Look Younger This Winter!
The weather is dropping, and many of us are beginning to experience the common symptoms of winter. That means saying hello to irritated, dry, and dull-looking skin. (1)
And the changing of the weather and our skin health brings with it many questions, like "do I still need to exfoliate as my skin dries out and becomes inflamed?"
The answer is YES.
In fact, winter is the most important time of the year to exfoliate.
In this blog we cover the essentials of exfoliation, and how you can keep your skin looking radiant and youthful all winter long!
Exfoliating is a necessary part of everyone's skincare regimen, and that's because it does something nothing else does - it digs deep.
Exfoliating removes the dead and dying skin cells from the outer layers of your skin. And its benefits are endless. (2)
Exfoliating reduces dryness and irritation, refines your skin texture, boosts your circulation, and prevents acne. All of these benefits come together with one goal in mind - to provide you with glowing and youthful-looking skin. (3)
QUICK TIP: Good exfoliation cleans out your pores, making the rest of the ALL-NATURAL PRODUCTS in your skincare regimen more effective. (4)
Your skin is your first exfoliator, but it needs some help. After all, you shed 500 million skin cells each day! (5)
Over time, the many dead skin cells on the surface of your skin inevitably build up. These cells also build up as we age and when the weather gets cooler - and I think we can all agree that it's getting really, really cold really, really fast. (6)
A routine to exfoliate away impurities gives your skin the space you need for new skin cells to come to the surface, preventing a dull complexion and clogged pores. (7)
And remember - not exfoliating clogs your pores, which leads to acne, flaky, and irritated skin. (8)
So what are we waiting for? Let's delve deeper into the exfoliation process now!
ALL ABOUT THE PROCESS
When talking about exfoliation, it's important to note that EVERYONE needs to do it, REGARDLESS OF SKIN TYPE. Let's dive into the specifics:
If you have dry skin, layers of dead skin cells are blocking your pores and your ability for new skin cells to come to the surface. This only adds to the lackluster skin you see and feel. (9)
Exfoliating will recycle the buildup of skin that you may be identifying as dryness, and will give you a fresh canvas for the rest of your favorite ALL-NATURAL products. (10)
QUICK TIP: Exfoliating isn't just about your face. It's also important to exfoliate your feet, body, scalp, and lips!
Now that we've talked about exfoliating with dry skin, let's talk about your exfoliation routine if you have normal or combination skin.
Those with combination skin usually deal with oiliness on the t-zone - the nose, forehead, and chin. If this is you, you'll want to exfoliate these areas more often than the rest of your face - but still exfoliate the rest! (12)
If you have oily skin, then you need to exfoliate a bit more often. This is because your face is adding more sebum (oil) to your skin wall, thus blocking pores and allowing bacteria to grow. (13)
And if you're wondering about your sensitive skin, those with sensitive skin need to exfoliate too. Start off by exfoliating once a week, and be gentle when you apply it. This prevents irritation and acne breakouts that come from clogged pores and walled-in pores. (14)
WHEN TO EXFOLIATE
So exfoliating is important, and everyone should do it, regardless of skin type. The next question is, "When in my skincare regimen should I exfoliate?" Well, the answer is plain:
You should exfoliate after you wash your face with an ALL-NATURAL FACE WASH . (15)
Exfoliating after you wash, especially in the morning, promotes healthy cell turnover and buffs away the dead skin that's leftover after cleansing. (16) (17)
After you exfoliate, you should then apply your toner, serums, and moisturizer, leaving you with radiant and younger-looking skin! (15)
And remember - your regimen is not set in stone. It changes as you age and with the seasons, which brings us to the step in our exfoliation crash course ...
In winter, our skin dries out, leaving us with dull and lusterless skin. This is because cold temperatures and low humidity diminish the moisture level of your skin. (18)
Exfoliating is so necessary in winter because exfoliation doesn't dry out your skin; it REPLENISHES it. This is because exfoliation maximizes the power of your moisturizer, which becomes even more important in the cold and dry months.
Giving your moisturizer the power to penetrate your skin layers deep is essential for staying hydrated in these dry months. (19)
QUICK TIP: The effectiveness of your exfoliation is only as good as your moisturizer. Use an ALL-NATURAL MOISTURIZER to keep your skin glowing and hydrated all winter long! (20)
What many people don't realize is that even with dry and winter-chapped skin, you have lively and radiant skin cells under your outer dermis. (21)
But indoor heating and changes in humidity can wreak havoc on your ability to recycle these new cells, making exfoliation a must during the winter months.
In fact, some of the benefits of sunshine, such as hydration and wind changes, make the effects of exfoliation even more important in winter. (22)
WHAT TO EXFOLIATE WITH
Now that we know you need to exfoliate this winter, we need to talk about what you should exfoliate with!
And GARNER'S GARDEN has all of your ALL-NATURAL exfoliating needs, including:
Garner’s Garden 100% All-Natural Bentonite Clay; effectively detoxifies while also giving you back necessary nutrients and minerals. Our 100% Bentonite Clay is perfect to combat winter dryness!
Garner’s Garden 100% All-Natural Kaolin Clay; eliminates excess oil, also nourishes your skin with essential nutrients that remedies dry skin. Perfect for all skin types!
Garner’s Garden 100% All-Natural DIY Detox Face Mask; a powerful blend of bentonite, kaolin, and activated charcoal, this easy-to-use face mask pulls toxins and deeply cleans your pores, setting you up for the rest of your winter regimen!
AND DON'T FORGET THE REST OF YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE!
Garner's Garden 100%All-Natural Facial Care System is a 5-step facial regimen hand-crafted to keep you radiant all winter long!
It includes our: All-Natural Exfoliating Mineral Scrub, All-Natural Pure Facial Toner, All-Natural Normalizing Face Oil, All-Natural Antibacterial Facial Cleanser and All-Natural Vitamin C Facial Serum.
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