Here’s why: exfoliating will help buff away dead skin that can lead to clogged pores, which will also help to maintain a smoother and brighter complexion.
There are a number of reasons as to why your skin changes during the summer, but the most obvious is an increased amount of sun exposure. As lifestyles change and the day-to-day becomes centred around outdoor activities such as hiking or swimming in salt or chlorine water, the various environmental and climate shifts could potentially wreak havoc on your skin. Those conditions can lead to skin dehydration and higher levels of exposure to UV radiation from the sun. Your skin needs ample nutrients and moisture as it works overtime to repair DNA damage and thus prevent skin cancer, hyperpigmentation, collagen breakdown, and rough patches. Next to feeling drier thanks to the elements, many people might experience a more oily complexion in the summer as well. Sounds like a catch 22 huh? During this season, as the temperatures rise, so does your sebum production. This is often caused by the added amount of sweat one tends to produce when the heat rises; plus with the extra humidity in the air said sweat doesn’t evaporate from your face, causing extra oils. Together, this extra oil and/or drier skin means that your complexion will look especially lacklustre, congested, irritated, and generally sapped of any glow. Speeding up that natural process of shedding dead skin cells can help alleviate those issues, and help you get that dewy skin back.
Exfoliating alone won’t be the answer to all of your skincare woes, doing it as often as your skin needs (and can tolerate) is particularly beneficial when faced with those summer issues. In the summer, dead skin cells can build up, clogging the pores and leading to even drier skin. Exfoliating can help turn over new cells and allow moisturizing products to deeper penetrate the skin for extra summer hydration. That means your hydrating serums and moisturizer will be able to do their job that much better.
In addition to unclogging pores and regenerating skin cells, exfoliating during the summer can do wonders for those with oily-prone skin by releasing some of the sebum and trapped bacteria and debris from the surface of the skin. If combating hyperpigmentation is a skin concern for you, removing those dead skin cells can aid in evening out your complexion and allow fresh new cells to come to the surface, thereby fading dark spots.
If you think you’re ready to add exfoliation to your summertime skincare routine and are looking for a new exfoliator we have an exfoliator available in each of our skincare ranges.
HYDRATION & ANTI-AGEING EXFOLIATOR
Designed for anti-ageing and deep hydration.
With HERO ingredients of BAOBAB & ROSEHIP for anti-ageing and moisture/nourishment. APRICOT KERNELS and JOJOBA BEADS lend the much-needed exfoliating action and are both gentle and beneficial to the skin.
CALMING & CLARIFYING EXFOLIATOR
Designed for sensitive, problem-prone and hormonal skins.
This very gentle exfoliator boasts HERO ingredients of fruit-derived AHA’s & BLUEBERRY. Both the AHA’s & JOJOBA BEADS exfoliate the skin gently, yet effectively.
BRIGHTENING & BALANCING EXFOLIATOR
Designed to fight the effects of free radical damage while balancing skin and enabling a glowing complexion.
With HERO (Antioxidant Rich) ingredients of GOJI BERRY & GREEN TEA. Apricot Kernels and Jojoba Beads polish the skin while removing dead skin cells and impurities.