Why is my skin flaky?
We need to exfoliate so that our skincare can do it’s job. Exfoliating removes the flaky dead skin cells from the outer layer of our skin. It is essential to our skin care regime especially in our Australian winters. No extra amount of moisturiser or serum we put on our skin is going to work if it can’t be absorbed.
In the summer our skin naturally sheds because we sweat but in the winter we often get a build up of dry flaky skin. This is a step many people don’t know anything about.
I want to tell you a little story of a very dear client and friend, of my beauty salon. She came to me for her first facial and we discussed her lifestyle and how she felt about her skin. She spends a lot of time outside with dogs and horses.
She complained that her skin was always feeling dry and hard. After a Smitten Rejuvenate Facial, her skin was soft and dewey and she went home very happy with the Rejuvenate facial product range.
The next time she came to see me her skin was dry and flaky. I was so surprised as the products had been so good in the first month or so. The more she used them the better her skin should have felt. However, her skin was was dry and flaky… so I asked a fatal question
“How often are you exfoliating?”
A look of guilt and despair touched her face…
“Oh dear” she said, “I haven’t been exfoliating at all. I sort of forgot about that, does it matter?”
Because she hadn’t been exfoliating to remove the dead skin cells, her skincare wasn’t being absorbed and wasn’t doing it’s job!
In Australia its essential to our skincare routine
As Australians we are subjected to cold, dry, windy winters which leads to a build up of dead skincells. If you don’t exfoliate your skin a few times a week, to remove the dead skin cells then your skincare can not do it’s job. No amount of extra moisturising and serums being applied are going to work because they are not going to be absorbed because they can’t get in.
It is so important that you don’t miss this step – as my poor client and friend found out the hard way- exfoliating really is important for our skin.
What’s the solution? Smitten’s gorgeous, organic, gentle jojoba beads based exfoliator. This is suitable for all skin types and will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. More importantly it will get rid of the dry skin cells so your skincare can do it’s job.
Smitten’s organic natural moisturiser is free from micro beads keeping our waterways healthy and our skin soft.
Click here for more information about our gorgeous exfoliator https://smittencosmetics.com.au/product/face-exfoliator/
Make sure it’s a gentle exfoliator. Don’t ever use one that makes your skin feel tight and dry – if you do you will be stripping the acid mantle…but that’s a story for another day.
This is an excellent article from Cosmopolitan on why gentle exfoliating is important
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