Winter skincare: Superfood ingredients that are perfect skin exfoliators
Winter is here, and with it comes the need to revamp our skincare routine and start exfoliating. But before you grab any old exfoliator, have you heard of superfood skin ingredients? It’s the latest skincare trend. ALSO READ: ‘These are fire’: Slay queen bedazzles nails with R100 note [photos] EXFOLIATION IS KEY, ESPECIALLY DURING THE WINTER […]
Winter is here, and with it comes the need to revamp our skincare routine and start exfoliating. But before you grab any old exfoliator, have you heard of superfood skin ingredients? It’s the latest skincare trend.
EXFOLIATION IS KEY, ESPECIALLY DURING THE WINTER MONTHS
While we love cozying up in our warm blankets and sipping hot chocolate, the cold and dry air can wreak havoc on our skin.
This is where exfoliation comes in as the hero of the season.
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells, which accumulate on the surface of our skin, revealing a brighter, smoother complexion. But why is it so important in winter?
As the air becomes drier, our skin struggles to retain moisture, leading to flakiness and rough texture. Exfoliating helps remove the build-up of dead skin cells, allowing moisturizers to penetrate deeper and work more effectively.
Before you go and grab any old exfoliator, let us introduce you to the latest trend in skincare – clean, ethically sourced, superfood skin ingredients. These ingredients, derived from natural sources, are becoming the hero products of our time, and for good reason.
Not only are they better for our skin, but they also positively impact the environment and the communities they come from. By choosing products with ethically sourced ingredients, we are supporting sustainable farming practices, fair labour wages, and protecting biodiversity.
So, what are these superfood ingredients, you ask?
Well, there are a few that stand out in the winter months.
Cranberry, for example, is packed with antioxidants and helps to protect against environmental stressors.
Meanwhile, oats are excellent at soothing dry and itchy skin thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties.
And let’s not forget about baobab, high in linoleic acid, a kind of omega-3 fatty acid with anti-inflammatory properties. For this reason, baobab extract helps to reduce skin redness, irritation, and swelling, also great for treating acne.
Incorporating these superfood ingredients into your exfoliation routine will not only help to buff away dead skin cells but also nourish and protect your skin against the harsh winter elements. Plus, by choosing clean and ethically sourced products, you can feel good about your skincare choices, knowing that you’re taking care of your skin and the planet and its people.
This article was originally published by Mariette van Niekerk.