Winter and dull skin don’t have to go hand in hand. Just because the air is drier, the winds are harsher and the temperature is vein-shrinking colder, there’s no need to accept dull, blah skin.

A dull complexion in the winter is mainly due to insufficient exfoliation. Dead skin cells and debris tend to clog up your pores faster than in the warmer months, because you have two things working against you: outdoor and indoor climates. Both are equally as arid (unless you have a good humidifier you use regularly indoors).

The way your skin works is that healthy cells are created in the deepest layers. As the top layers of your skin shed, these cells gradually move up to the top layer, where they form your visible complexion. Unfortunately, with age, cell turnover slows down considerably. Where once you could expect the turnover to occur every three to four weeks as a teenager, you need to wait about 4 weeks to 4 months, or longer, when you’re in your 40s and over. That means older skin cells stick around for longer, preventing fresher cells from revealing themselves. Dullness results.

To fight dullness and keep your skin glowing, you need to exfoliate! You can do this at home with  gentle abrasion, or for more intense exfoliation, come in to get a peel.

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