Did you know that skin is the largest organ in the human body? And similar to stretching muscles after a hard workout, your skin needs a little extra care after wearing makeup and confronting the world all day!

Here are 5 reasons why you should incorporate skin exfoliators into your health regimine on a REGULAR basis!

  1. Softens Your Skin

Layers of dead skin, dirt, and oil build up all over your body during the day. This build up causes your makeup to show creases and wear away, while also trapping fresh skin cells underneath. Using an exfoliator ($6) gets rid of the extra buildup, letting your soft, new skin cells below glow!

  1. Prevents Acne

The buildup of dead skin and trapped oil clogs up your pores, causing irritation and break outs. Luckily, exfoliating removes all the junk, allowing your skin to breathe!

Exfoliating regularly will ensure you have clean, fresh skin, which will limit acne and help reduce the pain, redness, and scarring that comes along with blemishes. Even sensitive and easily irritated skin can benefit from a gentle peeling exfoliant ($10)

  1. Evens Out Your Skin Tone

Dead skin cells cause your skin to lose its luster and develop darker areas. When you exfoliate, removing the dead skin leaves you with a gorgeous, brighter, and more even complexion. It will also help your tone adjusting primer ($6) work better! #Win

  1. Protects Against the Season

Now that it’s winter, you’re going to want to moisturize more to prevent skin from drying out in chilly temps. But, your moisturizer won’t be much help to you if there’s an old layer of skin preventing it from properly absorbing into the deepest layers of your skin! When you exfoliate, your night cream ($12) serum ($12) and moisturizer ($8) will have an easier time getting fully absorbed so they can really lock in the moisture and make your skin glow.


     5. Prevents Ingrown Hairs

Exfoliation isn’t just a must for the face… Every inch of your skin needs it! After shaving, prevent ingrown hairs by applying a nourishing scrub. Use an exfoliating brush ($14) to remove dead, dry skin to free up the pores and help the hairs to grow in the right direction. The best part is that you don’t even need a fancy scrub. Simply mixing organic honey and sugar into a paste will work wonders!

Aim to exfoliate 1-2 times a week to ensure your skin is kept fresh, bright, and smooth. No matter what your age, it will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. Plus, the massage your skin gets during the process stimulates blood flow to the skin and encourages collagen production. Basically, exfoliating = forever radiant skin!

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The benefits of exfoliating can’t be ignored! If exfoliation isn’t part of your skin care routine yet, there’s no time like the present to include it.  #Playbeautifully and get your glow on this winter season!