The cooler months is a prime time to tend to your skin’s needs.
Why? There is less moisture in the air, the colder winter chill dries out our lips, face and body, then we come into the warmer heated environments of our home and office which further dries out our skin.
These factors all dehydrate our skin, and we need to feed it, like we need to feed our plants with water.
So why would you need to exfoliate your skin more so in winter?
Let’s face it, who can be bothered? When it’s cold, we wear layers of clothing, and nobody sees our skin, right?
Its hibernation time, hairy legs, you get the picture….
Exfoliation is key! It helps replenish your skin! It’s an easy ritual to incorporate into your week, twice a week, and takes very little time – no longer than what it would take to drink a cup of tea or coffee!
Exfoliation helps remove the top layer of dead skin cells which covers our bodies. Removing dead skin cells with exfoliation not only allows the new fresh layer of skin cells to be exposed, but also helps your body lotion nourish them and feed them and the deeper layers of the skin.
It may also save you money by using less moisturiser!
Buff and scrub before you rub in that cream!
Exfoliation also sloughs away any dry, rough skin, leaving your skin feeling revitalised, smooth and soft. It can also help with ingrown hairs with regular use, and it helps promote circulation.
If you don’t nourish and take care of your skin, it will reflect that. It may feel and look dull, dry, patchy or flaky.
Using natural, organic plant based ingredients feeds your skin and soul with goodness, and doesn’t bombard your health and body with toxins and synthetic ingredients it doesn’t recognise.
Overloading your body with synthetic junk isn’t doing any justice to the overall health of your skin and body. Your body then has the job of dealing with the toxic load of petroleum based products, synthetic ingredients, fragrance-laden ingredients, on top of everything else it needs to naturally do. One of the main functions of the skin is to protect the body, from variations in temperature, micro-organisms, radiation and chemicals.
Let’s keep it simple!
Do a little work in the cooler months and reap the rewards when the warmer weather sets in!
Treat your body with loving kindness, and let it glow naturally!