during winter your skin loses hydration leaving your skin dry, flaky and cracked.
- The use of heating such as air conditioning and blow heaters
During winter the humidity levels in the air are already very low and then this is further compounded indoors when heating is used. Heating dries out the indoor air even further which can have dire effects on your skin, leading to severely dehydrated and dry skin.
- Wind and cold outdoor temperatures
As your skin is literally a protectant barrier against the harsh elements it can really take a battering when you are outdoors subjecting your exposed skin to rain, wind and very low temperatures. Your skin will suffer from water loss and consequently dehydration and dryness.
- Increase in water temperatures
During winter we tend to have hotter showers and baths. Hot showers and baths are detrimental to your skin as the hot water strips your skin of all its natural oils.
As winter conditions can greatly affect your skin by making it very dry it is paramount to eradicate dead skin cells daily. Daily exfoliation should always be done with an effective gentle exfoliator/scrub using a soft fine scrub that will not tear your skin or cause abrasions.
Our Seaweed Body Scrub is very suitable for daily exfoliation as it is a gentle granulated body scrub with nutrient rich Seaweed and Pacific Sea Salt submerged in a base of softening Coconut and Almond Oils to exfoliate your skin. It will leave your skin smooth, supple and glowing. It also has added Green Clay to deeply purify and clear your pores.
Daily eradication of built-up dead skin cells will also assist your skin to absorb your daily application of moisturising cream (as it is difficult for your topical moisturising cream to penetrate through built up dead skin cells). This will promote increased hydration of your skin which in turn improves skin texture and reduces the signs of ageing. We recommend following your daily exfoliation with our Seaweed Body Moisturiser. Our Seaweed Body Moisturiser is ideal for daily use as it is a decadent body moisturiser with nutrient rich Seaweed to soften and rejuvenate your skin, with Jojoba and Coconut Oils to provide long-lasting hydration.
Start your winter daily body exfoliating routine today!