We’ve all experienced the effects of the Winter weather, which has the ability to completely dry out our typically luscious and moisturized skin. While exfoliation and moisturization is a no-brainer for beauty gurus, it’s alarming how many of us aren’t caring for our skin properly during the coldest months of the year.
What most women don’t know is that getting great winter skin comes down to two simple steps. First, in a steamy shower, exfoliate with a great body scrub. I’ve found that one of my best investments has been my exfoliating gloves (which were only like $5). I put on these gloves and go about my routine as I normally would, swapping out body wash for exfoliating scrub, and always get a super polished and soft finish. You can also exfoliate your face at this time. However, I only use exfoliating scrubs on my face 2-3 times a week to reduce redness that can result from sensitive skin and harsh exfoliating facial scrubs.
This one step, exfoliating in a hot shower, benefits you in two different ways. First, the hot steamy shower will open your pores, which helps to expel any gunk from your face. Second, according to this source, exfoliating the body will help you to shed dry, old and hardened skin cells, which are uber common due to cold Winter weather, which naturally dries out our skin.
After exfoliation, follow up with your favorite body butter to lock in water/hydration. By following these two simple steps during your shower routines, your skin will be glowing in no time. Meowww!