Why You Shouldn't Skip Exfoliating During Winter

Why You Shouldn't Skip Exfoliating During Winter

As the winter chill creeps in, most of us tweak our skincare routines to cope with the changing weather. While cozying up in layers and sipping hot cocoa feels great, it's important not to sideline your skin's needs. One vital aspect often overlooked in winter is exfoliation. Here's why exfoliating should remain a non-negotiable part of your winter skincare routine.


Preventing dullness and uneven skin tone

The winter blues aren't just affecting moods; they can also impact the radiance of your skin. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells, maintaining a healthy, glowing complexion.


Enhancing product absorption

Applying moisturizers on top of a layer of dead skin cells is like trying to plant seeds in rocky soil. Exfoliating creates a smooth canvas, allowing your skincare products to absorb with greater efficacy.  


Minimizing the risk of breakouts  

In winter, dry skin increases sebum production, leading to acne. Regular exfoliation prevents congestion, reducing acne breakouts.


Boosting collagen production

Exfoliation accelerates the skin's natural renewal process, encouraging the production of new skin cells. During winter, when the skin tends to be sluggish and dull, this boost in cell turnover can help maintain a brighter and healthier appearance.



Despite the desire to hibernate from your skincare routine during the dark, long winter days, incorporating regular exfoliation makes a difference. Your skin will thank you, promise!




Tips for effective winter exfoliation

  • Opt for gentle natural scrubs: Our All-Natural Matcha Scrub is a sugar-based scrub that provides gentle exfoliation without harsh chemicals. Sugar scrubs are often kinder and gentler to the skin—especially sensitive skin—during colder months. If scrubs are too abrasive for you, consider using a soap bag while you shower.
  • Mindful frequency: As with any exfoliation, be mindful of how often you exfoliate. More is not always better. 1 to 2 times a week is usually sufficient for most skin types.
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate: Always follow up your routine with moisturizing lotions after exfoliation to replenish lost hydration and promote a healthy skin barrier.