Exfoliate – that’s one step that anyone who knows the beauty drill would know. But do you know why this step becomes even more important when the mercury dips? Read on for more.

– Exfoliation removes the dead skin cells and stimulates the generation of new and healthy ones. The technique further brightens the skin and helps in easy absorption of the skincare products. Ideally it should be done all year round but in winters exfoliating can for sure up your hydration game.

– Even the greatest of all moisturisers won’t work if the skin is not exfoliated. No matter how much quantity and how many times a moisturiser is applied, it is of no use if you are applying it over the dead cells. These cells will not let it penetrate inside. Dehydrated skin in winters can be the biggest cause of premature ageing. Exfoliation saves the damage and helps in maintaining the moisture level.

– But don’t just start scrubbing the face, and go overboard making your skin dry and red. Your winter skincare routine should include exfoliation just once or twice a week. Use scrubs that are gentle on skin, exfoliating ingredients like jojoba beads won’t tear the delicate and dry winter skin. And remember the procedure should be followed with application of a moisturiser.

We recommend: Biotique Bio Papaya Visibly Ageless Scrub Wash, Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Brightening Ayurvedic Face Scrub and Clinique Exfoliating Scrub.

– Not just the face but your body, heels, elbows and knees also need exfoliation as they also become prone to dryness during the winters. And since your body’s skin is thicker as compared to facial you can increase the number of times you want to exfoliate the skin.

We recommend: The Body Shop British Rose Body Scrub, Jhelum Loves Smoothtalker Shower Smoothie and Forest Essentials Body Polisher Cane Sugar & Tamarind.


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