Skin Exfoliation 101

Around this time every year, the same (totally fair and relevant) question is asked:

“Why is my skin so dry?”

We genuinely love answering this question, every time! As the weather changes, so does our skin. The acclimation process can be frustrating and confusing, but we are here to share with you a tip that could be just what you need to aid in repairing your skin. 

Our hot tip: exfoliation. As contradictory as it may sound, being consistent with exfoliation in your routine will do wonders. Depending on where you live, you may see little to no humidity in the winter, and we are bound to use air heaters. As a result, our skin’s barrier is compromised due to a lack of moisture in the air - and a bigger outflow of dry warm air.

Giving yourself a gentle at-home exfoliation treatment will slough off those drier layers, exposing healthy skin cells. You’ll then want to dive into your targeted serums and moisturizers. You will notice a great difference in how your products work when they aren't sitting on top of those dead skin cells, allowing the rest of your products to fully absorb into your pores. 

We recommend using our Matcha Mask which contains papaya and pumpkin extracts to gently exfoliate the skin on your face and neck. You'll feel a slight tingle in your skin, which is these ingredients going to work. After about 30 seconds, the tingle will calm and we recommend leaving the mask on for 5 minutes. Remove it with a warm, damp facial cloth to reveal brighter, renewed skin.

Everyone’s skin is different and you will never see the exact same results as the next person. As important as it is to exfoliate your skin, the key is to not over-exfoliate as this will further compromise your barrier and may cause breakouts or sensitivity to occur. We recommend exfoliating 1-2 times per week, max. And as always, make sure to get your esthetician's opinion on consistency/usage for your specific routine.

Happy Winter and cheers to glowing skin, no matter the season.